All time best indian Filmmakers..ever !!!by albin raj | created - 23 Aug 2013 | updated - 23 Aug 2013 | Public
1. Satyajit Ray
Writer | Pather Panchali
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 ...
2. 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 (1948), with his new company, RK Films. His next ...
3. C.V. Sridhar
Director | Nazrana
Daughter named Sripriya ( not the actress) married to Krishnan, doctor .
C. V. Sridhar was a South Indian screenwriter and film director. He has directed nearly 60 films in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada
Mayavaram Krishnamurthy Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, also called M.K.T., was a Tamil film actor, producer and Carnatic music singer. He is considered to be one of the most successful Tamil film actors ever.
5. Mehboob Khan
Director | Mother India
Mehboob Khan was born on September 9, 1907 in Bilimora, Baroda, Bombay Presidency, British India. He was a director and producer, known for Mother India (1957), Son of India (1962) and Aan (1952). He died on May 28, 1964 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
Mehboob Khan was a pioneer, producer-director of Hindi cinema, best known for directing Mother India, which won the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
6. Ramesh Sippy
Director | Sholay
Ramesh Sippy was born on January 23, 1947 in Karachi, Sind Province, British India as Ramesh Gopaldas Sipahimalani. He is a director and producer, known for Sholay (1975), Shaan (1980) and Shakti (1982). He is married to Kiran Juneja.
Ramesh Sippy is an Indian film director, probably best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay. His father was producer G. P. Sippy, and his son Rohan Sippy is also a film director.
7. 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 ...
Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, popularly known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He is often credited with ushering in the golden era of Hindi cinema
Director | Deiva Magan
Actress Jayasudha credited him for getting her started in Tamil films, when he cast her in supporting roles.
A. C. Tirulokachandar Tamil: ஏ. சி. திருலோகச்சந்தர்) is a Tamil film director in Tamil cinema in 1960s. He has also directed few films in Hindi.
Director | Trikal (Past, Present, Future)
Shyam Benegal was born on December 14, 1934 in Tirumalagiri, Hyderabad State, British India. He is a director and writer, known for Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985), Ankur: The Seedling (1974) and Junoon (1979).
Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter. With his first four feature films Ankur, Nishant, Manthan and Bhumika he created a new genre, which has now come to be called the "middle cinema" in India.
10. Ritwik Ghatak
Director | Meghe Dhaka Tara
Ritwik Ghatak was born on November 4, 1925 in Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India as Ritwik Kumar Ghatak. He was a director and writer, known for The Cloud-Capped Star (1960), Madhumati (1958) and Jukti Takka Arr Gappo (1974). He died on February 6, 1976 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Ritwik Ghatak was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and script writer. Along with prominent contemporary Bengali filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, his cinema is primarily remembered for its meticulous depiction of social reality.
Asit Sen was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who worked both in Bengali and Hindi cinema. He was born in Dhaka now in modern day Bangladesh when it was part of East Bengal in British India.
12. Tarun Majumdar
Writer | Nimantran
Priot to 1963 a member of the group that directed films under name Yatrik.
Tarun Majumdar is a renowned Bengali Indian film director who makes films in Bengali and is notable for his depiction of Bengali culture and society. Many of his films are literature-based.
13. T.R. Sundaram
Director | Maya Rambha
T.R. Sundaram was born on July 16, 1907 in Tiruchengodu, Tamil Nadu, India as Tiruchengodu Ramalinga Sundaram. He was a director and producer, known for Maya Rambha (1950), Chand Par Chadayee (1967) and Mayavathi (1949). He died on August 30, 1963 in Madras, Tamil Nadu.
Tiruchengodu Ramalingam Sundaram was a Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Sinhalese film actor, director and iconic film producer. He is the founder of the Salem-based movie production company Modern Theatres.
Prahlād Keshav Atre, popularly known as Āchārya Atre, was a multi-faceted Indian figure. He was a prominent Marathi writer, a poet, an educationist, a newspaper founder–editor of Maratha, a political
15. Sohrab Modi
Actor | Pukar
Sohrab Modi was born on November 2, 1897 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He was an actor and director, known for Pukar (1939), Jailor (1938) and Jailor (1938). He died on January 28, 1984 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
Sohrab Modi was an Indian Parsi stage and film actor, director and producer. His films include Khoon Ka Khoon, a version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sikandar, Pukar, Prithvi Vallabh, Jhansi ki Rani, Mirza Ghalib, and Nausherwan-e-dil.
