Since 2014, Varun Dhawan has been a part of Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list, peaking at number 15 in 2018, when the magazine assessed his yearly income to be 495.8 million rupees (US$6.6 million), making him one of the country’s highest-paid celebrities.
Varun Dhawan, an Indian actor who works in Hindi films, was born on April 24, 1987. He studied business management at Nottingham Trent University. He is the son of ace film director David Dhawan.
Varun rose to notoriety with the romance comedies Main Tera Hero (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), as well as the action-comedy Dilwale (2015), Dishoom (2016), and Judwaa 2 (2017), the dance film ABCD 2 (2015), and the drama film Sui Dhaaga (2018).
In the criminal thriller Badlapur (2015), he played an avenger, while in the drama October, he played an aimless guy dealing with loss (2018). Following the success of these films, he has gone on to star in the period drama Kalank (2019), the musical picture Street Dancer 3D (2020), and the Amazon Prime Video comedy-drama Coolie No. 1 (2020), all of which were critical and commercial flops, putting a stop to his career.
Dhawan made his acting debut in 2012 opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar’s romantic comedy-drama Student of the Year.
Dhawan starred alongside Khaitan and Bhatt in the romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), a spin-off of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, in which he played the eponymous character, a chauvinist fiancé to Bhatt’s protagonistic character.
Dhawan also performs on stage and has co-hosted two award shows in addition to his acting career. He performed at the Filmfare, Screen, and Stardust award ceremonies, as well as a Hong Kong event, in 2013.
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