Varun Dhawan Biography

Varun Dhawan is a popular Indian actor, best known for his role in the crime thriller ‘Badlapur.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Varun Dhawan
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 24, 1987

Nationality: Indian

Famous: Actors Indian Men

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

Family:

father: David Dhawan

mother: Karuna Dhawan

siblings: Rohit Dhawan

City: Mumbai, India

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education: Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham

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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 lead 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'. He portrayed a spoilt young guy who relentlessly pursues a girl in his college. The film did well commercially. The following year, he earned 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 latest seen in the comedy film 'Judwaa 2' where he portrayed a double role. Other than acting, Dhawan has also hosted two 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'.

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Varun Dhawan
Childhood & Early Life
  • Varun Dhawan was born on 24th April 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father David Dhawan is a renowned film director and his mother’s name is Karuna Dhawan. He also 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 got a degree in Business Management. Before beginning his acting career, he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar in his film ‘My Name is Khan’.
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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 that 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', in 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 was 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 was also met with mixed reviews.
  • In 2015, he played the lead role in the crime thriller film 'Badlapur'. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film portrayed him as 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 next 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 was met with mixed reviews.
  • Varun Dhawan then played a 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 went 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 success commercially.
  • Dhawan’s most recent work was in the film ‘Judwaa 2’, where he played the dual lead roles. 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 two twins who were separated at birth. The film was a huge commercial success.
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Major Works
  • Varun Dhawan gained prominence for his role in the 2014 romantic comedy ‘Main Tera Hero’. Directed by his father David Dhawan, the film revolved around the adventures of a mischievous young guy, portrayed by Dhawan. Other actors in the film included Nargis Fakhri, Ileana D’Cruz, Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh and Rajpal Yadav. The film was commercially successful, grossing more than 78 crores on a budget of 41 crores. The film won Dhawan an ‘IIFA Award’ for Best Performance in a Comic Role.
  • His performance in the thriller film ‘Badlapur’ can be considered his best performance so far. The film, directed by Sriram Raghavan, portrayed him as a man who is seeking revenge after losing his family. The film also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam and Divya Dutta. The film was a commercial success, earning around three times its budget. It earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Film. It also won Dhawan a Filmfare nomination for Best Actor.
  • He played an important role in the 2015 romantic action film ‘Dilwale’. Directed and co-produced by Rohit Shetty, the film starred Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani and Johnny Lever. The film was a huge success commercially. It was met with mixed reviews from critics. The story revolved around the lives of two brothers, Raj and Veer, and shows how they get involved in the world of crime.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Varun Dhawan’s performance in the film ‘Student of the Year’ won him a Lions Gold Award for Favorite Debut (Male) and a 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 2014.
  • His role in ‘Main Tera Hero’ won him a Star Screen Award and an IIFA Award in 2015.
  • He won two ‘BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ in 2015 for his role in the film ‘Badlapur’. For his work in ‘Dishoom’, he won another Star Screen Award in 2016.
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Personal Life
  • Varun Dhawan is currently in a relationship with Natasha Dalal.
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Trivia
  • Varun Dhawan is the only actor in the history of Bollywood to have had nine successive commercially successful films from the beginning of his career, without a single flop.
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1. October (2018)

  (Romance, Drama)

2. Badlapur (2015)

  (Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama)


3. Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

  (Drama, Comedy, Romance)

4. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)



5. Student of the Year (2012)

  (Drama, Romance, Comedy)

6. Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018)

  (Family, Music, Drama, Romance)




7. Any Body Can Dance 2 (2015)

  (Musical, Biography, Drama)

8. Main Tera Hero (2014)

  (Action, Romance, Comedy)





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- November 02, 2017

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