On This Day - Karan Johar's Birthday: Did You Know KJo Has Worked as a Costume Designer?

Johar made his directorial debut in 1998 with the film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'

Karan Johar, fondly called KJo, requires no introduction at all! Thanks to his enigmatic aura, KJo grabs all the limelight whenever he appears in front of the camera. Also, his films over the years have had a significant influence on the country's culture.

He is currently one of the most successful director-producers in India, having gifted us with films like 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...', 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'My Name Is Khan', and more. Also, he is a popular name in the television industry as well.


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The filmmaker celebrates his 51st birthday today. On this occasion, we will share an interesting fact about him that you probably did not know.

Karan Johar has worked as a costume designer

Not many know that Karan Johar has worked as a costume designer in many films. In fact, he started this before debuting as a director with 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'.

He once said, "I swear on my life, my career, on everything, it had not crossed my mind. I never thought that I would be a filmmaker, never. I had thought of fashion designing, and therefore costume designing was in my head somewhere."

He took full responsibility for Shah Rukh Khan's costume in the 1995 film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. Notably, he was also an actor as well as assistant director in the film.


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In 1997, he (along with Salman and Manish Malhotra) designed the costume of Khan in 'Dil To Pagal Hai'. The following year, he received lots of appreciation for designing the costumes of Khan in the film 'Duplicate'.


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His other notable works as a designer include 'Mohabbatein', 'Main Hoon Na', 'Veer-Zaara', and 'Om Shanti Om'.