Varun Dhawan born on 24 April 1987 is an Indian actor who works in Hindi films. He has been featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014.
The son of film director David Dhawan, he studied business management from the Nottingham Trent University. He began his work in the film industry as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the drama film My Name Is Khan (2010), and subsequently made his acting debut in 2012 with Johar's teen drama Student of the Year. Dhawan has been featured in eleven consecutive box-office successes between 2012 and 2018.
Dhawan rose to prominence with starring roles in the romantic comedies Main Tera Hero (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), the action comedies Dilwale (2015), Dishoom (2016), and Judwaa 2 (2017), the dance film ABCD 2 (2015) and the drama film Sui Dhaaga (2018). He received praise for playing an avenger in the crime thriller film Badlapur (2015) and an aimless man coping with loss in the drama October (2018). Following the success of these films, he has since headlined the period drama Kalank (2019) and the musical film Street Dancer 3D (2020), as well as the Amazon Prime Video comedy-drama Coolie No. 1 (2020), all of which were critical and commercial failures, impeding his career.
Varun is a forward player gifted with excellent technical ability agility flair and acceleration which enables him to dribble past opponents with feints in one on one situations create space and either score goals himself or set-up his teammates.