Personal Life of Yash Johar
Yash Johar was married to Hiroo Yash Johar. His son, Karan Johar, is one of the most successful directors of Hindi film industry. After the demise of Yash Johar, his son took over the responsibility of Dharma Productions. Yash Johar died on 26th June 2004 in Mumbai, at the age of 75, owing to a chest infection. Apart from this, he was also suffering from cancer.
Career of Yash Johar
In the year 1952, Yash Johar started his film career in the Hindi film industry with Sunil Dutt's production house Ajanta Arts. He had worked for films like Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke and Mujhe Jeene Do. He also assisted actor and filmmaker Dev Anand during the production of his popular Bollywood flick Guide. The film was a huge success at the box office. Later he continued working with Dev Anand's Navketan Films and handled the production of popular movies such as Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Prem Pujari and Jewel Thief.
Yash Johar launched his own banner in the year 1976 with the title Dharma Productions. Dostana was the first feature film produced by the company under the direction of Raj Khosla. The film turned out to be a commercial success. In the 1980s and 1990s Dharma Productions produced a number of Hindi movies among which the notable ones include Duplicate, Gumrah and Agneepath. The company achieved unmatched success in 1998 with the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the directional debut of Yash Johar's son Karan Johar. The movie featured Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee and marked to be an all time blockbuster. It was also regarded as one of the biggest hits of the year especially in the international market. In addition to earning critical acclaim, the film won all major awards in several categories at National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and Sansui Viewers' Choice Awards.
Achievements of Yash Johar
Yash Johar had won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Filmfare Best Film Award for the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in the year 1999. He had also received Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004.
Filmography of Yash Johar
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