Karan Johar Bio, Age, Family, Career and Profile

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Karan Johar, also known as KJo, is a prominent figure in the Indian film industry. With his work in Hindi films, he has established himself as a successful director, producer, actor, and TV personality.


Karan Johar Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 25 May 1972 / 47 years (as in 2020) [1]
Nick Name : KJo
Full Name : Karan Dharma Kama Johar
Birthplace / Home Town : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Gemini
Religion : Hinduism


Height, Weight and Physical Stats :

Height : 175 Cm
Weight : 77 Kg
Sexual Orientation : Gay (Reportedly)


Family and Relatives :

Father : Yash Johar
Mother : Hiroo Joha
Brother(s) : Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra (Cousin brothers)
Marital Status : Single
Spouse : N/A
Son(s) : Yash (Surrogate)
Daughter(s) : Roohi (Surrogate)
Affairs : N/A

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Education and Career :

Qualification : MA in French Language
School : Greenlaws High School, Mumbai
College / Universities : H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Profession : Director, Producer, Writer and TV Host, Owner of Dharma Production
Debut Film / TV / Party : TV Debut : Indradhanush, Directorial Debut : Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Net Income / Salary : Rs 6-8 Crore
Net Worth : Rs 800 Crore (approx)


Contact and Social Media Profile :

Twitter : twitter.com/karanjohar
Facebook : facebook.com/karanjohar
Instagram : instagram.com/karanjohar
Wikipedia wikipedia.org/wiki/Karan_Johar
Email / Contact : N/A
Address : (Office) 2nd Floor, Supreme Chambers, 17-18 Shah Industrial Estate, 201 202, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400053


Karan Johar Favorites :

Hobbies : Collecting Old Things, Dance
Favorite Food : Non Veg / Parsi food
Favorite Actor : Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor
Favorite Actress Meryl Streep, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor
Favorite Song : Dafli Wale Dafli Baja
Favorite Film : Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Favorite TV Show : The Golden Girls
Favorite Destination : New York
Favorite Color : Black
Car / Bike Collection : Jaguar XF


Awards :

  • National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment (Director) for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Filmfare Awards Best Director Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Filmfare Best Screenplay Award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
 2001 IIFA Awards Best Costume Designer for Mohabbatein
  • Filmfare Awards Best Dialogue Award, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
  • IIFA Awards Best Dialogue for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
 2004 IIFA Awards Best Story for Kal Ho Na Ho
  • Filmfare Awards Best Director Award, My Name Is Khan
  • IIFA Awards Best Director for My Name Is Khan

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Controversies :

  • He had a twitter battle with Ram Gopal Varma after the release of Student of the Year in 2012.
  • In 2015, an FIR was lodged against Karan Johar, 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, Pakistani actors such as Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan left India but Karan continuously supported them on twitter.
  • Following Sushant Singh Rajput‘s suicide on 14 June 2020, Karan Johar was criticized by many for promoting nepotism in Bollywood. His name also appeared in an FIR filed in Bihar against some Bollywood personalities, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Salman Khan, and Ekta Kapoor.


Some Known Facts about Karan Johar :

  • Does Karan Johar smoke ?: Not Known
  • Does Karan Johar drink alcohol ?: Yes
  • Karan Johar, was originally named as Rahul Kumar Johar.
  • He loves to dance, and collecting old things.
  • His mother is the youngest sister of Late Yash Chopra.
  • He had a crush on Twinkle Khanna, Wife of Akshay Kumar.
  • In 1989, he performed the role of Shrikant in the Doordarshan Serial Indradhanush.
  • Karan made his first Bollywood appearance in the movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Rocky.
  • Before stepping into direction, he assisted famous director Late Yash Chopra.
  • In 1998, he directed the blockbuster sentimental film, Kuch Hota Hai, garnered him the Filmfare Awards for Best Screenplay, and Best Director.
  • In 2006, he became the first Indian filmmaker to become a jury member in the Miss World contest held in Warsaw, Poland.
  • In 2015, he played a negative role of Kaizad Khambatta in the film Bombay Velvet.
  • Karan Johar moved toward becoming a dad to twins on February, 2017 in Mumbai. He named his children against the names of his parents.
  • Once He trusted that the letter K would bring his movies achievement and distinction and thus thought of names of his films like Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
  • He runs a TV syndicated program, Koffee with Karan. He likewise hosts a show Calling Karan on the radio.
  • He, also appeared as a judge of various many Hindi Shows such as India’s Got Talent, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Next Superstars.
  • He loves wearing velvet jackets.
  • For his direction Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he wrote the entire film script in 30 days.
  • Although Karan’s best friend is Shah Rukh Khan, he is very impressed with Hrithik Roshan‘s work.


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