Karan Johar is almost a household name with some of his blockbuster movies well-known all across the globe! He’s fashionable, talented, and can be considered a Bollywood diva! Lovingly termed KJo, he’s almost a legend in the elite circles. Read on to find out more about him.
About Karan Johar
The name Karan Johar evokes the memories of iconic movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai or the famous Koffee With Karan series. He has contributed immensely to Bollywood content like movies and interviews. His show has been the hub of controversies where much celebrity gossip and issues have spilt out.
Early Life and Family
Karan Johar was born in Mumbai, India to the famous director Yash Johar and Hiroo. Dharma Productions was his father’s production venture which he later took over. He has so many friends in the industry and has been linked a lot to a few, big names in the industry.
He hasn’t openly come out about his sexual orientation, but in interviews, he said that everyone knew and he wasn’t going to say it aloud in India, where he can get jailed for saying it. In 2017, he had his children, twins Yash and Roohi, through surrogacy.
Career And Major Milestones
Karan Johar started as an actor in the 1989 Doordarshan serial called Indradhanush. He was even seen in a supporting role in the iconic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. He said he loved creating movies that had a family-centric theme.
However, he has made movies ahead of their time like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He has won many awards and accolades. In 2020, he was conferred with the famous Padma Shri award.
A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Karan Johar
1. He has a Master’s Degree in French! He can speak French fluently and this is quite surprising.
2. He is amazing friends with Anurag Kashyap who directed the movie Bombay Velvet where KJo made an appearance. Very few people know that Karan Johar just charged Rs. 11 as his fee.
3. The Indian actress Kajol has such a good rapport with KJo, that he considers her his lucky charm. This is why she makes a cameo appearance in all of his movies.
4. After the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh was invited as a guest in the London Olympics, KJo is the second Indian to be given that honor.
His directorial, acting, talk show host, and fashion show ventures have garnered him a very attractive net worth. As of 2021, he is said to have a net worth of $200 million to $205 million according to Forbes.
Some sources even claim he’s got a worth of $220 million but this isn’t confirmed. He is one of the highest-paying taxpayers in the country. His annual earnings through endorsements, acting cameos, and directorial contributions total to more than Rs. 100 crores per year!
Apart from investing crores in movies, he also has a lot of personal assets that are highly valued. He owns an ocean-facing flat in Mumbai along with a duplex mansion in the city.
He also owns another house in the Malabar Hills in Mumbai. He also owns about 7 to 8 crore rupees worth of luxury cars. He is highly successful and shows no signs of tiring!