Karan Johar


25 May 1972


Bombay, Maharashtra, India


A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, he assisted Yash Chopra's Yash Raj Films during the early days of of his career, making his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He also had a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan (2004) The success of "KKHH" made him one of the most high-profile directors in the Hindi-language Mumbai Film industry, popularly known as Bollywood.

Also a close friend of Aditya Chopra, he has been a creative member of Yash Raj productions such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Veer-Zaara (2004), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and Mohabbatein (2000).

Johar's success has guaranteed him worldwide distribution of his production company, Dharma Productions, for many years to come.

Actor ( 19 credits )

Bombay Velvet (2015)
Shamitabh (2015) Cameo Appearance
Shaandaar (2015) Special Guest
Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) Cameo
Look Who's Talking with Niranjan (2014)  Himself
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) Himself
Luck by Chance (2009) Himself
Fashion (2008) Himself
C Kkompany (2008) Himself
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (2008)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Om Shanti Om (2007) Himself
Alag: He Is Different.... He Is Alone... (2006) Special Appearance (Song)
Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005) Himself
Koffee with Karan (2004)  Himself - Host / ... (21 episodes, 2004-2014)
Indian Idol (2004)  Guest Judge
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Sitting in restaurant
TalkAsia (2001)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Rocky, Raj's friend
Indradhanush (1989)

Producer ( 32 credits )

Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (2017) executive producer
Ok Jaanu (2017) producer
Dear Zindagi (2016) producer
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) producer
Baar Baar Dekho (2016) producer
Kapoor & Sons (2016) producer
Badtameez Dil (2015) producer
Shaandaar (2015) producer
Ungli (2014) producer
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) producer
2 States (2014) producer
Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) producer
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) producer
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) producer
Gippi (2013) producer
Student of the Year (2012) producer
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012) producer
Agneepath (2012) producer
The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012) producer
We Are Family (2010) producer
I Hate Luv Storys (2010) producer
Kurbaan (2009) producer
Wake Up Sid (2009) producer
Dostana (2008) producer
Kaal (2005) co-producer
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) producer
Duplicate (1998) co-producer
Brothers (0) producer
Shhuddhi (0) producer
Priceless (0) producer
Mohit Suri's Next (0) producer
Dostana 2 (0) producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Bombay Talkies (2013) (screenplay)
Kurbaan (2009) (story)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) (screenplay) and
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) (story)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) (written by)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) (story)

Director ( 7 credits )

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Bombay Talkies (2013)
Student of the Year (2012)
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)