List of famous film directors from India, listed alphabetically with photos when available. India has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Indian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of India and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.
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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Indian directors?" and "Which directors are from India?"You can click on the names of these legendary directors of India in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Indian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
A. B. RajAge: 96
Birthplace: Alappuzha, Eurasia, Alappuzha district, India, Kerala
Films Directed: Adima Changala, Agnisaram, NeethiAntony Basker Raj (born 21 April 1925), also known as A. B. Raj, is an Indian director of Malayalam movies. Since 1951 to 1960, he directed ten Singalese movies followed by directing 65 Malayalam... more
Birthplace: South India, Eurasia, Chittoor district, Chittoor, India
Films Directed: Pachhai Vilakku, Padhi Bhakti, Rakhi, Sadhu Aur Shaitaan, Raja RaniA. Bhimsingh or Bhim Singh (1924–1978) was an Indian filmmaker, producer, editor, and writer who worked predominantly in the Tamil film industry. Apart from Tamil, he made films in other languages... more
A. K. SajanA. K. Sajan is an Indian Malayalam screenwriter and film director who is best known for his directorial debut Stop Violence (2002). The movie had debutant Prithviraj Sukumaran and Chandra Lakshman in... more
Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Kerala
Films Directed: Ullasamga Utsahamga, Tholi Prema, Vasu, Krishnarjuna, YuvakuduA. Karunakaran (born 25 December 1971) is a Telugu film director.... more
Birthplace: South India, Eurasia, India, Andhra Pradesh
Films Directed: Khaidi, Pokiri Raja, Goonda, Neram Nadi Kadu, Sivudu Sivudu SivuduKodandarami Reddy (born July 1, 1950) is an Indian film director best known for his works in Telugu cinema. His association with Chiranjeevi created blockbusters in multiple genres such as Nyayam... more
Films Directed: Gods Own Child, Poi Solla Porom, Kireedam, Thaandavam, MadharasapattinamVijay, is a film director who works in the Tamil film industry. A disciple of ace director Suraaj, he debuted as director with films such as Kireedam and the critically acclaimed Madrasapattinam.... more
A. M. RathnamA. M. Rathnam is an Indian film producer from Andhra Pradesh, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Tamil cinema. Under the gamut of Sri Surya Movies Entertainment, Hyderabad, a movie production... more
Films Directed: Thiruvilayadal, Rajaraja Cholan, Thirumal Perumai, Thillaanaa Mohanambal, Saraswati SabathamAkkamappettai Paramasivan Nagarajan (24 February 1928) – 5 April 1977 was an Indian film director, producer, actor and writer who set a trend in film making in Tamil cinema in 1960s and 1970s.... more
Birthplace: Kallakurichi, Eurasia, India, Viluppuram district, Tamil Nadu
Films Directed: Ghajini, Ghajini, Dheena, 7th Sense, Thuppakki Hindi RemakeMurugadoss Arunasalam, commonly known by his stage name AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Tamil Film Industry. He is best known for... more
A. VeerappanAge: 88
Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli
Films Directed: Zameen AasmaanA. Veerappan is a film producer and film director....
- A. Venkatesh is a Indian film director and actor working in Tamil cinema. Beginning his career as a assistant, he directs his first film Mahaprabhu (1996). ... more
Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Kozhikode, Kerala
Films Directed: Nadhi, Naam Pirandha Mann, Murappennu, Asuravithu, AgaaniAloysius Vincent (14 June 1928 – 25 February 2015) was an Indian cinematographer and director of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. From the mid-1960s on, he directed some 30 movies including... more
- Aamir Bashir (आमिर बशीर) is an Indian actor and film director.... more
Birthplace: Maharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai
Films Directed: Like Stars on EarthMohammed Aamir Hussain Khan (born 14 March 1965) is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has... more
- Abbas Burmawalla is a film director, producer and screenwriter.... more
- Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are brothers known for directing stylish suspense, action and romantic thrillers in Bollywood with dark-lighted themes. Their films mostly have all the characters with... more
Birthplace: Maharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai
Films Directed: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Jhootha Hi SahiAbbas Tyrewala is an Indian film screenwriter and director. After making his mark as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in early 2000s, with award-winning films like Maqbool (2003), Munnabhai... more
Abdul MajidAge: 89
Birthplace: Kolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India
Films Directed: Chameli MemsaabAbdul Majid is a film director....
Abhimanyu RayAbhimanyu Ray is a casting director....
Birthplace: Obra, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Sonbhadra district
Films Directed: DabanggAbhinav Singh Kashyap is an Indian film director and screenwriter.... more
Abhinay DeoAbhinay Deo is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in bollywood, television, and advertising. He made his mainstream directorial debut through Game and followed it with ... more
Birthplace: Faizabad, Eurasia, Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Films Directed: Dedh Ishqiya, IshqiyaAbhishek, a renowned Indian filmmaker, recently co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed dacoit action film, Sonchiriya, an RSVP production. He began his career as an associate director and... more
Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Asia
Films Directed: Aryan, Rock On!! 2, Kai Po Che!, Rock On!!Abhishek Kapoor (born 6 August 1971) is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He started his career as an actor in Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996, opposite Twinkle Khanna, directed by Vipin Handa.... more
Abhishek PathakAge: 34
Birthplace: Punjab, India, Eurasia, India
Films Directed: A DropBorn on 1st July 1987 in Punjab, Abhishek Pathak started his film carrier at the age of 17, the first film being "Omkara" as Executive Producer. He believes in making films and only films & tries to...
Films Directed: Zamane Se Poocho, Sahib Bibi Aur GhulamAbrar Alvi (Hindi: अबरार अल्वी; Urdu: ابرار علوی; 1 July 1927 – 18 November 2009) was an Indian film writer, director and actor. Most of his notable work was done in the 1950s and 1960s with Guru... more