Arjun Gumberwrote on Apr 10 2011 9:28AM
David Dhawan’s movies are dedicated to tickling the funny bone and peppered with flamboyant characters. He frequently collaborates with actors Govinda and Salman Khan
Basics on David Dhawan
David Dhawan was born as Rajinder Dhawan in India. He has a brother Anil Dhawan who is an actor.
His interest in film-making prompted him to join the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. When he started out, he made a few action movies before turning his focus on comedy.
Dhawan is married to Karuna and they have two children Rohit and Varun both of whom aspire to join the film industry.
David Dhawan’s Movies
1989 to 1993 Taaqatwar (1989) was an action flick starring Govinda and Sanjay Dutt. Bol Radha Bol (1992) with Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla was a mystery that was a hit with the movie-goers. Aankhen (1993) which cast Govinda and Chunky Pandey as two brothers who are idle and pranksters is his biggest hit to date.
1994 to 1998 Through 1994 and 1995 the audience got their fill of Dhawan with movies like Andaz, Eena Meena Deeka, Raja Babu and Coolie No 1. Saajan Chale Sasural (1997) saw Govinda dodging two wives and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) had a double dose of not just Govinda but Amitabh Bachchan too in a double role.
1999 to 2004 Another major success for Dhawan was Biwi No 1 (1999) with Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Sushmita Sen which was a remake of a Tamil movie Sathi Leelavathi. This was followed by a mix of hits and misses like Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), Ek Aur Ek Gyaarah (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004).
2005 to 2009 He made another hit with the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. Partner (2007) was a blockbuster and saw Salman Khan as the love guru and Govinda as a man in love with his boss.
In 2009, his fans will get to see a sequel to Partner and Do Not Disturb, both of which star Govinda and a cricket based movie Hook Ya Crook with John Abraham.