Varun Dhawan is a well-known Indian Bollywood actor, dancer, and model. Varun Dhawan was considered one of the nation’s most generously compensated celebrity. The country’s most paid celebrity, he has been on the Celebrity 100 list for Forbes India since 2014. Each of the eleven films in which he has performed has had commercial success, establishing Dhawan in the Hindi cinema.
Varun Dhawan was born in a Hindu family on 24 April 1987 in Mumbai. His father is David Dhawan who is a Bollywood film director. His mother’s name is Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother, Rohit Dhawan who is also a film director in Bollywood. Rohit is married to Jaanvi Desai, and they have a daughter. Varun’s uncle Anil Dhawan is also a Bollywood actor.
In an interview, Varun revealed his relationship with an anonymous girl when he was studying in the USA. 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 rumor that they had got engaged in a private ceremony.
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Varun Dhawan Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Varun David Dhawan|
|Age||(as in 2022) 35 Years|
|Debut||Film: Student of the Year (2012)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||24 April 1987 (Friday)|
|Residence||• 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
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Swimming and Reading|
|Mother's Name||Karuna Dhawan|
|Father's Name||David Dhawan (Film Director)|
|Brother||Rohit Dhawan (Film Director)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Sara (when he was in the USA)|
• Taapsee Pannu, Actress (rumored)
• Natasha Dalal, Fashion Designer
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|School||Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Nottingham Trent University, England|
|Educational Qualification||Business Management|
|Profession||Actor, Model, Dancer|
|Brands Endorsed||• Reebok|
• Parle Agro Frooti
• Layer’r Shot
• Maruti Suzuki Arena
• Lux Cozi
• Fossil Watches
• Tasty Treat
• FBB – Future Group
• Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative
• Adiction Deodorant
• Campus shoes
• Dhawan & Only
• We Chat
• Nestle Fruita Vitals
• Iconic Clothing
• Gatsby hair gel
• Colgate Super
• Indian Cancer Society
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg|
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Chest Size||40 Inches|
|Biceps Size||15 Inches|
|Waist Size||32 Inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Hindu|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Car Collection||• Audi Q7|
|Bike Collection||• Royal Enfield|
• Polaris Sportsman 850 (quad bike)
|Favourite Food||Chicken, Cheesecake and Mishti Doi|
|Favourite Actors||Govinda and Dwayne Johnson|
|Favourite Colors||Red and Black|
|Favourite Actresses||Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Angelina Jolie|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood- Guide (1965), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Raja Babu (1994)|
Hollywood- American Psycho (2000)
|Favourite Singers||Drake, Sonu Nigam|
|Favourite TV Shows||Late Show with David Letterman, 1993|
|Favourite Restaurant||Shiv Sagar in Mumbai|
|Favourite Dancer||Michael Jackson|
|Favourite Travel Destinations||Goa, London, and Maldives|
|Controversies||• There was a rumor that Sohail Khan slapped Varun Dhawan after an argument, but both denied it.|
• There was another rumor that Karan Johar organized a drug party at his home where many celebs were present including Varun Dhawan.
Varun Dhawan completed his schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai. He completed his studies in Human Sciences at the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. 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.
Varun Dhawan 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. It became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year.
Varun Dhawan Net Worth
Talking about his residence and his cars, Varun Dhawan owns a house worth INR 20 crores in Mumbai. The ABCD 2 actor also owns an Audi Q7 that is worth INR 85 lakhs. These investments and his films have resulted in his net worth being $17 million i.e. approximately ₹129 crores.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$17 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actor, Model, Dancer|
Apart from the films, he has also done some brand endorsements for Frooti, Skybags, and Navratna. Talking about expensive things Varun Dhawan owns, the SOTY actor reportedly spent a whopping INR 13 lakhs on his Polaris Sportsman 850 bike. Varun also owns a Harley Davidson FatBoy that is worth INR 18.15 lakhs. Varun Dhawan also seems to be a fan of watches, the Kalank actor owns a Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch that is worth INR 20 lakhs.
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Varun Dhawan was next seen in the 2014 comedy film ‘Main Tera Hero’ where he played the lead role. The film was directed by his father David Dhawan. It revolved around the adventures of a mischievous young guy. In 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.
In 2015, he played the lead role in the crime thriller film ‘Badlapur.’ In the film, which was directed by Sriram Raghavan, Dhawan portrayed 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 then played the main role in the film ‘ABCD 2.’ Like all his previous films, this film too was a commercial success.
Varun Dhawan 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. It was a huge commercial success, grossing nearly Rs. 400 crore.
In 2016, Along with John Abraham, Varun Dhawan played the lead role Indian action comedy ‘Dishoom!’ Directed by Rohit Dhawan, the film revolved around two officers searching for an Indian cricket player who goes missing. He was next seen in the 2017 romantic comedy ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania.’ The film was directed by Shashank Khaitan. It was a huge commercial success.
Dhawan was next seen in the film ‘Judwaa 2’ where he played a dual role. The film was directed by his father David Dhawan and is a reboot of the 1997 film ‘Judwaa.’ It also starred Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Prachi Shah, Rajpal Yadav, and Zakir Hussain. The story revolved around the adventures of twin brothers separated at birth. The film was a huge commercial success.
