Yash Chopra Birth Anniversary: Sridevi, Rekha, Madhuri; Heroines Who Owe Their Success To The Legendary Filmmaker

Yash Chopra was one of the most iconic filmmakers Bollywood has ever seen. It is his 87th birth anniversary today and on this special day, here’s a look at Yash Chopra’s famous heroines

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Yash Chopra Birth Anniversary: Sridevi, Rekha, Madhuri; Heroines Who Owe Their Success To The Legendary Filmmaker
Yash Chopra. The name’s enough to induce many emotions. The man who was known as the ‘King of Romance’ indeed changed the face of Bollywood with his beautiful storytelling. With films like Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Darr, Lamhe and many more that were way ahead of its time, Yash Chopra brought in a new wave in Bollywood. With films, he also brought in a new era of heroines. Beautiful looking ladies wearing chiffon sarees and dancing in Swiss Alps, that summed his idea of a true heroine. Of course, with meaty roles to play, actresses then longed to be a Yash Chopra Heroine. So here’s a list of leading ladies who shined under the guidance of Yash Chopra


In Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila and more, Rekha had pivotal roles to play. She was the one who literally brought Yash Chopra’s imagination to life via the silver screen.

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Jaya Bachchan

If Rekha was Yash Chopra’s favourite, Jaya Bachchan was always his first choice for several films.

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Sridevi was the one to immortalized Yash Chopra’s idea of Heroines in chiffon sarees and bindis when she sported one in Chandni. Her Lamhe with Yash Chopra was also a hit.

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Madhuri Dixit

Yash Chopra directed Madhuri Dixit in Dil Toh Pagal Hai and we all know its result. The film was a box-office hit and Madhuri got herself embossed in the book of ‘Yash Chopra’s Heroines’.

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Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji is the one who has had the most number of films with Yash Chopra. From Saathiya, Veer Zaara to Bunty Aur Babli, Rani Mukerji owes her career to Yash Raj’s Production.

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Yash Chopra gave Kajol the most memorable role of all times, Simran from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and rest is history.

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Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma made her Bollywood debut with YRF banner and she was one of those actresses who Yash Chopra directed last before his death in Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

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Katrina Kaif

Apart from Anushka Sharma, it was Katrina Kaif who featured in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and as revealed by Manish Malhotra in one of his previous interviews, the late filmmaker directed Katrina’s chiffon saree and bindi scene from a song.

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He was a legend and always will be. He truly deserved all the success that came his way and his legacy, will never be forgotten.

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