Kama Johar better known as Karan Johar
was born on 25th May, 1974 to the late Yash Johar
and Hiru Johar. He studied in Mumbai at Greenlawns High School
and then went on to graduate from HR College of Commerce and Economics
and obtained a Masters Degree in French. Since childhood, Johar has been
driven by movie makers like Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, and Sooraj R.
Johar began his career as an actor in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
in a small cameo. Along with acting he joined the sets as an assistant
director and helped director Aditya Chopra in writing the screenplay for
the movie. He then designed costumes for Shah Rukh Khan in Dil To Pagal Hai
(1997) and Duplicate
(1998), something he continued to do even after becoming a successful director, before making his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Devgn, and Rani Mukherjee. The movie went on to
become a huge success and is still considered a cult movie. Johar won
several awards for the movie including the National Film Award for Best
Film for providing wholesome entertainment and the Filmfare Award for
Johar's second directorial movie came three years later with the family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
which became another Johar hit with five Filmfare Awards and several
other accolades. After this, there was no stopping him as we went on to direct
movies such as Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
(2006), My Name is Khan
(2010), Student of the Year
(2012) and Bombay Talkies
Johar is also a producer and has produced many successful movies under his banner, Dharma Productions, such as Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Dostana (2008), Wake Up Sid (2009), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Agneepath (2012), Student of the Year (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and 2 States (2014).
In 2004, Johar also ventured into the realm of television with the celebrity-based chat show Koffee with Karan, which became a huge success. He then hosted the 2010 show Lift Kara De and is now most recently involved with Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and India's Got Talent as a judge.
Currently Johar is producing Shuddhi
, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
, Badtameez Dil
among a few more movies. He is also directing and producing the animated version of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
called Koochie Koochie Hota Hai
, which was supposed to have released in 2012 but got delayed and now is expected to release soon.
On his birthday here is a playlist of some songs from movies he has directed or produced:
- "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
- "Maahi Ve" - Kal Ho Na Ho
- "Bole Chudiyan "- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
- "Tumhi Dekho Na" - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- "Noor-e-Khuda" - My Name is Khan
- "Disco Deewane" - Student of the Year
- "Offo Offo" - 2 States
- "Drama Queen" - Hasee Toh Phasee
- "Badtameez Dil" - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
- "Deva Shree Ganesha" - Agneepath
On behalf of BollyCurry and his fans, we wish this multi-talented icon a very Happy Birthday!
Writer: Vaishnavi V.
Editors: Shreya S. and Hershi J.
Graphics: Preet K.
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