In 2018, he was seen in the movie ‘October.’ In the same year, he was also seen in the comedy-drama film ‘Sui Dhaaga’ alongside Anushka Sharma. He portrayed the role of ‘Zafar’ in the 2019 film ‘Kalank.’ The same year, he was cast to play ‘Raju’ in the comedy film ‘Coolie No. 1.’ In the following year, he was seen playing ‘Sahej’ in Remo D’Souza’s musical dance drama film ‘Street Dancer 3D.’
|2010||My Name Is Khan|
|2012||Student Of TheYear|
|2014||Main Tera Hero|
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
|2013||Most Entertaining Actor Debut-Male|
Most Profitable Debut
Best Male Debut
|2015||Superstar of Tomorrow-Male |
Best Actor in Comic Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
|2019||Best Actor Par Excellence|
Facts About Varun Dhawan
- Does Varun Dhawan drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does He smoke?: No
- In an interview, Varun revealed that his grandfather used to work at the HSBC bank in Hongkong.
- Since his childhood, Varun has been a huge fan of wrestling and he idolizes the famous wrestler Dwayne Johnson– ‘The Rock.’ Once, The Rock wished Varun on his birthday on Twitter which was requested by Varun’s fans. Varun is surprised when he received a birthday wish from Dwayne Johnson.
- Reportedly, when he was studying in London, he worked as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs.
- He loved the acting skills of co-actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Badlapur, and he got inspired by Nawaz to brush up his acting skills.
- Varun has been featured on the cover of many prestigious magazines including the GQ Magazine, which featured him on its cover with the title “Most Bankable star of his generation”.
- On 30 January 2018, he unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds (Hong Kong). The statue is posing in his iconic step of the song ‘Disco Deewane’. He is one of the youngest stars to get such a statue.
- He learned stitching and embroidery for his movie ‘Sui Dhaga’ with co-star Anushka Sharma, in 2018. On his father’s birthday, he stitched a shirt and gifted it to him.
- His Jodi with the actress Alia Bhatt is considered as the next generation’s ‘Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol’ Jodi.
- Reportedly, he had cut down his fees to half for the movie ‘October’ 2018, directed by Shoojit Sircar, as the budget was low for the film.
- In 2018, he welcomed a new member of his family- his niece and shared the news on social media sites.
- He fell in a Twitter fight with Kangana‘s sister Rangoli for not mentioning Kangana’s name in his tweet after watching the trailer of the film ‘Judgemental Hai Kya.’
- Varun is a gym freak and is inspired by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- He likes to spend his leisure time with dogs.
Who is the better actor, Ranbir Kapoor or Varun Dhawan?
Varun Dhawan has better box office credibility, he is predominantly an all-round entertainer(one who can act way better than Sallu Bhai and also Ranbir Kapoor though) and due to his natural ability to entertain, irrespective of the film, he’s had and continues to have the audience backing him and has a grip on the box office with his films performing well. No wonder all his films have been hits by far, making him a hit machine. Hope he continues the streak, but by doing greater quality and more versatile work further.
Why do people dislike Varun Dhawan’s acting?
Varun Dhawan is a product of nepotism. A lot of the dislike towards him stems from that. Yes, he is extremely fit, good looking, and rich. The issue with this is that due to all this he fits the stereotype as the actor who has got into Bollywood because his dad is famous in the industry. And that creates jealousy towards him from supposedly better or worse actors and actresses who could not make it in the industry.
Which is the best Varun Dhawan movie and why?
Badlapur. Known for his romantic roles in Karan Johar’s SOTY, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, and the recent Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Varun Dhawan has given some intense performance in this revenge drama, directed by Sriram Raghavan. So, this happens to be his best movie so far. He looks fierce in the whole movie, as he gets into the character of Raghu!
Is Varun Dhawan the next Hrithik Roshan?
Hritik Roshan is a very talented actor. He is 3 rd most attractive male after Tom Cruise and Twilight Actor. Despite being handsome and good-looking (He is known as the Greek God of India) he is one of the highly skilled dancers. He did many types of films which include historical films like Jodha Akbar, Mohenjodaro, and also creative films Jindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Gujarish, and Action films like Dhoom 2.
He is a very versatile actor always try to bring some new. When we look at Varun, he is also good looking and handsome have a big female following. He also has a good physique like Hritik. Varun is one of the best dancers in Bollywood. He did creative films like October. Varun proved his dancing skills in Abcd 2. One thing that makes him different is he did comedy films. His style of comedy is similar to Govinda. Varun himself admitted that.
Why did Varun Dhawan compare Dilwale to Inception?
It was a marketing gimmick planned by the promotion team of Dilwale. They asked Varun to make the comparison of Dilwale with Inception in front of the journalists. This resulted in – people who did not watch Inception ( but heard it’s a good movie ) to want to watch Dilwale out of excitement. And people who actually did watch Inception would talk about how Dilwale was being compared to it.
Indirectly the audience was marketing Dilwale by word of mouth. The more a movie is talked about the more likely is people would want to go and watch it, leaving apart whether it’s a good movie or not. You really need to understand that Varun Dhawan is not such a stupid to make such a foolish statement in front of millions of people and his fans. Everything in the film industry is controlled.