Karan Johar | Biography
One of the India’s most talented directors, Karan Johar assisted Aditya Chopra before debuting as a director of blockbuster movie “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. Bollywood has been his playground since his childhood. He was born as a son of Hiroo Johar and Yash Johar on 25th of May 1972 in Mumbai. His father was as well celebrated film producer. He inherited Dharma Production from his father. He attended Greelawns High School and then H.R. College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. He earned his master’s degree in French. As a child, Karan was influenced by Bollywood and was inspired by Sooraj R. Barjatya, Yash Chopra and Raj Kapoor.
Talking about his personal life, Karan Johar is still unmarried. As he is very private regarding his persona; life, he barely opens his mouth regarding any of his personal issues. Due to his silence and unmarried status, his fans has raised question about his sexual orientation. However no one has ever made any official statement regarding his sexual orientation that would suffice to call him gay. Hopefully Karan Johar will soon break his silence and shares his personal life with his fans. Once he was very much into numerology and used title that stated with letter “k”. But after watching Lage Raho Munna Bhai, he discarded this habit.
Karan Johar entered the Bollywood as an assistant of Aditya Chopra and helped him in movie’s screenplay. In addition to that, he began designing costumes for his current closest friend Shahrukh Khan in films, such as Duplicate, Dil to Pagal Hai, Main Hoon Na, Mohabbatein and Veer-Zaara. In 1998, Karan directed the runaway success romance “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. The movie nabbed the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The movie as well grabbed most of the chief awards at the Filmfare Awards, including Best Director and Best Film. He next tried his hands on family drama, “Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham”. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. The film turned out to be his 2nd major success. Despite the fact that his third movie “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” deals with the issue of marital infidelity, which is regarded as controversial subject, managed to grabbed fare share of appreciation from its audiences. The movie was very successful in his native land and earned additional admiration in the international market. The movie starred Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Abishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. His next project, “My Name is Khan” starred Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The blockbuster movie earned positive reviews from critics. Karan was appreciated for his unconventional directing skills. The movie earned him his 2nd Filmfare Award for Best Director. He created “Student of the Year” with all new faces. No known name in lead role were involved in the movie, despite this the movie performed well in the box office. It made three new faces Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt a known face in the Bollywood. He then joined Dibakar Banerjee, Anurage Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar for “Bombay Talkies”. Though the move was not commercially successful, it managed to earn positive reviews from the critics. His next venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is due to release in 2016. It starred Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.
In addition to his directorial role, Karan has produced a number of movies, including Kal Ho Naa Ho, I Hate Luv Story, Dostana, Agneepath and Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani. In “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, he appears in a small role. He has guested in movies, such as “Om Shanti Om”, “Fashion” and “Luck By Chance”. He is set to be seen in more major role in upcoming “Bombay Velvet” alongside Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor. He as well has made his presence felt on the small screen. As a host of popular show “Koffee with Karan”, he managed to woo his small screen audiences. In addition to this, he is judging celebrities in a dancing show titled “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” since 2012. Reportedly, he has a net worth of one-hundred and seventy seven million dollars.
Karan Johar has special interest in antiques and loves collecting them. He loves cricket as well. He is very good at verbal fight and has landed on lots of controversies because of it as well. His close friends include Gauri Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor. To knoe more aout this accomplished directors, his fans may visit wiki.