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David Dhawan

Biography

Effective Bollywood director of comedies such as for example Aankhen from 1993 and Partner from 2007. He started his film profession as an editor before shifting to directing. He was mentioned for the music in his movies, merging Indian and westernized tunes in hit movies like Swarg from 1989. His child Rohit also became a movie director. He directed many hit movies starring Karisma Kapoor, including Biwi No. 1 from 1999.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Dhawan
Date Of Birth August 16, 1955
Place Of Birth India
Profession Director
Education Film and Television Institute of India
Nationality Indian
Spouse Karuna Dhawan
Children Varun Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan
Siblings Anil Dhawan
Awards BIG Star Most Entertaining Comedy Film
Nominations Filmfare Award for Best Director, IIFA Award for Best Director, Stardust Award for Best Director of the Year, Zee Cine Award for Best Director
Movies Judwaa, Main Tera Hero, Judwaa 2, Hero No. 1, Chashme Baddoor, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Biwi No.1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Deewana Mastana, Rascals, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Jodi No.1, Aankhen, Saajan Chale Sasural, Do Knot Disturb, Shola Aur Shabnam, Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi, Swarg, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Shaadi No. 1, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Chal Mere Bhai, Yeh Hai Jalwa, Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, Partner, Kunwara, Banarasi Babu, Andaz, Yaraana, Taaqatwar, Chor Machaaye Shor, Loafer, Bol Radha Bol, Gharwali Baharwali, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Eena Meena Deeka, Aag Ka Gola, Storms, Gola Barood, Jurrat, Hook Ya Crook, Partner 2, Pokiri Raja, Ek Aur Faulad
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#Fact
1 Brother in law of actress Rashmi Dhawan.
2 Uncle to director Punit Malhotra ( Punit's dads first cousin).
3 Father of Varun Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan.
4 Younger brother of actor Anil Dhawan and uncle of Anil's son, actor Siddharth Dhawan.
5 Started his career as an editor.
6 One of India's best comedy directors.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judwaa 2 2017 pre-production
Main Tera Hero 2014
Chashme Baddoor 2013
Rascals 2011
Do Knot Disturb 2009
Partner 2007
Shaadi No. 1 2005
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya 2005
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi 2004
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook 2003
Chor Machaaye Shor 2002
Yeh Hai Jalwa 2002
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin 2002
Because I Don't Lie 2001
Jodi No.1 2001
Kunwara 2000
Chal Mere Bhai 2000
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge 2000
Haseena Maan Jaayegi 1999
Biwi No. 1 1999
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 1998
Gharwali Baharwali 1998
Banarasi Babu 1997
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi 1997
Deewana Mastana 1997
Hero No. 1 1997
Judwaa 1997
Loafer 1996
Saajan Chale Sasural 1996
Yaraana 1995
Coolie No. 1 1995
Andaz 1994
Eena Meena Deeka 1994
Raja Babu 1994
Aankhen 1993
Bol Radha Bol 1992
Shola Aur Shabnam 1992
Aag Ka Gola 1990
Aandhiyan 1990
Swarg 1990
Taaqatwar 1989
Gola Barood 1989
Jurrat 1989

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook 2003
Chor Machaaye Shor 2002
Yeh Hai Jalwa 2002
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin 2002
Because I Don't Lie 2001
Jodi No.1 2001
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge 2000
Shola Aur Shabnam 1992
Aag Ka Gola 1990
Swarg 1990
Taaqatwar 1989
Gola Barood 1989
Hum Farishte Nahin 1988
Naam O Nishan 1987
Insaaf 1987
Raahee 1987
Mera Haque 1986
Saveray Wali Gaadi 1986
Naam 1986
Sultanat 1986
Preeti 1986
Jaan Ki Baazi 1985
Laila 1984
Saaransh 1984
Farishta 1984
Souten 1983
Lovers 1983
Saath Saath 1982
Saajan Ki Saheli 1981 as David Dhavan
Oh Bewafa 1980
Saajan Bina Suhagan 1978
Laadli 1978

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judwaa 2 2017 pre-production
Chashme Baddoor 2013
Partner 2007 screenplay
New délire 2007 original scenario
Because I Don't Lie 2001 story
Pokiri Raja 1995 story
Taaqatwar 1989 scenario

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saajan Chale Sasural 1996
Yaraana 1995 Man on bicycle whistling in song "Jaadu Jaadu.." (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knock Out 2010 special thanks
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai 2010 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dus Ka Dum 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nach Baliye 3 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself - Judge (2007)
Bollywood im Alpenrausch 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 1998 Himself (uncredited)
Deewana Mastana 1997 Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Popular Award Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Best Director Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)


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#Trademark
1 Often introduces actors who usually don't do comical roles, in comical roles in his films.
2 Often casts Govinda in his movies


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