Varun (actor)

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Varun Isari Kamalakannan

(1992-12-22) 22 December 1992 (age 27)
Years active2015
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)

Varun is an Indian film actor and the grandson of Isari Velan. He made a breakthrough appearing in Anthony's Oru Naal Iravil (2015), and has since regularly collaborated in ventures involving A. L. Vijay and Prabhu Deva.[1]


Grandson of actor Isari Velan and nephew of entrepreneur Isari Ganesh, Varun first appeared as an actor by playing the lead role in Sriman's production venture Parimala Thiraiarangam in 2011, under the stage name of Vikaash. Featuring in an ensemble cast including Kishore, Vivek and Sanusha, as well as Arya in a guest appearance, the film ran into production troubles and did not have a theatrical release.[2] Varun subsequently moved on to apprentice as an assistant director under the supervision of A. L. Vijay and worked on the production of Thalaivaa (2013). Vijay requested Varun to consider working as an actor again in his next venture as a producer, with the pair then choosing to collaborate in the thriller film Oru Naal Iravil (2015) directed by noted film editor Anthony.[3] Varun put on fifteen kilograms to play the character of a thirty-year-old auto driver, and appeared in an ensemble cast also featuring Sathyaraj, Anumol and Yugi Sethu.[4] The film did not perform well commercially but won positive reviews from critics, with stating Varun did his role with "consummate ease" and the critic from stating "Varun does a decent job as the assistant of Sathyaraj".[5][6]

Varun will make his debut as the leading actor in Prabhu Deva's production venture, Vinodhan co-starring Vedhika and Salony Luthra, where he portrays a character with obsessive–compulsive disorder.[7][8] Varun was also recommended by Prabhu Deva to appear alongside Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy in the fantasy thriller Bogan, by portraying a police officer, for which he put on more weight.[5] Varun will also be seen in a leading role in a third Prabhu Deva production Sometimes as a drug addict, as well as the second lead actor in Neruppu Da with Vikram Prabhu and A. L. Vijay's Vanamagan with Jayam Ravi and Sayyeshaa.[9][7]

Varun made his debut as a hero in the 2019 Tamil comedy drama movie Puppy along with Samyuktha Hegde. Varun will make his second film as the leading actor in Prabhu Deva’s production venture, Vinodhan co starring Vedhika and Salony Luthra, where he portrays a character with obsessive compulsive disorder.


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Thalaivaa Vishwa's friend
2015 Oru Naal Iravil Soori
2017 Bogan Sathya
2017 Vanamagan Vicky
2017 Neruppu Da Dhana
2018 Sometimes Vivek Netflix Original
2019 LKG Assassin Cameo
2019 Comali Nagaraj
2019 Puppy Prabhu
2020 Seeru Malli
2020 Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha Joshua Filming


  1. ^ "Isari Velan's grandson in Victor's debut film - Times of India". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ RANGARAJAN, MALATHI. "Carving a unique niche". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Sathyaraj sir treated me like his son on sets: Varun Kamal". 22 November 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Newcomer Varun talks about working in Oru Naal Iravil". 18 November 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Oru Naal Iravil (aka) Night Show review". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Review : Oru Naal Iravil". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b "I look for unique roles: Varun". 15 July 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  8. ^ "I owe everything to Prabhu Deva: Varun Kamal". 21 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Varun on his next film with director Vijay and Jayam Ravi". 7 September 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2017.