Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor. One of the country’s highest paid celebrities, he has featured in Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list since 2014. Each of the eleven films in which he has starred were commercially successful, establishing Dhawan in Hindi cinema. The son of film director David Dhawan, he studied business management from the Nottingham Trent University, after which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 drama My Name Is Khan. Dhawan made his acting debut with Johar’s 2012 teen drama  Student of the Year for which he received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut.

Birth Name

Varun Dhawan

Nickname

Pappu

Profession

Actor

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Varun Dhawan was born on 24th April 1987, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Age

He is currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Varun studied business management at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Family Details

  • Father – David Dhawan (Film Director)

  • Mother – Karuna Dhawan
  • Siblings – Rohit Dhawan (Older Brother) (Film Director)
  • Relatives – Anil Dhawan (Uncle), Siddharth Dhawan (Cousin) (Actor)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Varun Dhawan dated –

  • Natasha Dalal – Dhawan is in a romantic relationship with Natasha Dalal, a designer, with whom he attended school. They separated in May 2013.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7½ inches
  • In centimeters – 171 cm
  • In meters – 1.71 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 77 kg
  • In Pounds – 170 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 44-15½-33
  • Chest – 44 in or 107 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15½ in or 39 cm
  • Waist – 33 in or 76 cm

Body Build

Slim

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Rohan Nanda in the 2012 film Student of the Year alongside Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.

Film Debut

Varun debuted with 2012 romantic comedy film Student of the Year for his role as Rohan Nanda.

Television Debut

Varun his not appeared any television show yet.

Brand Endorsements

In 2013, he was announced as the brand ambassador for the brand Gatsby. He has also appeared in commercials such as Pepsi, Panasonic smartphone and Nestle Fruita Vitals alongside Alia Bhatt. In 2018, Varun (along with Anushka Sharma) was announced as the ambassador of Skill India Campaign.

Awards & Nominations

YearFilmAwardCategoryResult
2013Student of the YearBIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – MaleNominated
ETC Bollywood Business AwardsMost Profitable Debut (Male)Nominated
Filmfare AwardsBest Male DebutNominated
Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer – MaleNominated
Lions Gold AwardsFavorite Debut (Male)Won
Zee Cine AwardsBest Male DebutNominated
Stardust AwardsBreakthrough Performance – MaleWon
Superstar of Tomorrow – MaleNominated
Star Guild AwardsBest Male DebutNominated
Times of India Film AwardsBest Debut – MaleNominated
2015Humpty Sharma Ki DulhaniaStardust AwardsBest Actor – Comedy/RomanceWon
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male (also for Main Tera Hero)Nominated
Screen AwardsBest ActorNominated
Star Guild AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – MaleNominated
Main Tera HeroMost Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – MaleNominated
Most Entertaining Actor – MaleNominated
Star Guild AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleWon
Screen AwardsBest Actor (Popular Choice)Nominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleWon
2016BadlapurFilmfare AwardsBest ActorNominated
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – MaleWon
Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Film – MaleWon
ABCD 2Star Guild AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
DilwaleInternational Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActorNominated
2017DishoomZee Cine AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleNominated
Star Screen AwardsStar Screen Award for Best ComedianWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Performance in a Comic RoleWon
2018Badrinath Ki DulhaniaStar Screen AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleWon
Best Actor – Male (Popular)Nominated
Filmfare AwardsBest ActorNominated
Lions Gold AwardsFavourite Best ActorWon
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor (Jury’s Choice) – MaleWon
Judwaa 2Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice) – MaleNominated
Star Screen AwardsBest Actor in a Comic RoleNominated
OctoberNBT Utsav AwardsBest ActorWon
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActorNominated
Jagran Film FestivalBest Actor – MaleWon
2019Filmfare AwardsCritics Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)Nominated
Lions Gold AwardsBest Actor Par Excellence (Male)Won
Sui DhaagaZee Cine AwardsBest Actor (Viewer’s Choice) – MaleNominated

Varun Dhawan Favorite

  • Favorite Actors – Govinda, Dwayne Johnson
  • Favorite ActressesPriyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Angelina Jolie
  • Favorite Films – Rang De Basanti, Rang De Basanti, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, American Psycho
  • Favorite Songs – Yaad Aa Rahi Hai from the film Love Story (1981), November Rain by Guns n Roses
  • Favorite Musicians – Drake, The Killers, The Doors
  • Favorite Sport – Football
  • Favorite Perfume – Gucci
  • Favorite Colors – Red, Black
  • Favorite Restaurant – Shiv Sagar in Mumbai
  • Favorite Destinations – Maldives, UAE
  • Favorite Idol – Sylvester Stallone
  • Favorite Food – Nando’s Chicken, Cheesecake, Mishti Doi

Varun Dhawan Net worth

Varun Dhawan has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Varun Dhawan

  • Varun got his nickname Pappu from his father.
  • Dhawan’s older brother and father are film directors.
  • He was a bright student and even scored 82% in 10th standard.
  • During his graduation in the U.S. he worked as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs.
  • He and Arjun Kapoor together learned acting skills from Barry John’s acting school, where they did a short film, White Mountain.
  • He also worked as an assistant film director to Karan Johar on the film My Name Is Khan released in 2010.
  • Varun was ranked at #8 in Times of India’s Most Desirable Man of 2012 list.
  • He enjoys doing swimming.
  • He has a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
  • He has released his fitness DVD, which was choreographed by Remo D’Souza.
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