Mr Chopra, who was born in Lahore in 1932, directed Shah Rukh in movies like Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer-Zaara and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), which was their last collaboration.
Shah Rukh, 49, shared a photo collage of him and the filmmaker, showing a few of their personal moments over the years on September 27. This is what he posted on twitter:
My all time favourite director friend family & basically the coolest youngster I ever knew...Happy B'DayYashji & miss U pic.twitter.com/st1GrolNhK— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 27, 2015
Shah Rukh made his debut in Bollywood in 1992 but rose to prominence with Mr Chopra's 1993 movie Darr, in which he was cast as an anti-hero.
Mr Chopra, who had directed as many as 18 films before the 1993 hit, directed only three other films after that, all starring Shah Rukh in the lead. (Also Read: Aditya Chopra Announces New Film on Yash Chopra's Birth Anniversary)