Dhairya Karwa is an Indian model and actor who mainly works in Bollywood. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Captain Sartaj Singh Chandhok’ in the Bollywood action film “Uri: The Surgical Strike” (2019).
Dhairya Karwa was born on Monday, 19 November 1990 (age 31 years; as of 2021) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling at Welham Boys School, Dehradun, and went to Delhi to pursue B.Com. Hons from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He was good at sports in his school and college days and actively played basketball. After completing his graduation, Dhairya moved to Mumbai to pursue MBA. Thereafter, he was planning to move to Europe to pursue his further studies, however, he got involved in modelling and dropped his plans. He then joined an acting school in Mumbai to learn the basics of acting.
 Height (approx.): 6′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 75 Kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 15″
Not much is known about his parents. He has a brother named Yashwant Karwaa, and a sister named Priyanka Karwaa.
Dhairya Karwa started his career as a model in 2015 by doing campaign shoots for brands like Kingfisher Ultra Max, Titan, United Colors of Benetton, Tanishq, and Vistara Airlines.
He has walked the ramp at many fashion shows for several fashion designers including India Bridal Fashion Week for Tarun Tahiliani, Amazon India Fashion Week for Divyam Mehta, and Lakme Fashion Week for Piyush Dedhia.
He has been featured in the TV commercials of brands like Fashion Big Bazaar and Amazon.
Dhairya has also been featured in Indian fashion and lifestyle magazines like GQ and Men’s Health.
Dhairya Karwa made his acting debut in 2019 with the Bollywood action film “Uri: The Surgical Strike” in which he played the role of Captain Sartaj Singh Chandhok, a senior officer of the Indian Army. His performance in the film was appreciated by the critics and the audience alike.
In the same year, he appeared as Samar Ranawat (guest role) in Amazon Prime Video’s Indian romantic drama web series ‘Made in Heaven.’ In 2021, he roped in to play Ravi Shastri, former head coach of the India national cricket team, former commentator, and cricketer, in Kabir Khan’s Bollywood film “83.” Touted as the biggest sports film in the country, ’83’ is slated to be released in three languages- Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
- Sport(s): Football, Basketball
- Football Player: Steven Gerrard
- Dhairya loves riding a bike in his leisure time.
- His friends and family members fondly call him DK and D.
- He is very particular about his fitness and follows a strict workout regimen.
- During an interview, while talking about his character ‘Ravi Shastri’ in Kabir Khan’s biographical sports film “83” (2021), Dhairya said,
I really want to meet him (Ravi Shastri), because I keep hearing amazing stories about him. He has been part of my cricket experience of ’90s and early 2000’s so when I landed the part, I thought I would read up everything about Ravi sir. I’ve been watching all his interviews and videos to get his boy language right. I’ve also been playing cricket for 5 months now, and the focus is to pick up his style. It’s challenging because I am a natural right arm, and he was a left-arm bowler. I’m also working on my diction and his style of speaking.”
It’s a huge responsibility and a privilege. He’s been omnipresent in the game across generations in different roles. So, I do have big shoes to fill, but I don’t feel pressurised. I auditioned and got selected for the part. I went through the mock interview where I was talking about my career as Ravi – Ravi Shastri, in his style. I was asked my views on him and I was also tested on my cricket skills. So, while I did pass the litmus test, I feel it’s a huge responsibility to play him.”
- In February 2021, Dhairya joined Karan Johar‘s celebrity management venture Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA), a collaborative space to promote budding talents. Karan Johar while announcing the news said that he was the third talent to join his venture. He added,
Suave, sexy and… super sweet. That’s a triple check for @dhairya275! We’re so proud to add him to the #DCASquad and we can’t wait for you to see his talent unfold.”
He even shared a gallery of pictures featuring Dhairya on his Instagram handle.
- As of 2021, Dhairya is rumoured to romance the Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone in Shakun Batra’s (film director) next project.