Varun Grover was born on 26th January, 1980 in Sundernagar (Himachal Pradesh) to a school-teacher mother and army engineer father. He spent his initial years in Sundernagar and Dehradun (then in Uttar Pradesh) before moving to state capital Lucknow for his adolescent years. He went on to graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT-BHU (Varanasi) in 2003. The friendships he made in Lucknow and Varanasi shaped his life and decisions for a future as a full-time writer. After working as a software consultant in an MNC in Pune, he moved to Mumbai in 2004 to chase his dream of becoming a writer. His first big break came in 2005 with much-acclaimed ‘The Great Indian Comedy Show’ where he was one of the six staff writers. He discovered his flair for stand-up comedy writing on that show which gave him confidence a few years later to attempt stand-up comedy on his own. Now he is one of the 30-odd stand-up comedians in India along with being a lyrics writer and screenplay writer for Hindi film industry.
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Varun Grover is an Indian comedian, screenwriter, and lyricist, who gained sudden and widespread popularity in the year 2015, with his film Masaan. A recipient of the Best Lyricist award at the 63rd National Film Award in 2015, for the song Moh Moh ke Dhaage in Dum Laga ke Haisha, he is an alumnus of IIT BHU, Varanasi. He started his career as a dialogue writer with Accident on Hill Road (2009), after which he wrote the lyrics for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) as well as the sequel Gangs of Wasseypur 2. He also collaborated on the lyrics of popular films like Fan, Udta Punjab, Newton and Kaala. Branching out to stand-up comedy his set ‘Padmaavat and the parrot’ received 5.6 million views and counting. His 2018 projects include Sui Dhaaga.