Varun Tej
Varun Tej

Born on January 19, 1990, Konidela Varun Tej is an accomplished Indian actor active in the Telugu film industry. Hailing from the renowned Allu–Konidela family, Tej is the offspring of actor Nagendra Babu. His foray into acting commenced in 2014 with the film Mukunda.

Tej garnered acclaim for his role in Krish’s highly-praised war drama, Kanche (2015). He solidified his position as a prominent actor with the success of the romantic drama Fidaa (2017), a film that received both critical acclaim and commercial triumph. Subsequently, Tej has graced the screen in productions such as Tholi Prema (2018), Gaddalakonda Ganesh (2019), F2 (2019), and F3 (2022). Notably, Tej is happily married to his co-actor Lavanya Tripathi.

Full name Varun Tej Konidela
Profession Actor
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters– 193 cm
in meters– 1.93 m
in feet & inches– 6’ 4”
Weight in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Debut Film (As a child actor): Hands Up! (2000) as Varun
Film (As a lead actor): Mukunda (2014) as Mukunda
Awards • 2015: Nominated for Best Actor – Telugu for the Telugu film Kanche by South Indian International Movie Awards
• 2017: Nominated for Entertainer of The Year (Male) for the Telugu film Fidaa by Zee Telugu Golden Awards
• 2018: Nominated for Telugu for Best Film Actor for the film Tholi Prema by Zee Cine Awards
• 2019: Nominated for Best Actor – Telugu for the film Gaddalakonda Ganesh by South Indian International Movie Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth 19 January 1990
Age (as of 2024) 34 Years
Birthplace Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
School Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana
Religion Hinduism
Caste Kapu
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address 101, Moonlight Apartments, Sairam Nagar, D. K. Enclave, Miyapur, Hyderabad, Telangana
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Lavanya Tripathi
Engagement Date 9 June 2023
Engagement Place His father’s residence in Manikonda, Hyderabad
Marriage Date 1 November 2023
Marriage Place Borgo San Felice Resort, Tuscany, Italy,
Wife/Spouse Lavanya Tripathi (actress)
Parents Father– Nagendra Babu (actor and producer)
Mother– Padmaja Konidela
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Niharika Konidela (actress; image in parents’ section)
Other Relative(s) • Paternal Uncle(s): Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan
• Cousin(s): Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, Sai Tej, and Panja Vaisshnav Tej
Actor Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Prabhas
Actress Sridevi, Radha, Jaya Prada, Suhasini
Film Director Krish
Colour White
Food Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Style Quotient
Car Collection • Mercedes Benz GLS 350D
• Volvo
• BMW 7-series
• Toyota Villfire
Money Factor
Net Worth Rs 47 crore


Varun Tej Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  • Varun Tej is the paternal cousin of the renowned Indian actor Ram Charan.
  • He spent his formative years growing up in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Varun Tej has made his mark in the Telugu film industry with notable appearances in films such as ‘Fidaa’ (2017), ‘Tholi Prema’ (2018), ‘Gaddalakonda Ganesh’ (2019), and ‘F3: Fun and Frustration’ (2022).
  • In a revealing interview, he shared the remarkable journey of shedding approximately 40 kg for one of his films. His initial weight stood at around 120 kg.
  • In 2018, Varun Tej was honored with the role of brand ambassador for R. S. Brothers, a well-known shopping mall.

Varun Tej Early life and family

Varun Tej, born to Telugu actor and producer Nagendra Babu, is part of a prominent film family. He is the nephew of acclaimed actors Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, and his younger sister Niharika is also a notable actress. Additionally, he shares a family connection with actors Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, Sai Tej, and Panja Vaisshnav Tej, all of whom are his cousins. Varun Tej pursued his education at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, and later attended St. Mary’s College in Hyderabad.

Varun Tej Career

Tej stepped into the world of acting as a child artist at the tender age of ten, featuring in his father Nagendra Babu’s film “Hands Up!” His transition to adult roles began with the movie “Mukunda,” where he shared the screen with fellow newcomer Pooja Hegde. Despite receiving mixed reviews, this marked his initial foray into the world of mature roles.

Following this, Tej’s career gained momentum with the 2015 war film “Kanche,” co-starring Pragya Jaiswal. The film was well-received by critics, particularly highlighting Tej’s portrayal of Gandari. The Times of India commended his “capability to shift gears from intense to sobriety,” establishing him as a versatile performer. However, his subsequent releases in the same year, namely “Loafer” and the 2017 film “Mister,” faced challenges at the box office, with the former being a commercial disappointment.

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