Karan Johar

Head, Dharma Productions Private Limited

Master’s in French. Film director, producer and TV celebrity. Actor: played Shahrukh Khan's close friend, Rocky, in the movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995); concurrently, Assistant Director and helped Aditya Chopra in writing the screenplay. Also selected Shahrukh Khan's costumes, and did so for other movies, such as Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Duplicate (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Main Hoon Na and Veer-Zaara (2004). 1998, made directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Something Happens) and won eight Filmfare Awards, including Best Movie, Best Director and all four Best Actor awards for both leading and supporting roles. 2001, released second directorial effort, the multi-starrer family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Sometimes Happiness Sometimes Sadness), which won five Filmfare Awards. 2003, produced and wrote the script for Kal Ho Naa Ho. 2005, produced Kaal. September 2005, started directing Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Never Say Goodbye). Also hosted television chat show “Koffee with Karan”. Hosted 2006 Zee Cine Awards.

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