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Yash Johar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 6, 2019

Short Biography

Yash Johar was born on 6th September 1929 in Amritsar, India. He was an Ace film producer. He established his own production house called Dharma Productions in 1976. His films were famous for showcasing splendid sets and eye-catching locations.

Other Professions: Founder
Appearance: Bollywood

Yash Johar Complete Bio & Career

Yash Johar started his career in Bollywood by working in Sunil Dutt's Production House, Ajanta Arts in the year 1952. Finally the time came when he decided to establish his own banner Dharma Productions and he launched it grand way in the year 1976.
The first movie enjoyed which was produced under the banner was Dostana directed by Raj Khosla in the year 1981 and it great success at the box office. The company was involved in producing few more films in the 1980s and early 1990s and most noted among them was Agneepath, Duplicate and Gumrah.
The production house earned unmatched success with their 1998 award-winning film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, apparently it was also the directorial debut of his son Karan Johar. The duo of father son then made a family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham under their banner which broke all box office records then to become the highest grosser film in not just India but overseas as well. He was argaby one of the best during his tme and his son Karan Johar has took over the reigns after his death and has taken the legacy forward. He has made some of the finest Bollywood films and will always be remembered as one of the best in the industry. The last movie that he produced was Kal Ho Naa Ho in the year 2003.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info


Yash Johar Ji died on 26-06-2004 in Mumbai due to a chest infection while he was already battling cancer.


DEATHDAY 26 June,2004 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Yash Johar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He married Hiroo Johar, who was sister of the renowned film makers BR Chopra and Yash Chopra. The couple have a son named Karan Johar.

Life's Important Dates Of Yash Johar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Amritsar
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - Dostana (1980)
Best Movies Dostana (1980), Agneepath (1990), Gumrah (1993), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Kajol Devgan
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Film Director Yash Chopra
Favorite Singer Udit Narayan Jha

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Yash Johar

  • He began his career by working in Sunil Dutt's production house Ajanta Arts.
  • He launched his own production house Dharma Productions in the year 1976.
  • His film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham broke all box office records at the time to become the biggest hit in both India and particularly overseas where it entered the Top Five on the UK Charts.

Yash Johar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Yash Johar was 74 years 9 months & 20 days old age.