David Dhawan is an Indian film director who works in Hindi films. He is the father of Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and director Rohit Dhawan. He is best known for directing several successful films, including the comedies Swarg (1990), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Judwaa (1997), Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), Partner (2007), Chashme Baddoor (2013) and Main Tera Hero (2014). The 1993 action thriller Aankhen and the 1999 comedy Biwi No.1 earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Director nominations.
David 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 a judge on the Star Plus show Nach Baliye 3 in 2008 and on the show Hans Baliye.