Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor and a former model. Dhawan marked his debut Karan Johar's Student Of The Year (2012) and won a Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance- Male.
Varun Dhawan was born on 24 April, 1987 in Mumbai to film director, David Dhawan and Karuna Dhawan. He is the younger brother of director Rohit Dhawan. He has mentioned that he wanted to become a wrestler when he was a child. He is well known for his strong sports background. Prior to his acting debut, Dhawan worked as assistant director to Karan Johar on his 2010 film, My Name Is Khan.
In 2012, Dhawan made his debut in Student Of The Year alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. The film was released on 19 October 2012 in over 1400 screens across the country and garnered positive to mixed reviews from critics, and good box office collections.
Varun Dhawan's next film, titled Main Tera Hero, is a remake of a Telugu blockbuster film, Kandireega. The film will be produced by Ekta Kapoor's production house, Balaji Motion Pictures. The project will be directed by his father, David Dhawan and Varun will play a musician yet again. In preparation for his role, he enrolled in singing classes. Main Tera Hero is scheduled to release on 4 April 2014.
He has also been signed by Saif Ali Khan's production house, Illuminati Films, to do a film directed by Sriram Raghavan. He is also confirmed for Karan Johar's next production Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania opposite Alia Bhatt and Mohit Suri's next.
He has appeared in a Coca-Cola ad alongside fellow actors Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. He has also starred for a We Chat ad along with Parineeti Chopra.