Varun Dhawan is a rising star in the Bollywood industry and the son of a famous director David Dhawan. He is an actor by profession. He mainly works in the Hindi Film Industry. He was born on 24 April 1987. His mother name is Karuna Dhawan. He has roots in Punjabi Hindu. He has an elder brother named Rohit Dhawan. He is a well-known director in Bollywood films and has directed films in the past. Rohit made its debut with a film called Desi Boyz. Dhawan has graduated from HR College of Commerce and Economics. Later he obtained a degree from Nottingham Trent University, the United Kingdom, in Business Management. Before making a debut in the acting field, he was Karan Johar, and he had been as Assistant Director and shot a film called My Name Is Khan.
It is believed that Karan Johar is the person who launched him in Bollywood. His first film was Student of the Year, and it proved lucky for the Varun Dhawan as it worked at the box office. With Varun Dhawan, two more individuals have also launched Alia Bhat, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. For these two individuals, it was their first film, and they made their debut with this film. In his first film, Dhawan was asked to play the character of Rohan Nanda, a college student who was the son of a rich businessman, and Nanda was his teenager. The crux of the story in the film is that Rohan Nanda has to compete against Abhimanyu Singh (Best Friend). The character of Abhimanyu Singh was played by Sidharth Malhotra. Nanda has also to compete against his girlfriend Shanaya. The role of Shanaya was played by famous Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt. Several critics like Rajiv Masand (CNN IBN) and Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) praised the acting in the film Student of the Year. Student of the Year made the gross business of Rs 1.09 Billion globally. His acting made him earn a nomination in the Filmfare Award as Best Male Debut. After one release of the film, Varun was off the screen for the year, and later, he reappeared in his next film called Main Tera Hero, directed by his father (David Dhawan). His co-star was very popular actress Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri. It was a remake of the film called Kandireega, and it was in Telugu. Telugu is a language spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Balaji Motion Pictures has produced the film. Varun was asked to play the role of Sreenath, but in the movie, he was called Seenu, and he had to play the role of an impetuous brat. Seenu has been involved in a love triangle with Sunaina Goradia (Ileana D'Cruz) and Ayesha, a one-sided lover. The role of Ayesha was played by Nargis Fakhri. A brute gangster was the father of Ayesha. Dhawan was applauded for the role and was even compared with a celebrated actors like Prabhudeva and Govinda. His is an act in the comedy scene superb and natural and earned praise from the reviewer. Main Tera Hero was super hit on box office and did business of 78 crores. In Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, Varun played a role of a character called Rakesh, who was in a relationship with a Punjabi female, and his co-star was Alia Bhatt. They dedicated this film to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, in which Karan Johar was the producer. This film was iconic in itself and was one of the biggest on the Box Office. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania fared well at the box office.
Badlapur was the next crime thriller film in which he played a character called Raghav, aka Raghu"Purohit".Raghu was a man from Pune who tried to avenge his wife. It was reported that Dhawan was going into depression. He was engrossed in the film that he took some time to recover from the story. Raja, the film critic of rediff.com, applauded the actor's actions in the movie. This hard work paid him, and he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination, and Badlapur earned 811 million globally.
Later, he next appeared in the film called ABCD2- Any Body can Dance. It was another sequel to his earlier film- Any Body Can Dance. In this film, he took up the role of Suresh Mukund. This person has won World Hip Hop Dance Championship 2012, who was from Mumbai and then went to London and claimed this Championship title. It was based on character.
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, a film critic of Reuters, is a movie that contains only songs and dance. However, ABCD did well at the box office and earned Rs 1.67 billion. And then he did a film with one of the celebrated actors in Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan. Their movie was Dilwale, and it was one of the highest-grossing films in Bollywood. The director and producer were Rohit Shetty, and the other superstars were Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, Jhonny Lever, and Pankaj Tripathi. Dhawan played the role of the sibling in the film. The was film generated heat on social media as the Shahrukh and Kajol duo has always been the talking point in Bollywood. Dhawan also has given his voice to a movie called Captain America. Dishoom movie was directed by his brother Rohit Dhawan in which he played the role of Cop, whose style of functioning was comical in nature. It was also talking and helped them generate publicity for their film as both brothers are working in the same file; Rohit Dhawan as Director and Varun as an actor in the film. It was the first film of the Rohit Dhawan. The co-star included celebrated Actor John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez. John was asked to play the role of the Cop, and he performed well. The movie had garnered mixed reviews from the critics as well as supporters. However, it did exceedingly well at the box office and proved to be a blockbuster. It earned Rs 1.02 billion.
