Karan Johar is among the most famous and well known names of Bollywood. He is among the most demanded and successful directors but he also owns a great heart as he has helped a lot of Actor and Directors to establish their names in the industry.
Have a look at the celebs who considers KJO as their Godfather:
Who doesn’t know that Alia Bhatt considers Karan as his godfather because she made her debut in the 2012 romantic-comedy film SOTY and has now established herself as one of the most talented actresses of her age.
Sidharth P Malhotra
Along with Sidharth Malhotra Karan also helped Sidharth P Malhotra in 2010. Sidharth directed movie We are family after which he also made a super hit film Hichki which was promoted by Karan Johar.
The well-muscled Varun Dhawan started his career under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions “Student Of The Year” and has been the most loved ones of Karan. After SOTY he has also done multiple movies made under Karan johar’s banner Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Kalank.
Malhotra started out as a model and then went on to become an assistant director to Karan Johar in his 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut in Student of the Year which was directed by Johar and released under the Dharma Productions banner.
Karan Malhotra is another director launched by Kjo. He earlier worked as an Assistant director in the movies like Jodhaa Akbar, My Name Is Khan, Jaan-E-Mann and Brothers. He then made his directorial debut from the movie Agneepath that was a huge success.
Sutaria’s been around for quite a while and has had a successful stint in Disney projects but she’s seen opposite Ananya Pandey in SOTY 2 and is too launched by Karan Johar.
Sonam Nayyar made her directorial debut with Karan Johar’s film Gippi, after which she also directed some short films and web series, which Karan Johar promoted on a personal level.
Nephew of fashion designer Manish Malhotra and friend of Karan, Punit Malhotra made his directorial debut with Karan’s film I Hate Love Story. Puneet worked as an Assistant Director in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Paheli and Dostana.
Daughter of Chunky Pandey too has been launched by KJO in his recently released film SOTY 2.
Janhvi Kapoor was also launched by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions’ film Dhadak, which is the Hindi remake of Marathi film Sairat in 2018.
Director Shakun Batra firstly wored as Assistant director in the movies like Rock On, Don 2 and Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Naa, and then finally directed Ek Main aur Ek Tu produced by Dharma Productions after which he made Kapoor and Sons.
He also made his debut from Karan’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya in 2014 and also helped Karan in Writing and directing Badrinath ki Dulhaniya in 2016.
Director of a Super Hit movie that is “2 States”, Abhishek earlier assisted Karan in the movies like Student of the year and My Name is Khan. Varman also helmed the recent biggie Kalank.
Ayan worked as an assistant director with Karan Johar in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. He later directed Dharma Productions’ super-hit film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. There’s yet another Johar film (Brahmastra) in the pipeline that has been helmed by Ayan Mukerji.