Dharma Productions is an Indian production and distribution company founded by
and taken over by his son,
after his death. The company has produced and distributed some of Bollywood’s and some regional industry’s biggest hits. Karan is an industry insider with very close connections with many people. He launched many star kids and outsiders. The actors who did the maximum number of films under the Dharma banner are:
This Bollywood diva was launched by Karan Johar in Student of the Year along with
. Alia and Karan share a great personal and professional bond. Alia herself revealed that she is closer to Karan than her father. She even called him "
" at various award events. Karan, her mentor has supported her in all of her journeys. After Student of the Year, Alia did 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Shandaar, Kapoor & Sons,
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
, Raazi, Kalank, Brahmāstra, and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Alia also appeared in a cameo role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the "Hook Up Song" from Student of the Year 2.
2. Sidharth Malhotra
has started his film career with Karan Johar's Student of the Year with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He worked as Karan's assistant director in the film My Name is Khan. When he faced the camera in his film, there was no hesitation because he has been modeling since he was 18. Sidharth went on to work in films produced by Dharma Productions which include
Hasee Toh Phasee
, Brothers, Kapoor & Sons,
Baar Baar Dekho
, Ittefaq, Shershah, and Yodha.
King Khan and Karan have been friends for over two decades and they are like brothers. Karan distributes his wealth between SRK's children Aryan and Suhana along with his children Yash and Roohi. Duplicate, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, My Name Is Khan and Dear Zindagi are movies of SRK produced by Karan. SRK has a guest appearance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Brahmāstra.
It is the talk of the town that Kareena and Karan are the best of friends. They have grown up in the Bollywood industry and with time their friendship also grew thick. They are that group of best friends who judge others together. Kareena has done Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kurbaan, We are Family, Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu, Gori Tere Pyaar Main, and Good Newzz under the Dharma banner.
5. Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan worked as an assistant director with Karan in the film My Name is Khan. He was launched by Karan in Student of the Year alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Varun did Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kalank, and Jugjugg Jeeyo under the Dharma banner.
Karan has a good rapport and bond with Big B. They're industry friends. Dharma Productions produced Dostana, Agneepath, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and Brahmāstra.
SRK, Kajol, and Karan are literal friendship goals. They are Bollywood's golden trio. Their friendship started when they were just kids in the industry and they're still going strong. Kajol has worked with Karan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, My Name is Khan and We are Family.
Just like Alia, Ranbir also shares a special bond with Karan. Ranbir expressed how Karan is a great friend of his and many people in the industry. Ranbir has worked under the Dharma banner in the films
Wake Up Sid
, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Brahmāstra.
The role of Kancha Cheena in the 2012 remake of Agneepath is a strong performance by Sanjay Dutt. Karan has offered Sanjay very deserving roles in the films Gumrah, Agneepath (2012 remake), Ungli, and Kalank.
Akshay-Kumar and Karan Johar seem to have a really good bond. Not much is known about their friendship and closeness but they were having fun on the sets of Karan's show. Akshay has worked under the Dharma banner in Brothers, Kesari, GoodNewzz, and Sooryavanshi.