Varun Dhawan


An actor in Bollywood who has given only hit movies in his career, barring one. He has shown his acting skills in films like Badlapur and October. At the same time, he has earned his stardom through commercial movies where he can be seen showing off his six-pack abs, groovy dance moves, and beautiful timing for comedy. Varun enjoys a massive fandom, and it is more due to his talents than his background.

Naughty, Dreamy Kid

Growing up, Varun was very naughty. He used to go on sets and play random music and dance anywhere he’d find any space. He also was a thumb-sucker, and he removed it only when he was about to do some devil’s deed. Once, David was teaching him till 3 AM for a particular exam when he left to revise. He came back to ask if he had his phone, and Varun denied it. David held him and shook him up, and said he had the mobile. Varun replied no, and the very next moment, the mobile fell out of his underwear.

Varun used to live in his world as a child. He wasn’t very ambitious or serious about anything in his life.

Didn’t Want to Get Launched by Dad

Varun Dhawan had always had this in his mind that he wanted to be an actor. When he announced to his family that he’d be pursuing the acting career, David stoically asked him to make it on his own like his brother and not expect him to launch him. Varun himself, too, didn’t want to get launched by his father as he felt that he wouldn’t be able to learn much from his father. He spent his entire childhood watching him work behind the camera and on the editing table. He didn’t think there would be anything new. He also knew that in the career of his father, he never launched a new face, he shouldn’t be an exception. He had the same zeal to make it on his own as his father & brother.

Getting the Debut

Varun Dhawan was trained in acting by Barry John while working as an assistant director for Karan Johar. He knew that Varun wished to join the industry, so he made him thoroughly work on his acting and dancing skills and physique. His graceful moves result from street jazz he learned from Shiamak Davar and dancing from Sanjay Yadav. He showed Karan Johar his short film Adrenochrome, in which he had acted. Karan liked the film and asked him to prepare for the auditions of Student of the Year.

Pyaar Dosti hai

Varun Dhawan met Natasha when he was in 6th standard. He liked her vibes. Their parents knew each other, so she used to frequent his home often, and so, they became close friends. Their friendship deepened over the years, and they never realized that it had grown to something more. Natasha was moving away when they both realized that there was more to their friendship. They started dating each other, and Varun even proposed to her twice or thrice while Natasha rejected him every time. When they got together, Natasha, a shy and private person, suggested keeping things confidential as she didn’t want paps pestering her. Varun finds his solace and his strength in her. He finally got hitched to the love of his life.

Hates Makeup

Varun loves acting, but something that he doesn’t like about the profession is putting on makeup. He finds the activity to be extremely boring. He finds portraying emotions on the screen to be taxing. He also doesn’t approve of the odd hours in which actors are subjected to work sometimes. But for his love for acting, he bears them all.

Films Should Touch His Heart

Varun, in his career, has done the typical commercial roles, the light ones, and the dark ones. In none of those roles has he disappointed anyone. He even did a movie like Sui Dhaaga, which people never expected him to do, but doing just that gives him a kick. He even doesn’t shy away from chasing the directors he wishes to work with. He kept bugging Shoojit Sircar for months when he got the role in October.

He accepts the films not just because they’d earn him money, the story of the film should touch his heart. When he hears the film's story, if he feels the storyline is solid, he’d even decrease his charges to work in the movie.

Varun Dhawan is an actor who has been expanding his horizons with each of his projects. He had back-to-back hits and mostly chose his films on instinct, and all of them have created a massive hysteria among the masses and the critics. Varun Dhawan is truly a prodigy and an actor of pure talent.


24 April 1987 (age34) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Active Years

1987 - Today


Name Varun David Dhawan
Nickname Pappu
Profession Actor
Physical Stats
180 cm
75 kg
Body Measurement
40 Inches
32 Inches
15 Inches
Career Debut Film - Student of the Year (2012)

Early Life and Education

DOB 24-04-1987
Age 34
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai
College Nottingham Trent University, England
Educational Qualification Graduate in Business Management
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
Address 1) A/15, Sagar Darshan, Hanuman Nagar, Off Carter Road, Khar (West), Mumbai 2) 201 and 202, Beach Wood House at Oberoi Enclave which is Next To JW Marriot Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai
Hobbies Dancing, Swimming and Reading

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Marriage: 24-04-1987
Marriage Location Alibaug
Boyfriends/Girlfriends Sara (when he was in the USA)
Taapsee Pannu, Actress (Rumoured)
Natasha Dalal, Fashion Designer


Wife/Spouse Wife: Natasha Dalal (m:2021)
David Dhawan, Film Director
Karuna Dhawan
Siblings Brother(s): Rohit Dhawan, Film Director
Sister(s): None

Favourite Things

Food Chicken, Cheesecake and Mishti Doi
Actor Govinda, Dwayne Johnson
Actress Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Angelina Jolie
Bollywood Guide (1965), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Rang De Basanti (2006), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Raja Babu (1994)
Hollywood American Psycho (2000)
Singer Drake, Sonu Nigam
Sports Football
colour Red and Black
Holiday Destination Goa, London and Maldives
Restaurants Shiv Sagar in Mumbai
Perfume Gucci

Style Quotient

Car Collection Audi Q7
Mercedes-Benz GLS 350d
Land Rover LR3
Mahindra KUV100
Bike Collection Royal Enfield
Polaris Sportsman 850 (quad bike)

Money Factor

Salary (approx) 30 crores-35 crores
Net Worth (approx) 49.58 crores (2018)


Top Controversies of Varun Dhawan

1) There was a rumour that Sohail Khan slapped Varun Dhawan after an argument, but both denied it.

2) There was another rumour that Karan Johar organized a drug party at his home where many celebs were present including Varun Dhawan

Did you know?

1) Varun Dhawan grandfather used to work at the HSBC bank in Hongkong.

2) When he was studying in London, he worked as a leaflet distributor for nightclubs.

3) Before coming into the field of acting, he had tried to get a job in a London-based bank, but he got rejected.

4) He, along with Arjun Kapoor, learned acting from Barry John’s acting school, where they did a short film, 'White Mountain'.

5) In 2018, he learned stitching and embroidery for his movie 'Sui Dhaga'.

6) Reportedly, he had cut down his fees to half for the movie 'October 2018', directed by Shoojit Sircar: as the budget was low for the film.


Stardust Awards
2013:Breakthrough Performance – Male for Student of the Year
2015:Best Actor – Comedy/Romance for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Star Guild Awards
2015: Best Actor in a Comic Role for Main Tera Hero
IIFA Awards
2015:Best Performance in a Comic Role for Main Tera Hero
2017:Best Performance in a Comic Role for Dishoom