Varun Badola

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Varun Badola
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Born (1974-01-07) 7 January 1974 (age 49)
  • Actor
  • dialogue writer
FamilyAlka Kaushal

Varun Badola (born 7 January 1974) is an Indian actor, known largely for his roles on television.[1].

Early life[edit | edit source]

Varun Badola was born on 7 January 1974.[2] His father is a known artist, Vishwa Mohan Badola. He has two elder sisters — Alka, who is married and has appeared in the TV serial Kumkum and Qubool Hai,[3] and Kalindi, who is a radio jockey. His family hails from Garhwal, Uttarakhand.[4][5]

Badola spent the early part of his childhood in Allahabad after which he lived in New Delhi. He did his schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in New Delhi. After completing college, he started working to fulfill his ambition to become an actor.[5]

Acting career[edit | edit source]

Badola started his creative career as a costume coordinator followed by eight years experience of writing and directing.[4] He assisted Tigmanshu Dhulia in Haasil and Charas, apart from acting in the two films.[4] He had decided to take a break from directing to do some acting when he was offered the television serial Astitva.. Ek Prem Kahani[4].

Some of his successful soaps are include Banegi Apni Baat, Koshish - Ek Asha, Aroona Irani's Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand, and Astitva... Ek Prem Kahani.[4] He shot to fame when he played the role of a mentally disabled person on the television show Koshish produced by Balaji Telefilms, which proved to be a super-hit on Zee TV. Badola has directed and written the script for the show Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein.

He is an accomplished singer and dancer as well, having shown his talents on reality television shows including the celebrity dance show named Nach Baliye 2 with his wife Rajeshwari where he was one of the semi-finalists.[5] He is known to be an extremely hard-working actor and has been called television's Aamir Khan for his dedication[6] and Dev Anand for his intense on-screen romance.

Badola and his wife Rajeshwari worked together on a play for the first time in a production called Shabd Leela which was based on Dr. Dharamveer Bharati's powerful love letters to his wife.[7] He participated in the Celebrity Cricket League as a member of the team Mumbai Heroes, as an all-rounder.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Varun married dancer/singer/actress Rajeshwari Sachdev on 24 November 2004. They met on the sets of the television show Antakshari and were engaged the same year. They have a son, born on 10 May 2010 at the Benzer Hospital, Lokhandwala. Badola has a farm house in his native Uttarakhand at a place called Bhabher in Kotdwar.[5]

Television[edit | edit source]

Fiction shows[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
1994 Banegi Apni Baat Ayushman Zee TV
2000 Rajdhani (TV series) Sunny Star Plus
2000–02 Koshish – Ek Aashaa Neeraj Khanna Zee TV
2001 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan Balkrishna (Balu) Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role (2002)
2001–05 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Dev Malik / Rohit Sharma / Bhola Star Plus Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2002)
2002 Kutumb Advocate Rahul Sony TV
2002–06 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Abhimanyu (Abhi) Saxena / Writer Anand Zee TV Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2003—05)
2003 Awaz - Dil Se Dil Tak Aman
2005–06 Rabba Ishq Na Hove Kushan
2005–09 Ghar Ek Sapnaa Gautam, Vanshika's husband Sahara One
2006–07 Sohni Mahiwal Suresh DD National Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role (2006) (2007)
2006–08 Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein Sandeep Shukla Star Plus Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2007)
2007 Jersey No. 10 Abhay Singh Rana SAB TV
2008 Bhabhi Himself Star Plus Special Appearance
Ajeeb Aditya Thapar 9X
2009 Ladies Special Vinay Joshi Sony TV
Khaufnaak Anand
2009–10 Sonu Sweety Sonu SAB TV
2010 Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Love Guru Star Plus
Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah Kaliprasad Kalka Sony TV
Gili Gili Gappa Vishnu Narayan SAB TV
2012–13 Phir Subah Hogi Thakur Vikram Singh Zee TV Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2013)
Nominated—Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (2013)
2013 Savdhaan India – India Fights Back Inspector Varun Life OK
2014 Tumhari Paakhi Veer Pratap Singh, Anshuman's cousin, Paakhi's second husband
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Ruhan Rajput Star Plus
2015 Lete Hai Khabar Khabron Ki News Reporter Big Magic
Tedi Medi Family
2015–17 Mere Angne Mein Raghav Shrivastav, Shanti's son, Sarla's brother, Kaushalya's husband, Shivam, Preeti and Namita's father Star Plus
2018–2019 Internet Wala Love Shubhankar Verma, Aadhya's father Colors TV
2019 Fixerr Digvijay Dalmia ALT Balaji Web series
2019 Mere Dad Ki Dulhan Ambar Sharma, Niya's father, Guneet Sikka's love interest Sony TV
2020 Your Honor Kaashi Samthar Sony Liv Web series[8]

Reality shows[edit | edit source]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2002 Chalti Ka Naam Antakshari Guest Star Plus Episode 83 (Winner)
2005 Nach Baliye 1 Contestant STAR One
2006 Nach Baliye 2 Host 1 episode
Jodi Kamal Ki Contestant Star Plus
2007 Comedy Circus Contestant Sony TV
Jjhoom India Contestant Sahara One
Kuch Kar Dikhana Hai Judge Star Plus Episode 7
2008 Kaho Na Yaar Hai Contestant
Yeh Hai Jalwa Participant 9X
Ustaadon Ka Ustaad Sony TV
2009 Laughter Ke Phatke Guest STAR One Episodes 26, 33, 34
Comedy Ka King Kaun Guest SAB TV Episode 52
2013 BIG Fame Star Mentor Big Magic
2016 Box Cricket League Captain of Pune anmol ratn team Colors TV

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role
2003 Haasil Javed
2004 Charas Manthan
2005 Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Saleem
2009 Sunset Shift (short film) Taxi Driver
2013 Mickey Virus Inspector Devender Bhalla
2014 Jai Ho Mr D'souza
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Chacha
2015 Solid Patels Hetal's father
2016 7 Hours To Go Ramesh Dhadke
Azhar Kapil Dev
2018 Apharan - Sabka Katega Laxman Saxena
2019 Fraud Saiyaan Badri

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Varun Badola rues lack of quality content on TV". Indiatimes. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. "Mere Dad Ki Dulhan's Anjali Tatrari gets Varun Badola homemade cake on his birthday". India Today. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. "Rakhi Special: The HOTTEST star siblings?". Movies. 6 August 2014. p. 11. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 hysyf. "The Hindu : Most wanted". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Varun Badola". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. Jha, Sumit (13 June 2012). "Varun Badola slams his critics - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. "Rajeshwari Sachdev : I've fallen in love with Varun all over again - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  8. "I play a selfless cop in Your Honor: Varun Badola". IWMBuzz.

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