- April 24, 1987
- Mumbai, India
Varun Dhawan is an Indian film actor who made his acting debut in Karan Johar's romantic comedy “Student of the Year”. Prior to his acting career, Dhawan worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on his directorial terrorist drama “My Name Is Khan”. He was born in a Punjabi family to David Dhawan, a filmmaker, and Karuna Dhawan. He has an elder brother Rohit, who is a film director too. His comedy movie “Main Tera Hero” a remake of the Telugu film “Kandireega”, was directed by his father and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, for which he won IIFA Awards for Best Performance in a Comic Role. He has played a leading role in the romantic comedy “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, Co-starring Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Shukla, which was described as a tribute to “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” by Karan Johar. Dhawan received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance in “Badlapur”. His other movies include “ABCD 2 “, “Dilwale”, “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, and his upcoming action-comedy film, “Judwaa-2”, directed by his father David Dhawan, in which Varun Dhawan is playing a double role as estranged twins opposite Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. Dhawan has a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.