Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor and he is one of the highest-paid celebrities from India. Varun Dhawan was born on 24 April 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Varun Dhawan’s parents are David Dhawan and Karuna Dhawan. Varun has also an elder brother, Rohit. His relation with his brother was very closer and they are continuing to motivate each other. In the childhood, Varun was very naughty and was dreaming to become a wrestler. Nowadays, Varun is a major WWE Wrestling fan.
Varun is not the only one from the family which is having the profession in the film industry. His father, David Dhawan, and his elder brother, Rohit, are film directors and his uncle, Anil, is an actor too. Varun has also a cousin, actor and his aunt is the actress, Rashmi Dhawan.
For his education, Varun attended the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics and Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom from where is having a degree in Business Management.
Prior to Varun starts his career, he worked as assistant director to Karan Johar on the drama film “My Name Is Khan” (2010). Varun’s debut as actor was in 2012 in the comedy film “Student of the Year” directed by Karan Johar. Karan Johar launched Varun, while his father, David, refused to help him to enter in this industry. The film “Student of the Year” was a success, grossing around $13 million in the worldwide.
The next releases of Varun were in 2014. In that year, Varun played in two films. The first appearance was in “Main Tera Hero” (2014), a comedy remake of the Telegu film “Kandireega”, and the second film of him in 2014 was “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”. “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” was a success having earnings of $15 million, worldwide.
In 2015, Varun played in “Badlapur”, a crime thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan. In this film, Varun played the role of a man who is avenging the murder of his wife and son and, for his performance in this role, he has received a nomination at a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. In the same year, he played also in “ABCD: Any Body Can Dance” entitled “ABCD 2” and in “Dilwale”. Both films had important earnings, “ABCD 2” had around $22 million and the drama “Dilwale” was a real success and was one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
In 2016, Varun played in “Dishoom”, an action drama directed by his brother, Rohit.
The year 2017 is the year when Varun established as actor. He played in “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” and “Judwaa 2”, both of them receiving good feedbacks and becoming box-office hits. Due the role in “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, Varun received his second Best Actor nomination at Filmfare. Varun continued with successful films releases in 2018 year too. He appeared in “October” and in “Sui Dhaaga”.
The actor Varun made sacrifices sometimes for his roles. As an example, for the role in the crime thriller “Badlapur”, he stopped going out or meeting people in order to get into the character of personage. Varun declared that this action create him a depression “slipped into depression as after a point it no longer felt like I was acting in a film”. For few scenes in “October” (2018), Varun didn’t sleep for a week in order to look dull.
Varun’s future projects are the release of drama film “Kalank”. Varun is also working for “Rannbhoomi” an war film and has a commitment for an untitled film dance.
During his career, Varun appeared in 11 films and all of them were commercially successful, establishing him in the film industry and as one of the highest-paid celebrities from India. Starting with 2014, Varun is appearing in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. In 2018, he appeared in the 15th position of Forbes list. “GQ” edition named him the “most bankable star of his generation” and put him on the list of the 50 most influential young people.
When he is not filming, Varun is co-hosting ceremonies and events. Ones of the ceremonies co-hosted by him are the Filmfare, Screen, Stardust award ceremonies (2013) , an event in Hong Kong, 20th Screen Awards.
Varun is active in charity events and he worked in programs for the welfare of people affected in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.
In the daily life, Varun likes to dance, swim and read. His favorite sport is football and he is avoiding the alcohol and sugar due to the heredity of diabetes and obesity in his family.
In the personal life, Varun has a romantic relation with Natasha Dalal. Natasha Dalal is a designer and they attended same school. In the past Varun tried to keep secret his relation with Natasha, but now he become pretty open with the media. Varun also declared that he wants to marry her. According to the rumors they are going to tie the knot in 2019.
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
- Full Name : Varun Dhawan
- Nick Name : Pappu
- Occupation: Actor
- Age: 31 years old
- Date of Birth: 24 April 1987
- Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Gender: Male
- Star: Taurus
- Eye color: Dark brown
- Hair color: Black
- Nationality: Indian
- Measurements: 40-32-15
- Height in feet: 5 feet 9 inches
- Height in cm: 175 cm
- Weight in kg: 78 Kg
- Weight in pounds: 172 lbs
- Parents: David Dhawan and Karuna Dhawan
- Siblings: one brother, Rohit
- Children : None
- Girlfriend : Natasha Dalal