Aproducer, director, designer, TV host and now a Godfather for new talent. Under his banner, Dharma Productions, KJo has given breaks to several newbies — writers, directors and actors. Nikhil Advani, Karan Malhotra, Punit Malhotra, Tarun Mansukhani, and Ayan Mukerji, who started out as his assistants. He never really got credit for his hits as a director because all his films starred SRK. Then Karan signed newbies Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Student Of The Year. The trio became the toast of the industry and has surged ahead with their next releases, all within a year of their debut film! His production house has become bigger with every passing year. As a producer, he is a dream to work for, while every star dreams of working with KJo. Most of the forthcoming films from his banner have newbie directors. Besides being a filmmaker, Karan is a brand on TV with a show of his own, Koffee With Karan. He is also judging Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and will soon be seen as an actor — playing a baddie, no less, in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. How does he do it all? He will never tell.