My Favorite Indian Directors

by us-akhil | created - 7 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. S.S. Rajamouli

Writer | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

S.S. Rajamouli is a writer and producer, known for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Eega (2012).

2. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Producer | Bajirao Mastani

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 '...

3. Trivikram Srinivas

Writer | Athadu

Trivikram Srinivas is an Indian screenwriter and director famous for his works in Telugu Cinema. Hailed by his admirers as "Guruji" and "Maatala Maanthrikudu" or the "Wizard of Words", he is famous for his witty and thought provoking dialogues. Born as Akella Naga Srinivasa Sarma, he started his ...

5. Mani Ratnam

Writer | Roja

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 ...

6. Gautham Menon

Director | Vaaranam Aayiram

Gautham Menon is a director and writer, known for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015).

8. Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi

Director | Kanche

Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi is a director and writer, known for Kanche (2015), Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017) and Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012).

9. Rajkumar Hirani

Writer | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Rajkumar Hirani was born on November 20, 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and editor, known for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), PK (2014) and 3 Idiots (2009).

10. Dibakar Banerjee

Director | LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha

He joined advertising as a copywriter first with Shems Combit and then TBWA Anthem, and later he joined Contract Advertising, Delhi, where he worked under Pradeep Sarkar, who was then a creative director at the agency. Screenwriter Jaideep Sahni was also one of his colleagues, who later penned ...

11. R. Balki

Director | Paa

R. Balki was born as R. Balakrishnan. He is a director and writer, known for Paa (2009), English Vinglish (2012) and Cheeni Kum (2007).

12. Anurag Basu

Director | Barfi!

Anurag Basu, a Bollywood director and writer explores relationships and adversity on reel. He had his share of tough times when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. He also ...

14. Ashutosh Gowariker

Writer | Swades: We, the People

His passion for cinema immediately draws your attention, making you realize that Ashutosh Gowariker would not have been anywhere except behind the camera, however tempting the choice. An actor who took to film direction after almost a decade in front of the camera, Ashutosh has acted in Hindi films...

15. Shoojit Sircar

Director | Vicky Donor

Shoojit Sircar is one of the acclaimed directors in Bollywood film industry. His latest movie 'Piku' got rave reviews and huge love by audience which got him in wider map in the industry. His previous movies Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor are also critically acclaimed. He generally tried to choose ...

16. 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, ...

17. Nitesh Tiwari

Writer | Dangal

Nitesh Tiwari is a writer and director, known for Dangal (2016), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Chillar Party (2011).

18. 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 ...

19. Sujoy Ghosh

Writer | Kahaani

Born on 21st May 1966 in Kolkata, Sujoy Ghosh is an Indian film writer, director, actor and producer who is well known for his critically acclaimed movies like Jhankar Beats, Kahaani, Ahalya and Badla.

The film maker started the trend of multiplex movies in Bollywood with his directorial debut ...

20. A.R. Murugadoss

Writer | Ghajini

A.R. Murugadoss is a writer and director, known for Ghajini (2008), Thuppakki (2012) and Ghajini (2005).

21. Sriram Raghavan

Writer | Andhadhun

Sriram Raghavan is a writer and director, known for Andhadhun (2018), Badlapur (2015) and Ek Hasina Thi (2004).

22. Maneesh Sharma

Director | Band Baaja Baaraat

Maneesh Sharma is an assistant director and director, known for Band Baaja Baaraat (2010), Fan (2016) and Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015).

23. Anand Gandhi

Writer | Ship of Theseus

Born 26th September 1980 in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Anand started writing and directing plays in school at the age of 12. At 19, he wrote a total of hundred episodes of two television soap operas, which went on to become the most popular shows in the history of Indian Television. The same year ...

25. Amit Ravindernath Sharma

Director | Badhaai Ho

Amit Ravindernath Sharma is a director and producer, known for Badhaai Ho (2018), Tevar (2015) and Tedhi Lakeer (2004).

26. Nagraj Manjule

Actor | Sairat

Nagraj Manjule is an actor and writer, known for Sairat (2016), Fandry (2013) and An Essay of the Rain (2017).

27. Bejoy Nambiar

Producer | Solo

Was once married to actress Juhi Babbar. Now married to model, actress Sheetal Menon.

28. Kabir Khan

Director | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Kabir Khan is presently one of the most sought after Bollywood directors. His beat of cinema is very different from the rest of his league. He comes from documentary style of film making. He is known for his brilliant cinematographic skills. He graduated from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College. ...

29. Abhishek Kapoor

Director | Rock On!!

Writer-Director of the successful Bollywood feature films Kai Po Che, Rock On!! and Kedarnath. He is the founder of production company Guy in the Sky Pictures (India). His latest movie Kedarnath released on 7th December 2018. Abhishek lives and works in Mumbai, India where he is preparing for his ...

30. Ali Abbas Zafar

Director | Sultan

Ali Abbas Zafar was born 17 January, 1982 in Dehradun, India. He is an Indian screenwriter-director, known for his acclaimed, blockbuster films Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).

After majoring in Chemistry at Delhi University, he assisted various directors in Mumbai before making his ...

31. Mohit Suri

Director | Aashiqui 2

Mohit Suri (born 11th of April 1981, India) is a film director, as well as an assistant director and member of the Bhatt family. His uncle is director Mahesh Bhatt and his cousin is actor Emraan Hashmi who has starred in three of his films. His sister Smilie Suri has also appeared in his film ...

32. Sekhar Kammula

Writer | Fidaa

Sekhar Kammula is a writer and director, known for Fidaa (2017), Happy Days (2007) and Leader (2010).

33. Vamshi Paidipally

Writer | Brindaavanam

Vamshi was born in Nirmal Telangana in India. He did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School, and his intermediate from Little Flower Junior College. He then completed Bachelor's in commerce and a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA) from Badruka Educational Society. He later quit his software ...

34. Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam

Writer | Pelli Choopulu

Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam was born on November 5, 1988 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a writer and director, known for Pelli Choopulu (2016), Anukokunda (2012) and Sainma (2014).

35. Deva Katta

Director | Autonagar Surya

Deva Kaushik Katta is an Indian-born American-resident filmmaker who debuted as a successful writer/director on the big screen with the feature film Vennela (Telugu). Deva Katta also made a digital docufeature about Indian students in America which is titled Valasa. He has a Master of Science ...

36. Ajay Bhupathi

Director | Rx 100

Ajay Bhupathi Vegesna was born on 13-8-1986. He is an Indian film Director who made his Debut with the film "RX 100". His father, Ramaraju Vegesna is a farmer in Athreyapuram. Out of interest for movies Ajay moved to Hyderabad after his Education. He associated with RGV for 3 films (Killing ...

37. Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Director | Arjun Reddy

Sandeep Reddy Vanga is a director and writer, known for Arjun Reddy (2017), Kabir Singh (2019) and Adithya Varma.

38. Nag Ashwin

Director | Yevade Subramanyam

Nag Ashwin is a director and assistant director, known for Yevade Subramanyam (2015), Mahanati (2018) and Nenu Meeku Telusa...? (2008). He has been married to Priyanka Dutt since December 6, 2015.

39. Ayan Mukherjee

Actor | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Ayan Mukherjee is an actor and director, known for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Wake Up Sid (2009) and Swades (2004).

40. Abhishek Chaubey

Writer | Udta Punjab

Abhishek Chaubey is a writer and director, known for Udta Punjab (2016), Ishqiya (2010) and Omkara (2006).



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