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Varun Dhawan: Student of the year has graduated to the Big League

Known mostly for his playful roles in Bollywood hits like ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Coolie No.1’, ‘Judwaa’, Student of the Year’, Varun Dhawan has become a heartthrob of Bollywood. His winsome smile and comedic timing makes Dhawan a popular ad bankable star. 

At the same time, he he has also shown his ‘serious’ side in movies like ‘Badlapur’, ‘October’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, ‘Sui Dhaaga’ and more. 

Though the son of a major league filmmaker David Dhawan, Dhawan, instead of a big ticket launch, started out in Bollywood as an assistant director to Karan Johar for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘My Name is Khan’. But he did get his ‘big launch’ along with Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar’s college caper, ‘Student of the Year’. 

After his big launch, Dhawan took a break for 2 years before appearing in two hit movies – ‘Main Tera Hero’ and ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania’, with the latter emerging as one of the top-grossing Indian productions of the year, with earnings of Rs 1.11 billion worldwide. As per media reports, Dhawan is the only actor in the history of Hindi cinema to feature in no less than 11 Box-Office successes in a row from the inception of his career. 

Along with his acting career, Dhawan also performs on stage and has co-hosted two award ceremonies. In 2013, he performed at the Filmfare, Screen, and Stardust award ceremonies, and at an event in Hong Kong along with hosting the Stardust award ceremony in 2013. He was part of the 20th Screen Awards, co-hosting the show alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Richa Chadda.

Dhawan also donated Rs 30 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund of Government of India during the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

On Varun Dhawan’s special day, Adgully extends its best wishes to him. 

Brand Endorsements

Varun Dhawan is the face of numerous brands – from apparel brands to new series in electronics – he has appeared in a plethora of brand campaigns, including Maruti Suzuki Arena, Oppo India, Reebok, and Lux Cozi, to name a few.

OPPO F19 Pro Series | Flaunt Your Nights


Maruti Suzuki Arena


Fossil Watches


Lux Cozi


Navratna Maxx Cool Talc Ad–For Day Long Cooling








Social Media Presence

Being the young celebrity and favorite star of all the fans, Dhawan has a major social media presence, with 11.9 million followers on Twitter and 35.3 million followers on Instagram. His profile includes pictures from his shoot with the co-actors to all the family members, social awareness on the current situation to all the advertisements and announcements of his new movies.

Data from Qoruz, an end-to-end influencer marketing platform with a database of over 300k influencers, provides some insights into Dhawan’s social media presence and engagements.






Brand Associations 






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