Varun Dhawan is a well-known Indian actor who is most recognized for his performance in the crime drama ‘Badlapur.’ He is the son of acclaimed filmmaker David Dhawan, who has directed blockbusters like ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.’ Varun began his career as an assistant director in the film ‘My Name is Khan,’ which he was born in Mumbai, India. He made his acting debut in the romantic comedy ‘Student of the Year,’ in which he played one of the major characters. The film was a box office smash, and Dhawan was nominated for a ‘Filmfare’ award for ‘Best Male Debut.’ With his role in the film ‘Main Tera Hero,’ he became more popular. He played a privileged young man in the film who is obsessed with a girl at his college. The picture was a commercial success. For his work in the criminal thriller ‘Badlapur,’ he won a ‘Filmfare’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’ the following year. The picture is widely regarded as his best work to date. After that, he appeared in the comedy film “Judwaa 2,” in which he played a dual part. Dhawan has also hosted award shows in addition to acting. He has won various honors throughout his career, including the ‘International Indian Film Academy Award’ for his humorous part in the film ‘Main Tera Hero.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Varun Dhawan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, on April 24, 1987. David Dhawan, his father, is a well-known film director. Karuna Dhawan is his mother’s name. Rohit, his older brother, works as a film director.
Dhawan attended the ‘H.R. College of Commerce and Economics,’ after which he attended ‘Nottingham Trent University,’ where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He worked as an assistant director in Karan Johar’s film ‘My Name is Khan’ before starting his acting career.
Career of Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan made his acting debut in the romantic comedy film ‘Student of the Year,’ which he starred in in 2012. The film was directed by Karan Johar and followed three friends as they competed for an annual school tournament. It went on to become one of the year’s highest-grossing Bollywood films. For his performance, Dhawan was nominated for a ‘Filmfare’ award for ‘Best Male Debut.’
He then starred in the comedy film ‘Main Tera Hero’ in 2014, in which he played the lead role. His father, David Dhawan, directed the picture. The plot of the film centred around the exploits of a mischievous young man. The picture was a commercial success, although it received mixed reviews. He also starred in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ in the same year. It became one of the year’s highest-grossing pictures. Critics had conflicting feelings about it.
He starred as the main in the criminal thriller ‘Badlapur’ in 2015. Dhawan played a guy seeking vengeance for the death of his family in the Sriram Raghavan-directed film. The picture was a commercial success. He was nominated for a ‘Filmfare’ award for ‘Best Actor.’ After that, he starred in the film ‘ABCD 2.’ This film, like all of his prior ones, was a commercial success.
He later appeared in the 2015 romantic action film ‘Dilwale,’ with Shahrukh Khan. Rohit Shetty directed and co-produced the film. With nearly Rs. 400 crore in box office receipts, the film was a huge commercial success. It is one of the most successful Indian films of all time in terms of box office receipts. The film received a mixed response from critics.
Varun Dhawan then starred in the Indian action comedy ‘Dishoom!’ in 2016. The film, directed by Rohit Dhawan, follows two officers as they seek for a missing Indian cricket player. The movie was a financial success.
He next appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania,’ which was released in 2017. Shashank Khaitan directed the movie. It was a commercial smash hit.
Dhawan appeared in the film ‘Judwaa 2’ as a dual character. His father, David Dhawan, directed the film, which is a remake of the 1997 film ‘Judwaa.’ Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Prachi Shah, Rajpal Yadav, and Zakir Hussain also appeared in the film. The plot followed the exploits of twin brothers who were separated at infancy. The film was a major box office hit.
He appeared in the film ‘October’ in 2018. In the same year, he co-starred with Anushka Sharma in the comedy-drama film ‘Sui Dhaaga.’
In the 2019 film ‘Kalank,’ he played the part of ‘Zafar.’ In the same year, he was cast in the comedy film ‘Coolie No. 1’ as ‘Raju.’ He was cast as ‘Sahej’ in Remo D’Souza’s musical dance drama film ‘Street Dancer 3D’ the following year.
Major Projects of Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan rose to stardom after starring in the romantic comedy ‘Main Tera Hero’ in 2014. The film, directed by his father David Dhawan, followed the exploits of a naughty young man played by Dhawan. Nargis Fakhri, Ileana D’Cruz, Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, and Rajpal Yadav also acted in the film. The film was a box office hit, making over Rs. 78 crore against a budget of Rs. 41 crore. Dhawan earned a ‘IIFA Award’ for ‘Best Performance in a Comic Role’ for his work in the film.
His performance in the suspense film ‘Badlapur’ is widely regarded as his best to date. Sriram Raghavan directed the film, in which he played a guy seeking vengeance after losing his family. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, and Divya Dutta also appeared in the film. The picture was a box office hit, grossing around three times its budget. It was nominated for a ‘Filmfare’ award for ‘Best Film.’ Dhawan was also nominated for a ‘Filmfare’ award for ‘Best Actor.’
In the 2015 romantic action film ‘Dilwale,’ he plays a pivotal role. Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, and Johnny Lever appeared in the film, which was directed and co-produced by Rohit Shetty. The film was a major box office hit. Critics had conflicting feelings about it. The plot follows the lives of two brothers, Raj and Veer, as they become embroiled in the criminal underworld.
Achievements & Awards
Varun Dhawan got the Lions Gold Award for ‘Favorite Debut (Male)’ and the Stardust Award for ‘Breakthrough Role – Male’ in 2013 for his performance in the film ‘Student of the Year.’
For his role in the film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,’ he received the ‘Stardust Award’ for ‘Best Actor – Comedy/Romance’ in 2015.
In 2015, his performance in ‘Main Tera Hero’ earned him a ‘Star Guild Award’ and a ‘IIFA Award.’
In 2016, he received two ‘BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ for his performance in the film ‘Badlapur.’ In 2017, he received a ‘Star Screen Award’ for his efforts in ‘Dishoom.’
Personal Experiences of Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan is dating Natasha Dalal, who is a fashion designer. Varun Dhawan is the only actor in Bollywood history to have nine commercially successful films in a row from the start of his career.
Estimated Net Worth
Varun Dhawan has a net worth of $50 million.