8 - 17 August 2019

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Karan Johar

Director / Producer / Author

Karan Johar fondly referred to as KJo is a maverick filmmaker with a career expanding decades. His first footsteps into cinema were guided by his late father, Indian film producer Yash Johar, founder of Dharma Productions. Now a father himself with adorable twins, lovingly named Yash Johar and Roohi Johar, (after both his mother Hiroo and father Yash) this screenplay perfectionist celebrates the best of Indian cinema in all his creations.

Karan Johar isn't afraid to wear many hats; An Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality, he is regarded for his individual style. His gamut of superhit romantic movies and family dramas continue to grace, excite and entertain the Indian film audience.

Directing movies such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Kushie Kabhi Gham (2001), Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006), the critically acclaimed My Name is Khan (2010), Student of the Year (2012) and Student of the Year - 2 (2019) Karan Johar has established himself as one of India's film icons.

His enthusiasm and penchant for perfection translates into his non-commercial masterpieces as well, having directed for Netflix alongside Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, and Dibakar Banerjee for the series Lust Stories (2018) praised for its exploration of female sexuality, a subject rarely dealt with in Indian films and Bombay Talkies (2013) earning positive reviews from critics.

Adding to his list of talents, this visionary continues to surprise by choosing his pen over the clapper, when he celebrated his debut as the author of An Unsuitable Boy, an autobiographical book written and published in 2016.

# Session Date Time Venue
1 IFFM Chat with Karan Johar: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - 20 years later Saturday, August 10 4:30 PM Arts Centre Melbourne
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