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).
Salim Merchant reveals Wajid Khan's health deteriorated after Dabangg 3, David Dhawan remembers the composer
After publically slamming David Dhawan, Govinda wishes his best to Varun Dhawan for 'Coolie No 1'
After publicly slamming David Dhawan, Govinda breaks silence on Varun Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 reboot
Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal cheer for Varun Dhawan as he rides ATV with dad David Dhawan in Goa
David Dhawan, Genelia Deshmukh and others attend Street Dancer 3D screening