Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He is the son of film director David Dhawan and one of India’s highest-paid actors.
|Born||24 April 1987 (Mumbai, India)|
|Height||5′ 7″ in (175 cm)|
Dhawan was born on 24 April 1987. He is 36 years old as of year 2023.
He began his career as an assistant director to Karan Johar in My Name Is Khan (2010), and subsequently made his acting debut in 2012 with Johar’s teen drama “Student of the Year”.
He rose to prominence with leading roles in the romantic comedies “Main Tera Hero” (2014), “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” (2014), and “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” (2017); the action comedies “Dilwale” (2015), “Dishoom” (2016), and “Judwaa 2” (2017); the dance film “ABCD 2” (2015); and the drama “Sui Dhaaga” (2018).
Dhawan was born to David Dhawan, a film director, and Karuna Dhawan. His family is Punjabi Hindu. His elder brother, Rohit, is a film director known for his debut venture Desi Boyz, while his uncle, Anil, is an actor.
On 24 January 2021, Dhawan married his long-time girlfriend, fashion designer Natasha Dalal. Varun and Natasha went to school together and were childhood friends.
He completed his HSC education from the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He has a degree in business studies from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
Relationships and affair
Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, one of the most loved couples in on-screen Bollywood, have always had a love-hate relationship.Later, they only claimed to be good friends. Also Alia Bhatt is now in a happily married to Ranbir Kapoor.
Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu at the end of Judwaa 2 and there were rumors that they might take their friendship to the next level.But these rumors were all false.
Kiara was once rumoured to be going out with Varun Dhawan.The two were spotted together at multiple events and a video of the two hanging out with each other went viral online.
Varun is now married to his childhood best friend, Natasha Dalal. In a talk show “Koffe with Karan” Varun confessed that he was in an ‘on and off’ relationship with his now wife, Natasha Dalal, before marriage. The director-host also made him talk about infidelity in relationships, and Varun’s reaction to it is unmissable.
Prior to his acting career, he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the film My Name Is Khan (2010).
Dhawan made his acting debut in 2012 with Johar’s teen film Student of the Year alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Student of the Year was a commercial success, grossing ₹1.09 billion (US$14 million) worldwide.
Dhawan next starred in the romantic comedy Main Tera Hero (2014), a remake of the Telugu film Kandireega. The film emerged as a commercial success grossing 780 million Indian rupees worldwide.
Dhawan then played the role of a flirtatious Punjabi boy who engages in a romantic affair with an engaged Punjabi woman, in Shashank Khaitan’s romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. This film emerged as one of top-grossing Indian productions of the year, earning ₹1.11 billion worldwide.
The crime thriller Badlapur (in 2015) from director Sriram Raghavan saw Varun play Raghu, a father who over the course of 15 years avenges the murder of his wife and son.He received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance.
Dhawan next starred opposite Shraddha Kapoor in the dance film ABCD 2. ABCD 2 earned ₹1.67 billion worldwide; the film’s commercial performance led Box Office India to consider it an emergence of Dhawan’s star power.
Dhawan’s final appearance that year was in Rohit Shetty’s ensemble action drama Dilwale, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film proved to be a commercial success, grossing over ₹3.75 billion worldwide , one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films.
He next appeared in the action cop comedy Dishoom in 2016, directed by Rohit. The film proved to be successful at the box office grossing over ₹1.2 billion worldwide.
Varun reunited with Khaitan and Bhatt for the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania in 2017. Later in 2017, he starred in his father’s Judwaa 2, a reboot of his 1997 Judwaa, alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. Both Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2 proved to be commercial successes, earning over ₹2 billion each.
Dhawan had two releases in 2018, Shoojit Sircar’s drama October and Sharat Katariya’s social problem film Sui Dhaaga.For October, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
Varun’s sole screen appearance in 2019 was in Abhishek Varman’s ensemble period drama Kalank, in which he was once again paired opposite Alia Bhatt. Dhawan began the new decade with the dance film Street Dancer 3D. Both Kalank and Street Dancer 3D did not perform well commercially, causing his career to suffer a setback.
He worked with his father for a third time in Coolie No. 1, a 2020 adaptation of the Govinda-starrer 1995 film of the same name, which released online on Amazon Prime Video. Critical and public reception to the film was negative, largely in light of the nepotism debate due to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
In 2022, Dhawan starred alongside Kiara Advani in Jugjugg Jeeyo, a comedy-drama about divorce.It earned ₹1.35 billion worldwide to emerge as one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
Dhawan played the title role in Bhediya, the third installment in Dinesh Vijan’s horror-comedy universe.
Dhawan will next star in Nitesh Tiwari’s action film Bawaal opposite Janhvi Kapoor. He will also be part of the Indian spin off of the American drama series Citadel, created by the Russo Brothers, and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
Alongside his acting career, Dhawan performs on stage and has co-hosted two award ceremonies. In 2013, he performed at the Filmfare, Screen, and Stardust award ceremonies, and at an event in Hong Kong. He hosted the 2013 Stardust Awards ceremony with Sidharth Malhotra and Ayushmann Khurrana, and a segment of the 59th Filmfare Awards.
He was also part of the 20th Screen Awards, co-hosting the show alongside Shahrukh Khan and Richa Chadda. In 2013, he performed at a special event alongside Malhotra, Bhatt, Kapur, Kapoor, and Badlapur co-star Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
In September 2014, Varun became the brand ambassador of newly formed Indian Super League club FC Goa. He also donated Rs. 30 Lakhs in PM-CARES Fund of Government of India during the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Varun’s Statement About Indian Cinemas Having ‘Cringe-worthy VFX’
In one of the media events while promoting the film Bhediya, while talking about their movie, Varun shared how Indian Cinema uses VFX, which is cringe-worthy.
The film is said to be an unofficial adaptation of the 1999 novel ‘What the Body Remembers’, written by Canadian-American novelist Shauna Singh Baldwin.
Varun Dhawan has been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014, peaking at the 15th position in 2018.
He has starred in 11 consecutive box-office successes between 2012 and 2018.
Dhawan received praise and nominations for two Filmfare Awards for playing an avenger in the thriller Badlapur (2015).
He received his second Best Actor nomination at Filmfare for the film “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”.
For October, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
In 2018, the Indian edition of GQ featured him among the nation’s 50 most influential young people and labelled him as the “most bankable star of his generation”.
Varun Dhawan Net Worth
Varun Dhawan has a net worth of around $26 Million (Rs. 205 Crore).When the magazine estimated his annual income to be ₹495.8 million (US$6.2 million) and listed him as one of the highest-paid celebrities in the country.
|Net Worth||$ 26 M|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||205 crores INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||2 crores +|
|Yearly Income||25 crores +|
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1. What is the Net worth of Varun Dhawan ?
Ans. Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor who has a Net Worth is $ 26 Million (Rs. 205 crores).
2. How tall is Varun Dhawan?
Ans. Varun Dhawan is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
3. How old is Varun Dhawan ?
Ans. Varun Dhawan is 35 years old.
4. Who is Varun Dhawan married to?
Ans. Varun is married to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha Dalal.
5. How much does Varun Dhawan charge for a movie?
Ans. As per a 2017 report in ZEE News, Varun Dhawan was charging between Rs 12-15 crores per film. Post the success of Judwaa 2, he decided to increase his fees to Rs 25 crore per film, according to a report in Deccan Chronicle.
6. Who is Varun Dhawan favourite actress?
Ans. Deepika, Katrina, Priyanka are Varun Dhawan’s favourite actresses (in that order).