Varun Dhawan was born to filmmaker David Dhawan and Karuna Chopra on April 24th, 1987. He has an older brother Rohit Dhawan, who is a filmmaker and directed Varun in 2016 action-thriller Dishoom, which also starred John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez. Parineeti Chopra appeared in a special song alongside him in the film
Varun Dhawan's father David Dhawan directed him in the films, Main Tera Hero (2014) which also starred Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D'Cruz and Judwaa 2, in which he shared the screen with Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. Both films were box-office successes. The latter was a remake of the 1997 Salman Khan-starrer Judwaa, which was also directed by David
After completing his HSC from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Varun Dhawan received a degree in Business Management from the Nottingham Trent University in United Kingdom. He also went on to study acting under an assumed name, as he didn't want to carve his own identity, away from his famous father
Although Varun Dhawan is a star kid, the son of popular Bollywood director David Dhawan, he took it upon himself to earn a name for himself in the Bollywood film industry through grit and determination. He gets the most affection from his family members and has often stated he is extremely close to them in several interviews
Varun Dhawan made his debut in a leading role with the 2012 film Student of the Year, which was directed by Karan Johar. Interestingly, the film also marked the debuts of Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, who went on to have individually successful careers like Varun. He has starred in 10 films thus far, all of which have been commercially successful
Like the original Judwaa, Varun Dhawan essayed dual roles, playing twins Raja and Prem in the sequel Judwaa 2. The film was essentially a reboot of the 1997 Salman Khan-starrer and released on 29th September, 2017. The popular track Oonchi Hai Building was recreated for the sequel
(L-R) Jaanvi Desai, Rohit Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal. Varun and Natasha are said to be dating for quite some time now. There have been rumours that they would tie the knot soon. Natasha is often spotted with Varun during family get-togethers and outings
According to a report by a leading film magazine in February, Varun Dhawan and girlfriend Natasha Dalal are set to enter holy matrimony this year. Though Varun Dhawan has never spoken about his relationship with Natasha Dalal, who is a fashion designer by profession, but has often been spotted with her at dinner and movie dates. They reportedly celebrated the New Years together in Maldives
There were rumours that Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal were headed for splitsville. However, Natasha's presence at the actor's housewarming party put all the speculations to rest. Maybe it was just a lover's tiff? In fact, the actor has now become more comfortable in getting clicked with Natasha by the paparazzi. Be it a movie date or a dinner date, he is always at his casual best. Avoiding cameras are a thing of the past now!
(L-R) Karuna Dhawan, Jaanvi Desai, Rohit Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal and David Dhawan during a family dinner. The Kapoors and Dhawans are quite close, with Ranbir often in attendance to any special functions and celebrations. Ranbir is currently filming for Brahmastra and is set to portray Sanjay Dutt in the upcoming biopic on the actor
Varun Dhawan was always interested in acting. His brother Rohit Dhawan even wrote the script to the 2007 film Partner, which starred Salman Khan, Govinda and Katrina Kaif. It can safely be said the entire Dhawan family is very talented indeed
Varun Dhawan and older brother Rohit Dhawan share a close bond and often spend time together. Rohit's and wife Jaanvi Desai are expecting a baby and a baby shower was held recently, which was attended by Sonakshi Sinha among others
Varun Dhawan pictured here with father David Dhawan, is one of the country's highest-paid celebrities, and appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list, based on his income and popularity, beginning in 2014. He became an established actor in Bollywood filmdom after each of the 10 films he starred in became box-office successes including, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, ABCD 2, Dilwale, Dishoom, Judwaa 2, Badlapur and Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Varun Dhawan was recently seen in the film October, which was directed by Shoojit Sircar of Vicky Donor and Piku fame. Varun's portrayal of a sensitive young man in the romantic drama was lauded by audiences and critics alike as the film was unlike the commercial fare that he was usually a part of. He will next be seen opposite Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga and Kalank in which he shares the screen with Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha
Varun Dhawan's brother Rohit Dhawan wed longtime girlfriend Jaanvi Desai in 2012. She is now expecting their first child. Varun recently took to social media to share pictures of himself with her
This was a post made by Varun Dhawan, honour mother Karuna on Mother's Day, two years ago. Varun captioned it, "Happy Mother's Day Ma. Thank you for being my guiding force for being my God for being my mother (sic)"
This is a fan-made portrait of Varun Dhawan with father David Dhawan. Varun, obviously overwhelmed by the gesture, took to Instagram and wrote, "I get some amazing stuff from my fans but this truly is so beautiful. Something that I shall always value #dad. Thank you (sic)"
Varun Dhawan's brother Rohit Dhawan made his directorial debut in 2011 with Desi Boyz, which starred Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh. Varun assisted Karan Johar in the 2010 film My Name Is Khan, which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in lead roles. This was his entry into Bollywood
Varun Dhawan and brother Rohit Dhawan with other family members during a get-together. He posted this on Bhai dooj two years ago. Varun captioned it, "Family time. Im not big on celebrations but I love to hang with my brothers and sisters. Happy Bhai dooj everybody. (sic)." His uncle Anil Dhawan was a noted actor known for starring in the films Chetna (1970) and Piya Ka Ghar (1972)
Varun Dhawan with sister-in-law Jaanvi Desai, mom Karuna Dhawan and dad David Dhawan. Varun captioned this image, "In his entire career I never saw my dad get excited when any of his films won awards.but he was really happy that I won for #dishoom tonight that too for a genre whichis home for my family. Comedyis serious business. Thank you star screen (sic)" Varun won Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role, The Star Screen Award for Best Comedian and Best Performance in a Comic Role at the International Indian Film Academy Awards for his 2016 film Dishoom
(L-R) Sajid Nadiadwala, Salman Khan, David Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan. Varun captioned the image, "#judwaa2 just got bigger. Shot with my childhood hero @beingsalmankhan. I've grow old but he's definitely the same. Can't wait SEPT 29th (sic)." Judwaa 2 became one of many box-office hits for Varun and the film went on to gross over Rs 200 crore
Varun Dhawan considered one of today's highly successful and highest paid young actors celebrates his birthday today. All the ten films he has starred so far have been box-office hits and have been popular with critics and audiences. Varun shares a close-knit bond with his family - his filmmaker father David Dhawan, mom Karuna and brother Rohit. We take a look in pictures...