‘Qubool Hai’ actor Varun Toorkey quits acting to pursue career in culinary industry

After spending 13 years in the showbiz world, Varun has now taken the plunge and shifted his focus on pursuing his dream job.

Team India Forums

Team India Forums

View Profile
Varun Toorkey

Varun Toorkey is known for his acting stints in shows like Qubool Hai, Saam Daam Dand Bhed among others. He was last seen in Colors’ show ‘Choti Sardarni’. After spending thirteen years in the industry, the actor decided to quit the same and work on his dream job in the culinary industry.

The actor is currently in New Zealand to study at Le Cordon Bleu for the degree of Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Business. In a recent interview with the official website of the university, Varun opened up about pursuing his dreams and when asked about his interest in the same, he said, “I guess it started at a young age when I just saw my mum cook. I know it's not a very different story from a lot of other people, but it is true. Anyone can cook, anyone can prepare food, anyone can fill their stomachs. But to make food a memorable experience is a whole different ballgame. And that is what I learned from my mother. My relationship with food grew and became stronger over the years, because I started working at a really young age. When you get a bit of financial independence, when you are young, you want to keep on pursuing that. So, it was always a little bit of a void in me that I did not pursue cooking professionally.”

Talking about what made him change his career path altogether, Varun said, “The major chunk of the last 13 years would be me being an actor in the television industry I would say, but cooking, this has always been my love, my passion. I kind of stumbled upon the entertainment industry. And then one thing led to another, and it lasted for that long. But then COVID struck and that really pushed me to re-evaluate things. I finally decided that I should probably take the plunge before it's too late.”

Here's wishing Varun all the very best for his new journey.

Your reaction

Varun Toorkey Thumbnail

Varun Toorkey

Comments (1)

We'll miss his presence on screen❤

1 years ago

Latest Stories