Karan Johar is one of the most successful producers, director, screenwriter, costume designer, actor, and television personality in India. He made his directorial debut in the movie “Kuch Kuch Hota Hain” in 1998 which was blockbuster romance and earned him huge success for his career. He recently became a father of twin daughters through the process of surrogacy.
Born on 25th May 1972, he has made different super-hit movies with major successes in “Kal Hoo Na Hoo”, “Agneepath”, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and much more along with the stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and so on.
Karan Johar’s Early Life
Karan Johar was born to Indian parents Yesh Johar(father) and Hiroo Johar(mother) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is a highly educated person; who studied at Greenlawns High School and attended H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and received master’s degree in French.
Due to unprecedented death of Karan’s father in 2004, he was handed over Dharma Production Banner founded by his father Yesh Johar.
Karan Johar’s Career
Standing 5’9”, Karan started his career in Bollywood industry as an actor for the movie “Indradhanush” in 1989. As a child, he was inspired by Indian director Yesh Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Sooraj R. Barjatya.
Later on, he entered in Bollywood industry as an assistant director on Aditya Chopra’s “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” released in 1995. His first directorial debut movie is “Kuch Kuch Hota Hain” released in 1998, which is based on triangular love story.
He has directed different movies such as “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”,”Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”,”My Name is Khan”,”Student Of the Year”,”2 State”,”Bombay Velvet”and much more, which became a major success and gained positive response from the viewers and critics.
His last directorial venture was a romantic drama movie “Ae Dil Hain Mushkil” in 2016, with Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in the lead role which was also successful in the box office.
Besides acting and directing, Karan is famous for his popular TV show named “Koffee with Karan”.
Karan Johar’s Achievement and Awards
Being a successful director of Bollywood industry, he has successfully collected awards like Award of the International Indian Film Academy, Filmfare Awards, Screen Weekly Award, Stardust Awards and many others.
Also, he was honored and chosen as one of 250 Global Young Leaders by World Economic Forum in 2006. He was first Indian filmmaker to be a jury member in the Miss World Competition (in Warsaw, Poland) and was also invited to the opening ceremony of the London Olympic.
Karan Johar’s Net Worth
Karan Johar has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $172 Million. The net worth of Karan comes from remuneration from movies, personal investments and income from brand endorsements.
He is also passionate about cars and owns a BMW745, BMW 760 but his favorite one is Mercedes S-Class. Moreover, he stays in a sea-facing flat, situated at Carter Road, which he bought back in the year 2010.