Birthday Special: 10 Unknown Facts About David Dhawan

Bollywood famous comedy film director David Dhawan turns 60 today. He has started a new trend of comedy in the serious movie business in the 90s era. His collaboration with Govinda in the comedy films has made him the top directors of the 90s decade. He has directed so many comedy movies in last 25 years and most of it still considered as classic comedy. So on the occasion of his 60th Birthday, we have ensemble top 10 important facts about David Dhawan.

10 Unknown facts about Bollywood director David Dhawan:


David Dhawan aka Rajinder Dhawan was born on August 16, 1955, in Agartala and then migrated to Kanpur as his father was a manager in UCO Bank. After completing his 12th Class, he decided to be an actor.



David wants to be an actor and did apply for the prestigious institute of Film Television Institute of India In Pune. After seeing his batch mates Satish Shah and Suresh Oberoi acting, he was sure that he will not be so good in acting. Soon he shifted to editing department to complete the FTII Course.



After completing his editing course, he decided to be a director. His first film as a director was ‘Aandhiyan’ released in 1990. After directing few action and serious drama films, he decided to direct comedy films.



His collaboration with Govinda has been the best thing about his direction career. He first collaborated with Govinda in ‘Taaqatwar’ which was an action flick. Soon he turned his gear to comedy movies by starting Govinda in lead roles. He has directed 17 Films with Govinda in lead roles. His best-regarded comedy flick was 1993’s ‘Aankhen’, starring Govinda and Chunkey Pandey. Soon after the success of ‘Ankhen’ they went on to the director a series of No.1 Films with Govinda, except ‘Biwi No.1’ with Salman Khan.



In his Bollywood career, he has directed over 40 films but none of the films garnered him a Filmfare award as a director.



Apart from directing Bollywood movies, he even turned to Judge Television reality shows like ‘Nach Baliye 3’ and ‘Hans Baliye’.



David Dhawan is married to Karuna Chopra has two sons Director Rohit Dhawan and Actor Varun Dhawan. Varun is still the naughtiest child but has grown up as a good actor.



Despite a big director in the film industry, he didn’t launch his son into Bollywood. As we all know he has debuted in Bollywood with ‘Student Of The Year’ in 2012. The reason he didn’t direct him was, “I wanted him to go out there and find his bearings,” said David Dhawan.



Very few know that David Dhawan has directed ‘Main Tera Hero’ with son Varun Dhawan to give a tribute to actor Govinda. Varun is still a huge fan of Govinda. We wish to see David Dhawan team up with Govinda in few more movies.



David Dhawan has created his own style of movies with the element of comedy. His has majorly teamed up with Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, and Salman Khan in his film career.

We wish him the Very Happy Birthday and want to see more of his comedy movies in the coming years.