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.

All About Karan Johar

Not ‘stupid’ to cast myself in my movies, Karan Johar

Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ miserably fall flat at the box-office but filmmaker Karan Johar who made his acting debut in Bollywood in real sense was appreciated for his negative role. At a song launch event, when the ace filmmaker was asked about being casting in his own film, Karan said tha ... read more

Akshay Kumar pokes fun at Karan Johar

The debacle of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ has become a butt of jokes. The latest to poke fun at the film’s aftermath is the action king of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar. At the trailer launch of Dharma Productions’ ‘Brothers’, Akshay took the chance to laugh at Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma’s ... read more

Sanjay Dutt opts out of Karan Johar's ‘Shuddhi’

Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving a 42-month sentence in Yerwada Central Jail for illegal possession of weapons during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case has been opted out of Karan Johar’s ‘Shuddhi’. Sanjay Dutt was earlier roped in to play the antagonist in the magnum opus. According to ... read more

'Brothers' trailer out; Akshay Sidharth face off in boxing ring

Relieving the desperately awaiting movie-buffs, the much-awaited trailer of ‘Brothers’ starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, is out. A new poster of ‘Brothers’ was released yesterday, setting the clock for the countdown of the unveiling of the trailer, further increasing the curiosi ... read more