Varun Sharma

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Varun Sharma
Varun Sharma 1.jpg
Sharma in 2020
Born (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 32)
NationalityIndian
Alma materThe Lawrence School, Sanawar
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2013–present

Varun Sharma (born 4 February 1990) is an Indian actor and comedian.

Education[edit]

He began his studies at The Lawrence School in Sanawar, later transferring to Apeejay School in Jalandhar to complete Class 11 and 12. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Media, Entertainment and Film Technology from ITFT Chandigarh.

Career[edit]

In 2013, Sharma appeared in his first Bollywood film, the comedy-drama Fukrey, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba. It emerged as a commercial success with earnings of 700 million (US$8.8 million) worldwide.[citation needed]

In 2015, Sharma first appeared in Abhishek Dogra's comedy Dolly Ki Doli and successful romantic comedy Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, co-starring Kapil Sharma, came next. His final film of the year was Rohit Shetty's action romance Dilwale alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kajol, and Kriti Sanon, which broke several box office records and proved to be his highest-grossing release.[citation needed] The feature grossed over 4 billion (US$50 million) worldwide to emerge as one of Indian cinema's highest grossers.[citation needed]

Varun starred alongside Kriti Sanon and Late Sushant Singh Rajput in Dinesh Vijan's reincarnation romance Raabta (2017). It received a negative response from critics and flopped at the box office.[citation needed] Later in 2017, Sharma starred in a sequel to Fukrey, entitled Fukrey Returns, which was a major box office success with a worldwide gross of 1 billion (US$13 million).[citation needed]

In 2018, he appeared briefly alongside Govinda in the comedy FryDay. In 2019, Sharma starred in Arjun Patiala alongside Sanon and Diljit Dosanjh, Khandaani Shafakhana alongside Sonakshi Sinha and Badshah, and Chhichhore alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor.

In 2020, Varun has also been seen as the host for Flipkart Video's (OTT video streaming platform owned by Flipkart) comedy show, Sab Se Funny Kaun.

His next film is Roohi Afzana, directed by Hardik Mehta and produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner Maddock Films,[1] which co-stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor is slated to release in 2021. After the release of Roohi, news are floating about Varun Sharma's manager late Disha Salian's name has been credited at the end credits as Disha had managed Varun throughout the shooting of Roohi.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films and series that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Reference
2013 Fukrey Dilip "Choocha" Singh
Rabba Main Kya Karoon Gagan
Warning Anshul Pandey
2014 Yaaran Da Katchup Fateh King
2015 Angrej Cameo appearance as Young Amrinder Gill
Dolly Ki Doli Manjot Chaddha
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Karan
Dilwale Sidhu Yamatra
2017 Raabta Radha
Fukrey Returns Dilip "Chucha" Singh
2018 FryDay Rajiv Chabbra
2019 Arjun Patiala Onida Singh
Khandaani Shafakhana Bhooshit Bedi
Chhichhore Gurmeet "Sexa" Singh Dhillon
2020 Jai Mummy Di Cameo appearance as Young Sanju
2021 Roohi Kattanni Qureshi
Chutzpah Vikas Bhalla Web Series
2022 CirkusFilms that have not yet been released Mava Filming
2023 "Fukrey 3" Films that have not yet been released Dilip "Chucha" Singh Filming[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2013 Fukrey Screen Awards Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male) Nominated[4]
Star Guild Awards Most Promising Debut (Male) Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Performance In A Comic Role Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor In A Comic Role Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao's Roohi Afza Titled Changed Again to Roohi Afzana". News18. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Roohi: Late Disha Salian gets a special mention in the film's end credits". 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat, and Manjot Singh's Fukrey 3 goes on floors". Bollywood Hungama. 4 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Winners of 20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards 2014". Cinebag. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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