Prolific filmmaker, author of a brave biographical book ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, sharp columnist, on-trend costume designer/Stylist, unapologetic reality show judge, witty talk show host are some of the hats Karan Johar wears and he does so with great panache. But beyond all this, KJo (as he is called) is everybody’s favourite person in Bollywood. Amiable, affable and extremely sociable, Karan Johar is truly bollywood’s Mr. Congeniality.
Often dismissed in his initial years, as someone who made bubble-gum cinema, catering to the NRI audience, Karan Johar has over the last two decades, built an enormous empire at Dharma Productions, giving the Hindi Film Industry talent that will be remembered over generations. And to his credit, his films depicting love, friendship and family ties changed the way the west looked at Hindi cinema.
KJo has played the role of a perfect mentor to many actors and directors, thus strengthening their position in an otherwise cut throat film business. He has brought forth talent such as Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra in the acting department and Shakun Batra (Kapoor & Sons), Karan Malhothra (Agneepath) and Ayan Mukherjee (Yeh Jawaani hai deewani) as directors. These are some names that can be listed among the most talented and successful artists in the industry as of now. And Karan Johar’s guidance needs to be given credit for it.
This year, the multi- talented man turns 45 and it is a special birthday. You ask us why? Well it is going to be his first birthday ever since he welcomed his baby twins Yash and Roohi Johar into this world. The single father has often expressed his joy over his new parenthood status and how his babies have changed his priorities in life.
So, here is wishing the truly gifted man, a very Happy Birthday!