April 24, 1987 (36)
Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor who has made a significant impact in Bollywood, known for his versatile roles and energetic performances. He is the son of film director David Dhawan, and his presence in the Indian film industry has been marked by various successes since his debut.
Varun made his acting debut in the 2012 film Student of the Year, which was a commercial success. He continued to impress with a series of hits, demonstrating his range and ability to excel in different genres. His performances in movies like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badlapur, and Judwaa 2 showcased his capabilities in both romantic and action roles. Varun’s dance prowess has been a highlight of his career, particularly in films like ABCD 2 and Street Dancer 3D, where he combined acting with complex dance routines.
Collaborations have been an integral part of Varun’s career, working with some of the biggest names in Bollywood. Among those, he has shared the screen with Alia Bhatt in multiple films, creating a much-loved on-screen duo. His collaboration with directors like Shoojit Sircar in October and Sriram Raghavan in Badlapur has resulted in some critically acclaimed performances. Other notable co-stars include John Abraham in Dishoom, Shraddha Kapoor in Street Dancer 3D, Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga, and Sara Ali Khan in Coolie No. 1.
In terms of distinctions, Varun Dhawan’s performances have earned him several awards and nominations. For his role in Badlapur, he received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor. His performance in October also drew critical acclaim, earning him the Best Actor award at the Zee Cine Awards. Besides his acting achievements, Varun’s contribution to cinema was recognized with the Most Stylish Youth Icon award at the HT India’s Most Stylish Awards in 2019.