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Koffee with Karan
Koffee with Karan.jpg
Promotional image of Koffee with Karan
Presented by Karan Johar
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Englishare
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 113 (list of episodes)
Location(s) YRF Studios
Camera setup Videotape, Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network STAR World India
Picture format 480i (SDTV) and 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 20 November 2004 – present
External links

Koffee with Karan is a talk show on STAR World India and STAR Plus, hosted by film producer and director Karan Johar. The show is aired on STAR World India in India and on STAR Plus worldwide. The fifth season started airing on 6 November 2016.[1]


The show airs on STAR World India. It is also telecast on other channels of the same network like Star Plus and Star One. The show is noted for its fresh and witty appeal. It is known for the revelations made by celebrities and their take on their contemporaries. The show also has its share of controversies and hence brings in great TRPs.

The show began to air in 2004 and was a huge success. The first episode aired on 20 November 2004 and the first season ended on 28 May 2005. The show had been put on hold due to Johar's commitment to his next directorial project, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006).

After 3 years and various re-runs on Star World, Koffee with Karan returned on 7 November 2010 for season 3.[2] The third season ended on 17 April 2011.

The show was back at the end of 2013 for a fourth season premiering on 1 December 2013. The fourth season ended on 13 April 2014.[3]

The fifth season of the show premiered on 6 November 2016 with Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt.

Regular segments[edit]

Rapid Fire
The segment involves Johar asking a volley of questions to the guest, in which they have to answer as quickly as possible. The questions usually involve making choices between two options or just giving a straight answer. Johar usually forces the guest to choose one option of those he presents. The winner wins his Koffee Hamper. The Koffee Hamper is filled with electronic gadgets and some edible items from across the globe specially chocolates and coffees.
Sometimes the show features a segment which allows the guest to hear other people's opinions. They may come from the general public or people within the industry. In some episodes it will be presented in the end of the show and in some during the show. Some episodes don't have an Opinion section; from Season 4 onwards, this segment has seldom been featured.
Koffee Quiz (introduced in Season 4)
Johar asks a mix of bollywood-based and general knowledge questions to his guests. The guests are given a buzzer each to press for the chance to answer. The first one to press the buzzer gets to answer, it is passed on to the other guest only if the answer is wrong; the buzzers were discontinued after the first episode of Season 5. The guest with the highest points is the winner of the segment and wins a prize. A gift, usually one wrapped in a cover is given to the winner of the Quiz.


The first season was huge success, and the program became the first English entertainment show to ever get a huge rating in India.[4]

Season One[edit]

Season one began airing on 20 November 2004.

Episode # Guests
Episode 1 Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol
Episode 2 Rani Mukerji & Kareena Kapoor
Episode 3 Saif Ali Khan & Preity Zinta
Episode 4 Aishwarya Rai & Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Episode 5 Fardeen Khan & Zayed Khan
Episode 6 Gurinder Chadha & Farah Khan
Episode 7 Amitabh Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan
Episode 8 Gauri Khan, Sussanne Khan, Shah Rukh Khan & Hrithik Roshan
Episode 9 Bipasha Basu & Lara Dutta
Episode 10 Ekta Kapoor, Sunita Menon & Manish Malhotra
Episode 11 Sushmita Sen & Sanjay Dutt
Episode 12 Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar & Uday Chopra
Episode 13 Sunny Deol & Bobby Deol
Episode 14 Shabana Azmi & Shobhaa De
Episode 15 Abhishek Bachchan & Preity Zinta
Episode 16 Konkona Sen Sharma & Rahul Bose
Episode 17 Priyanka Chopra & Arjun Rampal
Episode 18 Smriti Irani & Sakshi Tanwar
Episode 19 Vivek Oberoi & John Abraham
Episode 20 Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora & Dino Morea
Episode 21 Rishi Kapoor & Neetu Singh
Episode 22 Esha Deol & Shahid Kapoor
Episode 23 Hema Malini & Zeenat Aman
Episode 24 Special Episode
Episode 25 Shah Rukh Khan & Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kajol & Jaya Bachchan

Special note:

In Episode 18, Smriti Irani and Sakshi Tanwar were the first television actors to be included in this show which generally features Bollywood celebrities.

