Name: Varun Dhawan
Birth Date: 24th April, 1987
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Favorite Cuisine:Continental, Italian & Spanish
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Actor: Govinda
Favorite Actress: Priyanka Chopra & Angelina Jolie
Hobby: Watching films
Endorsements: Idee Eyewear, Coco-Cola, Panasonic, WeChat, Vitals and Gatsby Hair gel, Ad labs Imagica
Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor best known for his outstanding performances in Bollywood movies such as; Student of The Year, Main Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badlapur.
Varun Dhawan was born to film director David Dhawan and Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother Rohit Dhawan, who is also a film director by profession. The actor is lovingly connected to his family. In an interview with a popular media house, Varun said that his elder brother had sacrificed many things for him; be it toys as a child, or opportunities in life as grown ups. Rohit was the first to recommend his name in the industry. "I value my family too much now."; was his statement after he wrapped up shooting for Badlapur.
The actor was a bright student as a child. He studied at Bombay Scottish School and had secured 82 percent in his high school finals. Varun completed his degree in Business Management from United Kingdom's Nottingham Trent University. During his university days, he had worked as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs. This would earn him a little additional money and a free entry to these nightclubs. Dhawan now terms these, as his craziest things in life. He had also attended Barry John's acting school along with actor Arjun Kapoor.
Start of his Bollywood career:
Prior to his acting career, Varun had worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on his directorial - My Name Is Khan. Two years later, in the year 2012, he made his acting debut with Karan Johar's movie: Student Of the Year (STOY). He was cast as Rohan Nanda along with his co-stars: Alia Bhat and Siddharth Malhotra. The movie was a great financial success with an earning of 700 million(US$11 million) domestically. That was not all, the actor had also won the Lions Gold Awards in the Favorite Debut (Male) category for his remarkable work in the movie.
2014 - Twin Ventures:
Dhawan was just a movie old, that he again startled the industry with his stunning performance in two 2014 film releases. His first appearance was found in a comic role in the movie "Main Tera Hero."The movie was produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by his father. He had worked along with actresses Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri in the movie.
Varun had very well, showcased his impeccable comic timing and earned an undivided attention in the movie. The movie was a box office hit with an earning of 770 million(US$ 12 million) domestically.
His second release of the year was "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania," co staring Alia Bhat and Siddharth Shukla. The movie was a tribute to the legendary movie - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(DDLJ). The actor made his hat trick at the box office with a grand success of this movie.
2015 - Versatility at its peak:
For those who thought Varun to fare well only in comic roles; Badlapur, 2015 release, did prove them wrong. It was his first movie, where he portrayed a dark character. He had to do a lot of home work to sink deep into the character and his commitment to the role paid off. The film was a blockbuster hit and earned loads for the team.
As of March 2015, Varun has completed working on a sequel to the dance film ABCD; entitled ABCD2, co-staring Shradha Kapoor. The actor is also scheduled to work in the movie Dilwale; alongside Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon. and will also star in his brother's film Dhishum.
Varun Dhawan got into a dispute with Sohail Khan and it has been rumored that Sohail had hit the actor across the face. The story goes that, Varun had taken consignment from a vendor known to Sohail. However, when Varun did not turn up for further discussions, the vendor complained to Sohail. He then met Varun to talk about the issue and in the process ended up slapping him. When asked, both of them completely deny the incident.
Although, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat never accepted their relationship in the past and termed it as just good friendship; their complicated relationship presently, was under strict scanner in an award show; where Varun was seen desperately ignoring Alia and the latter too, posed extreme disinterest to even look at him.
During a promotional event for his movie Badlapur, the actor was asked if he was interested to host another show similar to AIB roast. Varun Dhawan gave no comments stating that he did not want any controversies before the release. Perhaps , answering the question would have helped him from not getting into yet another controversy.
Apart from his marvelous acting skills; Dhawan has also created his own space in various Award ceremonies by giving back to back powerful performances which added to the ratings. He has also co-hosted a number of award functions and was appreciated by many; including Shahrukh Khan, who happened to be his co-host at one of the events.
In the year 2013, Varun, along with his friends and co-stars performed at a special event in order to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
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