Name- Varun Dhawan
Date of Birth- 24 April 1987
Age- 33 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Karuna Dhawan
Father- David Dhawan
Brother- Rohit Dhawan
Marital Status/Marriage- Unmarried
Height- 5’9 approx.
Net Worth- $50 million approx.
Varun Dhawan Biography
Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor who has been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list for several times since 2014. The “Student of the Year” actor has successfully graduated from being Karan Johar’s cool student to being one of the successful actors of Bollywood. Right after his debut, he has made an enormous growth not just in his career but also with the types of roles that he did on-screen. Him, Bollywood’s popular filmmaker David Dhawan’s younger son has not just made his family proud of him but also went on to become the next thing to watch out in the Bollywood.
It is not that all of his movies have worked successfully at the box office but all his movies, have managed to do a decent amount of business. And because of this, now he is hailed in Bollywood as one of the most bankable actors of his generation. From typical masala movies to even serious roles, Varun has never let his fans down. Now lets get in more detail about his family, love life, career, facts and more.
Varun Dhawan Family
He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra into a high class Hindu family. His father name is David Dhawan, a known film director of Bollywood and mother name is Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother named Rohit Dhawan who is also a film director, while his uncle, Anil Dhawan is an actor. According to his parents, he was a very naughty child and he gave them a tough time disciplining him. He is also close to his elder brother and they are inseparable in real life as Ram and Lakhan.
Varun Dhawan Girlfriend
He is dating his childhood friend Natasha Dalal. Natasha is a designer by profession. They started dating long ago when Varun was not even an actor. Earlier, he was not that open about revealing his relationship in public as he didn’t want people to focus on his personal life. But with time, he accepted his relationship on Koffee With Karan and now they are often spotted hanging out together. The actor never shies away from accepting his love for Natasha and have also claimed that the two will be tying the knot soon in coming year.
However before Natasha, his name was also linked with several actresses like Alia Bhatt and Tapsee Pannu.
Varun Dhawan Career
After completing his graduation from UK based university, he decided to become an actor. Being born in a filmy family, he always had keen interest in the field of acting. In 2010, he started his career as an assistant director to Karan Johar’s movie “My Name is Khan”. Later in 2012, Karan launched him in Bollywood as an actor with movie “Student of the Year” along with Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra. The movie did pretty good business at the box office, giving him immense popularity and fame. Post that, he did several other back to back movies like “Main Tera Hero”, “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya”, “Badlapur”, “Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya”, etc.
His acting skills in these movies were critically acclaimed and in no time he became one of the popular actors of the Bollywood industry. Other than movies, he has also been featured on the cover of reputable magazines like GQ Magazine for being “Most Bankable Star of his Generation” and Forbes for “Top 20 highest-paid Indian celebrity list”. It won’t be wrong to say that he is one of the actors who is setting records for his generation actors alongside making a name for himself in the industry.
Varun Dhawan Controversies
Here are some controversies linked with him:
- If reports are to be believed then once after an heated argument, actor Sohail Khan, brother of Salman Khan slapped Varun, but they both denied it and it remained only a rumor.
- In 2017, while hosting the IIFA, he unintentionally jumped into the nepotism war between Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar where he took a dig on Kangana. But later, he apologized for his mistake.
- He again made headlines when there was a rumor that Karan organized a drug party at his home where Varun was also present. Post the video went viral, all the celebrities who were present there were slammed by the netizens for this act.
Some Lesser Known & Interesting Facts About Varun Dhawan
Here are some lesser known facts about him:
- Like many people, Varun also a cute embarrassing nickname and it is Pappu.
- He completed his graduation from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom.
- Despite studying business management from a top international university, it was only his love for acting that he decided to make his career in the showbiz world.
- Before venturing into the entertainment industry, he distributed leaflets in nightclubs while he was studying in UK to earn some extra money.
- Even after being son of popular director David Dhawan, he bagged his debut movie “Student of the Year” on his merit only.
- Not many people know this but Varun is a big time prankster. It is fun working with him as he loves playing crazy pranks on the sets with crew and his co-stars.
- His co-star Ileana D’Cruz from movie “Main Tera Hero” has revealed in an interview that Varun is highly obsessed with his hair and spends long hours in front of the mirror to perfect his look.
- Not just he shares his birthday with Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, he is also a great fan of this iconic cricketer in real life.
- He considers his brother Rohit Dhawan as his best friend. Rohit has directed many movies including John Abraham-Akshay Kumar starrer Desi Boyz and Varun Dhawan starrer Dhishoom.
- Just like his father David, Varun is also a big fan of actor Govinda.
- His fans must know that he is a big fan of wrestling and wrestler Dwayne The Rock is his favorite.
- He is one of the highest paid actors of his generation and charges around Rs.25 crore for a single movie.
- Not only a great actor but Varun is also known for his good deeds. We all must remember the year 2013 when the flash floods had destroyed the normal life of Uttarakhand. When the entire nation extended their hands to help the people of Uttarakhand, Varun too did the much needed help by raising funds for the flood-victims in Uttarakhand.
- The actor has an amazingly pumped up vanity where he chills after shooting.
Varun Dhawan Awards
The actor has won many recognitions and awards for his performance. Some of the awards that he won includes Lions Gold Awards, Stardust Awards, Star Guild Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Star Screen Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, Filmfare Awards, etc.
Actor- Govinda, Salman Khan and Dwayne Johnson
Actress- Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and Angelina Jolie
Food- Mishti Doi and Chicken
Sports- Football and Cricket