Season Two[edit]

The second season began on 10 February 2007.[5]

Episode # Guests
Episode 1 Kajol, Rani Mukerji & Shah Rukh Khan
Episode 2 Hrithik Roshan & Priyanka Chopra
Episode 3 Mallika Sherawat & Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Episode 4 Kareena Kapoor & Shahid Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor
Episode 5 Saif Ali Khan & Soha Ali Khan
Episode 6 Mira Nair & Tabu, Farah Khan
Episode 7 Sanjay Dutt & Priya Dutt
Episode 8 Vijay Mallya & Shobhaa De
Episode 9 Konkana Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor, & Riteish Deshmukh
Episode 10 Hema Malini & Jaya Bachchan, Esha Deol & Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
Episode 11 Rakesh Roshan, Rakesh Mehra, Kunal Kohli, & Raju Hirani
Episode 12 Rakhi Sawant
Episode 13 Bipasha Basu & John Abraham
Episode 14 Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Neetu Singh & Reema Jain
Episode 15 Richard Gere
Episode 16 Ekta Kapoor, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy, & Hiten Tejwani
Episode 17 Shilpa Shetty, Shamita Shetty & Sunanda Shetty
Episode 18 Preity Zinta & Bobby Deol
Episode 19 Madhuri Dixit w/ Rani Mukerji in the last segment
Episode 20 Anil Kapoor & Akshaye Khanna
Episode 21 Himesh Reshammiya
Episode 22 Lara Dutta & Katrina Kaif
Episode 23 Javed Akhtar & Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar
Episode 24 Farah Khan Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika Padukone
Episode 25 Special Episode
Episode 26 Koffee Awards

Koffee Awards 2007[edit]

For the season finale of the show, Karan Johar introduced the Koffee Awards, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 2 competing in different categories.[6] The winners were chosen by fashion designer Rohit Bal, actress Malaika Arora and comedian Cyrus Broacha and were announced on the season finale of the episode, which aired on 16 September 2007 on STAR One and STAR World.[7]

Season Three[edit]

Star World picked up Koffee with Karan for a third season. It commenced on 7 November 2010 airing every Sunday at 9pm (IST).

Episode # Date Guests
Episode 1 7 November Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan
Episode 2 14 November Ranbir Kapoor & Imran Khan
Episode 3 21 November Deepika Padukone & Sonam Kapoor
Episode 4 28 November Farah Khan, Rajkumar Hirani & Imtiaz Ali
Episode 5 5 December Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan
Episode 6 12 December Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt & Kangana Ranaut
Episode 7 19 December Priyanka Chopra & Shahid Kapoor
Episode 8 26 December Amitabh Bachchan & Shweta Nanda
Episode 9 2 January Shah Rukh Khan
Episode 10 9 January Rani Mukerji & Vidya Balan
Episode 11 16 January Lara Dutta & Mahesh Bhupathi
Episode 12 23 January Hrithik Roshan & Suzanne Roshan
Episode 13 30 January Ajay Devgan
Episode 14 6 February Koffee with Karan Season 3 Special Episode
Episode 15 13 February Sajid Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh & Boman Irani
Episode 16 20 February Anushka Sharma & Ranveer Singh
Episode 17 27 February Madhuri Dixit & Sonakshi Sinha
Episode 18 20 March John Abraham
Episode 19 27 March Farhan Akhtar & Zoya Akhtar
Episode 20 3 April Ekta Kapoor & Tushar Kapoor
Episode 21 10 April Best of Koffee with Karan Season 3
Episode 22 17 April Koffee Awards

Special notes:

Koffee Awards 2011[edit]

For the season finale of the show, Karan Johar had brought back the Koffee Awards, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 3 competing in different categories. The winners were chosen by film critics Rajeev Masand and Sarita Tanwar, fashion designer Manish Malhotra and talk show host Koel Purie Rinchet, and were announced on the season finale of the episode, which aired on 17 April 2011 on STAR One and STAR World.

Season Four[edit]

The fourth season of Koffee with Karan commenced on 1 December 2013, airing every Sunday at 9pm (IST) on STAR World India. The final episode aired on 13 April 2014 bringing the season to a close.

Episode # Date Guests
Episode 1 1 December Salman Khan & Salim Khan
Episode 2 8 December Kareena Kapoor Khan & Ranbir Kapoor
Episode 3 15 December Aamir Khan & Kiran Rao
Episode 4 22 December Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor, Shanoo Sharma
Episode 5 29 December Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt
Episode 6 5 January Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone
Episode 7 12 January Farhan Akhtar & Vidya Balan
Episode 8 19 January Akshay Kumar
Episode 9 26 January Emraan Hashmi & Mahesh Bhatt
Episode 10 2 February Sonakshi Sinha & Shahid Kapoor
Episode 11 9 February Anushka Sharma & Anurag Kashyap
Episode 12 16 February Abhishek Bachchan & Farah Khan
Episode 13 23 February Juhi Chawla & Madhuri Dixit
Episode 14 2 March Freida Pinto & Nargis Fakhri[8]
Episode 15 9 March Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor
Episode 16 16 March Kajol & Ayan Mukerji
Episode 17 23 March Rohit Shetty & Zoya Akhtar
Episode 18 30 March Anil Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor
Episode 19 6 April Parineeti Chopra & Alia Bhatt
Episode 20 13 April Best of Koffee With Karan Season 4

Special notes:
1. Several film personalities who established themselves even before the previous seasons of Koffee with Karan made their first appearances on the show during this season including Salman Khan, Salim Khan, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Mahesh Bhatt, Anurag Kashyap, Juhi Chawla, Freida Pinto and Rohit Shetty.

