Karan Johar Biography

Karan Johar

Karan Johar, originally named as Rahul Kumar Johar. Karan is an Indian actor, producer, designer, and movie producer.

Karan Johar’s father was Yash Johar, an Indian Bollywood film producer who was the producer of Dharma Productions. Karan Johar completed his high school education from Greenlawns High School. He then studied at the Mumbai-based HR School of Commerce and Economics. Karan Johar graduated in French.

Karan Johar started his career in the media industry by acting. In 1989, Karan Johar played the role of Srikanth in the Doordarshan serial Indradhanush. Karan Johar was influenced by the Bollywood commercial industry since childhood.

In 1998, Karan Johar directed the blockbuster sentimental film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The film is considered to be his directorial debut as the film honored him with the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay and Best Director. After this, Karan Johar directed films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in 2001 and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in 2006. The result of these films was very fruitful.

In 2010, Karan Johar directed another film ‘My Name Is Khan‘ depicting social impact. The film was a huge success and Karan received his second Filmfare Award for Best Director. Karan Johar became one of the outstanding directors in the Bollywood film industry in a very short time.

Karan Johar has additionally worked effectively in various streets of the media industry. Karan Johar runs Koffee with Karan, a TV syndicated program. Similarly, he also hosts a show ‘Calling Karan’ on radio. Apart from Karan Johar-directed films and hosting shows, he has also appeared as a judge of several Hindi shows such as India’s Got Talent, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Next Superstars.

Personal Details of Karan Johar

  • Nickname: KJo
  • Full Name: Karan Dharma Kama Johar
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, and TV Host
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Age: 48 years old (in 2020)
  • Date of Birth: 25 May 1972
  • Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

  • Height:5’ 9” (1.75 m)
  • Weight:77 kg (170 lbs)
  • Chest:40 Inches
  • Biceps:12 Inches
  • Hair Color:Black
  • Eye Color:Dark Brown


  • Qualification: M.A. in French
  • School: Greenlaws High School, Mumbai
  • College: H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

Family & Relatives

  • Father: Late Yash Johar (Producer)
  • Mother: Hiroo Joha
  • Brother(s): Not Known
  • Sister(s): Not Known
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Wife/Girlfriend: Not Known
  • Son(s): Yash (surrogate)
  • Daughter(s): Roohi (surrogate)
  • Ex Girlfriends: Not Known


  • Hobbies: Collecting old things
  • Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor
  • Actress: Meryl Streep, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor
  • Food: Parsi food
  • Color: Black

Karan Johar Career

  • Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, and TV Host
  • Debut Movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  • Directorial Debut: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
  • TV Debut: Indradhanush (1989)
  • Salary: 6-8 crore/TV show season (INR)
  • Net Worth: $200 million

Facts You Never Knew About Karan Johar!

  • Karan moved on to become the father of twins in Mumbai in February 2017. Karan Johar named his children after his parents
  • Karan work is produced with Dharma Productions, founded by Yash Johar by his father, and in 2004, after his father’s demise, Karan Johar took over all of his control.
  • Karan has worked as an outfit designer for many films like Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Duplicate, Main Hoon Na.
  • Karan runs a TV syndicated program, Coffee with Karan.
  • Karan Johar, India’s Got Talent, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, also appeared as a judge of several Hindi shows like India’s Next Superstars.
  • Karan Johar is very sensitive and gets injured easily.
  • Once Karan Johar trusted that Akshar K would bring achievement and pride to his films and thus the names of his films like Kuch Kuch Hota, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
  • Karan loves to dance and collect old things.