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Karan Johar

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Karan Kumar Johar (born Rahul Kumar Johar; 25 May 1972), often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian filmmaker and television personality, who primarily works in Hindi cinema. He has launched the careers of several successful actors under his own Dharma Productions. The recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, he has been honored with Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2020.Son of producer Yash Johar, Karan made his directorial debut with the romantic comedy-drama Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which earned him the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, the Filmfare Award for Best Director and the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karan Johar has received more than 16,704,266 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Karan Johar is the 1,563rd most popular film director (down from 1,324th in 2019), the 863rd most popular biography from India (down from 707th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Karan Johar ranks 1,563 out of 1,581Before him are Nimród Antal, Brad Silberling, Josef Fares, Oskar Roehler, György Pálfi, and Adam Curtis. After him are Pablo Berger, Władysław Pasikowski, Amy Heckerling, Mani Ratnam, Errol Morris, and Frank Coraci.

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Among people born in 1972, Karan Johar ranks 495Before him are Michelle, Megumi Igarashi, Krzysztof Charamsa, Guillaume Soro, Joe Calzaghe, and Hüseyin Özkan. After him are Daniel Prodan, Bledar Sejko, Andrey Malakhov, Catherine Ndereba, Michael Hester, and Hendrawan.

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Among people born in India, Karan Johar ranks 863 out of 1,493Before him are Prakash Padukone (1955), Nita Ambani (1963), Dean Mahomed (1759), Sudha Chandran (1965), S. M. Krishna (1932), and Buddhadeb Dasgupta (1944). After him are Arun Shourie (1941), Mani Ratnam (1956), Stan Swamy (1937), Anushka Sharma (1988), Ranjan Gogoi (1954), and Bipasha Basu (1979).


Among film directors born in India, Karan Johar ranks 22Before him are V. Shantaram (1901), Deepa Mehta (1950), Subhash Ghai (1945), K. Balachander (1930), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), and Aparna Sen (1945). After him are Mani Ratnam (1956), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (1963), B. R. Chopra (1914), Farah Khan (1965), Mehboob Khan (1907), and Gulshan Kumar (1956).

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