Indian filmmaker who made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy-drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, for which he earned the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay. Johar’s second film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), broke all box office records at the time to become the biggest hit in both India and particularly overseas where it entered the Top Five on the UK Charts. Johar’s social drama My Name Is Khan (2010) earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. He hosts a television talk show, Koffee with Karan, a dating show What the Love! and a radio show Calling Karan, and appeared as a judge on competition reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent, India’s Next Superstars. He was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2020.
Karan Johar Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 25 May 1972
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Birth Name: Rahul Kumar Johar
Nicknames: Karan, KJo
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Costume designer, TV host
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: *
Karan Johar Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 163 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 74 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Meters: 1.70 m
Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Karan Johar Family Details:
Father: Yash Johar (Producer) (Passed away from cancer in 2004)
Mother: Hiroo Johar (née Chopra)
Children: Roohi Johar, Yash Johar
Others: Yash Chopra (Maternal Uncle) (Director, Producer), Pamela Chopra (Maternal Aunt) (Wife of Yash Chopra) (Producer, Playback Singer), Aditya Chopra (Maternal Cousin Brother) (Son of Yash Chopra) (Director, Producer, Writer), Uday Chopra (Maternal Cousin Brother) (Son of Yash Chopra) (Actor, Producer), Rani Mukerji (Sister-in-Law) (Wife of Aditya Chopra) (Actress), B. R. Chopra (Maternal Uncle) (Director, Producer), Ravi Chopra (Cousin Brother) (Son of B. R. Chopra) (Director) (Died in 2014), Kapil Chopra (Nephew) (Son of Ravi Chopra), Abhay Chopra (Nephew) (Son of Ravi Chopra), Dharam Raj Chopra (Maternal Uncle) (Cinematographer), Raj Chopra (Maternal Uncle) (Film Distributor), Kuldeep Raj Chopra (Maternal Uncle) (Banker)
Karan Johar Education:
Greenlawns High School
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Luke Mockridge Facts:
*He was born on May 25, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
*He is the son of the producer Yash Johar and Hiroo Johar.
*He was educated at Greenlawns High School and H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.
*In 1976, his father, Yash Johar, founded his own banner, Dharma Productions.
*He started his career in entertainment industry as an actor.
*He broke into Bollywood as an assistant director on Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
*He made his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
*He cites Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Sooraj R. Barjatya as his inspirations.
*He is best friends with Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Kajol.
*He is a father to twins (1 boy and 1 girl) through a surrogacy.
*Visit his banner’s official website: www.dharma-production.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.