David Dhawan

Active - 1968 - 2017  |   Born - Aug 16, 1955 in Jallandhar, Punjab, India  |   Genres - Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance

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  • Took up acting in college, but soon realised that film-making is his forte.
  • Started his career by editing news for Bombay TV and moved on to editing films later on; Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt helped him get his first break as a director.
  • Has often collaborated with the famous Bollywood actor Govinda to make various comedy movies. They first paired up in the film Taaqatwar (1989).
  • Honoured with an Academy Award by Asian Academy of Film & Television in 2009.
  • Appeared as a judge for the third season of the reality dance competition Nach Baliye.