16. A.P. Nagarajan
Director | Thillana Mohanambal
Akkamappettai Paramasivan Nagarajan was a veteran Tamil film director, who set a trend in film making in Tamil cinema in 1960s.
A. Bhimsingh or Bhim Singh was a film maker, producer, editor and writer from the Tamil Film Industry. He has directed films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi. He was born on October 15, 1924 in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh
18. Tapan Sinha
Director | Ek Doctor Ki Maut
Born in 1924. Science graduate from University of Calcutta. Sinha began his film career as a sound engineer in Calcutta's New Theatre in 1946. Four years later, he received an invitation to the London film festival and the opportunity of working at Pinewood Studios. He was in the UK for two years. ...
Tapan Sinha, was one of the most prominent Indian directors of his time forming a legendary quartet with Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. He was primarily a Bengali filmmaker who worked both
19. Debaki Bose
Director | Sagar Sangamey
Debaki Bose was born on November 25, 1898 in Burdwan, Bengal, British India. He was a director and writer, known for Sagar Sangamey (1959), Seeta (1934) and Rajrani Meera (1933). He died on November 17, 1971 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Debaki Bose, also known as Debaki Kumar Bose, was a top director, writer, actor of Bengali cinema/Indian cinema. He was born on 25 November 1898 in Akalpoush, Burdwan, Bengal, British India.
Ramu Kariat was a Malayali Indian film director for almost three decades from the 1950s to the 1970s. He directed many acclaimed films in Malayalam.
Pattabhi Rami Reddy Tikkavarapu, was an Indian film screenwriter, film producer, director and poet known for his pioneering works in Telugu and Kannada parallel cinema. He has garnered three National Film Awards.
Kota Shivaram Karanth was a Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, film maker and thinker.
23. G.V. Iyer
Director | Bhagwat Geeta
G.V. Iyer was born in September 1917 in Nanjangud, Mysore, British India as Ganapathy Venkataramana Iyer. He was a director and actor, known for Bhagvad Gita: Song of the Lord (1993), Vivekananda (1994) and Adi Shankaracharya (1983). He died on December 21, 2003 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer was a well known Indian film director and actor. He was nicknamed "Kannada Bheeshma", and was the only person who made movies in Sanskrit, Adi Shankaracharya and which won four
Govindan Aravindan who was popularly known as G. Aravindan was a national award winning film director, screenwriter, musician and cartoonist from Kerala, India.
25. Jahnu Barua
Director | Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door
Twelve times National Award winner Jahnu Barua is a well known film maker from India who has made 15 feature films so far. His films have won over 20 international awards including Silver Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival.
Hailing from Assam, Jahnu made 13 of his films in his native ...
Jahnu Barua is a multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director from Assam. He has directed a number of Assamese and Hindi films, and along with Bhabendra Nath Saikia was one of the pioneers of Assamese Art cinema.
26. Shaji N. Karun
Director | Piravi
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 ...
Shaji Neelakantan Karun is a National Award-winning Indian film director and cinematographer. His debut film Piravi won the Caméra d'Or - Mention d'honneur at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
K. S. Sethumadhavan is an Indian director of Malayalam films. He has also directed films in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Since the early 1960s he has directed over 60 movies.
28. K. Balachander
Director | Rudra Veena
K. Balachander was born on July 9, 1930 in Nannilam, Madras Presidency, British India as Kailasam Balachander. He was a director and writer, known for Rudra Veena (1988), Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) and Achamillai Achamillai (1984). He was married to Rajam. He died on December 23, 2014 in Chennai, ...
K. Balachander is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. Balachander is known for his distinct film-making style.
29. Balu Mahendra
Director | Moondram Pirai
Balu Mahendra was born on May 20, 1939 in Sri Lanka as Benjamin Mahendra. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Moondram Pirai (1982), Veedu (1988) and Sandhya Raagam (1989). He died on February 13, 2014 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He is widely regarded as part of the first in a wave of directors and screenwriters from the Chennai film industry who revitalised Tamil cinema.
30. J. Mahendran
Director | Mullum Malarum
J. Mahendran is an Indian film director in the Tamil film industry, who is best known for his true narration of screenplay and making.
