Varun Dhawan began his showbiz journey as an assistant director in the 2010 Hindi-language Indian drama film ‘My Name is Khan’ directed by Karan Johar. In 2012, he made his acting debut in the Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film, ‘Student of the Year’ directed by Karan Johar. The film, while opening to mixed reviews, was a commercial success and grossed over ₹110 crores on a budget of ₹60 crores. He next played the role of ‘Sreenath "Seenu" Prasad’ in the 2014 David Dhawan-directed Indian Hindi-language romantic action comedy film ‘Main Tera Hero.’ The film opened to a mixed critical reception but managed to come out as a decent box office success. He continued to star in films like ‘Badlapur’ (2015), ‘ABCD 2’ (2015), ‘Dilwale’ (2015), ‘Dishoom’ (2016), ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ (2017), and ‘Judwaa 2’ (2017). In 2018, he starred as ‘Danish "Dan" Walia’ in the Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age drama film ‘October’ directed by Shoojit Sircar. Even though the film opened to wide critical acclaim, it only achieved modest success at the box office. That same year, he also appeared in the Sharat Katariya-directed Indian Hindi-language drama film ‘Sui Dhaaga’ where he portrayed ‘Mauji Sharma.’ The film received positive reviews from critics and was a major financial success, grossing over ₹125.09 crores on a budget of ₹48 crores.
In 2019, Dhawan portrayed Zafar Chaudhary in the Indian Hindi-language period romantic film ‘Kalank’ directed by Abhishek Varman. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure. He was next seen in the 2020 Indian Hindi-language dance film ‘Street Dancer 3D’ directed by Remo D'Souza. The film saw mostly negative reviews upon release. The same year also saw the release of the Indian Hindi-language comedy masala film ‘Coolie No. 1’ where Dhawan played the role of ‘Raju Coolie / Kuwar Raj Pratap Singh.’ The film was largely panned by critics. He was last seen in the 2021 Indian Hindi-language action film ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ where he made a special appearance in the song "Vighnaharta." He will be next seen in the upcoming Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo.’
Set in a small town in India, this drama film revolves around the story of an unemployed man named Mauji, who decides to start a garment business along with his wife Mamta. In order to establish himself in the business, he eventually enlists help from various artisans and also takes part in a fashion competition.
Kukoo and his high school sweetheart Nainaa end up getting married. They relocate to Toronto in Canada, where Kukoo works as a bouncer in a nightclub, while Nainaa holds a significant position in a big company. Their marriage begins to fall apart, and they soon decide to file for divorce. Meanwhile, Kukoo also discovers that his own father has been having an affair with Meera, his 12th grade mathematics teacher.
Badri is the son of a wealthy man, who finds himself attracted to a woman named Vaidehi, after meeting her at a wedding. He wants nothing more than to get married to her, but he learns that she has a dream of becoming an air hostess.
Kavya is a young girl from Ambala, who is looking forward to her marriage with a Non-Resident Indian. When she visits Delhi for shopping, she meets a carefree young man named Humpty Sharma, and starts to fall for him.
This musical drama film revolves around the story of an Indian dance group, their struggles, their rise to fame, their downfall, and their attempts to restore their lost pride and glory.
Student of the Year is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Rohan and Abhimanyu, who are good friends. Rohan is dating Shanaya, a rich and popular girl at their college. Things get complicated when over some time, Abhimanyu realizes that he is also in love with Shanaya.
Main Tera Hero is an action romantic comedy film which tells the story of Seenu and Sunaina who fall in love with each other. Seenu then saves her from the hands of a corrupt policeman who wants to marry her. However, their problems are not yet over because he has another lover whom he is unaware of, a girl named Ayesha, whom he had once saved in a train, along with her friends.
A well-known Indian cricketer named Viraj Sharma goes missing during a cricket tournament in the Middle East. After finding a video from someone who claims to have abducted him, Indian authorities assign a police officer named Kabir Shergill for a manhunt. He is asked to go to the UAE, where he is paired with a young police officer named Junaid, who has never been able to solve a case.
Raj and Meera are two lovers who want to be with each other, but since they belong to rival mafia families, they are forced to stay apart from each other. Years later, they meet again, when their siblings fall in love.
Bharat is a drama action film which tells the story of a young boy named Bharat, who makes a promise to his father that he will never let his family tear apart. The film tries to show how he tries to keep the promise, after India gains independence, and the India-Pakistan partition takes place.
After being insulted by a wealthy businessman, Pandit Jai Kishen decides to teach him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a laborer who is posing as a millionaire. However, when Raju’s real identity is revealed, he cooks up a story of having a rich twin.
Sahej Singh Narula becomes the head of Street Dancer, a hip-hop group based in London, after his brother suffers a knee injury. Sahej also purchases a dance studio, but soon, his group is challenged by Rule Breakers, a rival Pakistani group led by a woman named Inayat.
Set in 1945, before India gained independence, this romantic drama film revolves around six characters from different families, as they experience love, betrayal, depression and revenge.