Koffee with Karan is an Indian talk show hosted by filmmaker and television personality Karan Johar, and produced by Dharmatic, the digital division of his production company, Dharma Productions.[d] The show debuted on 19 November 2004, and has aired six seasons since then, over a span of seventeen years. The show is distributed by Disney Star; its first six seasons aired on Star World India (2004–2019) with the second season being simulcasted on Star One (2007).Koffee with Karan Season 7 Download
In 2022, Koffee with Karan moved over to Disney+ Hotstar as a streaming exclusive under the service’s content hub, Hotstar Specials, with the seventh season airing on the streaming platform. It is the second longest-running talk show after Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan on Indian Hindi-language television, as well as one of the most watched Indian English-language television shows. The show won an Indian Television Academy Award in 2007 for Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Anchor for Johar.Koffee with Karan was produced by Fazila Allana and Kamna Nirula Menezes. The producers were involved with the Star Parivaar Awards in 2004 and approached Karan Johar about hosting the event. He declined the offer, stating “I don’t mind anchoring a show, but I’d rather [sic] it was a chat show.” The idea was pitched to the heads of Star India who, impressed with Johar’s hosting skills at the first Zee Cine Awards, ordered the show without a pilot.According to the producers, the concept of the show revolves around “spilling the beans while having a hot cuppa.” They have stated that Johar is “the brain behind the show” and that he “sits on everything”. About hosting a television chat show, Johar says, “I chat all the time, on the phone, at parties. I decided, might as well get paid for all the talking”.The show quickly became popular, becoming the number one show for Star World India in 2005. Only Zee Café’s syndication of Friends beat Koffee with Karan in ratings in 2005. This meant that the talk show was the top Indian English language television show that year. Originally targeted at the 15–34 years age group, the show found approval from outside that range of viewers. The popularity prompted Star India to relaunch the show on Star One in 2005 and in later seasons, simulcast on it altogether.