(Last Updated on : 06/09/2014)
Varun Dhawan is a popular Bollywood actor
who marked his presence in the Hindi film industry with 2012 Hindi flick Student of the Year. From his very first venture, Varun successfully carved a distinct niche for himself in the celluloid. His screen presence and confident performances continually garnered positive reviews from critics. Although he began his career as an assistant director, he soon became a popular name amongst the talented Bollywood
actors. In addition to acting Varun Dhawan has also been a part of several events as a performer as well as anchor.
Early Life Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan was born on 24th April 1987 to the prominent film director David Dhawan
and Karuna Dhawan in the city of Mumbai
. Another film director Rohit Dhawan is his elder brother who marked his directional debut with the 2011 movie Desi Boyz. Varun is the cousin of actor Siddharth Dhawan and the nephew of actor Anil Dhawan. Varun Dhawan acquired a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
Career of Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan stepped into the film world as an assistant director to Karan Johar
and worked for the 2010 movie My Name Is Khan. He made his cinematic debut as an actor in the year 2012 with the romantic comedy Student of the Year under the direction of Karan Johar. In the movie he starred alongside Sidharth Malhotra
and Alia Bhatt
and portrayed the role of the teenage son of a rich businessman. His confident performance in the movie met positive reviews from critics.
His charming persona and convincing characterization also popularized him amongst the audiences. The movie was a commercial success. In the year 2014, two of his films released. His first venture in 2014 was the comedy flick Main Tera Hero which was a remake of the Telugu movie
Kandireega. The film was directed by his father David Dhawan and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. In the movie Varun received praises for capturing the attention of the viewers from the very first scene. The movie was a box office success. He next appeared in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania alongside Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Shukla. In the movie he portrayed the role of a flirtatious Punjabi boy. Once again his screen presence was lauded by the critics.
Other Ventures of Varun Dhawan
Apart from films Varun Dhawan also performs in stage shows and has also co-hosted two award ceremonies. In the year 2013 he performed at Stardust, Screen and Filmfare awards
. He was also a part of an event in Hong Kong. In 2013 he anchored Stardust Awards ceremony with Sidharth Malhotra and Ayushmann Khurrana
and also a segment of 59th Filmfare Awards. He co-hosted the 20th Screen Awards
with Shahrukh Khan
and Richa Chadda
. In 2013 he performed at a fund raising event alongside other film stars for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand
Achievements of Varun Dhawan
In the year 2013 Varun Dhawan won Lions Gold Awards for Favorite Debut (Male) and Stardust Awards for Breakthrough Performance - Male, both for the movie Student of the Year.
Filmography of Varun Dhawan
||Student of the Year
||Main Tera Hero
||Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania