Varun Dhawan is a young Bollywood sensation who rose to fame following his 2012 debut venture ‘Student of the Year’, directed by Karan Johar. He is the son of the renowned filmmaker David Dhawan while his elder brother Rohit dhawan is also a film director. Before acting, he worked as a assistant director in Karan Johar’s terrorist drama My Name is Khan in 2010.
Varun established himself as a promising actor in Bollywood by delivering successful box office outings like ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ in 2014 and the dance film ABCD 2 in 2015. Besides acting, Dhawan has hosted a half dozen of Award ceremonies, including Stardust Awards, 59th Filmfare Awards, and the 20th Screen Awards. Though he has acted in less than a dozen of movies, most of them are big grosses at the box office and has earned him millions of fans around the world.
April 24, 1988
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Completed his schooling in Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai and HSC in H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.
- He holds a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
Indian / Asian
5 ft 7½ in or 171 cm or 1.71 m
77 Kg or 170 lbs
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 151/2 inches
- Waist 33 inches
David Dhawan (Film Director)
Rohit Dhawan (Older Brother) (Film Director)
Anil Dhawan (Uncle), Siddharth Dhawan (Cousin) (Actor)
- Sara – He dated co-student Sara when he was at the US.
- Natasha Dalal – He was romantically linked with his childhood friend Natasha Dalal, who is a fashion designer. They both got seperated in 2013.
Varun Dhawan Favourites
- Actors – Govinda, Dwayne Johnson
- Actress – Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Angelina Jolie
- Food – Cheesecake, Chicken, Pizza
- Movies – Rang De Basanti, Guide, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Raja Babu, American Psycho
- Songs – Yaad Aa Rahi Hai from the film Love Story (1981), November Rain by Guns n Roses
- Sport – Football
- Perfume – Gucci
- Colors – Red, Black
- Holiday Destinations – UAE, Maladives
Karan Johan debuted Varun in his 2012 romantic comedy film Student of the Year in a role called Rohan Nanda alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt.
Besides acting, he has appeared in many television commercials like Pepsi, Panasonic smartphone, and Nestle Fruita Vitals alongside Alia Bhatt.
Varun is also the brand ambassador of Gatsby.
Varun Dhawan Net worth
This young rising star in Bollywood has an estimated net worth of $16 million US dollars in 2017. He made such a fortune in an young age that comes from his appearances in movies, advertisements, brand endorsements and personal investments. Varun gets around Rs 8 – 10 crore per film as remuneration.
Cars & Bikes
Varun has exotic collection and a great sense of taste for cars and bikes. He owns a Audi Q7, Royal Enfield Classic 500cc and a Polaris Sportsman 850 quad bike.
He resides in a posh house located in Mumbai and also owns several real estate properties around the city.
Connect with Varun Dhawan
Varun has earned millions of fans across the social media platforms. Follow Varun on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get insights about the actor.
Varun Dhawan Facts
Varun worked as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs while pursuing his graduation in the US.
His debut film ‘Student of the Year’ became huge success at the box office for which he won Lion Gold Favorite Debut Award in 2013.
Varun is a hardcore foodie who loves chicken amongst the non-veg food.
Varun was ranked at #8 in Times of India’s “Most Desirable Man of 2012” list.
He has also released his fitness DVD, which was choreographed by Remo D’Souza.
In 2013, Dhawan performed at a special event alongside Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
Apart from acting, Varun used to perform on stage and co-host award ceremonies.