Varun Badola

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Varun Badola
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Born Varun Badola
(1974-01-07) 7 January 1974 (age 43)
New Delhi, India
Residence New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Rajeshwari Sachdev (2004–present)
Children 1
Family Vishwa Mohan Badola (father)
Alka Kaushal (sister)
Kalindi Badola (sister)
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Varun Badola (born 7 January 1974) is an Indian actor, known largely for his roles on television.[1]

Early life[edit]

His father is a known artist, Vishwa Mohan Badola. He has two elder sisters — Alka, who is married and has appeared in the TV serial Kumkum and Qubool Hai,[2] and Kalindi, who is a radio jockey. He did his schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in New Delhi. Badola spent part of his childhood in Allahabad. After completing college, he started working to fulfill his ambition to become an actor.

Acting career[edit]

He shot to fame when he played the role of a mentally disabled person on the television show Koshish produced by Balaji Telefilms, which proved to be a super-hit on Zee TV. He is an accomplished singer and dancer as well, having shown his talents on reality television shows. He worked with Tigmanshu Dhulia as assistant director and costume arranger in his early days. Even today, he writes scripts for his show Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein and directs it. He has also written dialogues for Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein and Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani.

He is known[according to whom?] to be an extremely hard-working actor and has been called[by whom?] television's Aamir Khan for his dedication and Dev Anand for his intense on-screen romance.

He participated in the Celebrity Cricket League as a member of the team Mumbai Heroes, as an all-rounder.

Personal life[edit]

Varun married dancer/singer/actress Rajeshwari Sachdev (of 'Hulle Hullare' fame) on 24 November 2004. They met on the sets of the television show Antakshari and were engaged the same year. They have a son, born on 10 May 2010 at the Benzer Hospital, Lokhandwala.

Television[edit]

Fiction shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1994 Banegi Apni Baat Ayushman
2000 Rajdhani Sunny
2000–02 Koshish – Ek Aashaa Neeraj Khanna
2001 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan Balkrishna (Balu) Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role (2002)
2001–05 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Dev Malik / Rohit Sharma / Bhola Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2002)
2002 Kutumb Rahul
2002 Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari Guest / episode 83 won
2002–06 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Abhimanyu (Abhi) Saxena / Writer Anand Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2003—05)
2003–04 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak Rahul
2005–06 Rabba Ishq Na Hove Kushan
2005–09 Ghar Ek Sapnaa Gautam
2006–07 Sohni Mahiwal Suresh Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role (2006) (2007)
2006–08 Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein Sandeep Shukla Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2007)
2007 Jersey No. 10 Abhay Singh Rana
2008 Bhabhi Himself Special Appearance
2008 Ajeeb Aditya Thapar
2009 Ladies Special Vinay Joshi
2009 Khaufnaak Anand
2009–10 Sonu Sweety Sonu
2010 Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Love Guru
2010 Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah Kaliprasad Kalka
2010 Gili Gili Gappa Vishnu Narayan
2012–13 Phir Subah Hogi Thakur Vikram Singh Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2013)
Nominated—Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2013)
2013 Savdhaan India – India Fights Back Inspector Varun
2014 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Ruhan Rajput
2014 Tumhari Paakhi Veer Pratap Singh
2015 Mere Angne Mein Raghav Shrivastav
2015 Tedi Medi Family

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2005 Nach Baliye (season 1) Contestant Disqualified
2006 STAR One Contestant
2006 Nach Baliye (season 2) Host For 1 Episode
2006 Jodi Kamal Ki Contestant For 1 Episode
2007 Comedy Circus Contestant
2007 Jjhoom India Contestant
2007 Kuch Kar Dikhana Hai Judge- Episode 7
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant
2008 Yeh Hai Jalwa Participant
2008 Ustaadon Ka Ustaad Participant
2009 Laughter Ke Phatke Guest Episodes 26, 33, 34
2009 Comedy Ka King Kaun Guest Episode 52
2013 BIG Fame Star Mentor
2015 Lete Hain Khabar Host
2016 BCL(box cricket league) 2016 Captain of Pune anmol ratn team

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Haasil Javed
2004 Charas Manthan
2005 Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Saleem
2009 Sunset Shift Taxi driver
2013 Mickey Virus Inspector Devender Bhalla
2014 Jai Ho Mr D'souza
2014 Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Chacha
2015 Solid patels
2016 7 Hours To Go
2016 Azhar (film) Kapil Dev

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Varun Badola rues lack of quality content on TV". Indiatimes. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rakhi Special: The HOTTEST star siblings?". Rediff.com Movies. August 6, 2014. p. 11. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 

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