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Karan Johar

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Karan Kumar Johar (born Lahul Kumar Johar, May 25, 1972, informally known as KJo) is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor, and television figure active in Hindi films. He is the child of Hiroo Johar and Yash Johar.

Karan Johar was born in Bombay, India (now Mumbai), to the filmmakers of Yash Johar and Hiroo Johar, the founders of Dharma Productions. He has Punjab Hindu ancestors on his father's side and Cindy Hindu ancestors on his mother's side. He studied at Greenlawns High School. After Greenlawns, he was founded in H.R. in Bombay (now Mumbai). I went to the College of Commerce and Economics.

In the following feature film, Student of the Year (2012), Jo Har did not cast the leading actor, but instead hired three debut actors (Sid Has Malhotra, Barun Dawan, and Alia Bart). The plot centers around the exploration of a group of students aiming for the title "Student of the Year" in college. The film had a moderate commercial success and received mixed reviews from critics. Some called it "very enjoyable and enjoyable," while others called it "a movie suffering from lack of story syndrome."

Karan Johar worked as a costume designer for Shah Rukh Khan in many films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Duplicate (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Main Hoon Na (2004), and Veer-. I did. Zaara (2004), Om Shanti Om (2007).

On August 11, 2018, Karan Johar released Takht, an era drama based on the Mughal Era, featuring ensemble star casts such as Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi and more. Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. With Sumit Roy's screenplay, Hussain Haidry's ambassador and music written by A. R. Rahman, it will be the second film Karan Johar didn't write himself. In an interview with Firstpost, Johar said Takht will start filming in September 2019.

In addition to working as an assistant director for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Karan Johar also worked as an actor in the film and played the role of Shah Rukh Khan's character friend. Since then, he has made cameo appearances in films such as Om Shanti Om (2007), Fashion (2008), and Luck by Chance (2009).

Karan Johar made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the Best Director of the Film and Best Screenplay of the Film. His next work, the ensemble family melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) and the ensemble musical romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), have had great success in both domestic and international markets. His social drama My Name Is Khan (2010) won the second Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 2018, spy thriller Raazi won the Filmfare Award for Best Film. These, along with several successful films he produced under the banner of Dharma Productions, established him as one of the leading directors and producers of Hindi films.

Johar once again worked with Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee to create the anthology film Lust Stories (2018), released on Netflix as the sequel to Bombay Tokis. The film was praised for its exploration of women's sexuality, which is rarely covered in Indian films. Johar's part was centered around a newly married school teacher (Kiara Advani) whose husband (Vicky Kaushal) was unaware of the lack of sexual satisfaction.

Since 2012, he has been judged on the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (with Madhuri Dixit and Remo D'Souza), India's Got Talent (with Malaika Arora Khan, Kirron Kher and Farah Khan) and India's Next Superstars (with Rohit). Served as a committee member. Shetty).

Johar has also successfully entered other avenues in the entertainment industry. He is the TV talk show Koffee with Karan, the date show What the Love! He also appeared as a judge on the radio show Calling Karan, and the competitive reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India's Got Talent and India's Next Superstars.

Karan  Johar was the organizer of Koffee and Karan. On the talk show, he interviewed actors, directors, producers and other prominent members of the Hindi film industry. The series ran intermittently between 2004 and 2019 and has 6 seasons as of June 2020.

Jo Har was criticized for supporting kinship by casting children of Bollywood stars in the film and not supporting industry rookies. Karan Johar was first accused by Kangana Ranaut on the Koffee With Karan talk show. Within Bollywood, the majority did not support criticism. However, many people on social media have supported it.

In 2020 he was awarded the Padma Shri Award, India's fourth highest civilian honor.

Karan Johar began her career as an actor in the entertainment world, where she played the role of Shrikant in the 1989 Doordarshan Serial Indradhanush. As a child, he was influenced by Indian commercial films. He quoted Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, and Sooraj R. Barjatya as inspiration. For a while, Johar followed numerology, creating movie titles where the first word of the title and several other words begin with the letter K. After watching the Lage Raho Munna Bhai film critical of numerology in 2006, Karan Johar decided to stop. This practice.

Karan Johar's fourth directorial venture was the social drama My Name Is Khan (2010), his first film he didn't write. The conspiracy lives in San Francisco after being played by a Muslim man with Asperger Syndrome and his Hindu wives Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and faces racial prejudice after the September 11 attacks. The film was a huge commercial success and was highly praised by critics who praised Karan Johar's creative directing style. Critic Subhash K. Jha wrote that the film is "perfect and flawless work in terms of the content, tone and processing that any film can achieve." The film won Johar's second Filmfare Award for Best Director.

