Varun Dhawan is a popular Indian actor best known for his role in the crime thriller ‘Badlapur.’ He is the son of renowned filmmaker David Dhawan who has directed hit films, such as ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.’ Born in Mumbai, India, Varun began his career as an assistant director in the film ‘My Name is Khan.’ He made his acting debut, playing one of the main roles in the romantic comedy ‘Student of the Year.’ The film was a huge commercial success, and it earned Dhawan a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Male Debut.’ His popularity increased with his appearance in the film ‘Main Tera Hero.’ In the film, he portrayed a spoilt young guy who relentlessly pursues a girl in his college. The film did well commercially. The following year, he received a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in the crime thriller ‘Badlapur.’ The film can be considered as his best work so far. He was then seen in the comedy film ‘Judwaa 2’ where he played dual role. Apart from acting, Dhawan has also hosted award ceremonies. In his career so far, he has won several awards, such as the ‘International Indian Film Academy Award’ for his comic role in the film ‘Main Tera Hero.’

Wiki/Biography

Real Name Varun David Dhawan
Nick Name Pappu
Profession Actor, Model
Famous for Bollywood Actor
Date of Birth 24-Apr-87
Age(as in 2020) 33 years
Birth Place Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai , Maharashtra
School Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
College/University H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, Nottingham Trent University,England
Educational Qualification Graduate in Business Management
Religion Hindu
Address A-15, Sagar darshan, Hanuman Nagar, Off Carter Road, Khar (West), Mumbai, India
Height 169 cm
Weight 78 kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Hobbies Dancing, Swimming, Reading
Smokes? No
Drinks Alcohol? Yes

Birth & Early Life

Varun Dhawan was born on 24 April 1987, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father David Dhawan is a renowned film director. His mother’s name is Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother Rohit who is a film director.

Dhawan studied at the ‘H.R. College of Commerce and Economics,’ after which he went to the ‘Nottingham Trent University’ from where he received a degree in Business Management. Before beginning his acting career, he worked as an assistant director under Karan Johar in his film ‘My Name is Khan.’

Career

Varun Dhawan

hawan who has directed hit films, such as ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.’ Born in Mumbai, India, Varun began his career as an assistant director in the film ‘My Name is Khan.’ He made his acting debut, playing one of the main roles in the romantic comedy ‘Student of the Year.’ The film was a huge commercial success, and it earned Dhawan a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Male Debut.’ His popularity increased with his appearance in the film ‘Main Tera Hero.’ In the film, he portrayed a spoilt young guy who relentlessly pursues a girl in his college. The film did well commercially. The following year, he received a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in the crime thriller ‘Badlapur.’ The film can be considered as his best work so far. He was then seen in the comedy film ‘Judwaa 2’ where he played dual role. Apart from acting, Dhawan has also hosted award ceremonies. In his career so far, he has won several awards, such as the ‘International Indian Film Academy Award’ for his comic role in the film ‘Main Tera Hero.’

Early life
Varun Dhawan was born on 24 April 1987, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father David Dhawan is a renowned film director. His mother’s name is Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother Rohit who is a film director.

Dhawan studied at the ‘H.R. College of Commerce and Economics,’ after which he went to the ‘Nottingham Trent University’ from where he received a degree in Business Management. Before beginning his acting career, he worked as an assistant director under Karan Johar in his film ‘My Name is Khan.’

Career
Varun Dhawan made his acting debut with a lead role in the 2012 romantic comedy film ‘Student of the Year.’ Directed by Karan Johar, the film revolved around three friends competing to win an annual school championship. It became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year. Dhawan received a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Male Debut’ for his role.

He was next seen in the 2014 comedy film ‘Main Tera Hero’ where he played the lead role. The film was directed by his father David Dhawan. The film revolved around the adventures of a mischievous young guy. The film did well commercially and met with mixed reviews. The same year, he also played the lead role in the movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.’ It became one of the highest-grossing films of the year. It received mixed reviews from critics.

In 2015, he played the lead role in the crime thriller film ‘Badlapur.’ In the film, which was directed by Sriram Raghavan, Dhawan portrayed a man seeking revenge for the death of his family. The film did well commercially. It earned him a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Actor.’ He then played a main role in the film ‘ABCD 2.’ Like all his previous films, this film too was a commercial success.

He was then seen alongside popular actor Shahrukh Khan in the 2015 romantic action film ‘Dilwale.’ The film was directed and co-produced by Rohit Shetty. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing nearly Rs. 400 crore. It is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. The film received mixed reviews.

Varun Dhawan then played the lead role in the 2016 Indian action comedy ‘Dishoom!’ Directed by Rohit Dhawan, the film revolved around two officers searching for an Indian cricket player who goes missing. The film was a commercial success.

He was next seen in the 2017 romantic comedy ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania.’ The film was directed by Shashank Khaitan. It was a huge commercial success.

Dhawan was seen in the film ‘Judwaa 2’ where he played a dual role. The film was directed by his father David Dhawan and is a reboot of the 1997 film ‘Judwaa.’ The film also starred Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Prachi Shah, Rajpal Yadav, and Zakir Hussain. The story revolved around the adventures of twin brothers separated at birth. The film was a huge commercial success.

In 2018, he was seen in the movie ‘October.’ The same year, he was also seen in the comedy-drama film ‘Sui Dhaaga’ alongside Anushka Sharma.

He portrayed the role of ‘Zafar’ in the 2019 film ‘Kalank.’ The same year, he was cast to play ‘Raju’ in the comedy film ‘Coolie No. 1.’ The following year, he was seen playing ‘Sahej’ in Remo D’Souza’s musical dance drama film ‘Street Dancer 3D.’

Favorite things of Varun Dhawan 

Favorite Film Bollywood – Guide (1965), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Raja Babu (1994) Hollywood – American Psycho (2000)
Favorite TV Show Late Show with David Letterman, 1993
Favorite Singer  Drake
Favorite Sport  Football

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 24-Jan-21
Controversies He jumped into the nepotism war between Kangana Ranaut & Karan Johar. At IIFA awards 2017, he took a dig on Kangana Ranaut on nepotism, later, he apologised for his mistake.
Salary (Approx.) 8-10 crore/film (INR) approx
Net Worth $18 million

Social Media Presence

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VarunDhawan.co
Twitter https://twitter.com/varun_dvn
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/varundvn

Personal Life

Varun Dhawan Marriage

He was born to film director David Dhawan and Karuna Dhawan. He has a brother named Rohit Dhawan (Writer). Actor Anil Dhawan is his uncle. He married to fashion designer Natasha Dalal.

Awards & Achievements

Varun Dhawan’s performance in the film ‘Student of the Year’ won him the ‘Lions Gold Award’ for ‘Favorite Debut (Male)’ and ‘Stardust Award’ for ‘Breakthrough Performance – Male’ in 2013.

He won the ‘Stardust Award’ for ‘Best Actor – Comedy/Romance’ for his performance in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ in 2015.

His role in ‘Main Tera Hero’ won him a ‘Star Guild Award’ and ‘IIFA Award’ in 2015.

He won two ‘BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ in 2016 for his role in the film ‘Badlapur.’ For his work in ‘Dishoom,’ he won a ‘Star Screen Award’ in 2017.

Some Facts about Varun Dhawan

  • He was a very bright student during his school days.
  • He knows his girlfriend Natasha Dalal since his school days.
  • While he was studying in schools, he worked as a leaflet distributor.
  • Prior to making his Bollywood debut, he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar in his film My Name is Khan.
  • He shares his birthday with legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Due to heredity of Obesity and Diabetes in his family, he avoids alcohol and sugar.