Karan Johar Biography

Karan Johar Earlier Life

Karan Johar was born 25th May 1972 (age 47) in Mumbai, India. His parent’s father Yash Johar is a film producer and his mother Hiroo Johar. His original name is Karan Dharma Kama Johar. He received his education from Greenlawns High School and H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.

Karan Johar also possesses a Master’s degree in the subject of French. Karan Johar is unmarried and he is the father of two twins through the medium of surrogacy. The twins were named Yash and Roohi by Karan Johar after the name of his parents.

Physical Appearance – Karan Johar height 1.75 m (5′ 9″ Feet) and Weight 72 kg. He has black color hair and Dark Brown eye. He belongs to Hindu religion and caste details are unknown.

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Karan Johar initially started his career as an actor in the serial ‘Indradhanush’ which was aired on Doordarshan in the year 1989. Later on, he debuted as an assistant director in the film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ in the year 1995. This movie is considered to be one of the greatest hits in Bollywood.

Johar made his debut as a director in the film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in the year 1998 which too became a blockbuster. Karan Johar then directed ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ in the year 2001 which also became a huge hit in Bollywood. The third film directed by Johar was ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ which was released in the year 2006. This film became a huge success worldwide.

The next film directed by Johar was ‘My Name is Khan’ which was a social drama released in the year 2010. In the year 2012, Karan introduced three new faces in Bollywood through his film ‘Student of the Year’ which marked the entry of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra.

In the year 2013, Karan Johar along with Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap made the film ‘Bombay Talkies.’ Although the film did not do well in Bollywood but it was praised and acclaimed by the film critics. In the year 2016 again Johar directed the romantic film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ which was a huge commercial success in Bollywood.

In the year 2018, Karan made ‘Lust Stories’, a Netflix film along with Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap again. ‘Lust Stories’ also received positive reviews and acclaims from the viewers and critics.

Karan Johar has also produced many films like ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, ‘Dostana’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Dear Zindagi’, etc. most of which were great commercial successes. Johar also plays some minor roles in certain films.

He has been hosting a talk show named ‘Koffee with Karan’ where he interacts with various actors, producers, directors, etc. He has also been the judge of many television reality shows such as ‘Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa’, ‘India’s Next Superstars’ and ‘India’s Got Talent.’

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Karan Johar has good relations with many Bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, etc. He is basically a socialite who has a strong base and connection in the Bollywood film industry.

Karan Johar Facts and Awards:

Karan Johar is a well-known personality in the industry of Bollywood. He has won many awards as well as honors for his contribution to the film industry. He won the best director, best screenplay and best popular film award for ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.’

He again won the best costume design award for the film ‘Mohabbatein.’ Johar won the award for best dialogue for his movie ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.’ He won the best story and best screenplay award for ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho.’

He won the best director award for his film ‘My Name is Khan.’ Karan won the dream director as well as President’s honor award for his film ‘Student of the Year.’ He won the Make It Large Award for his film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.’

Karan Johar is the first Indian filmmaker to be called as one of the jury members in the Miss World competition which was held in Warsaw, Poland on 30th September 2006. He was also invited as one of the cultural leaders of the World Economic Forum in the year 2017.

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