Bollywood actor, director, and producer who became synonymous with blockbuster romance films.
He broke into Bollywood as an actor in the 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, then made his directorial debut with the highly-acclaimed Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
He achieved crossover success in 2010 with My Name Is Khan. The film featured a pared-down directorial style from his previous features and tackled weightier issues, a change in focus for him that was noticed around the world.
His father, Yash Johar, founded Dhrama Productions in India, creating films noted for their lavish sets and traditional Indian values.
He produced the Filmfare Award-winning 2010 film We Are Family, which starred Kareena Kapoor.