From creating a friendship cum love story ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998 to making a masterpiece ‘My name is Khan’ in 2010; Karan Johar has given us many movies to cherish. How can we forget about the intense family drama that the director created in 2001 with ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ or the heartbreaking love story on adultery, ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ in 2006?
The filmmaker; who is known for creating his own magical world of emotions on screen is also an actor, costume designer, writer, and movie producer. Karan Johar owns his own Production house as ‘Dharma Production’ which has releases the movies like Kesari, Kalank, and Student of the Year 2 in 2019.
On the eve of his birthday, ‘Yotainment’ brings some surprising facts about the B-town director that will shed some lights on Karan Johar’s life.
Karan’s real name is ‘Rahul Yash Johar’
The director’s real name is Rahul Yash Johar. He changed it into Karan Johar after he decided to pursue a career in filmmaking. He is basically known by his nickname ‘KJo’ in B-Town. No wonder, why the character name of Shahrukh in KJo’s movie is ‘Rahul’.
Karan has his own autobiography titled ‘An Unsuitable Boy’
The autobiographical book of Karan Johar was published on January 9, 2016. In this book, the director has narrated different events of his life from his childhood.
Karan Johar is a father of twin chidren named ‘Yash’ and ‘Roohi’
Karan Johar became the father of twin children named Yash and Roohi, through surrogacy. The boy was named after Karan’s late father ‘Yash Johar’ and the girl was named on Karan’s mother name ‘Hiroo Johar’.
Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra are Karan Johar’s cousins
Late Yash Chopra is Maternal Uncle of Karan Johar. Johar’s mother Hiroo Johar is the youngest sister of Yash Chopra, which makes Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra, cousins of Karan Johar.
Karan Johar has won National Award for ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’
Karan Johar won National Award in 1998 for his debut film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. The film was awarded in the category of ‘Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment’.
Karan’s ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ was invited for Academy Of Motion Pictures
The 2006 release ‘Kabhi Alvida Na kehna’ was an international hit of that times. The film was critically acclaimed worldwide and did excellent business in the oversees market. The script of KJo’s film was invited to be included in the library of ‘Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science’; which is the highest honorary organization of the motion pictures.