is a big name in the Bollywood world. The entertainment master, Karan Johar, is also called KJo by many of his peers in the film industry. He is a true buzz-maker. Over the years, we have seen him excel in directing and producing films with many top-rated actors. Karan Johar is a talent hunter known for providing a platform to showcase talent. His production house, Dharma Productions, has not only worked with the established superstars of Bollywood but has also launched many successfully talented hotshots in recent years. Listed below are the top 10 talented actors launched by Karan Johar.
1. Siddharth Malhotra
A former model, Siddharth Malhotra made his acting debut in Karan Johar's Student of the Year in 2012. He became an instant hotshot with his debut film. With his charming personality and sculpted physique, Siddharth became the heartthrob of many women. He was well-received by the audience not only for his looks but also for his acting skills. He has since then appeared in other successful films, like,
Hasee Toh Phasee
, Brothers, and many more. Shershah and Mission Majnu were the movies that escalated him to the crescendo of his acting career.
One of the best actors of the new generation, Alia Bhatt, never failed to impress the audience since her debut film Karan Johar's Student of the Year in 2012. However, Alia faced criticism for her unpolished acting skills in her first film. She did not back off and proved her potential by giving us her spectacular performances in Highway,
, and Gangubai Kathiawadi. She continued her venture with Dharma Productions in films Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Kalank, Kapoor and Sons,
, and Shandaar.
Alongside Siddharth and Alia, Varun, son of director
, was launched in Karan Johar's Student of the Year in 2012. His relationship with Karan Johar dates back to his childhood. Before his acting debut, Varun worked as an assistant director in Karan Johar's film My Name Is Khan. With his vibrant and charming personality, Varun Dhawan has given us films that were true to his jovial characteristics, like Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Badrinath ki Duilhaniya, Dilwale, Mein Tera Hero, and many more Comedy films. Badlapur and Bhediya were the films in which we see the potential of Varun's acting skills.
Daughter of the legendary actress Sridevi and veteran producer
, Janhvi Kapoor is setting ablaze the hearts of the people with her strong screen presence. She debuted in the film Dhadak in 2018. The audience and critics appreciated her acting skills, and she continued to play strong characters in other movies, namely, Gunjan Saxena, Mili, and Good Luck Jerry. She comes from an eminent family of actors and filmmakers, which reflects her personality and aura.
Ishaan Khattar gained Bollywood fame with his commercially successful film Dhadak by Dharma Productions, with his co-star Janhvi Kapoor. He is the son of actors
. He is the half-brother of actor
. Ishaan has established his name in Bollywood with his chocolate-boy personality and acting skills. After Dhadak, we saw him in other hit films, like, Phone Booth, Khaali Peeli, A Suitable Boy, and a Hollywood film, Don't Look Up.
The star kid, Ananya Pandey, made her acting debut in the film Student of the Year 2 in the year 2019. The audience did not receive the film well, and it underperformed at the box office. Ananya Pandey was criticized heavily for the drawbacks of her acting. However, this 24-year-old actress impressed the critics and the viewers in her next film Pati, Patni Aur Woh which became a commercial success. In 2022, Gehraiyaan released the true potential of Ananya Pandey's acting skills, and people appreciated her.
Extremely talented 27-year-old Tara Sutaria debuted in the film Student of the Year 2, in 2019 along with Ananya Pandey and
. Tara gave her best in her debut film which helped her win over the hearts of many. Later, she went on to star in other films, namely, Marjawan, Tadap, Ek Villain Returns and Heropanti 2.
Rohit Saraf's strong screen presence has earned him the title "India's national crush". Due to his internet sensation, he has a lot of followers. Before his breakthrough in the Hindi film industry, Rohit acted in small-screen shows. Dear Zindagi was his debut film. His marvellous acting skills got him to star in other films, namely, The Sky is Pink, alongside
, Hichki with Rani Mukherjee, and
with Hrithik Rosan. He came a long way from doing supporting roles to a lead role in the Netflix comedy series Mismatched.
9. Lakshya Lalwani
Lakshya earned his popularity from the MTV teen drama show
. Now, he is all set to debut under the Dharma Production House. We will see him in Bedhadak alongside
. He was about to debut with Dostana 2 in 2021, but it got delayed.
10. Shanaya Kapoor
Shanaya comes from the accomplished and proficient Kapoor family. Daughter of
, she is ready to storm the screen with her debut film Bedhadak by Karan Johar. Amid the news of the film being shelved, Karan Johar gave us a heads-up regarding the movie's shoot.