Director's Cut

by MoodyGuy90 | created - 22 Feb 2012 | updated - 22 Feb 2012 | Public

My Favorite Director's List From Indian Cinema. The List is Spanned From 1960's - Present Filmmakers.

1. Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Director | Anand

By no means is he any glamorous director, yet Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one of the most popular and beloved filmmakers in Indian cinema. His magic lay not in the glamor or largeness so often associated with cinema, but in its simplicity and warmth.

He began his career in Bombay, 1951, as an editor and...

2. Manmohan Desai

Director | Naseeb

Manmohan Desai was born on February 26, 1937 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He was a director and writer, known for Naseeb (1981), Kismat (1969) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). He died on March 1, 1994 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

3. N. Chandra

Director | Tezaab

N. Chandra was born on April 4, 1952 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India as Chandrashekhar Narvekar. He is a director and writer, known for Tezaab (1988), Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India (2008) and Style (2001).

4. Prakash Jha

Director | Apaharan

Prakash Jha was born on February 27, 1952 in Patna, Bihar, India. He is a director and producer, known for Apaharan (2005), Gangaajal (2003) and The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997).

5. Milan Luthria

Director | Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Cousin of director Dharmesh Darshan and Suneel Darshan . ( The Darshan brother's grandmother Poornima and Milan's grandmother were sister's).

6. David Dhawan

Director | Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

David Dhawan is a director and editor, known for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Partner (2007) and Yaraana (1995).

7. J.P. Dutta

Director | Border

Brother Deepak Dutta passed away while serving in the army.

8. Indra Kumar

Director | Ishq

Indra Kumar is a director and producer, known for Ishq (1997), Dhamaal (2007) and Dil (1990).

9. Rajkumar Hirani

Writer | PK

Rajkumar Hirani was born on November 20, 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and editor, known for PK (2014), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and 3 Idiots (2009).

10. Rajkumar Santoshi

Writer | Ghayal

Rajkumar Santoshi is a writer and director, known for Ghayal (1990), Pukar (2000) and Andaz Apna Apna (1994).

11. Madhur Bhandarkar

Writer | Chandni Bar

Madhur Bhandarkar was born on August 26, 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and director, known for Chandni Bar (2001), Page 3 (2005) and Traffic Signal (2007). He has been married to Renu Namboodiri since December 15, 2003. They have one child.

12. Priyadarshan

Director | Kanchivaram

Priyadarshan was born as Priyadarshan Nair. He is a director and writer, known for Kanchivaram (2008), Hera Pheri (2000) and Hulchul (2004). He is married to Lizy. They have two children.

13. Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla

Director | Humraaz

Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla is a director and producer, known for Humraaz (2002), Khiladi (1992) and Soldier (1998).

14. Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla

Director | Humraaz

Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla is a director and producer, known for Humraaz (2002), Khiladi (1992) and Soldier (1998).

15. Sooraj R. Barjatya

Producer | Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!

Frequently works with actor Salman Khan.

16. Rohit Shetty

Director | Chennai Express

Rohit Shetty was born on March 14, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is known for his work on Chennai Express (2013), Golmaal Again (2017) and Bol Bachchan (2012). He has been married to Maya Rohit Shetty since May 27, 2005.

17. Shyam Benegal

Director | Ankur

Shyam Benegal was born on December 14, 1934 in Tirumalagiri, Hyderabad State, British India. He is a director and writer, known for Ankur: The Seedling (1974), Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985) and Bhumika (1977).

18. Anurag Kashyap

Producer | Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film ...

19. Imtiaz Ali

Writer | Jab We Met

Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, actor and writer. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his second film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His 2009 film Love Aaj Kal gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at ...

20. Anurag Basu

Director | Barfi!

Anurag Basu, a Bollywood director and writer explores relationships and adversity on reel. He had his share of tough times when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. He also ...

21. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Writer | Paan Singh Tomar

Tigmanshu Dhulia is a writer and director, known for Paan Singh Tomar (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013).

22. Anees Bazmee

Writer | Thank You

Anees Bazmee is a writer and director, known for Thank You (2011), Ready (2011) and No Entry (2005).

23. Raj Kanwar

Director | Daag: The Fire

Raj Kanwar was born in 1961 in India. He was a director and writer, known for Daag: The Fire (1999), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) and Itihaas (1997). He was married to Anita Kanwar. He died on February 3, 2012 in Singapore.

24. Manmohan Singh

Cinematographer | Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Manmohan Singh is a cinematographer and producer, known for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Chandni (1989) and Mohabbatein (2000).

25. Dibakar Banerjee

Director | LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha

He joined advertising as a copywriter first with Shems Combit and then TBWA Anthem, and later he joined Contract Advertising, Delhi, where he worked under Pradeep Sarkar, who was then a creative director at the agency. Screenwriter Jaideep Sahni was also one of his colleagues, who later penned ...

26. Rahul Rawail

Director | Arjun

Rahul Rawail was born on April 7, 1951 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is a director and producer, known for Arjun (1985), Mast Kalandar (1991) and Arjun Pandit (1999).

27. Anil Sharma

Director | Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

Anil Sharma has been one of the most prolific, renowned and passionate film makers on Indian soil. He started his debut at the very young age of 21 years as a director with an outstanding film, "Shraddhanjali". His first film brought him tremendous recognition and acclaim as the movie proved to be ...