Biography

Karan Johar often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the acclaimed producer Yash Johar.

Johar made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His counter-terrorism drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. These, along with the several successful films he has produced under the Dharma Productions banner, have established him as one of the leading director-producers in Hindi cinema.

Karan Johar often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the acclaimed producer Yash Johar.

Johar made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. His next two films were the ensemble dramas Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), which were both very successful in the overseas market. His counter-terrorism drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. These, along with the several successful films he has produced under the Dharma Productions banner, have established him as one of the leading director-producers in Hindi cinema.

Personal Info

Known For Production

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1972-05-25

Place of Birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • KJo
  • Karan Dharma Kama Johar

Production TV ShowsMovies

Priceless Producer
2020 Sooryavanshi Producer
2019 Drive Producer
2019 Kalank Producer
2019 Kesari Producer
2018 Simmba Producer
2018 Dhadak Producer
2018 Raazi Producer
2017 Ittefaq Producer
2017 Badrinath Ki Dulhania Producer
2017 Ok Jaanu Producer
2016 Dear Zindagi Producer
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Producer
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Producer
2016 Kapoor & Sons Producer
2015 Shaandaar Producer
2015 Brothers Producer
2014 2 States Producer
2014 Hasee Toh Phasee Producer
2013 This Youth Is Crazy Producer
2012 Student of the Year Producer
2012 Agneepath Producer
2010 We Are Family Producer
2010 I Hate Luv Storys Producer
2010 My Name Is Khan Producer
2009 Kurbaan Producer
2009 Wake Up Sid Producer
2008 Dostana Producer
2005 Kaal Co-Producer
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Producer
1998 Duplicate Co-Producer

Writing

Koochie Koochie Hota Hai Writer
2017 Bank Chor Screenplay
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Dialogue Screenplay
2013 Bombay Talkies Screenplay
2012 Student of the Year Story Screenplay
2009 Kurbaan Story
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Story Screenplay
2005 Kaal Screenplay
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Story Screenplay
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Story
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Dialogue Story Screenplay

Acting

2018 Simmba as Cameo Appearance
2018 Welcome to New York as Karan/Arjun
2018 India’s Next Superstars (2 episodes) as Himself - Judge
2015 Shaandaar as Karan Johar
2015 Bombay Velvet as Kaizad Khambatta
2009 India's Got Talent (0 episodes) as Judge
2009 Luck by Chance as Himself
2008 C Kkompany as Special Appearance
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as Guest Appearance
2006 Alag as Special Appearance in "Sabse Alag" Song
2004 Koffee with Karan (125 episodes) as Host (4 episodes)
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Rocky

Directing

2020 Takht Director
2018 Lust Stories Director
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Director
2013 Bombay Talkies Director
2012 Student of the Year Director
2010 My Name Is Khan Director
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Director
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Director
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Director

Costume & Make-Up

2007 Om Shanti Om Costume Design
2004 Veer-Zaara Costume Design
2004 Main Hoon Na Costume Design
2000 Mohabbatein Costume Design
1998 Duplicate Costume Design
1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Costume Design
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Costume Design

Crew

2017 The Ghazi Attack Presenter
2011 Ra.One Thanks
2004 Koffee with Karan (22 episodes)Creator

Creator

2018 India’s Next Superstars Creator
2004 Koffee with Karan Creator

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