Top 20 Indian Film Makers

They are humble, sincere and amazing film makers.
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“ Girish Kasaravalli had won 4 Golden Lotus, 8 Silver Lotus award from Govt. Of India. He is one of the Prominent film maker in India. His "Ghatashraddha" , "Tabarana Kathe", "Dweepa", "Gulabi Talkies" and "Kanasembo Kudureyaneri" are first class. ” - veeresh bhat
Sumitra Bhave
Director, Turtle
“ Another Humble Film Maker. Director of Award winning "Dhogi", "Vastupurush". ” - veeresh bhat
Shaji N. Karun
Director, Vanaprastham
Shaji Neelakantan Karun was born on new years day 1950 as the eldest son of Mr. N. Karunakaran and Mrs. Chandramati in Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India. The family moved to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state in 1963. He did his schooling in Palkkulangara H.S., and took a batchelor's degree from University College...
“ 4 times national award winner. One the best in Malayalam Cinema ” - veeresh bhat
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Director, Nizhalkkuthu
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is one of India's most acclaimed filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylized form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage, later producing and directing over twenty plays...
“ Another Gem of Indian Cinema. ” - veeresh bhat
“ A famous Bengali Film maker ” - veeresh bhat
Rituparno Ghosh
Writer, Chitrangada
Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 12 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. He began directing in advertising. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children's feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). His second movie Unishe April (19 April)...
“ Famous for "Abahoman" and "Utsab" ” - veeresh bhat
Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen is a renowned name in Bengali as well as Indian cinema. She has excelled both as an actor in film and theatre and as a director of parallel cinema. Aparna was born in 1945 in Kolkata. Her father is film critic and film maker Late Chidananda Das Gupta. She studied at Modern High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Presidency College...
“ 2 National Awards for "Mr. and Mrs. Iyer" and "36 Chowringhee Lane". Both are English language films. ” - veeresh bhat
Girish Karnad
Actor, Iqbal
Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is acclaimed for his contemporary playwrights in Kannada. He is also an actor, director and screen writer. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada and one Filmfare Best Screenplay Award.
“ An amazing Play writer/Film maker of Kannada Language. Famous for "Vamsa Vriksha" , "Utsav". ” - veeresh bhat
Mrinal Sen
Director, Padatik
Sen is one of his nation's most politically active filmakers. After having studied physics at university in Calcutta, Sen worked as a freelance journalist, a salesman of patent medicines and a sound technician in a film studio. In the mid-1940s he joined the Indian People's Theatre Association and at that time began to read about and study film...
“ One of the Most influencial film Maker ” - veeresh bhat
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
“ God of Indian Cinema. ” - veeresh bhat
“ Late Mr.Shankar Nag is still considered as one of the best film makers in India. Famous for his TV series "Malgudi Days". ” - veeresh bhat
“ A brave film maker, Even after so many years after death, there were no replacement for this director. "Cult" Director. ” - veeresh bhat
“ Another big name in the Indian Cinema ” - veeresh bhat
Mani Ratnam
Writer, Bumbai
The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain substance as well as style--Ratnam has dealt with a wide variety of topics...
“ Bridging the gap between Parallel and Commercial Cinema. ” - veeresh bhat
“ Pioneer of Indian Art Cinemas. ” - veeresh bhat
Guru Dutt
Actor, Pyaasa
Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content...
“ A true Legend ” - veeresh bhat
Raj Kapoor
Actor, Sangam
Raj Kapoor was the son of well-known Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. After apprenticing in the Bollywood production studios of the 1940's, at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in Aag, with his new company, RK Films. His next production...
“ Pioneer of "Indian Commercial Cinema" ” - veeresh bhat
Deepa Mehta
Director, Water
Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and accolades...
“ Critically Acclaimed Film Maker. Famous for "Water", "Fire", "Earth" ” - veeresh bhat
Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ Oscar Nominated Film Maker. "Salaam Bombay" was the inspiration for 6 Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire. ” - veeresh bhat
“ Indian Answer to Quentin Tarantino. ” - veeresh bhat