Karan Malhotra is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his debut film Agneepath. Before marking his directorial debut in 2012 with Dharma Productions, he worked for ten years as an assistant director in the Hindi film industry.
Malhotra worked as an assistant director in the films such as Jodhaa Akbar, My Name Is Khan and Jaan-E-Mann before remaking Dharma Productions Agneepath.
Karan Malhotra has also directed the film "Brothers" in 2015 starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff.
Malhotra and his wife Ekta Pathak Malhotra began collaborating on the screenplay for Shuddhi which is slated for a Diwali 2016 release for Dharma Productions. Whilst working on the script both made several research-based trips to Hrishikesh, one of the prominent shooting locations for the film. In March 2013, producer Karan Johar officially announced that Dharma Productions had begun pre-production on a new film venture titled Shuddhi.
Though initially rumoured that Malhotra's Shuddhi would be the film adaptation of Amish Tripathi's "The Immortals of Meluha", it was later proven false. In September 2013, Karan Johar announced that Malhotra would be directing The Immortals of Meluha, but only after the theatrical release of Shuddhi.
Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India