2. Several film personalities who have recently established themselves made their first appearances on the show during this season including Arjun Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Nargis Fakhri, Ayan Mukerji, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra.

3. For the first time in the history of Koffee with Karan, an episode was moved to a late night slot due to some bold confessions made by guests, Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto.[9]

4. Season 4 marked the first time when Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan did not appear in any episode in the season; they came back in the fifth season. Others who were regular in past seasons but did not appear in Season 4 are Rani Mukerji, John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan, Lara Dutta, Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.

Season Five[edit]

The fifth season commenced on 6 November 2016, airing every Sunday at 9pm (IST) on STAR World India.[10]

Episode # Date Guests
Episode 1 6 November 2016 Shah Rukh Khan & Alia Bhatt
Episode 2 13 November 2016 Akshay Kumar & Twinkle Khanna
Episode 3 20 November 2016 Varun Dhawan & Arjun Kapoor
Episode 4 27 November 2016 Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor
Episode 5 4 December 2016 Aditya Roy Kapur & Parineeti Chopra
Episode 6 11 December 2016 Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan & Sohail Khan
Episode 7 18 December 2016 Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh & Sanya Malhotra
Episode 8 25 December 2016 Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma & Arjun Kapoor
Episode 9 1 January 2017 Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput
Episode 10 8 January 2017 Sidharth Malhotra & Jacqueline Fernandez
Episode 11 15 January 2017 Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor & Arjun Kapoor
Episode 12 22 January 2017 Priyanka Chopra
Episode 13 29 January 2017 Jackie Shroff & Tiger Shroff
Episode 14 5 February 2017 Farah Khan & Sania Mirza
Episode 15 12 February 2017 Varun Dhawan & Alia Bhatt
Episode 16 19 February 2017 Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan & Shahid Kapoor
Episode 17 26 February 2017 Zoya Akhtar, Kabir Khan & Imtiaz Ali
Episode 18 5 March 2017 Kapil Sharma
Episode 19 12 March 2017 Koffee Awards
Neha Dhupia, Malaika Arora, Ayan Mukerji and Rohan Joshi
Episode 20 19 March 2017 Best of Koffee with Karan season 5

Special notes:


Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar had a small clash over Karan making fun of her on the same show and also stating that he never expected that Kangana would give such phenomenal and National Award winning performances. He also apologised to her for having made such comments in the past. In the rapid-fire round, Kangana made a bold comment stating that he would play the antagonist in her biopic or autobiography ever made or written. When asked 'Who has given you more attitude in the industry, men or women?', Kangana answered "Karan Johar" and said, "In my biopic, if ever it is made, you (Karan Johar) would play that stereotypical Bollywood biggie who is snooty and completely intolerant towards outsiders, flag bearer of nepotism, 'The Movie Mafia'". On the other hand, Karan took the comments very lightly and said he would love to be antagonist if it made the book a big success. Karan also made several apologies to Kangana for judging her in the past. After the episode aired the social media was ablaze. Kangana and Karan were being asked for the opinions on the comments on all social media platforms.

Koffee Awards (Season 5)[edit]

The latest episode of Karan Johar Season 5 brought back the Koffee Awards, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 5 competing in different categories. The winners were chosen by a panel consisting of actress and beauty queen Neha Dhupia, comedy group AIB's Rohan Joshi, actress and dancer Malaika Arora and director Ayan Mukherjee. This year's awards didn't have the category for 'Best Rapid-Fire'. The winners of the Koffee Awards were announced on the episode and the trophies were sent to the winners. The winners of the Koffee Awards have also given acceptance speeches. The episode aired on 12 March 2017 on STAR World.


The third episode of Season 3, featuring guests Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, generated media buzz after statements were made by the two. Host Karan Johar asked them to speak about Ranbir Kapoor with whom they both share an equation. Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor had dated for about 2 years and broke up prior to her appearance on the talk show. When discussing the break-up, Padukone hinted that he was not a good boyfriend by saying “I think he needs to work on his boyfriend skills.” She also alluded to Kapoor cheating on her. Sonam Kapoor, who co-starred with Ranbir in their debut film Saawariya, commented that he needed a stylist and was not sexy. After the episode aired, it was reported that Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh had taken issue with the comments made by the actresses. Johar also came under fire for instigating the personal attacks.[11]


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  10. ^ "Karan Johar's Koffee With Karan begins November 6. But are these its first guests?". Indian Express. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  11. ^ [1]

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