Karan Johar is one of the most famous people in the film industry in India. He is a popular producer, director, actor, costume designer as well as a TV personality. Karan built his popularity through participation in numerous Bollywood films, and his first work as a director brought him tremendous success in the year of 1998.
It was the ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ film for which he received several awards including Best Screenplay Award as well Filmfare Award for Best Director. In addition to his great success in the film world, he is very successful as an entrepreneur because Karan Johar is the owner of the largest distribution and production company in India called Dharma Productions.
There is no doubt that great talent and hard work brought wealth to Karan Johar. But what exactly is his net worth? You will be able to find out in the following text that we have prepared for you. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life of Karan Johar
This producer and director was born on May 25th, in the year of 1972. His hometown is Mumbai. The name of Karan’s father is Yash Johar and the name of his mother is Hiroo Johar. Interestingly, his parents were film producers, so they were the inspiration for Karan Johar to become successful and to do the same job as his parents.
He had debuted in a TV series called Indradhanush, which was broadcasted on Doordarshan. Karan was a teenager and was 15 years old. In addition to his parents who had a great influence on his career, great inspiration were famous Indian actors such as Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, and Sooraj R. Barjatya.
As far as his private life is concerned, Karan Johar has two children (twins), whose names are Yash and Roohi. Children were born through surrogacy.
The career of Karan Johar
As we said, Johar made his TV debut as a very young boy. However, his debut as a director was in one of the most famous films in Bollywood, which is ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ movie. He wasn’t the main, but the assistant director.
His first film on which he worked independently and as the main director, was a ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ movie from 1998. This film attracted a lot of attention from the public and viewers, and the quality was later confirmed by numerous awards. Thereafter, another great success followed with ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ movie in 2001. An interesting fact is that both films were blockbusters.
Other very successful films directed by Karan Johar are ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ from 2006, ‘My Name Is Khan’ from 2010, ‘Student of the Year’ from 2012, ‘Bombay Talkies’ from 2013, as well as Ae Dil Hai Mushkil from 2016.
In addition to a very successful career as a producer and director, Karan Johar owns Dharma Productions, which produces Bollywood movies. Some of the films this company produced were ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ from 2003, ‘Dostana’ from 2008, ‘Agneepath’ from 2012, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ from 2013, ‘2 States’ and ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ from 2014 as well as ‘Kapoor & Sons’ movie from 2016.
Karan also had his debut as an actor in the ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ movie, where he was also the assistant director. In addition to this film, he appeared in minor roles in ‘Bombay Velvet’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Luck by Chance’ films.
However, in addition to these things related to the film industry, he was a host of ‘Koffee with Karan’ show broadcasted from 2004 to 2005. We must also mention that Karan Johar was often one of the judges of popular TV shows in India such as India’s Next Superstars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and India’s Got Talent.
Awards & Achievements of Karan Johar
He received the first prize for his first big blockbuster movie ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. It was the National Film Award for ‘Best Popular Movie Providing Wholesome Entertainment’. In addition to this grand prize, Karan is multiple winners of Filmfare Awards (4 times), IIFA Awards (4 times), Screen Awards (2 times), Apsara Film&Television Producers Guild Awards (2 times) as well as Zee Cine Awards (3 times).
Net Worth of Karan Johar
Considering the numerous films he directed and shows hosted by Dharma Productions, it is logical that Karan Johar has gained great wealth in his career. So far, he has managed to accumulate a huge $220 million in his career. Johar got all his fortune with hard work and effort through engaging in the film industry.
His work was recognized outside of his homeland, so in 2006, he was proclaimed by the World Economic Forum as one of the 250 Global Young Leaders, while in 2017, he was a cultural leader.