Director | Karuththamma
The die-hard romantic Bharathiraja was born in Alli Nagaram, a small, sylvan village near Theni as Chinnasamy on 17 July 1941. He was the fifth child to his parents, Periya Maya Thevar and Meenatchiammaal alias Karuthammaal. His childhood passions were deer hunting and literature. As a full-blooded...
P. Bharathiraja is a South Indian filmmaker who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Bharathiraja displayed a story-teller's potential from an early age. He is known for his realistic and sensitive portrayal of village-life in his movies.
32. Mani Ratnam
Writer | Kannathil Muthamittal
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 ...
Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema, based in Chennai, India.
33. S. Shankar
Writer | Mudhalvan
Shankar is an Indian film director and producer who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started his career as an assistant director to SA Chandrasekar and now he is the highest paid director in the country. He made his debut in Gentleman (1993) and since 2015 he has directed 12 movies. He won the ...
Shanmugam Shankar, commonly known as Shankar, is an Indian film director and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Recognized for directing high budget films, he is also a pioneer of vigilante movies in Tamil
Bala is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, working in Tamil cinema. Bala is widely acclaimed for "revolutionizing Tamil cinema" through his realistic, dark and disturbing depiction of the working class on celluloid screen.
Actor | Idu Namma Alu
Krishnaswamy Bhagyaraj was born in 1953. He is an actor, known for Idu Namma Alu (1988).
K. Bhagyaraj is a Tamil film director, actor, writer and producer. He has directed and produced several Tamil films and also written and directed a few Telugu and Hindi films.He is well known for his mastery in screenplay.
36. 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 (1975), it is in tackling love and its various aspects that he has ...
Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema.Yash Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I.S. Johar and his elder brother, B.R. Chopra.
37. Mira Nair
Director | Salaam Bombay!
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 ...
Mira Nair is an Indian film director, actor and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films. She was educated at Delhi University and Harvard University.
38. Deepa Mehta
Director | Fire
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 ...
Deepa Mehta, OC OOnt is an Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter, most known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire, Earth, and Water; among which Earth was sent by India as its official entry for the
Writer | Udaan
Vikramaditya Motwane is an Indian film director, and screenwriter for films like Dev.D (2009) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007). His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard' category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and also won seven Filmfare awards. His ...
Vikramaditya Motwane is an Indian film director, and screenwriter for films like Dev.D and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.
40. Gautham Menon
Director | Vaaranam Aayiram
Gautham Vasudev Menon, known as Gautham Menon, is an Indian film director and producer, who predominantly works in South Indian cinema.
41. Thangar Bachan
Director | Azhagi
Thangar Bachan is a Tamil Indian film director and actor, cinematographer and novelist.
Radha Mohan is an Indian film director of the South Indian film industry. He has, to date, directed six films, four of which have been critically acclaimed and box-office hits.
43. Aditya Chopra
Producer | Veer-Zaara
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, ...
Aditya Chopra is a three-time National Award winning Indian film producer, screenwriter, director and distributor.
44. Karan Johar
Writer | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
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 (1998). He also had a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan (2004) The success of "KKHH" made him one of the most ...
Karan Johar often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television host based in Bollywood. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and Yash Johar.
45. Kamal Haasan
Actor | Vishwaroopam
Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. ...
Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, songwriter, playback singer, choreographer and lyricist who works mainly in the Tamil film industry.
46. Tigmanshu Dhulia
Writer | Paan Singh Tomar
Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and casting director. Dil Se.., for which he wrote the screenplay, was the first Hindi movie to chart in the UK top ten.
47. S.S. Rajamouli
Writer | Bahubali: The Beginning
S. S. Rajamouli is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and action choreographer who works primarily in Telugu cinema, known for directing blockbuster films like Magadheera and Eega based on Visual
48. Zoya Akhtar
Writer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Born in Mumbai on 14th October 1972, Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.
She has directed...
Zoya Akhtar is a contemporary Indian film director. She made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Luck By Chance
49. 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 ...
Anurag Singh Kashyap is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He famously is termed as an Art filmmaker who loves dark and real concepts. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead.
Producer | Rang De Basanti
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a director, writer and producer who established Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures (Romp) in India. Romp has cultivated in them an attitude to pioneer the way for the new wave and new age cinema from India, by identifying talent (writers & directors) from India and telling ...
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing Rang De Basanti, for which he won Best Director awards at the 2006 Filmfare Awards and National .
