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

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

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
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Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a "controversial New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

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M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
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Manoj Shyamalan, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian and American screenwriter, film director, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense, the superhero drama ...more

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mahé, India, India

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Rajnikanth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
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Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon. Rajinikanth struggled as an impoverished child. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Bangalore, India

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#4 on The Top South Indian Actors of Today

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Rahul Bose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
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Rahul Bose is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player. Bose has appeared in Bengali films such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Kalpurush, Anuranan, Antaheen, Laptop and The Japanese Wife. He has also appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Maan Gaye ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: India, Bangalore

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