Dharma Productions was established by Late Shri Yash Johar in 1976.
The company soon became a buzzword for stellar productions with releases such as 'Dostana', 'Duniya', 'Muqaddar Ka Faisla', 'Agneepath' and 'Gumrah'. From then on Yash Johar formed a proprietory concern under the name of Dharma Productions in 1997 and now is looked after his son Karan Johar. 1998 saw the release of Dharma Productions 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' ('Heartbeats'), the directorial debut of Karan Johar that featured the most loved on-screen couple of contemporary Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. This massive production turned into a huge box office blockbuster and became the first Indian feature film to figure in the UK Top 10.
'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' not only broke box-office records but also accumulated a number of National and International awards. Later Dharma Productions released Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal ho Na Ho, Kaal and Kabhi ALvida Na Kehna with all 'K'' initials. Then came Dostana which broke the 'K' factor and gather healthy response as well. After that the other two films also released without the 'K' initial which were 'Wake Up Sid' and 'My Name Is Khan.' 'My Name is Khan' was Karan Johar's fourth directorial venture and starred his favourites Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The film opened very well in most places across the world, and set many records in the process. Dharma Productions will also release their debut animation film titled Koochie Koochie Hota Hai, the film celebrates Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but with a major twist. Set in a worlds where animals talk , walk and dance like humans, look out for this new adaptation of what is believed to be a cult classic.