David Dhawan is an Indian film director. He is the father of Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and director Rohit Dhawan. David Dhawan was born in Agartala to a Punjabi Hindu family and bought up in Kanpur where his father, who was a manager in UCO Bank, got transferred. He studied in Christ Church College and then joined Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) for acting, but realised that he can't act. So he took up editing as an option. His neighbours used to call him as 'David'. Later, his father asked him to get his name officially changed to 'David' from 'Rajinder'.
David Dhawan hits incldues Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Judwaa (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Partner (2007), and Judwaa 2 (2017).
Varun Dhawan on David Dhawan: My father actually reaches everywhere before time
David Dhawan finds his Coolie No 1 villain in Vikas Verma, actor says ‘this one is not a proper remake, it’s a different storyline and has more masala’
Sara Ali Khan shares pic from Coolie No. 1 sets to wish David Dhawan on his birthday
From Coolie No 1 sets, Varun Dhawan shares birthday wishes for ‘Dad No 1’ David Dhawan, see pic
Govinda on his feud with David Dhawan: Even his son Varun Dhawan won’t do 17 films with him
Govinda on fallout with David Dhawan: Don't think he's the same person who I used to know