Varun Dhawan is a popular Indian actor who has made his appearance in a number of popular Bollywood films.
He belongs to a Punjabi Hindu family and was born on 24 April 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His father, David Dhawan is a film director and his mother, Karuna Dhawan is a homemaker. Varun has an elder brother, Rohit Dhawan, who is a film director by profession.
He is dating fashion designer, Natasha Dalal. Varun and Natasha studied in the same school.
Varun Dhawan did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai. He also went to H.R. College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai for intermediate studies. For higher studies, he went to Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England, where he completed his degree in Business Management.
He started his career as an assistant director by assisting Karan Johar in Indian drama film, My Name Is Khan (2010). Varun learned acting from Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai, along with Arjun Kapoor. They also worked in a short film, White Mountain. In 2012, he got his first Bollywood film, Student of the Year, in which he played the lead role of Rohan Nanda, opposite, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. After the hit of this film, he has acted in many other hit films like Main Tera Hero (2014) as Sreenath Prasad, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) as Rakesh Sharma, Badlapur (2015) as Raghav Purohit, ABCD 2 (2015) as Suresh Mukund, Dilwale (2015) as Veer Randhir Bakshi, Dishoom (2016) as Junaid Ansari, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) as Badrinath Bansal, Judwaa 2 (2017) as Prem Malhotra, etc.
In 2018, Varun Dhawan made his special appearance in the song “High Rated Gabru” of the film, Nawabzaade.
Lions Gold Award for Favorite Debut (Male) for the film, Student of the Year (2012)
Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Male for the film, Student of the Year (2012)
Stardust Award for Best Actor – Comedy/Romance for the film, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the film, Main Tera Hero (2014)
International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Main Tera Hero (2014)
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male for the film, Badlapur (2015)
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Film – Male for the film, Badlapur (2015)
Star Screen Award for Best Comedian for the film, Dishoom (2016)
International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, Dishoom (2016)
Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
Lions Gold Award for Favourite Best Actor for the film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Jury’s Choice) – Male for the film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
NBT Utsav Award for Best Actor for the film, October (2018)
Jagran Film Festival for Best Actor – Male for the film, October (2018)
Lions Gold Award for Best Actor Par Excellence (Male) for the film, October (2018)
Varun Dhawan used to work as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs during his study in United Kingdom.
He is a good singer and has sung two songs like “Lucky Tu Lucky Me” for film, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and “Happy Birthday” for film, ABCD 2 (2015).
Since 2014, he was on the Celebrity 100 list of Forbes India and in 2018, he ranked 15 on that list.
On 30 January 2018, Varun Dhawan became the youngest actor to get his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.