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).
Shakti Kapoor on not being a part of Coolie No 1 remake: ‘I was late in calling David Dhawan’
Sara Ali Khan says David Dhawan was angry at Varun Dhawan but ‘vented’ at her on Coolie No 1 set: ‘That was a bit of an issue, but it’s all good’
Varun Dhawan slams report of ‘split wide open’ with father David Dhawan: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t write on my behalf’
Varun Dhawan-David Dhawan sync with ‘absolute joy’ of all families this IPL 2020 season | Watch
Salim Merchant reveals Wajid Khan's health deteriorated after Dabangg 3, David Dhawan remembers the composer