Mumbai, April 24: There are a few actors who make a mark in just a few movies, in the beginning of their career. Varun Dhawan is one such actor who has won millions of hearts in just four years in the industry. The young actor who debuted in Karan Johar’s 2012 release, Student Of The Year has done a wide variety of movies already and won billions of hearts.Also Read - Jug Jugg Jeeyo: Karan Johar Lands in Legal Trouble After Pakistani Singer Accuses Him of Plagiarism - Check Tweet!

Born on 24th of April 1987, the actor has an incredible comic timing and fun loving attitude. The actor has done a wide variety of movies in the last four years and managed to impress us all with his acting skills and dedication. Also Read: Varun Dhawan at the launch of Captain America figurines (In pics) Also Read - JugJugg Jeeyo Trailer: Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani's Comic Caper on Divorce And Infidelity Gets a Thumbs up From Netizens

As we celebrate his 29th birthday, here are seven facts you probably did not know about him: Also Read - Malaika Arora to Bharti Singh, B-Town Celebs Who Have Shed Kilos With Intermittent Fasting

Dwayne The Rock Johnson 

Varun Dhawan is a huge fan of The Rock and considers him one of his inspirations. Last year, his fans gave him a surprise by tweeting Dwayne Johnson and made him wish Varun on his birthday. Varun also does incredible mimicry of the Fast and Furious star.


Varun once said in an interview that he was named after a society by that name in Mumbai was a naughty and mischievous child. His pet name was Pappu and he is said to have gotten into a lot of trouble in his school days.


Varun has a degree in Business Management from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. While he was studying there, it was also reported that he distributed leaflets for night clubs.

Directorial Venture

Prior to his debut in Student Of The Year, the actor was working as an assistant director with Karan Johar. He assisted him in the making of the critically acclaimed movie, My Name Is Khan.

The Bollywood Debut

While there are star actors who easily Debut under their father’s banners, David Dhawan clearly stated that he will not launch Varun. When Karan Johar found his talent and decided to launch him, Papa Dhawan did not visit the sets even once. The director did not see the frames of the movie before the release either, making Varun’s Debut fully credited to his hard work and dedication.

The Badlapur tales

The actor played a serious role in this 2015 thriller. The actor changed his entire lifestyle for this movie. He stopped partying and going out. He began enjoying solitude and spending v alone time so much that his mother got worried and started calling b his friends to check what was wrong.