David Dhawan (Director) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More

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Real NameRajinder Dhawan (After passing out of college, he officially changed his name to David)
NicknameNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 95 kg
in Pounds- 209 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 August 1955 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)68 Years
Birth PlaceAgartala, Tripura
Zodiac signLeo
SignatureDavid Dhawan signature
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolChrist Church College, Kanpur
CollegeFilm and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune
Educational QualificationsCourse in Editing
DebutDirection: Taaqatwar (1989)
David Dhawan debut film Taaqatwar
TV: Nach Baliye 3 (As a Judge, 2008)
FamilyFather- Not Known (Worked as a manager in UCO Bank; passed away in the year 1993)
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- Ashok Dhawan (lost his life to cancer), Anil Dhawan (Actor)
David Dhawan with his brother Anil Dhawan
Sister- Not Known
AddressA-15, Sagar Darshan, Hanuman Nagar, Off Carter Road, Khar, Mumbai 400052
ControversyDavid Dhawan and Govinda have worked together in as many as 17 films. However, with time, the relationship between the two, like most of the other relationships in B-Town, has turned sour. In an interview, Govinda said that he will never ever work with the veteran director again, a statement that made headlines for days.
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorsHrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai
Favourite ActorsSanjay Dutt, Rajesh Khanna
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseKaruna Chopra
David Dhawan with his wife Karuna and sons Rohit and Varun
ChildrenSon- Rohit Dhawan, Director (Elder), Varun Dhawan (Actor)
Daughter- None

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Some Lesser Known Facts About David Dhawan

  • Does David Dhawan smoke: Not Known
  • Does David Dhawan drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Born Rajinder Dhawan, the story behind his ‘changed name’ is quite interesting. While explaining the mystery behind his name in an interview, Dhawan said that his neighbors were Christians and used to randomly call him David. Soon, even his parents started calling him by the same name. Surprisingly enough, after he passed out of college, his father suggested him to officially change his name to ‘David.’
  • Initially, Dhawan had no plans of joining the film industry; however, when his elder brother, Anil, applied for an acting course at the FTII, he also thought of giving it a try. Thus Dhawan enrolled himself in the same course and institute.
  • After spending a few months there, he gathered that acting wasn’t his cup of tea. As a result, he abandoned the course mid-way and chose an editing course instead.
  • Dhawan passed out as a gold medalist in editing. However, his ultimate aim at the time was to become a film director.
  • In the first few years of his career, Dhawan worked as a news editor for Bombay TV. Slowly and steadily, he made a transition into film-editing with movies like Love Story (1981), Saaransh (1984) and Naam (1986).
  • In an interview, he revealed that he is indebted to actor Sanjay Dutt for all the success, as it was none other than the latter who helped him bag his first break as a director.
  • To date, Dhawan has directed over 42 movies
  • The director has paired up with actor Govinda in as many as 17 movies, most of which were blockbusters at the box-office.
  • He is one of the members of the prestigious Asian Academy of Film & Television.