Karan Johar is the heir to the famous Dharma Productions and is considered to be one of the most talented and powerful young directors of Bollywood. Born as a Gemini (25 May, 1972) in Mumbai, Karan holds a Masters degree in French. He debuted in Bollywood as an assistant director in Yashraj films. His first stint with acting is in the film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (DDLJ) where he played the role of Shahrukh’s friend.

The blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) was Karan’s first directorial venture that won eight Filmfare awards including the Best Director Award. Following this success, KJo went on to create history at the box office with films like Kabhi khushi kabhi gham, Kabhi Alvida na kehna and My name is Khan. Being a successful successor to his father, the late Yash Johar, Karan has emerged as one of the finest producers in B town with films like Kal ho na ho, kaal, Dostana and We are Family.

He has been the host for shows like Koffee with Karan for the last three seasons. His long time friendship with SRK and Kajol are revered in the industry. He has also been the creative costume designer for most of SRK’s films like Mohabbatein, Dil to Pagal Hai, Veer Zara and Om Shanti Om. This bundle of talent has been named as one of the 250 Global Young Leaders in the World Economic Forum in 2006 and also has been the first Indian film maker to be on the panel of Judges for the Miss World contest held in Poland in 2006.

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'Rangrasiya' Ashish Sharma wins ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’

The seventh season of the dance celebrity show, ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ finally ends and the new season has already got its winner. Ashish Sharma has lifted the winner trophy beating finalists, Shakti Mohan, Mouni Roy and Karan Tacker. Sharma though not a professional dancer, consistently pe ... read more

Deepika, Hrithik, Karan at ‘Finding Fanny’ special screening

Despite a modest budget and unusual storyline, the upcoming comedy film ‘Finding Fanny’ has been able to create quite a buzz thanks to its surprisingly big cast. With stars like Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor and powerhouse actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur, the film is becoming mu ... read more

Karan Johar, Kajol not on talking terms

Filmmaker Karan Johar and Kajol are not longer good friends. What went wrong between them is not known but the good friends avoided each other at the recent held Lakme Fashion show in which ace designer Manish Malhotra exhibits his design. Karan Johar and Kajol not only sat far apart but ... read more

Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali in war over casting

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are the talk of the town. The glamorous icons of the silver screen have been much in talk for their alleged love affair and public appearances together. Naturally, capturing the chemistry between the two onscreen would be a great attraction for any Hindi film. I ... read more

Karan Johar misses dad Yash Johar

Karan Johar, who has been a friend, guide, mentor and even a fatherly figure to most of the current day B-town celebs like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and even to the Badshah himself, SRK, recently got emotional when he remembered his own father and mentor, late producer Yash Joha ... read more

Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar take up ‘rice bucket challenge’

Filmmaker Karan Johar accepted Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘rice bucket challenge’ and he in turn nominate his CEO Apoorva Mehta for the good work. ‘Rice bucket challenge’ is the desi version of ALS ‘ice bucket challenge’.  To support the noble cause, Mahesh Bhatt distributed biryani packets among the ne ... read more

Ajay Devgn not so friendly with Karan Johar

For the last few months Ajay Devgn has been working really hard for his film ‘Singhma Returns’. He was so serious about releasing the film on 15th August that he almost forcefully forwarded the shooting of his film ‘Action Jackson’ to the month of November.  For Ajay Bajirao Singham is not m ... read more

Karan Johar denies signing Salman, Aamir for 300 crore

In the Bollywood industry, rumors and contradictory reports are a common thing. Often we hear information about developing projects which are later found out to be false. Then again sometimes the so called rumors are found to be correct. Filmmakers and producers often rue these days that ... read more