David Dhawan

Profession: Director


Brother of David Dhawan

Ashok Dhawan
Anil Dhawan

Son of David Dhawan

Rohit Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Wife/Spouse of David Dhawan

Karuna Chopra

Favourite Actors of David Dhawan

Sanjay Dutt, Rajesh Khanna

Favourite Directors of David Dhawan

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai

Controversy of David Dhawan

David Dhawan and Govinda have worked together in as many as 17 films. However, with time, the relationship between the two, like most of the other relationships in B-Town, has turned sour. In an interview, Govinda said that he will never ever work with the veteran director again, a statement that made headlines for days.  

Information about David Dhawan

He is one of the members of the prestigious Asian Academy of Film & Television.  In the first few years of his career, Dhawan worked as a news editor for Bombay TV. Slowly and steadily, he made a transition into film-editing with movies like Love Story (1981), Saaransh (1984) and Naam (1986).  Does David Dhawan smoke: Not Known  Dhawan passed out as a gold medalist in editing. However, his ultimate aim at the time was to become a film director.  Does David Dhawan drink alcohol: Not Known  To date, Dhawan has directed over 42 movies  Initially, Dhawan had no plans of joining the film industry; however, when his elder brother, Anil, applied for an acting course at the FTII, he also thought of giving it a try. Thus Dhawan enrolled himself in the same course and institute.  While late actor Om Puri was his batchmate, actor Naseeruddin Shah was a year senior to him.  In an interview, he revealed that he is indebted to actor Sanjay Dutt for all the success, as it was none other than the latter who helped him bag his first break as a director.  After spending a few months there, he gathered that acting wasn't his cup of tea. As a result, he abandoned the course mid-way and chose an editing course instead.  The director has paired up with actor Govinda in as many as 17 movies, most of which were blockbusters at the box-office.  Born Rajinder Dhawan, the story behind his 'changed name' is quite interesting. While explaining the mystery behind his name in an interview, Dhawan said that his neighbors were Christians and used to randomly call him David. Soon, even his parents started calling him by the same name. Surprisingly enough, after he passed out of college, his father suggested him to officially change his name to 'David.' 


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