- Birthplace: Delhi, India
Anil Dhawan is an Indian film and television actor, most known for his debut film, Chetna (1970) and Piya Ka Ghar (1972).
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 sang 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.
Hailing from Punjabi ethnicity He belongs to Delhi. 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.