Karan Johar's Biography
Age – 40 years
Birthday – 25May, 1972
Zodiac – Gemini
Marital Status – Single
Awards – Karan Johar has been nominated, and has won quite a few awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999), Best Dialogue for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2002), Best Director for My Name Is Khan (2011). He also won the IIFA Award for Best Costume Designer for Mohabbatein (2001), Best Dialogue for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, Best Story for Kal Ho Naa Ho.
Honours – In 2007, Karan Johar was chosen as one of the 250 Global Young Leaders by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (2006). He also became the first Indian Fimmaker to be a jury member in the Miss World Competition in Warsaw, Polland on 30th September 2007.
Trivia – Karan Johar is the son of the famous producer Yash Johar, and has thus inherited Dharma Productions. He maintains a close relationship with Yash Chopra’s family. Karan Johar followed numerology for a period of time when he created all his film titles with the letter ‘K’. However, after watching Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) which was critical of numerology, he opted out of numerology.
Biography – Karan Johar born, 25th May 1972 and brought up in Mumbai by his father Yash Johar, founder of the famous Dharma Productions and mother, Hiroo Johar. He schooled at Greenlawns School and Mastered in French from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.
Commercial Indian cinema has been Karan Johar’s playground from childhood. He has always been influenced by the works of veterans like Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and his contemporaries like Sooraj Barjatya. Karan made his formal entry into mainstream Hindi cinema as an actor (Shah Rukh Khan’s friend) in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). In addition to this he also assisted Aditya Chopra in directing the film and not to mention selected costumes for Shah Rukh Khan, a practice that he continued for other movies as well. His directorial debut was with the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which bagged 8 Filmfare Awards including Best Movie, Best Director and all four Best Actor Awards for leading and supporting roles. Karan Johar then directed Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001),a family drama which was again a very successful film. After this stint at direction, he then went on to produce Kal Ho Naa Ho - directed by Nikhil Advani (2003), Kaal – directed by Soham Shah (2005). After a break of four years from direction, he started working on directing Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. In 2010, he made My Name Is Khan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. He produced We Are Family, a remake of Hollywood’s Stepmom. In 2012 he produced Agneepath (directed by debutant Karan Malhotra) with Hrithik Roshan and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Both these films turned to be commercial successes. At present he is directing Student Of The Year.