Pamela Chopra was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 19 February 1948 and lived until 20 April 2023 and was an Indian playback singer. She was the wife of veteran Bollywood film director Yash Chopra and was also a film writer and producer in her own right.
Pamela Singh was the daughter of Mohinder Singh, an officer in the Indian Army. The eldest of three children, she had two younger brothers.
Pamela Chopra married the filmmaker Yash Chopra in 1970. They had two sons, Aditya and Uday. Aditya is a film producer and director. He is married to actress Rani Mukerji. Uday is an actor and film producer.
Chopra dabbled in several fields connected to the film. She has sung several film songs, all of them for her husband’s films, including Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002).
Her name also appeared in the capacity of ‘producer’ on the credits of certain films made by her husband.
However, the 1993 film Aaina was independently produced by her. Pamela co-wrote the script of her husband’s 1997 film Dil To Pagal Hai along with her husband Yash Chopra, her son Aditya Chopra, and professional writer Tanuja Chandra.
She had appeared on-screen on one single occasion: in the opening song “Ek Duje Ke Vaaste” of the film Dil To Pagal Hai, where she and her husband appeared together. As a schoolgirl, Pamela had learned Bharatanatyam, but she had never performed in public.
On 20 April 2023, Pamela Chopra died from pneumonia at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, at the age of 75, having been admitted to the hospital due to ‘age-related issues’. Her condition had quickly deteriorated, being placed on a ventilator at the time of her death.
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Mrs. Chopra is survived by her sons, Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra, daughter-in-law, Rani Mukerji, and granddaughter, Adira Chopra