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

Year Film Award Category Result
2013 Student of the Year BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Male Nominated
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Male) Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Nominated
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Male Nominated
Lions Gold Awards Favorite Debut (Male) Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Male Debut Nominated
Stardust Awards Breakthrough Performance – Male Won
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Male Debut Nominated
Times of India Film Awards Best Debut – Male Nominated
2015 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Stardust Awards Best Actor – Comedy/Romance Won
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male (also for Main Tera Hero) Nominated
Screen Awards Best Actor Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Male Nominated
Main Tera Hero Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – Male Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor – Male Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Won
Screen Awards Best Actor (Popular Choice) Nominated
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Won
2016 Badlapur Filmfare Awards Best Actor Nominated
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Male Won
Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Film – Male Won
ABCD 2 Star Guild Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Dilwale International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actor Nominated
2017 Dishoom Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Nominated
Star Screen Awards Star Screen Award for Best Comedian Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Performance in a Comic Role Won
2018 Badrinath Ki Dulhania Star Screen Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Won
Best Actor – Male (Popular) Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Actor Nominated
Lions Gold Awards Favourite Best Actor Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor (Jury’s Choice) – Male Won
Judwaa 2 Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice) – Male Nominated
Star Screen Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Nominated
October NBT Utsav Awards Best Actor Won
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Actor Nominated
Jagran Film Festival Best Actor – Male Won
2019 Filmfare Awards Critics Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) Nominated
Lions Gold Awards Best Actor Par Excellence (Male) Won
Sui Dhaaga Zee Cine Awards Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice) – Male Nominated

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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