Dhawan came with another hit film called Badrinath ki Dulhania on similar lines with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. His co-star included Alia Bhatt. People got opportunities to see the chemistry between Alia and Varun, and it was deeply liked by the audience and appreciated by some critics. The storyline was average, and it was predictable in style. His father came with a movie called Judwaa 2, and the storyline was similar to Salman Khan's Judwaa, which came in 1997. In Judwaa 2, the co-star included Taapsee Pannu and Fernandez. It was an absolute success and collected a huge amount of money from the box office. It gained 100% success and was established as Dhawan as one of the superstars in Bollywood. This film certified him that he could also rule on the box office, and his fan following increased exponentially. In 2018, Dhawan appeared in two movies- October and Sui Dhaaga, directed by Shoojit Sircar and Sharat Katariya, respectively. It earned some support from the critics but performed modestly at the box office. Anna M.M. Vetticad, Critics of the First post, had applauded the Dhawan for his work in October and another reviewer of Hindustan Times'Rohit Vats also praised Dhawan's role. Her co-star in the Sui- Dhaaga was very popular actor Anushka Sharma and played the role of the wife of the Dhawan and claimed some praise from the critics. Sui Dhaaga was related to social problems. Dhawan is also featured in a song called "High Rated Gabbru," sung by Guru Randhawa. Dhawan did acting in a movie called Kalank and appeared in a film called Street Dancer 3D. These movies did not perform at the box office and proved to be a setback to Dhawan's career. He was severely criticized for the role in the Coolie No.1, which was a remake of the film in the 1990s. This was the time had been debating about nepotism in the Bollywood industry that was sparked off due to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. It was streamed on Amazon Prime owing to the covid 19 restrictions. He has completed the shooting of Jug Jugg Jeeyo that will be featuring Neetu Singh, Kiara Advani, and Anil Kapoor. He has also committed to the film called Bhediya. It will be featuring Kirti Sanon, and the storyline would be comical in nature, and it is directed by Amar Kaushik. Post completion of the films, he will begin with the shooting of Sanki, which is a thriller cum action film and is directed by Anurag Singh.
Dhawan has been part of the various award ceremonies shows and has hosted some of the shows personally. He's been part of the shows like Filmfare, Screen, and Stardust award. His co-host, some of whom were Ayushmaan Khurrana and Sidharth Malhotra. He has co-hosted with superstars like Shahrukh Khan and Richa Chada. He has also been part of a special event that usually happens in the Bollywood industry. Dhawan was part of the event that sought to help Uttarakhand Flood victims by raising money, and he was supported by stars like Sidhartha Malhotra, and Alia Bhatt. Indian Super League Club FC Goa made Dhawan as brand ambassador for their franchise. He also supported the Government of India in the fight with Covid 19 by giving 30 lakh rupees to the Prime Minister Cares Fund. He has been on 15th rank in Forbes magazine.
He is the highest-paid actor, and his income is believed to be Rs 495.8 million and tied the knot with Natasha Dalal. Dalal is a designer by profession, and they have been in relationships for a very long time. He tied the knot on 24 January 2021. Dalal was Dhawan's childhood friend, and they had known each other for a very long time. Some reports suggested that Dalal had rejected Dhawan many times. They had to postpone their marriage date frequently due to covid related restrictions being imposed at that time. Natasha had been to Bombay Scottish School, and later to complete his Fashion designing course, she moved to New York. After completion, she returned back to India and started her own fashion clothing line with Natasha Dalal Label. When Dhawan became a superstar in Bollywood, they took every effort to keep their relationships secret, and eventually, some reports in media published that Dhawan was dating Natasha Dalal. It is said that Natasha is shy in nature and does not want to come to public attention.
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