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List of Karan Johar Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
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12

Raj Malhotra and Simran Singh are two young non resident Indians living in London. They meet while traveling across Europe with their friends and somehow miss the train at Zurich, forcing them to complete the trip all by themselves. By the time they return to London, they realize they are in love. But will Simran’s orthodox father approve of the match?

As:
Cast
Director:
Aditya Chopra
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal
2. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
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Kal Ho Naa Ho
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8

The story revolves on Naina Catherine Kapur, a gloomy MBA student living with her widowed mother, grandmother, disabled brother and adopted sister in New York City. Her dreary life starts changing for the better when Aman Mathur comes to live next door and she starts falling in love with him. But there is also Rohit Patel, her best friend. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
Nikkhil Advani
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
3. My Name Is Khan (2010)
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My Name Is Khan
PG-13
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8

Rizwan Khan, a man with Asperger's syndrome, marries a divorced single mother, Mandira and leads a peaceful life with his family in America. That is till the 9/11 terrorist attacks changes his life and he sets out on a journey to meet the President of the United States. 

As:
Director
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Katie A. Keane, Kenton Duty, Benny Nieves
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
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6

Rahul, an adopted son of a rich couple, is disowned by his father, when the former chooses to marry a woman from a middle-class background. He eventually moves to London in order to build a new life. Years later, his younger brother sets out on a mission to find him and rebuild the family again.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Romance
5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
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10

During their college years, Anjali was in love with Rahul, her best-friend, but Rahul loved another girl, Tina, whom he eventually marries. Years later, the daughter of the now-deceased Tina, tries to reunite her widowed father with his true love, Anjali, after reading the letters her mother had written for her. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
6. The Lunchbox (2013)
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The Lunchbox
PG
35
4

The Lunchbox is a critically acclaimed romantic drama film, which tells the story of Saajan Fernandez, an accountant working in a government office, and a housewife Ila, who form an unlikely friendship after a mistaken delivery by a tiffin carrier service. The tiffin that was made for Ila’s husband gets delivered to Fernandez, and since then, Saajan and her, start exchanging notes through the lunchbox. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Ritesh Batra
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey, Nakul Vaid, Nimrat Kaur
7. Raazi (2018)
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Raazi
Not
38
10

Based on a true story, this spy thriller film tells the story of a young Kashmiri girl, daughter of an Indian freedom fighter, who is trained to become an agent for the Research and Analysis Wing. She is married to the son of an influential Pakistani Army officer named Brigadier Parvez Syed, and her goal is to find out what the Pakistani Army is planning against Indians.      

As:
Producer
Director:
Meghna Gulzar
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Rajit Kapoor, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ashwath Bhatt
8. Dear Zindagi (2016)
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Dear Zindagi
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11

As she is facing several career and relationship problems, Kaira, a young girl begins suffering from insomnia. She visits Dr Jehangir Khan, a psychologist, who treats her through various unconventional methods. She eventually gets a new perspective on life, and learns to accept that happiness is about finding comfort in life’s imperfections.              

As:
Producer
Director:
Gauri Shinde
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Kunal Kapoor, Priyanka Moodley, Prateek Jain
9. Kesari (2019)
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5
Kesari
Not
26
5

An army of sikhs fight thousands of Afghan tribesmen to protect the Saragarhi Fort.

As:
Producer
Director:
Anurag Singh
Genres:
Action, Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Suvinder Vicky , Sumeet Basran
10. Kapoor & Sons (2016)
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Kapoor & Sons
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14

Arjun and Rahul return home in order to visit their grandfather who is terribly ill. They soon discover that their parents’ marriage is falling apart, and things get even more complicated when a girl causes a quarrel between the two.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Shakun Batra
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Rajat Kapoor, Fawad Khan
11. Good Newwz (2019)
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9
Good Newwz
Not
27
9
As:
Cast, Special Appearance
Role:
Special Appearance in the song 'Chandigarh Mein'
Director:
Raj Mehta
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Kareena Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar, Adil Hussain, Diljit Dosanjh
12. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
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3

Studious Naina impulsively decides to join a trekking trip where she bonds with her old classmates and grows especially close to Kabir. But Kabir’s ambitions take him away to pursue his dreams. Years later, fortune brings the two together at a friend’s wedding with ample occasion to revive old bonds.  Now, it is up to them to take or lose the opportunity. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Ayan Mukherjee
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
13. Wake Up Sid (2009)
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Wake Up Sid
PG
23
7

