The founder of Dharma Production, Yash Johar was born on 6 September 1929 in Amritsar.
He was married to
and is the father of the well known Bollywood director and producer
. This legend started his career with
’s production house “Ajanta House” in 1952 and since then, he has delivered one hit film after another. His name has been associated with famous films like ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ which released in 1963 and ‘Ye Raste hai Pyaar Ke’ in which the famous Sunil Dutt performed as an actor. His banner, ’Dharma Production’ was launched in 1976. The first film produced under this banner was Dostana which became an instant hit. Some of his best movies in 1980’s and 1990’s were Agneepath, Gumrah and Duplicate. With the release of such great movie that gained major appreciation by Indian audience, his production house became one of the biggest banners in Bollywood. This production house reached new heights from ‘
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
’, a movie released in 1998. This film won lots of awards, including ‘The Best Film’ at Annual Screen Awards. This success was followed by the release of ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam’ directed by his son, Karan Johar. These movies redefined love and romance for people.
He even helped in the setting of ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ which was founded by Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawala and
. He played a role in the production of their first film ‘Phir Bhi Dil hai Hindustani’.
The last film that he produced under his banner was ‘Kal Ho na Ho’. Even though he passed away in 2004, he will always be remembered for his golden contribution to Indian cinema.
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Yash Johar was a famous producer of films in Bollywood. He was the founder of Dharma Productions Private Limited, an Indian production and distribution company, in the year 1979. He made many films in Hindi, which were famous for their exotic locations and lavish sets along with Indian family values and traditions. He was born in Amritsar, a city in the north-western part of India in the state of Punjab. He married Hiroo Johar, 's and BR Chopra's sister. Yash Chopra and BR Chopra are famous film makers. They are known to be the parents of Karan Johar, an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and costume designer. He died in Mumbai in the year 2004 at the age of 75 due to a chest infection. His son took over the company after his death.
Johar's career started in the year 1952 in the production house of Sunil Dutt named Ajanta Arts. Johar was associated with movies like "Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke", "Mujhe Jeene Do", etc. Mujhe Jeene Do is a famous Bollywood film under the direction of Moni Bhattacharjee. He helped the Indian actor Dev Anand in handling the production work of his movie named "Guide", which was a block buster at the box office.
He proceeded with the production house named Navketan Films of Dev Anand and took over the production work of different movies like "Prem Pujari", "Jewel Thief", and "Hare Rama Hare Krishna". Jewel Thief is a spy thriller Bollywood movie directed by the Indian filmmaker named Vijay Anand. "Prem Pujari" is a Bollywood film directed, produced and written by Dev Anand. Hare Rama Hare Krishna is an Indian film directed by Dev Anand.
Johar launched a banner to advertise Dharma Productions. "Dostana" was the first film produced by Dharma Productions. The film was made under the direction of one of the top producers named Raj Khosla, which was a block buster. The company undertook production of other movies like "Gumrah", "Agneepath", "Duplicate", etc. "Agneepath" was an Indian action drama film of 1990 directed by the famous Indian film director and producer named Mukul Anand. "Gumrah" was a Bollywood crime thriller and action drama film directed by the Indian film producer, and director named Mahesh Bhatt in the year 1993. The film "Duplicate" is a famous Bollywood action comedy movie which released in the year 1998.
In the same year, his son Karan Johar wrote and directed an Indian Bollywood romantic comedy-drama movie named "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. This movie brought great success to the company. The film won many awards like Best Film Award, Sansui Viewers' Choice Awards, Lux Zee Cine Awards, National Film e-Awards, and Bollywood Movie Awards. The company's achievement is further continued with the success of the Indian drama film named ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Ghum’ under the direction of Karan Johar, and the production of Yash Johar.
He participated in the distribution and production company named Red Chillies Entertainment, founded by Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actor, and Gauri Khan, his wife. The company's name is now changed to Dreamz Unlimited. Johar was also the producer of the romantic drama film named ‘
Kal Ho Naa Ho
’, which was a great commercial success. He was one of the members of the Film Producers Guild of our country.