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Varun Dhawan Bio, Movies, Height, Age, Family, Net Worth & Wiki

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.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan Wiki/Bio

Birth NameVarun David Dhawan
Nick NamePappu
Age(as in 2020) 33 Years
DebutFilm: Student of the Year (2012)
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignTaurus
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of Birth24 April 1987 (Friday)
NationalityIndian
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 TownMumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesDancing, Swimming and Reading

Family

Mother's NameKaruna Dhawan
Varun Dhawan Mother

Varun Dhawan Mother

Father's NameDavid Dhawan (Film Director)
Varun Dhawan Father

Varun Dhawan Father

BrotherRohit Dhawan (Film Director)
SisterNot Known

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Sara (when he was in the USA)
• Taapsee Pannu, Actress (rumored)
• Natasha Dalal, Fashion Designer

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseUnmarried
Marriage DateNot Known
ChildrenNot Known

Education

SchoolBombay Scottish School, Mumbai
College/UniversityNottingham Trent University, England
Educational QualificationBusiness Management
ProfessionActor, Model, Dancer
Brands Endorsed• Reebok
• Parle Agro Frooti
• Layer’r Shot
• Maruti Suzuki Arena
• Resiquick
• Lux Cozi
• Fossil Watches
• Tasty Treat
• Brylcreem
• FBB – Future Group
• Buffalo
• SkyBags
• Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative
• Adiction Deodorant
• Campus shoes
• Philips
• Dhawan & Only
• We Chat
• Nestle Fruita Vitals
• Mazaa
• Iconic Clothing
• Panasonic
• Idee
• Pond’s
• Gatsby hair gel
• Coca-Cola
• Colgate Super
• Bournvita
• Indian Cancer Society
Career ManagerNot 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

Figure Measurements

Chest Size40 Inches
Biceps Size15 Inches
Waist Size32 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityHindu
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe Size10 US

Style Quotient

Car Collection• Audi Q7
• Mercedes
Bike Collection• Royal Enfield
• Polaris Sportsman 850 (quad bike)

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodChicken, Cheesecake and Mishti Doi
Favourite ActorsGovinda and Dwayne Johnson
Favourite ColorsRed and Black
Favourite SportFootball
Favourite ActressesPriyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Angelina Jolie
Favourite FilmsBollywood- Guide (1965), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Raja Babu (1994)
Hollywood- American Psycho (2000)
Favourite SingersDrake, Sonu Nigam
Favourite TV ShowsLate Show with David Letterman, 1993
Favourite PerfumeGucci
Favourite RestaurantShiv Sagar in Mumbai
Favourite DancerMichael Jackson
Favourite Travel DestinationsGoa, 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. 

Life Journey

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 2019 (Approx)$17 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, 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.

Career

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.’

Movies List

2010My Name Is Khan
2012Student Of TheYear
2014Main Tera Hero
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
2015Badlapur
Dilwale
ABCD 2
2016Dishoom
2017Judwaa 2
2018Sue Dhaaga
2020Street Dancer

Awards List

YearAward
2013Most Entertaining Actor Debut-Male
Most Profitable Debut
Best Male Debut
Favorite Debut
2015Superstar of Tomorrow-Male
Best Actor in Comic Role
2016Best Actor
Best Actor in a Leading Role
2019Best 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.

FAQs

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 <a data-ail="17964" target="_blank" href="https://woodgram.com/karan-johar-biography/" title="Karan Johar">Karan Johar</a>’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 <a data-ail="17964" target="_blank" href="https://woodgram.com/tom-cruise-biography/" title="Tom Cruise">Tom Cruise</a> 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.

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