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 41

Birthday 1972-05-25

Place of Birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • KJo
  • Karan Dharma Kama Johar

Production TV ShowsMovies

2018 SimmbaProducer
2018 DriveProducer
2018 DhadakProducer
2018 RaaziProducer
2017 IttefaqProducer
2017 Badrinath Ki DulhaniaProducer
2017 Ok JaanuProducer
2016 Dear ZindagiProducer
2016 Ae Dil Hai MushkilProducer
2015 ShaandaarProducer
2015 BrothersProducer
2014 2 StatesProducer
2014 Hasee Toh PhaseeProducer
2012 Student of the YearProduction Accountant
2012 The Path of FireProducer
2010 We Are FamilyProducer
2010 I Hate Luv StorysProducer
2010 My Name Is KhanProducer
2009 KurbaanProducer
2008 DostanaProducer
2005 KaalProducer
2003 Kal Ho Naa HoProducer
1998 DuplicateProducer

Writing

Koochie Koochie Hota HaiWriter
2017 Bank ChorScreenplay
2016 Ae Dil Hai MushkilDialogue
2016 Ae Dil Hai MushkilScreenplay
2012 Student of the YearWriter
2009 KurbaanStory
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaStory
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaScreenplay
2005 KaalScreenplay
2003 Kal Ho Naa HoStory
2003 Kal Ho Naa HoScreenplay
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamScreenplay
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota HaiScreenplay

Acting

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 Luck by Chance as Himself
2008 C Kkompany as Special Appearance
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as Guest Appearance
2006 Alag: He Is Different... He Is Alone...
2004 Koffee with Karan(47 episodes) as Host
2004 Koffee with Karan(4 episodes)
1995 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Rocky

Directing

2018 Lust StoriesDirector
2016 Ae Dil Hai MushkilDirector
2013 Bombay TalkiesDirector
2012 Student of the YearDirector
2010 My Name Is KhanDirector
2009 Wake Up SidDirector
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaDirector
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamDirector
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota HaiDirector

Crew

2017 The Ghazi AttackPresenter
2004 Koffee with Karan(22 episodes)Creator

Creator

2018 India’s Next SuperstarsCreator
2004 Koffee with KaranCreator

Costume & Make-Up

2007 Om Shanti OmCostume Design

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