Mumbai: Since starting his journey behind the silver screen with 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge', Karan Johar has turned into a wizard of entertainment in Bollywood. As the filmmaker turned 43 on Monday, celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt wished him 'amazing' and 'blockbuster' year ahead.
He walked into the showbiz as assistant director to filmmaker Aditya Chopra in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer romantic saga 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge'. He also had a small role in the film.
The son of the late film producer Yash Johar, Karan has doled out entertainers like 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...' and 'My Name Is Khan', which hinged upon family values and relationships.
As a film producer, Karan has also backed smaller projects like 'Gippi' and 'Ungli' to inject new life into independent cinema.
He wooed the masses with his sharp one-liners and showed off his dance moves as a judge on reality shows like 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and 'India's Got Talent'. Johar's tryst with small screen is incomplete without the mention of popular 'Koffee with Karan' series too.
His upcoming projects include 'Baahubali - The Beginning', 'Shuddhi' and 'KAPOOR and SONS'.
Here's what the stars tweeted for the multi-talented filmmaker, who has tried his hand at fashion designing too:
Abhishek Bachchan: To a big brother, a friend and all round great guy. Happy birthday @karanjohar never change!! Biggest hug
Sidharth Malhotra: Happy birthday @karanjohar thank you for being the way you are, love you for it, big hug
Shraddha Kapoor: Happy birthday @karanjohar! Wish you never ending happiness, success & hit movies for life!
Alia Bhatt: Happy birthday to my favourite @karanjohar! Love you love you to the stars and back
Varun Dhawan: HappyBirthdayKaranJohar @karanjohar hope you have the most amazing year big hug. Wanna dedicate this song to U http://bit.ly/HBDzmc
Dia Mirza: Have a wonderful year @karanjohar love love love
Preity Zinta: Happy Birthday my darling @karanjohar...Thanks4 being so mad, so talented, so emotional, so wicked & so original always. Love u loads
Nimrat Kaur: Happy happy @karanjohar here's to flying planes and all the very few things you've left for others to attempt! Have a swell one!!
Aftab Shivdasani: Hey K! @karanjohar here's wishing you a very happy birthday, have a blast! Love.
Manish Paul: Many many happy returns of the day @karanjohar...stay as amazing always!!!!loads of love
Emraan Hashmi: Happy birthday @karanjohar! Hope you have a fantastic year
Milap Zaveri: Happy birthday @karanjohar Have a super duper day and a blockbuster year!
Bipasha Basu: Happy happy birthday to the guy who has the most wicked sense of humour n enviable wit. The super fun @karanjohar !Love always
Sophie Choudry: Happy b'day to the one with the biggest heart, sharpest wit, beautiful mind & toooo much talent! Hv a fab year! Biggest hug @karanjohar
Neha Dhupia : Happy happy happy birthday @karanjohar ...Big love !
Tanishaa Mukerji: Happy Birthday Karan. To always growing but never growing old! @karanjohar
Shanoo Sharma : Happy birthday MojoMan! I wish you love ishq and a little Mohabbat!!!! I love you! @karanjohar
Punit Malhotra: Happy Birthday @karanjohar ...Hope the party and fun you're having in London continues all year. Have a stellar year
Shirish Kunder: Although I wished you personally last night, who doesn't love public attention. Wish you a very Happy Birthday @karanjohar! Lots of love
Jackky Bhagnani: Happy happy bday to a funtastic yaar @karanjohar stay the wonderful person that you are...Lots of love.