Koffee with Karan

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Koffee with Karan
Koffee with Karan.jpg
Promotional image of Koffee with Karan
Created by Karan Johar
Presented by Karan Johar
Starring Karan Johar
Country of origin India
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 93
Location(s) Mumbai
Camera setup Videotape, Multi-camera
Running time 40 minutes
Original network STAR World India
Picture format 480i (SDTV) and 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 19 September 2004 – Present
External links

Koffee with Karan is a talk show on STAR World India, hosted by film producer and director Karan Johar.


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 TRP's.

The show began to air in 2004 and was a huge success. The first episode aired on 19 November 2004 and the first season ended on 27 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.[1] 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.[2]

Regular segments[edit]

The Lie-O-Meter
Karan Johar uses a bleep, which he calls the Lie-O-Meter, to indicate if he thinks the guest is lying. The Lie-O-Meter was mostly used in season one but reappeared in season 3.
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.
Sometimes the show features a segment which allows the guest to see and 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.
Koffee Quiz (introduced in Season 4)
Johar throws a volley of bollywood-based 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 guest with the highest points is the winner of the segment and wins a prize.


The first season was huge success, and the programme became the first English entertainment show to ever get a huge rating in India.[3]

The second season began on 11 February 2007.[4]

Season One[edit]

Season one began airing on 19 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 Roshan & Shahrukh 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 Shahrukh 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]

Season two began airing on 11 February 2007.

Episode # Guests
Episode 1 Kajol, Rani Mukerji & Shahrukh 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 & Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone
Episode 25 Special Episode
Episode 26 Koffee Awards

Koffee Awards 2007[edit]

For the season finale of the show, Karan Johar had introduced the Koffee Awards 2007, which featured the most memorable moments and episodes from Season 2 competing in different categories.[5] 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.[6]

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 Shahrukh 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 Best of Koffee with Karan Season 3
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 2011, 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[7]
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, it has happened that an episode has been moved to a late night slot due to some bold confessions made by guests, Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto.[8]

4. For the first time in the history of Koffee with Karan, it has happened that Shah Rukh Khan did not appear in any episode in the season.


The show is known for creating controversy and is often in the media. Celebrity relationships are frequently discussed and guests are asked to clarify rumors. Below are a few episodes that generated media reports.

Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor
Season 3, episode 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.[9]
Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto
Season 4, episode 14 with first time guests Nargis Fakhri and Freida Pinto had to be aired at a later time because of the mature content. In the episode, the actresses discussed sexual encounters and the translation of their names (“pinto” translates to “little penis” in Portuguese, and “nalgas,” which sounds similar to “Nargis,” translates to “butt cheeks” in Spanish).Due the episode's explicit nature, the shows timing was changed to the late night slot of 11pm IST.


  1. ^ KJo back with Koffee With Karan Season 3
  2. ^ "No Koffee for Karan this year". The Times Of India. 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "hinduonnet.com". Huge ratings for Koffee with Karan. Retrieved 25 January 2007. 
  4. ^ "indya.com". Koffee with Karan is BACK!. Retrieved 9 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "indiafm.com". Karan announces Koffee Awards 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "funxite.com". Koffee with Karan-Koffee Awards. Retrieved 6 October 2007. 
  7. ^ "Freida Pinto, Nargis Fakhri get naughty on 'Koffee With Karan’". Indian Express. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  8. ^ "koffee-with-karan-4-freida-pinto-nargis-fakhri-get-dirty-on-the-show". idiva. 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  9. ^ [1]

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