Best Bollywood Directors (All Time)

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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 assistant director to Bimal Roy...
“ 1.Anand
2.Gol Maal
3.Chupke Chupke
4.Namak Haraam
5.Abhimaan
6.Naukri
7.Guddi
8.Mili
9.Bawarchi ” - PrinceLazio
 
2.
Bimal Roy
Director, Madhumati
“ 1.Do Bigha Zameen
2.Devdas
3.Madhumati
4.Bandini
5.Sujata ” - PrinceLazio
 
3.
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...
“ 1.kaagaz ke Phool
2.Pyaasa
3.Baaz
4.Mr. and Mrs. '55
5.Aar-Paar ” - PrinceLazio
 
4.
Vijay Anand
Writer, Guide
Vijay Anand was a celebrated filmmaker, writer, editor, and actor in Hindi cinema. Known as "Goldie," the younger brother of filmmaker Chetan Anand and matinée idol Dev Anand, Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India on January 22, 1934. He lost his mother when he was only seven, and he along...
“ 1.Guide
2.Jewel Thief
3.Teesri Manzil
4.Johny Mera Naam ” - PrinceLazio
 
5.
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...
“ 1.Sangam
2.Shree 420
3.Barsaat
4.Awaara
5.Mera Naam Joker
6.Bobby ” - PrinceLazio
 
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“ 1.Andaz Apna Apna
2.Ghayal
3.Damini
4.The Legend of Bhagat Singh
5.Khakee
6.Pukar ” - PrinceLazio
 
7.
Subhash Ghai
Producer, Taal
He started his career in hindi cinema as an actor in Taqdeer (1967) and Aradhana (1970). He was the male lead in the 1970's Umang, Sherni, Bharat Ke Shaheed and Gumraah (1973) with Reena Roy and Danny. He turned himself into being a film writer in 1973 and sold his various stories and scripts to leading directors like Prakash Mehra and Dulal Guha in partnership with B Bhalla...
“ 1.Saudagar
2.Karma
3.Khal Nayak
4.Ram Lakhan
5.Meri Jung
6.Karz ” - PrinceLazio
 
8.
Yash Chopra
Producer, Veer-Zaara
Labeled the eternal romantic and with one of the best musical senses in the business, Yash Chopra is arguably India's most successful director of romantic films. Although he made action-oriented films like the ever-popular Deewaar, it is in tackling love and its various aspects that he has been at his best...
“ 1.Deewaar
2.Waqt
3.Trishul
4.Kabhi Kabhie
5.Chandni
6.Darr
7.Veer-Zaara ” - PrinceLazio
 
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“ 1.Ankur
2.Kalyug
3.Junoon
4.Zubeida
5.Welcome to Sajjanpur
6.Well Done Abba! ” - PrinceLazio
 
10.
“ 1.3 Idiots
2.Munna Bhai-MBBS
3.Lage Raho Munna Bhai ” - PrinceLazio
 
11.
Ramesh Sippy
Director, Sholay
“ 1.Sholay
2.Shakti
3.Saagar
4.Andaz
5.Seeta Aur Geeta ” - PrinceLazio
 
12.
“ 1.Mother India
2.Aan
3.Andaz
4.Amar ” - PrinceLazio
 
13.
Ashutosh Gowariker
An actor who took up directing after almost a decade, Ashutosh Gowariker is one of those rare people who take the path less taken and, although it was a rough going, he is now one of India's elite directors. He began his film career modeling in commercials by Govind Nihalani and Jenny Pinto. He entered Hindi cinema with Ketan Mehta's Holi...
“ 1.Lagaan
2.Swadesh
3.Jodha Akbar
4.Baazi ” - PrinceLazio
 
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“ 1.Khoon Bhari Maang
2.Koi... Mil Gaya
3.Krrish
4.Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai
5.Karan Arjun
5.Koyla
6.Khel ” - PrinceLazio
 
15.
Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma was born in Hyderabad, the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He initially was a video store owner before eventually becoming one of India's leading film directors. A film buff during his youth, Varma would watch both American and Indian cinema regularly. As a young man...
“ 1.Satya
2.Company
3.Rangeela
4.Sarkar
5.Sarkar Raaj
6.Rakhta Charitra 1& 2 ” - PrinceLazio
 
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“ 1.Maqbool
2.Omkara
3.Makdee
4.Kaminey ” - PrinceLazio
 
17.
“ 1.Munnabhai MBBS
2.Lage raho Munna Bhai
3.3 Idiots ” - PrinceLazio
 
18.
“ 1.Maine Pyaar Kiya
2.Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
3.Hum Saath Saath Hain
4.Vivaah ” - PrinceLazio
 
19.
Karan Johar
A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, he assisted Yash Chopra's Yash Raj Films during the early days of of his career, making his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He also had a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan The success of "KKHH" made him one of the most high-profile directors in the Hindi-language Mumbai Film industry, popularly known as Bollywood...
“ 1.Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
2.Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham
3.My Name is Khan ” - PrinceLazio
 
20.
Aditya Chopra
Producer, Mohabbatein
The elder son of veteran filmmaker, Yash Chopra & Pamela Chopra, Aditya was born in the year 1971. Since childhood, he was an ardent film buff.His film career started off as an assistant to his father in 'Chandni' (Chandni - 1989), 'Lamhe' (Moments - 1991) and 'Darr' (Fear - 1993) At the age of 23...
“ 1.Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
2.Mohabbatein
3.Rab Ne Bana di Jodi ” - PrinceLazio