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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
Directed by Karan Johar
Produced by Yash Johar
Screenplay by
  • Karan Johar
  • Sheena Parikh
Story by Karan Johar
Music by Score:
Babloo Chakravarty
Jatin Lalit
Sandesh Shandilya
Aadesh Shrivastava
Cinematography Kiran Deohans
Editing by Sanjay Sankla
Studio Dharma Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Yash Raj Films
Release date(s) 14 December 2001 (2001-12-14)
Running time 210 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR
Money made INR

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...(transl.Sometimes there is joy, sometimes there is sorrow...), also known as simply K3G, is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language melodrama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by Yash Johar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, with special appearance by Rani Mukerji.

The film was eventually released in India, the United Kingdom and North America on 14 December 2001. The film received positive reviews and was a commercial success at the box office. This film was the highest grossing Indian film ever until Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which was also directed by Karan Johar, got released.


  • Amitabh Bachchan as Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand
  • Jaya Bachchan as Nandini Raichand
  • Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Raichand
    • Aryan Khan as Young Rahul Raichand
  • Kajol as Anjali Sharma Raichand
  • Hrithik Roshan as Rohan Raichand
    • Kavish Majumdar as Young Rohan Raichand (Laddoo)
  • Kareena Kapoor as Pooja "Poo" Sharma Raichand
    • Malvika Raaj as Young Pooja Sharma
  • Rani Mukerji as Naina Kapoor
  • Farida Jalal as Sayeeda / Daijan "DJ"
  • Jibraan Khan as Krish Raichand
  • Simone Singh as Rukhsaar
  • Alok Nath as Om Sharma (Bauji)
  • Jugal Hansraj as Rohan's friend (special appearance)
  • Achala Sachdev and Sushma Seth as Yash and Nandini's mothers respectively
  • Johnny Lever as Haldiram
  • Himani Shivpuri as Haldiram's wife
  • Amar Talwar as Mr. Kapoor
  • Ramona Sunavala, Jeroo Writer, Vikas Sethi as Poo's friends Sonya, Tanya and Robbie, respectively
  • Ashutosh Singh as Ashfaque Miyaan
  • Shilpa Mehta, Shashikala and Parzan Dastur as Ashfaque Miyaan's mother, grandmother and nephew, respectively.
  • Punit Malhotra as a cricket bowler
  • Jesse Lever as Haldiram's son


Made on a budget of , Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... emerged as a major critical and commercial success, both domestically and internationally, with a lifetime gross of INR (US$29 million) at the worldwide box office becoming the highest grossing Indian film ever worldwide at the time of its release. Outside India, the film was the highest-grossing Indian film ever, until its record was broken by Johar's next directorial Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... won several awards at popular award ceremonies the following year, including five Filmfare Awards.

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