Yash Johar was born on 6th September 1929, India. He started out in the film industry as a photographer, gradually working his way up to being a producer. In 1962 he worked for Sunil Dutt's production company Ajanta Arts assisting in the production of his film Mujhe Jeene Do. In the late 60s and 70s he worked for Dev Anand's Navketan films and was involved in the production of Guide, Jewel Thief, Prem Pujari and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
In 1976, Johar launched his own banner Dharma Productions. The first film produced by the company Dostana was a huge box office success. The company produced a handful of other films in the 80s and early 90s most notably Agneepath, Gumrah and Duplicate. The company got unprecedented success with their 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which ...» read full biography