IFFM Guests

Karan Johar

A filmmaker that needs no introduction, Karan Johar is a visionary storyteller that has been reshaping contemporary Indian cinema since the 90s. With a unique flair for larger-than-life productions, he effortlessly captures the audience's hearts. His directorial debut, "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (1998), not only won prestigious awards but also put Indian cinema on the global map, igniting a lasting love for Bollywood. Honored with a National Film Award and Filmfare Awards, he received the esteemed Padma Shri in 2020.

From heartwarming family dramas like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham" (2001) and "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" (2006) to thought-provoking works like "My Name Is Khan" (2010) and romantic dramas "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" (2016), each creation garners critical acclaim and commercial success, captivating audiences worldwide. As the owner of Dharma Productions, he has produced numerous diverse, successful films that have broken box-office records, transcended borders, and resonated with audiences worldwide such as "Dostana" (2008), "Kapoor and Sons" (2016), "Raazi" (2018), "Brahmastra" (2020) and many more.

Celebrated for portraying complex emotions and societal issues with unmatched finesse, Karan leaves an indelible mark on Bollywood. Celebrate 25 glorious years of his directorial brilliance at IFFM 2023, and prepare to be spellbound as he continues to be a driving force in shaping the future of Bollywood cinema.

IFFM 2023 is thrilled to have Karan Johar at ANZ Plus IFFM Awards Night 2023 on Friday, 11 August, at 7 PM, Hamer Hall.

Meet Karan Johar on Thursday, 10 August, at 7:30 PM, the Immigration Museum as part of IFFM Chats - Curtain Raiser.