Varun Dhawan is a famous Bollywood actor. He is the son of the famous Bollywood Film Director David Dhawan and is considered one of the highest-paid celebrities in India. He has many hit films to his name including Student of the Year (his debut film in 2012), Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania (2014) and Badlapur (2015).
Varun Dhawan was born on Friday, 24 April 1987 (age 32 years; as in 2019), in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He did his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai. After that, he attended Nottingham Trent University in England, where he completed his graduation in Business Management. There, he also applied for a job in a London-based bank, but he got rejected. So, he decided to pursue his career in acting and returned to India where he joined Barry John’s acting school to brush up his acting skills.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 75 Kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 15″
Family, Caste & Girlfriend
Varun Dhawan belongs to a Hindu family. His father is David Dhawan who is a Bollywood films director. His mother’s name is Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother, Rohit Dhawan who he is also a film director in Bollywood. Rohit is married to Jaanvi Desai, and they have a daughter. His uncle is Anil Dhawan, and he is also a Bollywood actor.
In an interview, he revealed his relationship with an anonymous girl when he was studying in the USA. Talking about that girl he said-
I was in HR college at the time… it was the first serious, long term relationship I’d been in. I think it had lasted four months… but then she cheated on me. I think I dealt with it okay; I’m a little dramatic – I’m an actor, after all – so I think I somewhere wanted to experience heartbreak anyway. There are supposed to be nine emotions, and you need to go through all of them to learn.”
At one point in time, his name was also linked with the actress Taapsee Pannu. At the time of Judwaa 2, they both were spotted spending quality time together.
For almost a decade, he has been dating his childhood friend, Natasha Dalal, which he confirmed on the show ‘Koffee with Karan 6.’ There was also a rumour that they had got engaged in a private ceremony.
He completed his graduation in Business Administration, and after getting rejected from the London-based Bank, he pursued acting as a career.
He assisted Karan Johar in the Bollywood film ‘My Name is Khan’ (2010), as an Assistant Director. Later, Karan Johar launched him as an actor in the Bollywood movie ‘Student of the year’ (2012) along with the newcomers Alia Bhatt, and Sidharth Malhotra.
He worked in the popular Bollywood movies like: ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania,’ ‘Badlapur,’ ‘ABCD 2,’ ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania,’ ‘Judwaa 2,’ and many more.
His acting skills in movies like Badlapur (2015), October (2018), Kalank (2019), and Sui Dhaga (2018) were critically acclaimed.
He has been featured on the cover of many reputable magazines including the GQ Magazine, which featured him on its cover with the title “most bankable star of his generation.” He is among the Forbes ‘Top 20 highest-paid Indian celebrities list (2018)’.
He has also appeared in the remake movies- Judwaa 2 (2017) and Coolie No. 1 (2020).
- There was a rumour that after an argument, actor Sohail Khan slapped Varun, but they both denied it.
- He jumped into the nepotism war between Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar. At IIFA awards 2017, he took a dig on Kangana Ranaut on nepotism, later, he apologised for his mistake.
- There was another rumour that Karan Johar organised a drug party at his home, and Varun was also present there. All the celebrities in the party were slammed by the netizens.
Awards & Honours
2013: Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Student of the Year
2015: Best Actor (Comedy/Romance) for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
International Indian Film Academy Awards
2015: Best Performance in a comic role for Main Tera Hero
2017: Best Performance in a comic role for Dishoom
Varun Dhawan Posing With Award
- A/15, Sagar Darshan, Hanuman Nagar, Off Carter Road, Khar (West), Mumbai
- 201 and 202, Beach Wood House at Oberoi Enclave which is Next To JW Marriot Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai
Varun’s estimated net worth is Rs. 49.58 crores (2018) as per the Forbes list.
Car and Bike Collection
He owns an Audi Q7 and a Mercedes car. He loves motorcycle and owns a Royal Enfield Polaris and a Sportsman 850 (quad bike).
- Food: Chicken, Cheesecake and Mishti Doi
- Actor(s): Govinda and Dwayne Johnson
- Film(s): Bollywood– Guide (1965), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Raja Babu (1994)
Hollywood– American Psycho
- TV Shows: Late Show with David Letterman, 1993
- Colour(s): Red and Black
- Restaurant: Shiv Sagar in Mumbai
- Destinations: Goa, London, and the Maldives
- Since his childhood, he has been a fan of actor and wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ and in 2015, on the request of Varun’s fans Dwayne tweeted a birthday wish for Varun on Varun’s fan club page.
- Varun was an intelligent student, and he secured 82% in his 10th board examination.
- He loves to eat non-veg food.
- He learned acting skills from Barry John’s acting school along with actor Arjun Kapoor where they did a short film ‘White Mountain’ as a project of their acting school.
- Varun made his first public appearance in the talk show ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam Hai,’ where his father was a guest.
- On 30 January 2018, he unveiled his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds (Hong Kong). The statue is posing in the iconic step of the song ‘Disco Deewane’. He is one of the youngest stars to get honoured with such a statue.
- His dream is to play the character of a soldier in the movies.
- His hobbies include dancing, reading, and swimming.
- He loves to play football.
- For the movie ‘October’ 2018, he cut down his fee to half; because the budget was low for the film.
- He shares his birthday with his favourite cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (24 April).
- He loves gymming and follows the famous Hollywood actors-Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- He is a dog lover and owns a pet dog ‘Angel.’
- He owns an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch worth Rs. 20 lakhs. His owns a house in Mumbai worth Rs. 20 crores. .