Wake Up Sid is a coming-of-age romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Siddharth Mehra, a spoilt and lazy college student, who leaves his home after quarreling with his parents. Eventually, he learns to work hard and be responsible, from Aisha, an aspiring writer.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Ayan Mukherjee
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ranbir Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma
14. Agneepath (2012)
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Agneepath
28
3

After his father is wrongfully framed and murdered by Kancha Cheena, a crime lord, Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, grows up and decides to take revenge against Kancha. He eventually befriends a local kingpin named Rauf Lala.   

As:
Producer
Director:
Karan Malhotra
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action
15. 2 States (2014)
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2 States
29
5

While studying at Indian Institute of Management, Krish and Ananya fall in love with each other. However, their families do not seem to be okay with the relationship as they belong to two different cultural backgrounds.

As:
Producer
Director:
Abhishek Varman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Amrita Singh, Alia Bhatt, Revathy, Ronit Roy, Arjun Kapoor
16. Ittefaq (2017)
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Ittefaq
23
7
As:
Producer
Director:
Abhay Chopra
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna, Mandira Bedi, Himanshu Kohli
17. Hasee Toh Phasee (2014)
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Hasee Toh Phasee
24
8

This romantic comedy film tells the story of Nikhil, a struggling businessman, whose girlfriend Karishma is very demanding. Things get interesting after Nikhil meets Meeta, Karishma’s younger sister, a super-intelligent geek who is a PhD in Chemical Engineering. She had run away to China seven years ago after stealing money from her father, and now she has returned just a week before Nikhil and Karishma’s wedding. Soon Nikhil and Meeta develop feelings for one another.  

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Vinil Mathew
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma, Aariyan Gupta
18. Dostana (2008)
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Dostana
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3

Sameer and Kunal are interested in renting an apartment which belongs to Neha Malwani, but since Neha is unwilling to share it with men, Sameer and Kunal pretends to be a gay couple. The three become good friends over time, but things get hilarious because both Sameer and Kunal find themselves attracted to Neha.

As:
Producer
Director:
Tarun Mansukhani
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Kiron Kher, Bobby Deol
19. Brothers (2015)
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Brothers
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6

Sam and Tommy are siblings but poles apart. Sam serves his country as a Marine and Tommy is just out of prison after serving his term. Sam's copter is shot down while on tour in Afghanistan and he is presumed dead. Tommy takes care of Sam's family in his absence and just when Grace, Sam's wife and Tommy get close, Sam returns home and the foundation of the entire family is threatened.

As:
Producer
Director:
Karan Malhotra
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
20. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
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Badrinath Ki Dulhania
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6

Badri is the son of a wealthy man, who finds himself attracted to a woman named Vaidehi, after meeting her at a wedding. He wants nothing more than to get married to her, but he learns that she has a dream of becoming an air hostess.

As:
Producer
Director:
Shashank Khaitan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Swanand Kirkire, Sahil Vaid, Ritu Raj Singh
21. Lust Stories (2018)
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Lust Stories
17
4

Lust Stories is a romantic drama anthology film which tells us four different stories by four of India’s well-known directors exploring love, sex and modern relationships.

As:
Director
Director:
Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar
22. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
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4
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
R
26
4

Dev and Maya are facing struggles in their respective marriages, and they become friends to help each other deal with their relationship problems. They soon start falling for each other, and even start having an affair. But eventually, they feel guilty for cheating on their spouses.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Romance, Drama
24. Simmba (2018)
21
5
Simmba
Not
21
5

Simmba is a corrupt police officer who works for Durva, an influential smuggler. His life takes an interesting turn, when he has to choose the righteous path, after a woman is assaulted by one of Durva’s brothers.

As:
Cast, Producer, Special Appearance
Role:
In the song Aankh Mare
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Suresh Oberoi, Ashutosh Rana
25. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
24
4

Kavya is a young girl from Ambala, who is looking forward to her marriage with a Non-Resident Indian. When she visits Delhi for shopping, she meets a carefree young man named Humpty Sharma, and starts to fall for him.

