Karan Johar Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Karan Johar

Karan Johar, also known as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is known for his work in Hindi films.

Karan Johar Bio/Wiki

Real Name/Full NameKaran Dharma Kama Johar
Nick NameKJo
Profession Director, Producer, Writer, TV Host
Debut MovieFilm (Director)– Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Film (Actor)– Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Film (Producer)– Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Physical Stat
Height In Centimetre- 178 cm
In Metre- 1.78 m
In Feet- 5’10”
Eye colourDark Brown
Hair colourBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth25 May 1972
Karan Johar Age (2021)49 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Home town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Greenlaws High School,  Mumbai 
College/University HR College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationMA in French
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Family member
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual OrientationGay
ChildrenSon– Yash (Surrogate)
Daughter– Ruuhi (Surrogate)
Parents Father– Late Yash Johar (Producer)
Mother– Hiroo Johar 
Net worth (2021)172 Million USD
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Family, Early Life and Education

Karan Johar was born in Mumbai. His father’s name is Yash Johar, who was a producer of Bollywood films and the founder of Dharma Productions. His mother’s name is Hiroo Johar.

Karan studied at Greenlans High School in Mumbai and HR College of Commerce and Economics. He holds a master’s degree in French.

Karan Johar Career

Karan Johar made his debut in the film industry as an assistant director with the film ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ which is considered one of the landmark films of Hindi cinema. In this film, he also played a small role of Shahrukh’s friend. 

His first film as a director was ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Which was a blockbuster. The film was based on a love triangle. The film was highly appreciated and the film won many awards. After this, sometimes happiness, sometimes sorrow, sometimes not saying goodbye, my name is Khan. In all these films, Karan cast his best friend Shahrukh in the lead role. After this, as his producer-director, he started casting a new generation in the films. 

He has also appeared in cameo in many films.

Johar was the host of Koffee with Karan, a talk show where he interviewed actors, directors, producers, and other prominent members of the Hindi film industry. The series ran intermittently between 2004 and 2019, with six seasons as of June 2020..

In January 2022, he appear as Judge in Colors TV’s show Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan.

Karan Johar Movies

As a Director

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, My Name is Khan, Student of the Year, Bombay Talkies.

In July 2021, it was announced that Johar would direct a love story called Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film is expected to release in 2022 and will star Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

As a Producer

 Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Dostana (2008), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Agneepath (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Kapoor & Sons (2016), Dear Zindagi (2016), Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), Raazi (2018), Dhadak (2018), and Simmba (2018).

As a Writer

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, My Name is Khan, Student of the Year, Bombay Talkies.

As A Costume Designer 

Johar has worked as a costume designer for Shah Rukh Khan on many films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Duplicate (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Main Hoon Na (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004), and Om Shanti Om (2007)

Awards and Honors

He has won several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 2020, Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award.

Johar made his directorial debut with the blockbuster romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment as a director and the Filmfare Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. 

Some Facts About Karan Johar

  • For his role in “Bombay Velvet”, he charged only 11 Rupee as his fee.
  • His father Yash Johar wanted him to be an actor and was also ready to launch him.
  • He is the first Indian filmmaker to be a Jury Member in the Miss World Competition, held in Poland on September 30, 2006.
  • Johar was one among the world’s best “250 Global Young Leaders,” chosen by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, in the year 2007.
  • Most of his movies, began with ‘K’ as he believed in numerology. But he stopped the practice after he saw ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ which talked about it.
  • It was with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” that Karan Johar adopted the use of love triangles in the movie.
  • It is his life’s ambition is to walk Oscars red carpet and win an Academy Award.
  • Johar was invited as a cultural leader in the World Economic Forum in 2017.
  • He is also the only Indian apart from former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to have been invited for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

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