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Famous Film Directors from India

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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.
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  • A. B. Raj

    A. B. Raj

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceAlappuzha, Eurasia, Alappuzha district, India, Kerala

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedAdima Changala, Agnisaram, Neethi

    Antony Basker Raj (born 21 April 1925), also known as A. B. Raj, is an Indian director of... more on Wikipedia
  • A. Bhimsingh

    A. Bhimsingh

    Dec. at 54 (1924-1978)

    BirthplaceSouth India, Eurasia, Chittoor district, Chittoor, India

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedPachhai Vilakku, Padhi Bhakti, Rakhi, Sadhu Aur Shaitaan, Raja Rani

    A. Bhimsingh or Bhim Singh (1924–1978) was an Indian filmmaker, producer, editor, and writer... more on Wikipedia
  • A. K. Sajan

    A. K. Sajan is an Indian Malayalam screenwriter and film director who is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • A. Karunakaran

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Kerala

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedUllasamga Utsahamga, Tholi Prema, Vasu, Krishnarjuna, Yuvakudu

    A. Karunakaran (born 25 December 1971) is a Telugu film director.
  • A. Kodandarami Reddy

    BirthplaceSouth India, Eurasia, India, Andhra Pradesh

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedKhaidi, Pokiri Raja, Goonda, Neram Nadi Kadu, Sivudu Sivudu Sivudu

    Kodandarami Reddy (born July 1, 1950) is an Indian film director best known for his works in... more on Wikipedia
  • A. L. Vijay

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedGods Own Child, Poi Solla Porom, Kireedam, Thaandavam, Madharasapattinam

    Vijay, is a film director who works in the Tamil film industry. A disciple of ace director... more on Wikipedia
  • A. M. Rathnam

    A. M. Rathnam is an Indian film producer from Andhra Pradesh, known for his works in Telugu... more on Wikipedia
  • A. P. Nagarajan

    Dec. at 49 (1928-1977)

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedThiruvilayadal, Rajaraja Cholan, Thirumal Perumai, Thillaanaa Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

    Akkamappettai Paramasivan Nagarajan (24 February 1928) – 5 April 1977 was an Indian film... more on Wikipedia
  • A. R. Murugadoss

    BirthplaceKallakurichi, Eurasia, India, Viluppuram district, Tamil Nadu

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedGhajini, Ghajini, Dheena, 7th Sense, Thuppakki Hindi Remake

    Murugadoss Arunasalam, commonly known by his stage name AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film... more on Wikipedia
  • A. Veerappan

    A. Veerappan

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedZameen Aasmaan

    A. Veerappan is a film producer and film director.
  • A. Venkatesh is a Indian film director and actor working in Tamil cinema. Beginning his career... more on Wikipedia
  • A. Vincent

    A. Vincent

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Kozhikode, Kerala

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedNadhi, Naam Pirandha Mann, Murappennu, Asuravithu, Agaani

    Aloysius Vincent (14 June 1928 – 25 February 2015) was an Indian cinematographer and director... more on Wikipedia
  • Aamir Bashir
    Aamir Bashir (आमिर बशीर) is an Indian actor and film director.
  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceIndia, Mumbai

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedLike Stars on Earth

    Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan (born 14 March 1965) is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and... more on Wikipedia
  • Abbas Burmawalla is a film director, producer and screenwriter.
  • Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are brothers known for directing stylish suspense, action and... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceMaharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedJaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Jhootha Hi Sahi

    Abbas Tyrewala is an Indian film screenwriter and director. After making his mark as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Abdul Majid

    Age: 88

    BirthplaceKolkata, Kolkata district, West Bengal, Eurasia, East India

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedChameli Memsaab

    Abdul Majid is a film director.
  • Abhimanyu Ray

    Abhimanyu Ray is a casting director.
  • BirthplaceObra, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Sonbhadra district

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedDabangg

    Abhinav Singh Kashyap is an Indian film director and screenwriter.
  • Abhinay Deo

    Abhinay Deo

    Abhinay Deo is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in bollywood,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abhishek Chaubey

    BirthplaceFaizabad, Eurasia, Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedDedh Ishqiya, Ishqiya

    Abhishek, a renowned Indian filmmaker, recently co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceEurasia, India, Asia

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedAryan, Rock On!! 2, Kai Po Che!, Rock On!!

    Abhishek Kapoor (born 6 August 1971) is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Abhishek Pathak

    Abhishek Pathak

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePunjab, India, Eurasia, India

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedA Drop

    Born on 1st July 1987 in Punjab, Abhishek Pathak started his film carrier at the age of 17,...
  • Abrar Alvi

    Abrar Alvi

    Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

    NationalityIndia

    Films DirectedZamane Se Poocho, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

    Abrar Alvi (Hindi: अबरार अल्वी; Urdu: ابرار علوی‎; 1 July 1927 – 18 November 2009) was an... more on Wikipedia