No photo available. Represent P.L. Santoshi? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 30,818 this week

P.L. Santoshi (1916–1978)


Father of Bollywood Movies Director Rajkumar Santoshi.

Moments From Our Favorite Family Films

Take a look back at the magical and memorable moments from our favorite family movies

View the gallery

Related News

Bollywood Movies 2013
| indicine
Dev Anand obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of P.L. Santoshi's work have you seen?

Known For

Barsaat Ki Raat
Barsaat Ki Raat Director
Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke
Apni Chhaya
Apni Chhaya Director
Khidki Director


Hide Hide Show Show Director (21 credits)
 1968 Roop Rupaiya
 1964 Qawwali Ki Raat (as Durgesh-Santosh)
 1963 Dil Hi To Hai
 1961 Opera House
 1960 Nai Maa
 1959 Pehli Raat
 1957 Garma Garam
 1957 Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (as Santoshi)
 1950 Apni Chhaya
 1950 Melody
 1948 Khidki
 1947 Shehnai
 1946 Hum Ek Hain
Show Show Writer (14 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Durgesh-Santosh | Late P.L. Santoshi | Late Shri P.L. Santoshi | Santoshi

Did You Know?


Father of Bollywood Movies Director Rajkumar Santoshi.

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss P.L. Santoshi on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page