There is no denying that Karan Johar is one of the most sought after directors of today. The son of the late Yash Johar and also currently the chief of Dharma Productions, producer-director Karan Johar has managed to grab the hearts of many with his films. He is known for his soul-touching stories and star-studded films and is recognized as one of the few directors who have managed to roll out some of Bollywood’s highest grossing films.
Born in Mumbai on the 25th of May, 1972, Karan Johar completed his education at the Green Lawns High School. He then enrolled at the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and also went on to earn his master’s degree in French. The filmmaker began his career in the Bollywood industry with his short yet memorable appearance in the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995. The film stared Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Karan Johar also helped director Aditya Chopra with the screen play of the film, which proved to be a smashing hit. This film’s success led Karan Johar to direct his first film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998 which in turn was very well received, encouraging Karan Johar to roll out more movies.
Karan then went on to direct the blockbusters Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). He also made small screen appearances with the hit television talk show, Koffee With Karan. His most recent release, Student of the Year, is also his first film without a star-packed cast. With fresh faces Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan playing the lead, the film is a step away from Karan Johar’s usual movie-making trend.