Brought into the world as Anupama Chandra in Calcutta, India to Chandra Parshad family, she has additionally lived in Badayun, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Her dad Navin Chandra was the oldest of the siblings and sisters. Anupama’s granddad, initially from Delhi, was a leader with Union Carbide, Kolkata. Her mom Kamna Chandra was a scriptwriter who composed exchange for such movies as Prem Rog (1982) and Chandni (1989). Chopra grew up with her sibling and sister in Mumbai, where her family lived in Nepean Sea Road and afterward in Cuffe Parade. Her sister Tanuja Chandra is an Indian Film chief and screenwriter; her sibling Vikram Chandra is a writer, who divides his time among California and India. She likewise lived in Hong Kong for a long time as a youngster. She moved on from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai with a BA in English Literature in 1987.
She is additionally the author and editorial manager of the computerized stage Film Companion, which offers a curated check out film. She has composed a few books on Indian film and has been a film pundit for NDTV, India Today, just as the Hindustan Times. She likewise facilitated a week after week film survey show The Front Row With Anupama Chopra, on Star World. She won the 2000 National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema for her first book Sholay: The Making of a Classic. She by and by investigates motion pictures and meetings famous people for Film Companion.
Afterward, Chopra acquired her MA in reporting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She won the Harrington Award for “scholarly greatness and guarantee for accomplishment in the field of magazine news coverage” while at Medill. She later said, “Film reporting was unapproachable at that point. Everyone was embarrassed and no one needed to concede that I worked for motion pictures.”
After her schooling, Chopra began her profession as a film columnist and pundit and throughout the years has composed a few books of movies, particularly Hindi film. She has expounded on the Hindi entertainment world starting around 1993 and has investigated film in a few mediums – print, TV and advanced. Her first book Sholay: The Making of a Classic (2000) won the 2001 National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema (India). Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (The Bravehearted Will Take The Bride) (2002) was distributed by the British Film Institute as a feature of their Modern Classics Series. Her book, King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, was highlighted on the yearly “Editorial manager’s Choice” rundown of the New York Times Book Review. It was additionally converted into German, Indonesian and Polish.
Chopra’s 2011 book First Day First Show: Writings from the Bollywood Trenches, is an arrangement of her articles on Hindi film more than twenty years, distributed by Penguin India.
Chopra’s work has been distributed in India Today, India’s biggest English-language magazine. She has likewise expounded on Hindi Films for different worldwide distributions like The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Variety and Sight and Sound and is at present a contributing supervisor to Vogue India.
Sandrine Bonnaire, Joe Dante, Ang Lee, Liliana Cavani, Sergei Bodrov and Luciano Ligabue at the 2009 Venice Film Festival Chopra facilitated film survey show, Picture This on NDTV 24X7 news channel. In 2012, she began her week by week audit show called The Front Row with Anupama Chopra, on Star World, which ran till June 2014. In 2013, she delivered two books, Freeze Frame dependent on the meetings with movie producers and entertainers on the TV show, and 100 Films to See before You Die dependent on her week by week film segments. In 2014, she additionally did a Hindi show called ‘Star Verdict’ on Star Plus. Presently she has Film Companion on YouTube which supplanted “The Front Row With Anupama Chopra” where she investigates Hindi Film motion pictures. She has composed a few books on film. Anupama’s most recent book, The Front Row: Conversations on Cinema distributed by Harper Collins is an assortment of her broadcast interviews with both Indian Film and Hollywood characters. She is likewise effectively associated with works identified with film celebrations occurring in India.
In November 2014, Chopra supplanted Shyam Benegal to turn into the executive of the Mumbai Film Festival coordinated by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI).
In 2014, Anupama established Film Companion as a skillet India stage for amusement news-casting. Right now the stage conveys surveys, meetings, highlights and masterclasses around film, TV and web series. Anupama, Baradwaj Rangan, Rahul Desai, Sucharita Tyagi and Pratayush Parasuraman composes for the stage.
Chopra is hitched to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a Hindi Film maker and chief. Her girl Zuni Chopra (conceived 2001/2002) is writer of three books, remembering a novel and two books for verse. Her child Agni Dev Chopra is a yearning cricketer.
Sholay: The Making of a Classic. Penguin Books, 2000.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, British Film Institute, 2002.
Lord of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema. Amazing Central Publishing, 2007.
First Day First Show: Writings from the Bollywood Trenches. Penguin Books India, 2011.
Freeze Frames. Om Books, 2013.
100 Films to See before You Die. BCCL, New Delhi, 2013.
The Front Row: Conversation on Cinema. HarperCollins Publishers India, 2015.
In Conversation with the Stars. Rupa Publications, 2019.