Gotham Chopra

Gotham Chopra

Actor, Director, Executive Producer


Gotham Chopra is an Indian-American filmmaker and the son of spiritual leader Deepak Chopra. He is best known for his work in the documentary series “The Last Days of the Buddha” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

Gotham Chopra was born in 1976 and raised in Massachusetts. His father, Deepak Chopra, is one of the world's most renowned spiritual teachers. His mother, Rita, is a yoga instructor and activist.

Gotham attended Harvard University where he earned his degree in East Asian Studies. After graduation, he worked various jobs before eventually becoming a documentary filmmaker.

Gotham’s first documentary film was The Last Days of the Buddha, which explored the life and teachings of the Buddha. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Gotham then turned to television, creating the show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” which aired on ABC Family. The show ran for four seasons and earned Gotham a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Gotham is also the founder of Liquid Comics, an online comic book company. He also collaborated with his father to create the comic book series “The Sadhu.”

In addition to directing, Gotham has also served as a writer and producer on many projects including “The Power of Intention” and “The Chopra Center for Wellbeing.”

Gotham has received numerous awards for his work, including the International Documentary Association’s Humanitas Prize. He has also been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Gotham continues to work in both television and film. He is currently producing a documentary series about the life of the Dalai Lama and is developing a feature-length documentary about the spiritual leader.

Gotham’s work has been praised for its insight into spirituality and its ability to bring difficult topics to life. He has been described as “a filmmaker with a gift for finding the extraordinary in the mundane.”