|Real Name||Karan Dharma Kama Johar|
|Profession||Director, Producer, Writer and TV Host|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 77 kg
in Pounds- 170 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||25 May 1972|
|Age (as in 2017)||45 Years|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Greenlaws High School, Mumbai|
|College||H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualifications||M.A. in French|
|Debut||Directorial Debut: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Film Debut: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
TV Debut: Indradhanush (1989)
|Family||Father– Late Yash Johar (Producer)
Mother– Hiroo Joha
|Address||Carter Road, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Collecting old things|
|Controversies||• He had a twitter battle with Ram Gopal Varma after the release of Student of the Year in 2012. The whole thing started when RGV tweeted, “If someone takes off from Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the year’ and makes Teacher of the year it will become the Disaster of the year.” After which Karan repaid that, “Disaster of the year is your territory Ramu…no one can ever replace the comfortable place you have made for yourself there”.
• In 2015, an FIR was lodged against Karan and actors 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, political parties such as MNS and Shiv Sena gave Pakistani actors an ultimatum to leave India and told the Bollywood filmmakers to exclude their scenes in the films. Though, Pakistani actors such as Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan left India but Karan continuously supported them on twitter. Following this, MNS threatened Karan by saying that they would beat him up if he will continue to work with Pakistani actors.
|Favourite Food||Parsi food|
|Favourite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Rishi Kapoor|
|Favourite Actress||Meryl Streep, Kajol, Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge|
|Favourite TV Show||The Golden Girls|
|Favourite Drinks||Saint Emilion (Wine), Dom Perignon (Pink champagne)|
|Favourite Fashion Brand||Givenchy|
|Favourite Restaurant||Starbucks Coffee in Mumbai|
|Favourite Destination||New York|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Son– Yash (surrogate)
Daughter– Roohi (surrogate)
|Cars Collection||Jaguar XF
|Salary||6-8 crore/TV show season (INR)|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Karan Johar
- Does Karan Johar Smoke?: Not Known
- Does Karan Johar Drink Alcohol?: Yes
- Karan was first seen in a Doordarshan TV’s Serial Indradhanush as Shrikant in 1989.
- He made his first Bollywood appearance in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) as Rocky.
- He also selected Shah Rukh Khan’s clothes for the film.
- Till 2006, he relied a lot upon numerology and used to create film names with letter K.
- Although Karan’s best friend is Shah Rukh Khan, he is very gripped with Hrithik Roshan’s work, and once said that we all work hard, but whereas all of us give 100%, Hrithik gives 300%.
- Before directing films, he assisted famous Late Yash Chopra.
- His mother is the younger sister of Late Yash Chopra.
- He had a crush on Twinke Khanna.
- He can fluently speak French.
- He played a pivotal role of Kaizad Khambatta in the film Bombay Velvet (2015).
- He loves wearing Velvet blazers.
- In March 2017, he became a single parent to son Yash Johar and daughter Roohi through surrogacy.
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