Varun Sharma

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Varun Sharma
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Sharma at the screening of Chhichhore in 2019
Born (1990-02-04) 4 February 1990 (age 29)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2013-present

Varun Sharma (born 4 February 1990) is an Indian film actor who has starred in commercially successful films including Fukrey (2013) and Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015). Following a series of financial failures, his highest-grossing releases came with the action comedies Dilwale (2015), Fukrey Returns (2017), and Chhichhore (2019).

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$9.8 million) worldwide.[citation needed]

In 2014, he made his Punjabi debut with Yaaran Da Katchup.

In 2015, Sharma first appeared in Abhishek Dogra's comedy Dolly Ki Doli, a box office flop.[citation needed] The 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$56 million) worldwide to emerge as one of Indian cinema's highest grossers.[citation needed]

Following a two-year absence from screen, Sharma starred alongside Sanon and 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$14 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 Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor. His next film is Roohi Afza which co-stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director Ref
2013 Fukrey Dilip "Chucha" Singh Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Rabba Main Kya Karoon Gagan Amrit Sagar Chopra
Warning Anshul Pandey Gurmmeet Singh
2014 Yaaran Da Katchup Fateh King Abhay Baiju Chabbra
2015 Angrej Simerjit Singh
Dolly Ki Doli Manjot Chaddha Abhishek Dogra
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Karan
Dilwale Sidhu Yamatra Rohit Shetty
2017 Raabta Omung "Radha" Singh Randhawa Dinesh Vijan
Fukrey Returns Dilip "Chucha" Singh
2018 FryDay Rajiv Chabbra
2019 Arjun Patiala Onida Singh Rohit Jugraj Chauhan
Khandaani Shafakhana Bhooshit Bedi Shilpi Dasgupta
Chhichhore Gurmeet "Sexa" Dhillon Nitesh Tiwari
2020 Roohi Afzadagger TBA Hardik Mehta Completed

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2013 Fukrey Screen Awards Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male) Nominated[1]
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. ^ "Winners of 20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards 2014". Cinebag. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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