Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, TV Host
Cousin Brothers of Karan Johar
Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra
Father of Karan Johar
Late Yash Johar (Producer)
Mother of Karan Johar
Favourite Actor of Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor
Favourite Actress of Karan Johar
Meryl Streep, Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor
Favourite Destination of Karan Johar
Favourite Drink(s) of Karan Johar
Saint Emilion (Wine), Dom Perignon (Pink champagne)
Favourite Fashion Brand of Karan Johar
Favourite Film of Karan Johar
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Favourite Food of Karan Johar
Favourite Perfume of Karan Johar
Favourite Restaurant of Karan Johar
Starbucks Coffee in Mumbai
Favourite TV Show of Karan Johar
The Golden Girls
Filmfare Awards of Karan Johar
1999: Best Director Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Filmfare Best Screenplay Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
2002: Best Dialogue Award – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
2011: Best Director Award – My Name Is Khan
IIFA Awards of Karan Johar
2001: Best Costume Designer for Mohabbatein
2002: Best Dialogue for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
2004: Best Story for Kal Ho Na Ho
2011: Best Director for My Name Is Khan
National Film Awards of Karan Johar
1999: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment (Director) for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Controversies of Karan Johar
He had a twitter battle with Ram Gopal Varma after the release of Student of the Year in 2012. The whole thing started when RGV tweeted, "If someone takes off from Karan Johar's 'Student of the year' and makes Teacher of the year it will become the Disaster of the year." After which Karan replied that, "Disaster of the year is your territory Ramu...no one can ever replace the comfortable place you have made for yourself there".
In 2015, an FIR was lodged against Karan and actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor for their participation in the controversial 'AIB Roast'.
After the trailer of Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Ajay Devgan's Shivaay, KRK gave a biased reviews in favor of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Following it, Ajay Devgan claimed that Karan Johar paid KRK for the trailer reviews.
After the Uri attack in September 2016, political parties such as MNS and Shiv Sena gave Pakistani actors an ultimatum to leave India and told the Bollywood filmmakers to exclude their scenes in the films. Though, Pakistani actors such as Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan left India but Karan continuously supported them on twitter. Following this, MNS threatened Karan by saying that they would beat him up if he will continue to work with Pakistani actors.
Information about Karan Johar
Karan has also been a costume designer for his close friend Shah Rukh Khan in films- DDLJ, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Duplicate, Main Hoon Na, Veer-Zaara, Om Shanti Om, and many more.
Karan hates replying to people on mail and it is like a torture to him. He told that his secretary replies to more than half of his emails, and to the remaining personal ones, he prefers calling personally and replying.
Although Karan's best friend is Shah Rukh Khan, he is very impressed with Hrithik Roshan's work, and once said that we all in the film industry work hard, but whereas all of us give 100%, Hrithik gives his 300%.
He was chosen as one of the 250 Global Young Leaders in 2007 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum 2006.
In March 2017, he became a single parent to twins- son Yash Johar and daughter Roohi through surrogacy. He delivered a TED talk on a letter to his children.
Apart from Former Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, he was the only Indian who had been invited for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
In 2006, he became the first Indian filmmaker to become a jury member in the Miss World contest held in Warsaw, Poland.
Does Karan Johar Drink Alcohol?: Yes
In 1989, he was first seen in a Doordarshan TV's Serial Indradhanush as Shrikant.
Although he manages to get every shot correct on his sets, he hates reading scripts.
He wanted to become a hair stylist at the age of 4, a doctor at 10, then a copywriter at 15, and finally, at 20, he got stable at becoming a filmmaker.
Karan is a cricket freak and loves playing it whenever he gets some time.
During an interview with NDTV, he revealed that at one point of time in his life, he suffered from depression and anxiety attacks.
His ultimate goal is to bag an Oscar. He once shared that he wants to walk the red carpet with Oscar in his hand and he would love to hold that trophy and say, 'This is for you, India.'
Karan made his first Bollywood appearance in the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) as Rocky.
Does Karan Johar Smoke?: Not Known
As a kid, he loved dancing to old Hindi songs and was a big Bollywood buff since his childhood.
Before stepping into direction, he assisted famous director Late Yash Chopra. Moreover, his mother is the youngest sister of Late Yash Chopra.