Varun Grover - Updated Jul 2024

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Varun Grover

Varun Grover is an Indian stand-up comedian, poet, writer, and lyricist from Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Moreover, Varun Grover has won the 63rd National Film Award for Best Lyricist and is the co-creator of Aisi Taisi Democracy.

Early Life

Varun Grover was born in Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India on January 26, 1980. Moreover, the Indian comedian’s zodiac sign is Aquarius and he is currently 44 years old as of 2024. He spent much of his youth in a beautiful small town and did not have access to wealth. Additionally, the comedian holds Indian nationality and belongs to the Indian ethnic background.

Furthermore, the comedian’s father was an Army Engineer and his mother was a school teacher.  Later, he relocated with his family to various cities, including Dehradun, Uttarakhand, and Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, where he spent most of his adolescent years and completed his education. Besides that, there is no further information about the Indian comedian’s parents, siblings, and early childhood life.

Varun Grover attended in Civil Engineering course at the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh after completing school. Besides that, there is no further information about the Indian comedian’s other academic achievements.

Varun Grover – Net Worth 2024

Varun Grover has garnered a significant amount of money as a stand-up comedian, poet, writer, and lyricist. According to online sources, the estimated net worth of the comedian is around 2.5 Crore Indian Rupees. Moreover, the comedian earned around 6 Lakh Indian Rupees as a salary.

Professional Life

Varun started developing an interest in writing throughout his school and college days. During that time, he wrote poetry for his friends to help them with their love lives and forged strong friendships. Moreover, the Indian comedian also wrote for children’s publications and magazines. During his student days at BHU, he progressed from the sheltered anonymity of his diary to creating scripts for campus theaters.

After that, he wrote plays that went on to several national youth festivals and boosted his confidence as a writer. Then, he started working as a software consultant at an MNC in Pune but continued to become a writer. The comedian decided that he couldn’t spend a lifetime as an engineer in 2004 and decided to leave his job. After that, he quit his job and moved to Mumbai to pursue his writing career in the entertainment industry.

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Caption: Varun’s book Biksu (Source: Instagram)

Varun Grover struggled for some time at first but found writing jobs in the city but continued with the bigger picture in his mind. In 2016, he landed several writing jobs in television shows like “Dus Ka Dum”, “The Great Indian Comedy Show”, “Oye! It’s Friday!”, and many more. These performances gave his writing a comic touch, as he wrote some of the finest jokes and punchlines that appeared on the Great Indian Comedy Show. Till about 2010, he continued writing jobs in television but he soon moved ahead in his career to write for films that he always wanted.

Works In Movies

After that, he signed a project titled “Accident on Hill Road” as a dialogue writer in 2010. However, he later regretted the decision to jump in so eagerly without any serious consideration. Later, Varun worked as a lyricist for several projects like “Girl in the Yellow Boots”, “Gangs of Wasseypur I”, and “Gangs of Wasseypur II” with director Anurag Kashyap. In 2015, he worked as an actor in Bombay Velvet with director Anurag Kashyap. Moreover, he also worked as a lyricist in commercially successful films like “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, “Masaan”, “Fan”, “Zubaan”, and “Udta Punjab“, and “Raman Raghav 2.0”.

From 2017 to 2Varun Grover019, he worked as a lyricist in films like “Newton”, “Kaala”, “Sui Dhaaga”, and “Sonchiriya”. Recently, he worked as a writer for director and producer Dibakar Banerjee’s film “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”. Additionally, he has also published books like “Paper Chor”, “Biksu”, and “Karejwa”. Moreover, he also worked as a writer for India’s first Netflix original series titled Sacred Games.


Varun Grover won the best lyrics award for the song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisa at the 63rd National Film Awards 2015-16. In 2016, the Indian comedian also won the Best Lyricist award at the Zee Cine Awards and Guild Awards. Additionally, he also won the Lyricist of the Year award for the song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisa at the Mirchi Music Awards 2015. At the Stardust Award 2015, he won the best screenplay and best lyrics awards for the song Tu Kisi Rail from the film Masaan.

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Caption: Varun posing with his wife after winning Sony Guild Award (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

According to online sources, Varun Gover is a married man but he has not revealed his wife’s identity. Besides that, there is no further information about the Indian comedian’s previous relationships.

During the TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar scandal, Varun Gover was one of the few comedians who expressed his views. He also addressed the accusations of molestation claimed against Queen and Phantom Productions director/producer Vikas Behl. For the sake of a silly bro-code, he blamed the whole comedian community for remaining silent and accepting their ‘unforgivable’ acts. He’s also talked about how the film industry undervalues writers in general while gaining inspiration from it.

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Caption: Varun with his wife (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Varun has brown eyes and black hair with a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Moreover, the comedian’s weight is 70 kg and his body measurements are 40-32-35.

Varun Grover – Social Media

Varun is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. His Instagram account @vidushak has over 206 thousand followers. On Twitter, he has over 379 thousand followers on his account @varungrover. His Facebook page has over 559 thousand followers. Moreover, he also has a YouTube channel titled Varun with 877 thousand subscribers.