As:
Producer
Director:
Shashank Khaitan
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana, Sahil Vaid, Sidharth Shukla
26. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
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7
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
23
7

This Indian musical romantic film is about Alizeh, a woman recovering from a breakup, and Ayan, a naive musician. The duo soon forms an incredible bond, and experience life, love and heartbreak.  

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fawad Khan
27. Student of the Year (2012)
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Student of the Year
22
5

Student of the Year is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Rohan and Abhimanyu, who are good friends. Rohan is dating Shanaya, a rich and popular girl at their college. Things get complicated when over some time, Abhimanyu realizes that he is also in love with Shanaya.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Karan Johar
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
28. We Are Family (2010)
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4
We Are Family
17
4
As:
Producer
Director:
Siddharth Malhotra
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Prakash, Iravati Harshe
29. Kurbaan (2009)
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7
Kurbaan
16
7
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Renzil D'Silva
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Lewis Tan, Om Puri
31. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)
12
6
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
12
6
As:
Producer
Director:
Shakun Batra
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kareena Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Imran Khan, Boman Irani, Zenobia Shroff, Ratna Pathak Shah
32. I Hate Luv Storys (2010)
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7
I Hate Luv Storys
12
7
As:
Producer
Director:
Punit Malhotra
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sonam Kapoor, Samir Soni, Sammir Dattani, Imran Khan, Kavin Dave
35. Guilty (2020)
10
7
Guilty
10
7
As:
Producer
Director:
Ruchi Narain
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Niki Walia, Kiara Advani, Taher Shabbir, Gurfateh Pirzada , Akansha Ranjan Kapoor
36. Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
13
8
Baar Baar Dekho
13
8
As:
Producer
Director:
Nitya Mehra
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Sayani Gupta, Kirti Adarkar, Sagar Arya
37. OK Jaanu (2017)
12
7
OK Jaanu
12
7
As:
Producer
Director:
Shaad Ali
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Naseeruddin Shah, Shraddha Kapoor, Kitu Gidwani, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Jasmeet Singh Bhatia
38. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! (2013)
10
4
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!
10
4
As:
Producer
Director:
Punit Malhotra
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Anupam Kher, Shraddha Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Imran Khan, Nizhalgal Ravi
39. Dhadak (2018)
9
5
Dhadak
Not
9
5
As:
Producer
Director:
Shashank Khaitan
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Ashutosh Rana, Aditya Kumar, Kharaj Mukherjee, Ishaan Khattar, Janhvi Kapoor
41. Ghost Stories (2019)
9
6
Ghost Stories
TV-MA
9
6
As:
Director
Director:
Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Surekha Sikri, Vijay Varma, Mrunal Thakur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Janhvi Kapoor
43. Kalank (2019)
12
3
Kalank
Not
12
3

Set in 1945, before India gained independence, this romantic drama film revolves around six characters from different families, as they experience love, betrayal, depression and revenge.

As:
Producer
Director:
Abhishek Varman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
44. Shaandaar (2015)
11
5
Shaandaar
11
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Vikas Bahl
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapur, Sushma Seth
45. Drive (2018)
7
4
Drive
Not
7
4
As:
Producer
Director:
Tarun Mansukhani
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikramjeet Virk
46. Student of the Year 2 (2018)
10
5
Student of the Year 2
Not
10
5

A tale of sportsmanship, love, companionship and friendship, where Rohan follows his lover, Mridula, to an affluent college. He dreams of reuniting with her. There he becomes friends with Manav, the most illustrious student, but is constantly at odds with his sister, Shreya. 

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Punit Malhotra
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Alia Bhatt, Samir Soni, Tiger Shroff, Himansh Kohli
47. Shhuddhi (2017)
11
5
Shhuddhi
11
5
As:
Producer
Director:
Karan Malhotra
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Girish Karnad, Ashutosh Rana, Jaideep Ahlawat
48. Gippi (2013)
10
3
Gippi
10
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Sonam Nair
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Usha Bachani, Taaha Shah Badusha, Acchui, Anjali, Faraz Ansari

TV Shows and Videos

Indradhanush (1989)
Indradhanush
As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Urmila Matondkar, Girish Karnad, Akshay Anand, Deepa Lagoo
Koffee with Karan (2004)
Koffee with Karan
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (44 episodes, 2004-2017)
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor
The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012)
The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Shruti Seth, Namit Shah, Siddharth Thakkar, Shivshakti Sachdev, Daman Baggan