The debonair Karan Johar is a lot of things – director, actor, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, television personality and also one of B-town’s most influential godfathers.

Johar has launched multiple careers and his Midas touch has helped budding actors reach the top of the Hindi film industry. Take a look at the beneficiaries:

Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor

Jahnvi and Ishaan

Ishaan and Janhvi are the stars of the recently released Dhadak, a film that was highly anticipated. Going from the early reviews, Dhadak seems to be on the road to major box-office success.

Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra

Malhotra started out as a model and then went on to become an assistant director to Karan Johar in his 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut in Student of the Year which was directed by Johar and released under the Dharma Productions banner.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

Bhatt also made her debut in the 2012 romantic-comedy film SOTY and has now established herself as one of the most talented actresses of her age.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

The well-muscled Varun Dhawan starred beside Bhatt and Malhotra in SOTY. His career quickly took off and Dhawan’s films have been commercially successful so far.

Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey

Sutaria’s been around for quite a while and has had a successful stint in Disney projects but she’ll be seen opposite Ananya Pandey in SOTY 2.

(Picture credits: Instagram)