Varun Badola

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

Varun Badola
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Born (1974-01-07) 7 January 1974 (age 47)
  • Actor
  • dialogue writer
(m. 2004)
FamilyAlka Kaushal

Early lifeEdit

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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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]


Fiction showsEdit

Year Show Role Notes
1994 Banegi Apni Baat Ayushman
2000 Rajdhani (TV series) Sunny
2000–02 Koshish – Ek Aashaa Neeraj Khanna
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 Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2002)
2002 Kutumb Advocate Rahul
2002–06 Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani Abhimanyu (Abhi) Saxena / Writer Anand 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
2006–07 Sohni Mahiwal Suresh Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role (2006) (2007)
2006–08 Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein Sandeep Shukla Nominated—Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role (2007)
2007 Jersey No. 10 Abhay Singh Rana
2008 Bhabhi Himself Special Appearance
Ajeeb Aditya Thapar
2009 Ladies Special Vinay Joshi
Khaufnaak Anand
2009–10 Sonu Sweety Sonu
2010 Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya Love Guru
Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah Kaliprasad Kalka
Gili Gili Gappa Vishnu Narayan
2012–13 Phir Subah Hogi Thakur Vikram Singh 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
2014 Tumhari Paakhi Veer Pratap Singh, Anshuman's cousin, Paakhi's second husband
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Ruhan Rajput
2015 Lete Hai Khabar Khabron Ki News Reporter
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
2018–2019 Internet Wala Love Shubhankar Verma, Aadhya's father
2019 Fixerr Digvijay Dalmia Web series
2019 Mere Dad Ki Dulhan Ambar Sharma, Niya's father, Guneet Sikka's love interest
2020 Your Honor Kaashi Samthar Web series[8]

Reality showsEdit

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


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


  1. ^ "Varun Badola rues lack of quality content on TV". The Times of India. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.[dead link]
  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. ^ a b c d e hysyf. "Most wanted". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 September 2018.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d "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. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal (19 June 2020). "Your Honor Review: Jimmy Sheirgill Powers Absorbing Drama". Retrieved 15 January 2021.

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