David Dhawan

David Dhawan

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David Dhawan (born Rajinder Dhawan in Jalandhar, Punjab, India) is an Indian film director. He has studied at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Career

Dhawan started off as an editor and then took the plunge into directing. He specializes in directing comedy films, most of which have featured either Govinda, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor or Sanjay Dutt in lead roles, along with Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla playing the leading actresses. Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Paresh Rawal appear in his films playing supporting roles. His biggest success to date is the 1993 film Aankhen, starring Govinda and Chunkey Pandey. His film, Partner (2007) also proved to be a success at the box office. but he has been at many times blamed for copying Hollywood and South Indian films. He once had two of his films released on the same date and both did well.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 also a Judge on the Star Plus show Nach Baliye 3 in 2008 and on the show Hans Baliye.

Personal life

Dhawan is married to Karuna Dhawan and has two children, Rohit and Varun. Rohit plans to become a director, while Varun...
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