David Dhawan

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David Dhawan
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David Dhawan at Singham screening
Born Rajendra Dhawan
(1955-08-16) 16 August 1955 (age 58)
Agartala, Tripura, India[1]
Occupation Film director
Children Varun Dhawan (son)
Rohit Dhawan (son)

David Dhawan (born Rajinder Dhawan in Agartala, Tripura, India[1]) is an Indian film director. He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Career[edit]

Dhawan started off as an editor before moving into directing. He specializes in directing comedy films,.[2] His biggest success to date is 1993's Aankhen, starring Govinda and Chunkey Pandey.[2] His Partner (2007) also became a big success at the box office.[3]

Dhawan is on the board of Asian Academy of Film & Television and Asian School of Media Studies where he has been honoured with an Academy Award by Sandeep Marwah. He was a judge on the Star Plus show Nach Baliye 3 in 2008 and on the show Hans Baliye.

Work with Govinda[edit]

Dhawan first teamed with actor Govinda for the film Taaqatwar (1989). He then formed a collaboration with Govinda and went onto direct 17 movies with him as the leading actor, most of which were comedy films. The films made by their collaboration are Taaqatwar (1989), Swarg (1990), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Banarasi Babu (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Hero No. 1 (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Kunwara (2000), Jodi No.1 (2001), Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Partner (2007) and Do Knot Disturb (2009). Partner, which co-starred Salman Khan, grossed Rs.300 Million in India on its opening week, the second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indian film at that time.[4] The same year, Salman Khan invited Dhawan and Govinda on his show 10 Ka Dum to celebrate their film Partner. Dhawan got back to the trio of Govinda, Vashu Bhagnani and himself with the film, Do Knot Disturb.

Personal life[edit]

Dhawan is married to Karuna (née Chopra)[5][6] and has two children, Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan. Rohit debuted as a director with the film Desi Boyz, while Varun was launched as an actor in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year. Dhawan's brother is an actor, Anil Dhawan.[7]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Cast
1989 Aandhiyan Shatrughan Sinha, Mumtaz, Prasenjit Chatterjee
Taaqatwar Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Neelam, Anita Raj
Gola Barood Shatrughan Sinha, Chunky Pandey, Kimi Katkar
1990 Swarg Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla
Aag Ka Gola Sunny Deol
Jurrat Kumar Gaurav, Anita Raj, Shatrughan Sinha
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam Govinda, Divya Bharti
Bol Radha Bol Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla
1993 Aankhen Govinda, Chunky Pandey
1994 Raja Babu Govinda, Karisma Kapoor
Eena Meena Deeka Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla
Andaz Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla
1995 Yaraana Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Raj Babbar
Coolie No. 1 Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Kader Khan
1996 Loafer Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla
Saajan Chale Sasural Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu
1997 Mr and Mrs Khiladi Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla
Banarasi Babu Govinda, Ramya, Kader Khan
Judwaa Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Rambha
Deewana Mastana Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla
Hero No. 1 Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
1998 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda
1999 Gharwali Bharwali Anil Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Rambha
Biwi No.1 Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Sushmita Sen
Haseena Maan Jaayegi Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Batra
2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor
Kunwara Govinda, Urmila Matondkar, Om Puri, Kader Khan
Chal Mere Bhai Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor
2001 Jodi No.1 Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Twinkle Khanna, Monica Bedi
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Shilpa Shetty
Yeh Hai Jalwa Salman Khan, Amisha Patel, Rishi Kapoor
Hum Kisise Kum Nahi Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai
2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Jackie Shroff
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan, Sharman Joshi,
Ayesha Takia, Esha Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Riya Sen, Aarti Chabria
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, Arshad Warsi
2007 Partner Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif
2009 Do Knot Disturb Govinda, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen
2011 Rascals Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut
2013 Chashme Buddoor Divyendu Sharma, Tapsee Pannu, Siddharth Narayan, Rishi Kapoor,Ali Zafar
2014 Main Tera Hero Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, Abhimanyu Singh

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Govinda is a delight for the director: David Dhawan". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b "David Dhawan > Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Box Office 2007". BoxofficeIndia.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "indiaglitz.com". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ Baddhan, Raj (3 April 2014). "Varun Dhawan’s grandmother passes away". Biz Asia. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Muthanna, Anjali (3 April 2014). "Bangalore girls go selfie-crazy with Varun Dhawan". Times of India. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Rajiv Vijayakar (Jul 26, 2012). "Numero Unos: A Survey Of The Top Hit Films - Part 5: Whizkid directors". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 

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