Karan Malhotra is an Indian film director, writer, and screenwriter. He is known for directing the Hindi film ‘Agneepath’ (2012) starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sanjay Dutt.
Karan Ravi Malhotra was born on 24 July in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father, Ravi Malhotra, was a Hindi film producer.
Karan Malhotra’s father
Wife & Children
He is married to the Indian screenwriter Ekta Pathak.
Karan Malhotra and his wife
From his maternal side, his uncles are the Indian film actors Prem Chopra and Raj Kapoor. He is the cousin of Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor (from the maternal side). The Indian actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are his nieces, and actor Ranbir Kapoor is his nephew.
Karan started his career as a cinematographer in the early 1990s. In 2000, he made his debut as an assistant director with the Hindi film ‘Pukar.’ Some of his other Hindi films as an assistant director are ‘Lajja’ (2001), ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008), and ‘My Name Is Khan’ (2010). He made his debut as a director and screenwriter with the Hindi film ‘Agneepath’ (2012) for which he won Zee Cine Award for Special Award Power-Club Box Office. He has worked as a director in many Hindi films like ‘Brothers’ (2015) and ‘Shamshera’ (2022).
Karan Malhotra on the sets of Shamshera
In 2016, he started working on the Hindi film ‘Shuddhi.’ The film was an adaptation of the book “The Immortals of Meluha” by Amish Tripathi. The makers of the film faced various problems in selecting the cast of the film. Later, the film got shelved.
- Film Director(s): Mukul Anand, Subhash Ghai
- Film: Indiana Jones (1984)
- In 2022, his Hindi film ‘Shamshera’ was released which turned out to be a flop at the box office. On 27 July 2022, he shared an Instagram post about his film’s failure.
Karan Malhotra’s Instagram post on the failure of the film Shamshera at the box office
During an interview, when he was asked about his experience of working with the Indian producer Aditya Chopra, he said,
My first instinct was that I’m gonna have a blast working with him. He is a producer who owns his films, whether they do well or don’t do well. He is standing by them and that is the most important thing. It’s a great value to have. He’s a great producer to have if you’re a director.”
- He is often invited as a guest speaker at the acting school Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares.
Karan Malhotra during a session at Actor Prepares