51. Sujoy Ghosh
Writer | Kahaani
Sujoy Ghosh is a Bollywood film director. He has directed Jhankaar Beats, Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak, Aladin and Kahaani.
52. Farhan Akhtar
Producer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Writer Javed Akhtar's and Honey Irani's son 'Farhan Akhtar' is an extremely talented and creative and young director and has made a place for himself in very little time.
He entered Bollywood at the age of 17, assisting directors and cinematographers. He dropped out of college and did various jobs ...
Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under the influence of the film industry.
Selvaraghavan is an Indian film director who has directed predominantly Tamil films. He is credited as Sri Raghava in Telugu cinema.
54. A.R. Murugadoss
Writer | Ghajini
Murugadoss, commonly known with his stage name initials as AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. As we had reported earlier, Vijay is all set to team up with director AR Murugadoss for a film next year.
55. Rajkumar Hirani
Writer | PK
Rajkumar Hirani is a National Award and Filmfare Award winning Indian director, screenwriter and film editor of Hindi films, best known for the films Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots
Producer | Black
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is among the most celebrated Film Makers of the Bollywood. Having worked with the biggest stars of Indian Film Industry, Bhansali is the most sought-for director of the Bollywood. He started his career as an assistant director to Vidhu Vinod Chopra. If one has to name his '...
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. Bhansali has adopted the middle name "Leela" as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali.
Director | Bhairava Dweepam
Sigitham Srinivasa Rao was born on September 21, 1931 in Udayagiri, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a director and writer, known for Bhairava Dweepam (1994), Little John (2001) and Pushpak (1987).
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is an Indian film director, Known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. He made his directorial debut with the Telugu Film Nīti Nijāyiti in 1972
A. M. Fazil is an Indian filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. His father wanted him to be a doctor, but in school and college, extra curricular activities dominated his time.
Director | Thevar Magan
Bharathan was an Indian film director, artist, lyricist, music director, sculptor, poster designer, editor and art director.
60. Ram Gopal Varma
Director | Rangeela
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...
Ram Gopal Varma also known as RGV or Ramu is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. His work is predominantly in Bollywood and Telugu cinema.
61. Neeraj Pandey
Writer | A Wednesday
Neeraj Pandey (born 17 December 1973) is an acclaimed Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. In his first movie A Wednesday, his work was largely praised by audiences as well as the critics. A Wednesday also won many awards in different categories. His second film Special 26 (2013) was ...
Neeraj Pandey is an Indian film director best known for his drama-thriller film, A Wednesday, for which he won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director. His work on the film was highly praised by audiences as well as critics.
Writer | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
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 ...
Ashutosh Gowariker is an Indian film director, actor, writer and producer. He is known for directing the films Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar, What's Your Raashee and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
63. S.P. Muthuraman
Director | Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai
SP. Muthuraman is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. He has directed nearly 75 films in Tamil. He was one of the most successful commercial directors in Tamil cinema.
Director | Thanga Meengal
Ram is an Indian film director, who works in Tamil cinema. After assisting Hindi directors Rajkumar Santoshi and Govind Nihalani and working under Balu Mahendra, he made his directorial debut with
65. K. Viswanath
Director | Sagara Sangamam
K. Viswanath was born on February 19, 1930 in Peddapulivarru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Kaasinathuni Viswanath. He is a director and writer, known for Sagara Sangamam (1983), Shankarabharanam (1979) and Eeshwar (1989).
Kasinathuni Viswanath is an Indian film, sound designer turned director and actor known for his works, predominantly in Telugu Cinema. He is a multiple winner of National Film Award and Nandi Award.
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.
Madhur Bhandarkar is a National Award-winning Indian film director, script writer, and producer. He is best known for his films such as Chandni Bar, Page 3, Traffic Signal, Fashion and Heroine.
Director | Pulijanmam
Priyanandanan is a film and drama director from Kerala, India. His second movie Pulijanmam bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2007.
Director | Hera Pheri
Soman Priyadarshan Nair is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. In a career spanning almost three decades, Priyadarshan has directed over 80 films in several Indian languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Actor | Nethaji
Manivannan was born on July 31, 1954 in Sulur, Madras State, India as Manivannan Rajagopal. He was an actor and director, known for Nethaji (1996), Hum Bhi Insaan Hain (1989) and Sullan (2004). He was married to Sengamalam. He died on June 15, 2013 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
S. Manivannan Rajagopal, popularly known mononymously as Manivannan, was an Indian film actor and director.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is a Bengali film director. He is the director and producer of two films: Antaheen and Anuranan.
