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Varun Dhawan
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Dhawan promoting Badrinath Ki Dulhania in 2017
Born (1987-04-24) 24 April 1987 (age 34)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Alma materNottingham Trent University
Years active2012–present
Natasha Dalal
(m. 2021)
  • David Dhawan (father)
RelativesSee Dhawan family

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  • Early life

    Dhawan was born on 24 April 1987 to David Dhawan, a film director, and Karuna Dhawan. His family is Punjabi. His elder brother, Rohit, is a film director known for his debut venture Desi Boyz, while his uncle, Anil, is an actor. He completed his HSC education from the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. Dhawan has a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. Prior to his acting career, Dhawan worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the film My Name Is Khan (2010).


    2012—2016: Debut and success

    Dhawan at the trailer launch of Student of the Year in 2012

    Dhawan made his acting debut in 2012 with Johar's romantic comedy drama Student of the Year alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. He was confident as Rohan Nanda, the teenage son of a rich businessman, who competes with his girlfriend Shanaya (Bhatt) and best friend Abhimanyu Singh (Malhotra) to win an annual school championship. Film critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama found Dhawan to be "a talent one can't help but marvel at" and CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand added: "It's Varun Dhawan who stands out with a confident, charming turn, able to tackle both comical and vulnerable scenes with ease". Student of the Year was a success, grossing 970 million (US$14 million) worldwide, and Dhawan's performance earned him a Best Male Debut nomination at Filmfare.

    Following a year long absence from the screen, similar to that of co-stars Bhatt and Malhotra who had their second releases before him in 2014, Dhawan appeared in two films, the first of which was the romantic comedy Main Tera Hero (2014), a remake of the Telugu film Kandireega, which was produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by his father David. He played Sreenath "Seenu" Prasad, an impetuous brat who is involved in a love triangle between his true love interest Sunaina Goradia, played by Ileana D'Cruz, and his one-sided lover Ayesha Singhal, the daughter of a dreaded gangster-cum-don, played by Nargis Fakhri. Raedita Tandon of Filmfare commended Dhawan on his comic timing and compared him favorably to Govinda and Prabhudheva. The film emerged as a commercial success

    Dhawan then played Rakesh, a flirtatious Punjabi boy who engages in a romantic affair with an engaged Punjabi woman, in debutante writer-director Shashank Khaitan's romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. He co-starred alongside Bhatt a second time (after their debut film Student of the Year) and debutant television actor Sidharth Shukla, the film was described as a tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) by Johar, who served as producer. Rohit Khilnani of India Today praised Dhawan's screen presence, and Nandini Ramnath of Mint noted how much he stood out in the "few quieter scenes" of the film. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania emerged as one of top-grossing Indian productions of the year, earning 1.11 billion (US$16 million) worldwide.

    Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor at a promotional event for ABCD 2 in 2015

    The crime thriller Badlapur (2015) from director Sriram Raghavan saw Dhawan play Raghav "Raghu" Purohit, a man from Pune who over the course of 15 years avenges the murder of his wife and son in a robbery-gone-wrong. Portraying Raghu was a "terrifying" experience for Dhawan, who "slipped into depression as after a point it no longer felt like I was acting in a film". Raja Sen of praised Dhawan's acting range, writing that he "sheds his easy-breezy charm — but, crucially, not his slightly hapless natural likeability — and bubbles up volcanically, his eyes frequently doing the talking." He received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance.

    Dhawan next starred opposite Shraddha Kapoor in a Walt Disney Pictures-produced sequel to the musical dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, titled Disney's ABCD 2, in which he portrayed the real-life character of Kings United India founder Suresh Mukund, a dancer from Mumbai who went on to win the 2012 World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Critic Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters criticised the feature, finding Dhawan to be the only asset of the film, writing that "except for the honest note he strikes, the rest of the film could have been just a bunch of music videos". ABCD 2 earned 1.57 billion (US$22 million) worldwide; the film's commercial performance led Box Office India to consider it an emergence of Dhawan's star power; he and Kapoor were eventually the only actors among their contemporaries to star in a live-action Disney film. His final appearance that year was in Rohit Shetty's ensemble action drama Dilwale, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon, in which he played the younger sibling of Khan's character, as well as Sanon's love interest. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film proved to be a commercial success, grossing over 3.75 billion (US$53 million), emerging as Dhawan's highest-grossing release and one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films. In May 2016, he dubbed for the voice of Captain America in Hindi for the film Captain America: Civil War. He next appeared in the action cop comedy Dishoom (2016), directed by Rohit, alongside John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, as Junaid "J" Ansari, a rookie Indo-Emirati cop. Despite mixed reviews, the film proved to be successful at the box office grossing over 1.2 billion (US$17 million).

    2017—present: Established actor and setbacks

    Dhawan and frequent co-star Alia Bhatt promoting Kalank in 2019

    Dhawan reunited with Khaitan and Bhatt for the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), a spin-off to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, in which he played the titular character, a chauvinist fiancé to Bhatt's prtagonistic character. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express wrote that Dhawan "impresses as a boy-struggling-to-be-a-man". In addition, Tushar Joshi of Daily News and Analysis noted that "Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt prove that on screen chemistry can be enough sometimes to keep you engaged in an average plot with a predictable narrative". Dhawan received his second Best Actor nomination at Filmfare for the film. Later in 2017, he starred in David's Judwaa 2, a reboot of his 1997 Salman Khan starrer Judwaa, alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. Both Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2 proved to be commercial successes, earning over 2 billion (US$28 million) each. Forbes published that with nine consecutive box office hits and a 100% success ratio, Dhawan had established himself as a "bona fide Bollywood superstar".

    Dhawan had two releases in 2018, Shoojit Sircar's drama October and Sharat Katariya's social problem film Sui Dhaaga, both of which earned him rave critical acclaim for his performances while being modest commercial successes. October, written by Sircar's frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi, saw him portray Danish "Dan" Walia, an aimless hotel management trainee whose life undergoes a series of changes when his co-worker goes into a coma. In a highly positive review, Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost commended Dhawan for "effac[ing] his starry swagger and trademark cutesiness to play Dan"; Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times considered it to be his finest performance to date and wrote that "his humour is innate, but his understanding of pain and how it affects the human behaviour is even better". Sui Dhaaga featured Dhawan and Anushka Sharma respectively as Mauji and Mamta, a newly-wed couple in rural India who begin their own small-scale clothing business. Udita Jhunjunwala of Mint reviewed, "Dhawan has perfected the template for playing a simpleton. He brings a similar naiveté to Mauji, albeit endearingly." For October, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. The same year, he cameoed alongside Kapoor in a special appearance for the music video of "High Rated Gabru", a song by Guru Randhawa, whose recreation by Randhawa was featured on the soundtrack of Nawabzaade, the production debut of his ABCD 2 director Remo D'Souza.

    Dhawan's only screen appearance in 2019 was in Abhishek Varman's ensemble period drama Kalank, in which he was once again paired opposite Bhatt, while working for the first time with actresses Madhuri Dixit and Sonakshi Sinha, as well as actors Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur, in the lead role(s). Set in the 1940s prior to the partition of India, the film featured him as a womanizing blacksmith named Zafar; for the physical demands of the part, he trained ex

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