Fav Directors

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1. 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).

2. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...

3. Priyadarshan

Director | Kanchivaram

Priyadarshan was born as Priyadarshan Nair. He is a director and writer, known for Kanchivaram (2008), Hera Pheri (2000) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007). He is married to Lizy. They have two children.

4. K.G. George

Director | Ee Kannikoodi

K.G. George was born in 1946 in Changanacheri, Kerala, British India as Kulakkatil Geevarghese George. He is a director and writer, known for Ee Kannikoodi (1990), Lekhayude Maranam: Oru Flashback (1983) and Yavanika (1982).

6. Dileesh Pothan

Director | Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum

Dileesh Pothan is an actor and assistant director, known for Thondimuthalum Dhriksakshiyum (2017), Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) and 22 Female Kottayam (2012).

8. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

9. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

10. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

11. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Inception

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

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12. Karthik Subbaraj

Director | Jigarthanda

Karthik Subbaraj is an Indian film director. He started his career working as a software engineer in Bangalore working for Infosys. During this period he got interested in film making. He learnt the basics of film making, during a one-day workshop run by Sanjay Nambiar. He made a short film "...

13. Pa. Ranjith

Director | Kabali

Pa. Ranjith is an exciting prospect in the new age of Tamil film directors. His debut film was a cult romantic comedy film Attakathi, which had positive reviews and his next film was Madras (2014), which showcased the life of North Madras people and their daily life. It was a blockbuster. The neat ...

14. Manivannan

Director | Jallikkattu

Manivannan was born on July 31, 1954 in Sulur, Madras State, India as Manivannan Rajagopal. He was an actor and director, known for Jallikkattu (1987), Pudhu Manithan (1991) and Nooravathu Naal (1984). He was married to Sengamalam. He died on June 15, 2013 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

15. 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).

16. Todd Phillips

Producer | Due Date

Todd Phillips was born on December 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Todd Bunzl. He is a producer and director, known for Due Date (2010), Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009).

17. Rishab Shetty

Director | Kirik Party

Rishab Shetty is an actor and director, known for Kirik Party (2016), Sarkari. Hi. Pra. Shale Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai (2018) and Katha Sangama (2019).

18. 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).

19. 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 ...

20. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

21. Sathyan Anthikad

Director | Njan Prakashan

Sathyan Anthikad is known for his work on Njan Prakashan (2018), Ennum Eppozhum (2015) and Vinodayathra (2007).

22. Joshiy

Director | Lion

24. Sriram Raghavan

Writer | Andhadhun

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

25. 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 ...

26. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

27. 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 ...

28. Farah Khan

Actress | Om Shanti Om

Farah Khan was born on January 9, 1965 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is known for her work on Om Shanti Om (2007), I'm Always Here (2004) and Happy New Year (2014). She has been married to Shirish Kunder since December 9, 2004. They have three children.

29. Anjali Menon

Writer | Bangalore Days

Anjali Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Born in Calicut, Kerala, Anjali grew up in Dubai. She did her high school education in Calicut and graduated with a degree in commerce from Providence Women's College, Calicut. She did post-graduation work in communication studies, ...

31. Sameer Thahir

Producer | Sudani from Nigeria

Sameer Thahir is an Indian cinematographer, director and scriptwriter. He did his graduation from Maharajas College, Ernakulam, from where he found his desire for cinema and photography. Started his career in cinema industry as a cinematographer for the movie "Big B" directed by his mentor Amal ...

32. Alphonse Puthren

Writer | Premam

Alphonse Puthren is a writer and editor, known for Premam (2015), Neram (2013) and Run (2016).

33. Vishal Bhardwaj

Composer | Haider

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, writer, composer, singer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than forty. His directorial work includes Makdee, The Blue Umbrella, Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Rangoon, Pataakha as...

34. Ram Gopal Varma

Director | Satya

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...

35. Puri Jagannadh

Writer | Pokiri

Best known for his commercially storytelling abilities acclaimed writer-director Puri Jagannadh was born September 1, 1966 in Kothapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India. Over the course of 20 years of filmmaking, Puri Jagannadh has gone from small budget independent films to working on some of the biggest ...

37. Pawan Kumar

Writer | Lucia

Pawan Kumar is a writer and actor, known for Lucia (2013), U Turn (2016) and Lifeu Ishtene (2011). He has been married to Sowmya Jaganmurthy since June 6, 2010. They have one child.

38. Rakshit Shetty

Actor | Ulidavaru Kandanthe

Rakshit Shetty was born on June 6, 1983 in Udupi, Karnataka, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014), Kirik Party (2016) and Avane Srimannarayana.

39. K.S. Ravikumar

Director | Varalaaru

K.S. Ravikumar is a director and actor, known for Varalaaru (2006), Dasavatharam (2008) and Padaiyappa (1999).

41. Thiagarajan Kumararaja

Writer | Aaranya Kaandam

Thiagarajan Kumararaja was born and bred in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He enrolled for a Visual Communications course at the Loyola College, Chennai, but dropped out shortly after to make films. Kumararaja cited that it was composer Ilaiyaraaja's music that animated him to come to films and to ...

42. Lijo Jose Pellissery

Director | Ee. Ma. Yau

Lijo Jose Pellissery is a director and actor, known for Ee. Ma. Yau (2018), Double Barrel (2015) and Angamaly Diaries (2017).

43. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

44. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...

45. Guy Ritchie

Director | Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...

46. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Ran

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

47. Sreenivasan

Actor | Nadodikkattu

Sreenivasan is an actor and writer, known for Nadodikkattu (1987), Njan Prakashan (2018) and Udayananu Tharam (2005).

48. Santosh Sivan

Cinematographer | Asoka

Santosh Sivan is a cinematographer and director, known for Ashoka the Great (2001), The Terrorist (1998) and Halo (1996).

49. Rajeev Ravi

Cinematographer | Gangs of Wasseypur

Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer. A 1997 graduate from FTII, Pune, he has worked with director Anurag Kashyap several times. He has operated the camera for many Hindi films as well as Malayalam films. He first assisted in the Malayalam film, Pranayavarnangal. His first independent work is ...

50. P. Padmarajan

Writer | Oridathoru Phayalwan

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely ...

51. Bharathan

Director | Thevar Magan

Won the Kerala State Award for Best Art Director in 1975, 1979-1982, and 1984. He won an award for Second Best Film for Chamaram (1980) and for Ormakkayi (1982), for which he also received the Best Director Award. He won the award for Best Film for Marmaram (1983), and directed the films _Oru ...

52. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Director | Nizhalkkuthu

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage...

53. Fazil

Writer | Poove Poochudava

Fazil was born in 1953 in Alleppey, Kerala, India. He is a writer and director, known for Poove Poochudava (1985), Killer (1992) and Vismayathumbathu (2004).

54. Blessy

Director | Thanmathra

Blessy is an assistant director and director, known for Thanmathra (2005), Pranayam (2011) and Kaazhcha (2004).

55. Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas

Writer | Thaniyavartanam

Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas was born on May 10, 1955 in Chalakudy, Kerala, India. He was a writer and director, known for Thaniyavartanam (1987), Kasthuriman (2003) and Joker (2000). He died on June 28, 2009 in Kochi, Kerala.



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