71. 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 ...
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 third film Jab We Met that brought him success and fame.
Salim Ahamed is an Indian film director, screen writer and producer. After working for a long time as a travel consultant, he joined as a creative director and script writer in a television channel.
Director | Deool
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni is a Marathi film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He is known for Marathi films such as Valu, Vihir and Deool.
74. Tigmanshu Dhulia
Writer | Paan Singh Tomar
Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and casting director. Dil Se.., for which he wrote the screenplay, was the first Hindi movie to chart in the UK top ten
75. Vishal Bhardwaj
Composer | Haider
Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, writer, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer.
76. Bejoy Nambiar
Writer | Shaitan
Was once married to actress Juhi Babbar. Now married to model, actress Sheetal Menon.
Bejoy Nambiar is an Indian director, producer and screenwriter. He is mostly known for his critically acclaimed short films, Rahu and Reflections.
77. Aparna Sen
Director | Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
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...
Aparna Sen is a critically acclaimed Bengali Indian filmmaker, script writer, and actress. She is the winner of three National Film Awards and eight international film festival awards.
K. V. Anand is an Indian cinematographer, film director and former photo journalist, working mainly in the South Indian film industry.
Writer | Hera Pheri
Siddique is an Indian film director and screenwriter who mainly works in Malayalam cinema. He started his career as an assistant director to Fazil.
Writer | Aadukalam
Vetrimaaran is an Indian film director, working in the Tamil film industry. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Polladhavan
81. K.S. Ravikumar
Director | Dasavatharam
K. S. Ravikumar is an Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema. He has directed some of the most recognizable and well-known Tamil films and is one of the most popular filmmakers IN Kollywood.
82. Suresh Krishna
Director | Rocky
Suresh Krissna is a popular Indian film director. He has directed films in many languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. His first independent film was Sathya.
83. Sanjay Gupta
Writer | Kaante
Sanjay Gupta is a Bollywood writer-director known for his dark thrillers. He comes from an affluent business family of South Mumbai. He is Best known for films like Kaante and Shootout at Lokhandwala & most recently Shootout at Wadala
Anusha Rizvi is an Indian film director and Screenwriter. Her directorial debut is Peepli Live. The movie won the Best First Film award at the Durban film festival and the Gollapudi Srinivas Award.
85. Mahmood Farooqui
Director | Peepli (Live)
Mahmood Farooqui is an Indian writer, artist and director. He specializes in a type of story-telling known as Dastangoi.
86. Kiran Rao
Producer | Dangal
Kiran Rao graduated with an economics major from the Sophia College for Women (Mumbai) in 1995. She also received her Masters at AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.
Kiran Rao started her career as an assistant director in 2001. She met actor Aamir ...
Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director.
87. Rajiv Menon
Cinematographer | Kandukondain Kandukondain
Rajiv Menon, Founder of "Rajiv Menon Productions", born in Kerala, joined the Film and Television Institute of Chennai in 1981, to study cinematography. In 1984, he went to America to train under cinematographer Garret Brown, best known for his invention of the Steadicam. In 1986, Rajiv founded "...
Rajiv Menon kumar is an Indian cinematographer and film maker. He is known for directing critically acclaimed Tamil films like Minsara Kanavu and Kandukondain Kandukondain.
Director | Aasai
Mr. Vasanth debuted as Director with 'Keladi Kanmani', regarded by many as one of the 10 best Tamil features in the history of Tamil films.
He has directed 10 more features which includes . Keladi Kanmani- 240 days . Aasai- 285 days . Nerukku Ner-175 days . Rhythm -150 days . Sathum podathey-100 days
Vasanth is an Indian film director and screenwriter, working in the Tamil film industry. Following a stint as journalist and after assisting K. Balachander, he made his directorial debut with Keladi
89. Ameer Sultan
Writer | Paruthiveeran
Ameer Sultan is an Indian film director, producer and actor, working in the Tamil film industry. He has directed four films and was critically acclaimed for three of them, the romantic comedy Mounam pesiyathe
Director | Arrambam
Vishnuvardhan Kulasekaran, often credited simply as Vishnuvardhan, is an Indian film director. A one-time associate of Santosh Sivan he made his directorial debut in 2003 with Kurumbu, which did not fare well at the box office.