David Dhawan: News

There are not many directors in Bollywood who can claim the kind of commercial success David Dhawan has had as a filmmaker, especially in the comic genre. Dhawan specialized in making people laugh with no thought of past, present, or future, and he did it well. Born on August 16, 1955, in Agartala, he was born Rajinder Dhavan. He changed his name to David during his time at the Film and Television Institute of India. After passing out from the institute with a gold medal, he began his career as an editor in 1978. He made his directorial debut in 1989. In that year, he made three films namely, ‘Gola Barood,’ ‘Taaqatwar’ and ‘Jurrat.’ His first big success as a director came in 1993 with the film ‘Aankhen’ starring Govinda. Dhawan’s collaboration with Govinda from the beginning of his career till 2009 produced some memorable and commercially successful films including ‘Aankhen,’ ‘Coolie No. 1,’ ‘Hero No. 1,’ ‘Partner,’ etc. Dhawan has also worked extensively with Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and his son Varun Dhawan. He has been nominated twice for the Filmfare Award for Best Director (1994 and 2000).

13 Nov 2023

Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla's birthday: Revisiting memorable films with David Dhawan

Juhi Chawla is one of those Bollywood actors who rustle up magic and chemistry with each of their co-stars.

22 Oct 2023

Kader Khan

Kader Khan's birth anniversary: Revisiting actor's immortal collaborations with Govinda

Legendary artists like Kader Khan are born once in a millennium.

26 Sep 2023

Happy Birthday

Chunky Panday's birthday special: Unearthing lesser-known facts about 'Housefull' actor

Known for his impeccable comic timing and captivating on-screen presence, Bollywood's beloved Chunky Panday has lit up our screens for over three decades.

18 Sep 2023


Varun Dhawan signs David Dhawan's next; filming details revealed

Varun Dhawan and his father David Dhawan are set to collaborate for the fourth time on a big-budget comedy entertainer. The father-son duo has delivered three successful films: Main Tera Hero, Judwaa 2, and Coolie No. 1.

13 Apr 2023


After suffering heart-related problems, David Dhawan undergoes angioplasty

Filmmaker David Dhawan has been suffering from major heart-related problems for the past few months. The director underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital in Mumbai, said media reports on Thursday. The reports also said that his surgery had taken place a few weeks ago but was kept under wraps.

16 Jan 2021


Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal to get married this month: Reports

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is all set to marry his fiancee, fashion designer Natasha Dalal, on January 24, reports suggest.

27 Dec 2020


'Coolie No. 1' movie review: A mammoth mishit

Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of films- Mindful and fun; mindless fun, and mindless yet unfunny.

22 Oct 2020

Varun Dhawan

"Completely fabricated": Varun slams website over fake report

Varun Dhawan has rubbished a report that his father, filmmaker David Dhawan is remaking Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1982 comedy movie Namak Halaal.

13 Oct 2020


#ComicBytes: The deadliest assassins of DC, ranked

The action genre revolves around assassins, whether it is a book or movie. DC Universe is no different in that sense.

12 Oct 2020


Comedy Central India chops 'Schitt's Creek' gay-kiss, Dan Levy fumes

Comedy Central India has recently become a topic of hot debate for editing out a kissing scene between two men.

11 Oct 2020

Angelina Jolie

'Come Away' trailer shows fantasy combo of popular fictional characters

The trailer of fantasy drama Come Away is out and it does look and feel every bit of a Disney venture, but is not.

04 Feb 2020


Five years after losing husband, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg announces engagement

Facebook's number two in command, Sheryl Sandberg announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal on Monday, less than five years after she lost her husband.

08 Jan 2020


CES 2020: Meet NEON, the world's first 'Artificial Human'

At the ongoing CES 2020 trade show in Las Vegas, Star Labs has unveiled NEON - the world's first "Artificial Human".

22 Aug 2019

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal planning a big fat Bollywood-style wedding?

If reports are to be believed, Varun Dhawan may marry his long-time girlfriend Natasha Dalal next year.

07 Jun 2019


Is Varun Dhawan going to reveal his wedding date soon?

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal's wedding is a hot topic in tinsel town. The two of them have long been the target of shutterbugs but they rarely give attention to them.

05 Apr 2019


Varun-Sara to release 'Coolie No.1' remake poster on April 24?

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan created a buzz recently after the two were roped in for the remake of Govinda starrer Coolie No.1.

23 Mar 2019

Varun Dhawan

Confirmed! Sara to romance Varun in 'Coolie No. 1' remake

Sara Ali Khan's career is certainly on a roll after the massive success of her debut Kedarnath and her second release Simmba in 2018.

10 Mar 2019

Salman Khan

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal to have a winter wedding this year?

B-town ended 2018 on a high note with several celebrities like Ranveer-Deepika, Priyanka-Nick tying the knot.

08 Mar 2019

Varun Dhawan

Varun to romance Sara in 'Coolie No. 1' remake?

Actor Varun Dhawan's career is on a roll these days.

07 Feb 2019

Karan Johar

'Street Dancer': Varun not seriously injured, confirms David Dhawan

Varun Dhawan is an impeccable dancer and he has impressed the audience with his skills time and again.

28 Jan 2019


Sara on Saif-Amrita's divorce: They were not happy together

Sara Ali Khan is the newest sensation in Bollywood. She has taken over the industry with her charm and wit.

28 Oct 2018

Real Madrid

Is David de Gea not interested in continuing with United?

Manchester United's David de Gea is one the best goal-keepers in the world.

19 Apr 2018


'Kalank' shoot begins; stars shares pic on social media

The shoot of "Kalank", which stars Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Aditya Roy Kapur, has begun.

14 Apr 2018

Sanjay Dutt

David Dhawan wants to do serious film with Rajkummar Rao

Actor Varun Dhawan has revealed that his father, filmmaker David Dhawan, is keen to shift gears and make a serious film, not with him, but with Rajkummar Rao.

24 Dec 2017


Varun to star in remake of Salman's 'Biwi No. 1'?

After enthralling the audience in 'Judwaa 2', which was the remake of Salman Khan starrer 'Judwaa', Varun is all set to recreate the magic of 'Biwi No. 1' on screen.