Bollywood 25 Greatest Music Directors

by hprahi | created - 11 Apr 2013 | updated - 11 Apr 2013 | Public

1. Rahul Dev Burman

Composer | Sholay

Rahul Dev Burman was born on June 27, 1939 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was a composer, known for Sholay (1975), 1942: A Love Story (1994) and Life of Pi (2012). He was married to Asha Bhosle and Rita Patel. He died on January 4, 1994 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

2. A.R. Rahman

Composer | Slumdog Millionaire

A two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film ...

5. Naushad

Composer | Gunga Jumna

Regarded as a pioneer of Indian music, Naushad Ali was one of the one of the first and foremost composers in the history of Bollywood. Since 1937, he was composing music for films that, along with his music, formed the very foundation and core of Bollywood. He is also known for introducing the ...

6. O.P. Nayyar

Composer | Naya Daur

He is survived by his three daughters and a son.

7. Madan Mohan

Composer | Veer-Zaara

Madan Mohan was one of the most respected Hindi film composers. He was also one of the most overlooked - in a career spanning 25 years, he composed music for only over around 100 films, out of which only 25 became box-office hits. This was due to his extremely fastidious nature and the number of ...

8. Khayyam

Composer | Umrao Jaan

Married to playback singer Jagjit Kaur.

9. Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Composer | Karz

Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar was born on November 3, 1937 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He was a composer, known for Karz (1980), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). He died on May 25, 1998.

Laxmikant pyarelal

10. Kalyanji Veerji Shah

Soundtrack | Don

Gift Of Gab song Feel That Way sampled a old song by the music duo for the album Okayplayer Bollywood Remake - Deleted Scenes.

kalyan anand

11. Salil Choudhury

Composer | Madhumati

Salil Choudhury was born on November 19, 1923 in Harinavi, 24 Parganas, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was a composer, known for Madhumati (1958), Prem Patra (1962) and Parakh (1960). He was married to Jyoti Chowdhury and Sabita Banerjee. He died on September 5, 1995 in Calcutta, West Bengal,...

13. Anil Biswas

Composer | Return of Mr. Superman

Anil Biswas was born on July 7, 1914 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India as Anil Krishna Biswas. He was a composer, known for Return of Mr. Superman (1960), Dev Anand in Goa (Alias Farar) (1955) and Jasoos (1955). He was married to Meena Kapoor and Ashalata Biswas. He died on May 31, 2003 ...

14. Vishal Bhardwaj

Composer | Haider

Vishal Bhardwaj is a composer and writer, known for Haider (2014), Omkara (2006) and Maqbool (2003). He is married to Rekha Bhardwaj.

15. Roshan

Composer | Taj Mahal

Roshan was born on July 14, 1917 in Gujranwala, Punjab, British India as Roshanlal Nagrath. He was a composer, known for Taj Mahal (1963), Raising Helen (2004) and Vallah Kya Baat Hai (1962). He was married to Ira Roshan. He died on November 16, 1967 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

16. Anu Malik

Composer | Main Hoon Na

Anu Malik was born on November 2, 1960 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Anwar Sardaar Malik. He is a composer, known for Main Hoon Na (2004), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and Baazigar (1993). He is married to Anju Anu Malik. They have two children.

17. Shankar Mahadevan

Music_department | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Shankar Mahadevan is known for his work on Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Dil Chahta Hai (2001).

shankar ehsaan loy

18. Ravindra Jain

Composer | Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Ravindra Jain was born on February 28, 1944 in Aligarh, United Provinces, British India. He is known for his work on Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985), Mera Rakshak (1978) and Geet Gaata Chal (1975). He was married to Divya Jain. He died on October 9, 2015 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

19. Jagjit Singh

Soundtrack | Veer-Zaara

Jagjit Singh was born on February 8, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Rajputana, British India. He is known for his work on Veer-Zaara (2004), Khal Nayak (1993) and Sarfarosh (1999). He was married to Chitra Singh. He died on October 10, 2011 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

20. Jatin Pandit

Composer | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

Jatin Pandit is a composer, known for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001), Fanaa (2006) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).

Jatin Lalit

21. Nadeem Saifi

Composer | Raja Hindustani

Daughter Saima is married with 2 children.

Nadeem shravan

22. Amit Trivedi

Composer | Udaan

Amit Trivedi's musical journey started during his days at Rizvi College Mumbai where he joined a fusion band called "OM". The band did few gigs and got an album released by Times Music but the album failed due to poor promotion. Amit's struggle continued with ad-jingles, background scores for TV ...

23. Bappi Lahiri

Composer | Sharaabi

Bappi Lahiri was born on November 27, 1952 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. He is known for his work on Sharaabi (1984), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and The Dirty Picture (2011). He is married to Chitrani Lahiri. They have two children.

24. Sneha Khanwalkar

Composer | Gangs of Wasseypur

Sneha Khanwalkar is known for her work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015).

25. Rajesh Roshan

Composer | Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai

Rajesh Roshan was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is a composer, known for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).