Joe Har said his production house had introduced 21 debut directors. It can be said that Jo Har is not a young "fourportist" filmmaker. They are not from fraternity or industry. It's completely from outside. "Joe Har said to the casting officials, "Why do they undermine some of the actors from (industry)? Why should I justify it in the first place? I think they are talented enough to face the camera. It's easy to access, but after that, you can say you're on the road ahead. "

He made a full-fledged acting debut with Ran Bir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the period drama Bombay Velvet (2015) by Anurag Ka Sharp, where he starred. The movie didn't work very well at the box office, but Karan Johar was given a bit of appreciation for his acting. Critic Sarita A. Tanwar said, "The only consolation in the film is Karan Johar, who brings a lot of dignity to Kambata's character. This is commendable for being completely out of his comfort zone."

Karan Johar's directorial work (excluding the anthology Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories and Ghost Stories) was produced under the banner of Dharma Productions, founded by his father Yash Johar and acquired by him after his father died in 2004. In his directing work, he has produced several films by other directors under the Dharma banner. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Dostana (2008), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Agneepath (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), 2 States (2014), Humpty, and many other films have had great success. . Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Kapoor & Sons (2016), Dear Zindagi (2016), Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), Raazi (2018), Dhadak (2018), Simmba (2018).

Jo Har's next director was the romantic drama film Adil Hai Mush Kil (2016). The film featured Ranbir Kapoor as a man dealing with unrequited love for his best friend, played by Anushka Sharma. Also, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an elderly woman who has a short relationship with Kapoor's character, and Fawad Khan has emerged as a love interest for Sharma's character. The film had a commercial success, received positive reviews from critics, and was called "Jo Har's Most Grown-up Movie".

About his sexual orientation, Joe Har said, "Everyone knows what my sexual orientation is. I don't have to scream. If I have to spell it, it's not just because I live in a country where I could be. I was imprisoned for these words." In May, Karan Johar became the father of twins (male and female) through a surrogate mother. The twins were born in Masrani Hospital in Mumbai. Karan Johar named his son Yash after his father. And his daughter Roohi-rearranged from his mother name Hiroo.

Karan Johar's next directorial venture was the ensemble family melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001). The film starred the selfish wealthy industrialist Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan as his benevolent wife, and Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan as their two sons. In addition, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor appeared as sisters to a lower class family who became the loving interests of Khan and Roshan respectively. The film became Karan Johar's second major blockbuster in the box office and received positive reviews from critics. Critic Taran Adamash said that Jo Har was "confirming that he is the smartest in the film expanse. The premise [of the film] is simple, but storytelling that deserves the best score."

After the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, not in the cinematic background, the kinship debate against Karan Johar has been revived. Several film experts have claimed that Johar interfered with Rajput's career. [Requires clarification] A complaint has been filed against Johar for "Sushant's suicide reasons". An angry comment about Karan Johar has been posted on the internet and has lost a lot of followers on Instagram.

Karan Johar entered the film industry as an assistant director for Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), a landmark in Hindi cinema. He made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy drama Kuchi Kuchi Hota Hai (1998). The first half of the film revolves around a college love triangle between a numb boy (Shah Rukh Khan), his tomboy best friend (Kajol), and college's prettiest girl (Rani Mukerji), while the second half revolves around now. -An attempt by a widow boy to reconnect with his best friend who is currently engaged to marry another man (Salman Khan). The film became a major blockbuster at the box office and received positive reviews from critics. Critic Anish Khanna, writing for Planet Bollywood, said, "Karan Johar has an impressive directorial debut, has a great scripting flair and knows how to make a film with S-T-Y-L-E." It has won National Film Awards for the most popular film that provides wholesome entertainment. At the 44th Filmfare Awards, it has won most of the major awards, including Best Film, Best Director and four acting awards.

Karan Johar teamed up with Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee to create the anthology film Bombay Talkies (2013), which was released to commemorate the centenary of Hindi cinema. Each director contributed to the big anthology by making one short film. Johar's film plot followed a magazine editor (Rani Mukerji) who discovered that her husband (Randeep Hooda) was gay after interacting with an intern (Saqib Saleem) in the office. The film did not perform very well at the box office, but it received positive reviews from critics.

Karan Johar's third directorial venture was the ensemble musical romantic drama Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), set in a non-resident Indian living in New York City, tackling the controversial topic of marriage affairs. The plot of the film follows the washed-out athlete (Shah Rukh Khan), who had an extramarital relationship with his family friend (Rani Mukerji), a school teacher who was not satisfied with his marriage from childhood due to frustration with his wife (Preity Zinta). Friends (Abhishek Bachchan). The film has had great success in India and even more overseas. It received very positive reviews from critics who praised Joe Har for his departure from the style of directing the first two films. Rajeev Masand wrote: "Few writers like Karan Johar have good control over their scenarios. Few people understand a narrative as complex as he does. Karan Johar moves from high to low, from high to low, to the ease of a pro. He You know exactly how to turn an ordinary scene into a special one with just a single line of dialogue or a hint of background music.” The script for this film, co-authored by Karan Johar, has been recognized by many critics and is intended to be included in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences library. Was invited.

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