Karan Johar

Director, Producer & Screenwriter

Karan Johar made his directorial debut at the age of 25 with the pathbreaking love story Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The film remains a landmark in Indian cinema for the appreciation it received, both critically and commercially, in India as well as the world. Following this, over the last 15 years, he has directed and written critically and commercially acclaimed blockbusters like Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and My Name is Khan. The multi-faceted Johar wears many caps with ease. Besides being an acclaimed director and one of the most influential men in the industry today, he is also a television personality, talk show host, costume designer and the latest feather in his cap is that of being an actor. His talk show Koffee With Karan has the distinction of being the most watched English talk show on Indian television. In addition to personal success and accomplishment, Johar has also been a mentor to many successful directors in India who have gone on to release commercial blockbusters like Agneepath, Dostana and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, as well as critical indie successes like Wake Up Sid and Ek Main Aur Ek Tu. His name is synonymous with prestige, elegance, versatility and success, and he is amongst a prolific group of Indian filmmakers who have brought about a fresh and modern outlook to Indian commercial cinema and has contributed greatly to the transformation of Hindi cinema from his very first film.