The Bollywood Renaissance man, industry titan, and multi-hyphenate (director-producer-actor-costume designer) joins us for a discussion about his blockbuster success as both a filmmaker and the mogul behind film-distribution dynasty Dharma Productions.
In Conversation With... Karan Johar
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor, costume designer, television icon: Karan Johar is a Bollywood Renaissance man. From his blockbuster 1998 directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, to his ongoing successes as the helmsman behind the Bollywood distribution dynasty Dharma Productions, to his highly addictive celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan, Johar has established himself as an industry titan. Son of famed producer Yash Johar, Karan was raised in an environment bursting with professional insight into the film business. Mentored in both the artistic and commercial sides of India's dynamic entertainment industry, Johar hit the ground running — and never stopped. His directorial credits rapidly accumulated and became box-office hits: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., My Name is Khan, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which played the Festival, Student of the Year, Bombay Talkies... the list goes on. Our onstage conversation with Johar will consider his story thus far, exploring the artistic influences that define his style and paying tribute to the mentors who helped him forge his thrilling career.