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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
1Brother in law of actress Rashmi Dhawan.
2Uncle to director Punit Malhotra ( Punit's dads first cousin).
3Father of Varun Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan.
4Younger brother of actor Anil Dhawan and uncle of Anil's son, actor Siddharth Dhawan.
5Started his career as an editor.
6One of India's best comedy directors.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judwaa 22017pre-production
Main Tera Hero2014
Chashme Baddoor2013
Rascals2011
Do Knot Disturb2009
Partner2007
Shaadi No. 12005
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya2005
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi2004
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook2003
Chor Machaaye Shor2002
Yeh Hai Jalwa2002
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin2002
Because I Don't Lie2001
Jodi No.12001
Kunwara2000
Chal Mere Bhai2000
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge2000
Haseena Maan Jaayegi1999
Biwi No. 11999
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan1998
Gharwali Baharwali1998
Banarasi Babu1997
Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi1997
Deewana Mastana1997
Hero No. 11997
Judwaa1997
Loafer1996
Saajan Chale Sasural1996
Yaraana1995
Coolie No. 11995
Andaz1994
Eena Meena Deeka1994
Raja Babu1994
Aankhen1993
Bol Radha Bol1992
Shola Aur Shabnam1992
Aag Ka Gola1990
Aandhiyan1990
Swarg1990
Taaqatwar1989
Gola Barood1989
Jurrat1989

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook2003
Chor Machaaye Shor2002
Yeh Hai Jalwa2002
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin2002
Because I Don't Lie2001
Jodi No.12001
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge2000
Shola Aur Shabnam1992
Aag Ka Gola1990
Swarg1990
Taaqatwar1989
Gola Barood1989
Hum Farishte Nahin1988
Naam O Nishan1987
Insaaf1987
Raahee1987
Mera Haque1986
Saveray Wali Gaadi1986
Naam1986
Sultanat1986
Preeti1986
Jaan Ki Baazi1985
Laila1984
Saaransh1984
Farishta1984
Souten1983
Lovers1983
Saath Saath1982
Saajan Ki Saheli1981as David Dhavan
Oh Bewafa1980
Saajan Bina Suhagan1978
Laadli1978

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judwaa 22017pre-production
Chashme Baddoor2013
Partner2007screenplay
New délire2007original scenario
Because I Don't Lie2001story
Pokiri Raja1995story
Taaqatwar1989scenario

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saajan Chale Sasural1996
Yaraana1995Man on bicycle whistling in song "Jaadu Jaadu.." (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knock Out2010special thanks
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai2010special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dus Ka Dum2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nach Baliye 32007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Judge (2007)
Bollywood im Alpenrausch2000TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan1998Himself (uncredited)
Deewana Mastana1997Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest DirectorMujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)


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


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