Varun Badola (born 7 January 1974) is an Indian actor, known largely for his roles on television.
Varun Badola was born on 7 January 1974. 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, and Kalindi, who is a radio jockey. His family hails from Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
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.
Badola started his creative career as a costume coordinator followed by eight years experience of writing and directing. He assisted Tigmanshu Dhulia in Haasil and Charas, apart from acting in the two films. He had decided to take a break from directing to do some acting when he was offered the television serial Astitva.. Ek Prem Kahani.
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. 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. He is known to be an extremely hard-working actor and has been called television's Aamir Khan for his dedication 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. He participated in the Celebrity Cricket League as a member of the team Mumbai Heroes, as an all-rounder.
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.
|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|
|2009||Ladies Special||Vinay Joshi||Sony TV|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2018||Apharan - Sabka Katega||Laxman Saxena|
- "Varun Badola rues lack of quality content on TV". Indiatimes. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- "Mere Dad Ki Dulhan's Anjali Tatrari gets Varun Badola homemade cake on his birthday". India Today. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
- "Rakhi Special: The HOTTEST star siblings?". Rediff.com Movies. 6 August 2014. p. 11. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
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- "Varun Badola". www.aboututtarakhand.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- Jha, Sumit (13 June 2012). "Varun Badola slams his critics - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
- "Rajeshwari Sachdev : I've fallen in love with Varun all over again - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
- Chatterjee, Saibal (19 June 2020). "Your Honor Review: Jimmy Sheirgill Powers Absorbing Drama". NDTV.com. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
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