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Karan Johar Birthday Special: 10 unknown facts about KJO

Karan Johar celebrates his 48th birthday on May 25.

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Karan Johar Birthday Special: 10 unknown facts about KJO

Happy Birthday Karan Johar: The most popular and accomplished filmmaker of Bollywood, Karan Johar celebrates his 48th birthday on May 25.

A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, he assisted Yash Chopra’s Yash Raj Films during the early days of his career, making his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He also has a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan (2004). The success of “KKHH” made him one of the most high-profile directors in the Hindi-language Mumbai Film industry, popularly known as Bollywood.

Also a close friend of Aditya Chopra, he has been a creative member of Yash Raj productions such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Veer-Zaara (2004), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and Mohabbatein (2000).

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Johar’s success has guaranteed him worldwide distribution of his production company, Dharma Productions, for many years to come.

Amid lockdown, this filmmaker is proactive on social media has been on a spree of sharing cute videos of his kids Yash and Roohi.


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Porters in Pret a porter ! #lockdownwiththejohars #toodles

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On his birthday, we decided to list down some unknown facts about Karan Johar aka KJO:

  • Karan holds a Masters degree in French.

  • Most of his movies, began with ‘K’ as he believed in numerology. But he stopped the practice after he saw ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai‘ which talked about it. 

  • The idea for “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,” came when he saw the movie “Before Sunset,” during his trip to London.

  • He is the first Indian filmmaker to be a Jury Member in the Miss World Competition, held in Poland on September 30, 2006.

  • For his role in “Bombay Velvet“, he charged only 11 Rupee as his fee.

  • Johar was one of the world’s best “250 Global Young Leaders,” chosen by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, in the year 2007.


  • His second blockbuster, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” was the first Indian movie to have a ‘making-of’ book written.

  • The script of his movie “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,” was invited to be included in the library of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • He wrote the entire film script of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” in just 30 days. 

  • He is also the only Indian apart from former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to have been invited for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.



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