Varma started his acting journey as a theatre artiste in his hometown Hyderabad. He worked in numerous plays before he decided to move to Pune for two years to get a formal education in acting at FTII. After finishing his post graduate course, he shifted his base to Mumbai in search of acting work. His first acting job was in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK's short film titled Shor which was highly acclaimed at festivals and won the Best Short Film at the MIAAC festival, New York that year. He also worked in the critically acclaimed movie Pink.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
- All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
|2012||Chittagong||Jhunku (Subodh Roy)|
|2014||Gang of Ghosts||Robin Hoodda|
|Raag Desh||Jamal Kidwai|
|2018||Manto||Ansaar Shabnam Dil|
|Super 30||Fugga Kumar (older)||Special appearance|
|2020||Ghost Stories||Guddu||Anthology film|
|Baaghi 3||Akhtar Lahori|
|2023||The Devotion of Suspect X||TBA||Filming|
|2018||Cheers-Friends, Reunion, Goa||Ciggy|
|2020||A Suitable Boy||Rasheed|||
|2020–present||Mirzapur||Shatrughan Tyagi/Bharat Tyagi|
|2021||OK Computer||Saajan Kundu|
Awards and nominations
|2019||26th Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Gully Boy||Nominated|
|2020||65th Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
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- "Hyderabad boy Vijay Varma's Interview". IMDb. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- ""See You At The Movies": Alia Bhatt And Vijay Varma Wrap Darlings Shoot". NDTV. 7 September 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
- "BBC - Cast announced for BBC One's A Suitable Boy, the first screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's classic novel - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "NOMINATIONS FOR 65TH AMAZON FILMFARE AWARDS 2020". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2020.