Spouse Rashmi Anil Dhawan
Relatives See Dhawan family
Children Siddharth Dhawan
|Name Anil Dhawan|
Siblings David Dhawan
Role Film actor
|Nephews Rohit Dhawan, Varun Dhawan|
Movies Piya Ka Ghar, Hawas, Annadata, Honeymoon, Chetna
Similar People David Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan, Usha Khanna, Saawan Kumar Tak, Tulsi Ramsay
Anil Dhawan is an Indian film and television actor, most known for his debut film, Chetna (1970) and Piya Ka Ghar (1972).
- Mere pyase man ki bahar anil dhawan leena chandavarkar honeymoon
- Early life
He is memorable in the silver screen for the song Yeh Jeevan Hai in the movie Piya Ka Ghar (1972) with actress Jaya Bhaduri. The music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and sung by Kishore Kumar.
He worked in a string of unconventional movies between late 1960s and early 1970s, which perhaps would have been better appreciated in some other era, such as Chetna, Yauwan, Piya Ka Ghar, and Annadata.
Now turned activist, Dhawan was part of Anna Hazare camp in his crusade against corruption in Indian public life.
Mere pyase man ki bahar anil dhawan leena chandavarkar honeymoon
He belongs to Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father was AGM in UCO Bank. He did High School from ST Francis Xavier's School, Kanpur and graduated from Christ Church College, Kanpur and later obtained a diploma in acting from FTII, Pune in the same batch as Jaya Bhaduri. His son is actor Siddharth Dhawan. Director David Dhawan is his brother, another director Rohit Dhawan and actor Varun Dhawan are his nephews. Anil Dhawan has two grand children—granddaughter Anjini and grandson Karan from his son Siddharth.
He joined Film and Television Institute of India as he wanted to become an actor . He entered Bollywood in the '70s.His first film was B.R. Ishara, Chetna (1970). He worked with rising actor Aditya Pancholi in the television movie Sone Ka Pinjra (1986). Actress/director Asha Parekh directed him in the television serial, Kora Kogaz in the 1990s. He was junior to actor Navin Nischol in FTII.
In 2011, Anil Dhawan secured pivotal role in Mein Laxmi Tere Aangan Ki on Life OK starring opposite Aruna Irani.
On his adoration of actress/director Asha Parekh who directed him in the television serial,"Kora Kogaz" in the 1990s: "I have been a great fan of hers. When I joined the industry in the '70s, she was doing her last film as a heroine, "Heera" (1973). I would hop over to wherever she would be shooting and gawk at her."