Older brother of famous comedy director David Dhawan.
His son is actor Siddharth Dhawan.
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."