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List of notable or famous film score composers from India, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in India and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from India is included when available.

List people include Kishore Kumar, A. R. Rahman and many more.

This historic film score composers from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from India?" These prominent film score composers of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian film score composers.

Use this list of renowned Indian film score composers to discover some new film score composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (157 items)
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from India
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Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Music Producer, + more

Credits: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

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#1 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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Rahul Dev Burman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from India
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Rahul Dev Burman was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham da, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman. From the 1960s to the 1990s, RD Burman composed musical scores for 331 movies. He was ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1939-1994)

Birthplace: India, Kolkata

Profession: Film Score Composer, Actor, Music Director

Credits: Raja Rani, Sholay, Namak Haraam, Kudrat, Aap Ki Kasam, + more

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#5 on The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from India
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Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker. He is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)

Birthplace: Kolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Writer, + more

Credits: Pather Panchali, Charulata, The Chess Players, The Big City

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#71 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Ravi Shankar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from India
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Ravi Shankar, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician who was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century as well as a composer of Hindustani classical music. Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)

Birthplace: Varanasi, India

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer

Credits: Gandhi, The World of Apu, Aparajito, Pather Panchali, Charly, + more

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