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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
age 71 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 ...more

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M. Night Shyamalan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 48 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 ...more

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Rajnikanth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 68 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 ...more

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Rahul Bose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 51 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 ...more

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Kamal Haasan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 64 Kamal Haasan is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.

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Pawan Kalyan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 47 Pawan Kalyan is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, writer, and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor ...more

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
Dec. at 71 (1921-1992) 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 ...more

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Silambarasan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 36 Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar is an Indian Film Actor, Director, Producer, StoryWriter, ScreenWriter, DialogWriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, Dancer and Model of the Tamil Film Industry. He ...more

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Sreenivasan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 62 Sreenivasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, and producer known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has written for over 50 films and has acted in over 200 films. Sreenivasan ...more

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Jagathi Sreekumar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 68 Sreekumar Achary, better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor know for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has starred in more than 1,500 films in a career spanning ...more

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Karunanidhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 94 Muthuvel Karunanidhi is an Indian politician who has served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on five separate occasions. He is the head of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a Dravidian political ...more

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Aamir Khan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 53 Aamir Khan is an Indian film actor, director, producer and television presenter. Through his successful career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and ...more

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Nassar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 60 Nassar is an Indian film actor, director and producer, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry.

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Suhasini Mani Ratnam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 57 Suhasini Charuhasan is an Indian film actress known for her works in South Indian Cinema. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe for which she won the Tamil Nadu ...more

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K. Balachander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 88 Kailasam Balachander was an Indian director, producer, writer, actor, playwright, stage conductor, and comedian who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry. He was well known for his distinct ...more

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Asit Sen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
Dec. at 79 (1922-2001) Asit Sen was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who worked both in Bengali and Hindi cinema. He was born in Dhaka now in modern day Bangladesh when it was part of East ...more

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P. Bharathiraja is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 77 P. Bharathiraja is a South Indian filmmaker who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Bharathiraja displayed a story-teller's potential from an early age. He is known for his realistic and ...more

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Nedumudi Venu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 70 K. Venu Gopal, known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is a veteran Malayalam film actor from Kerala, India. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film.

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Cochin Haneefa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
Dec. at 59 (1951-2010) Salim Ahmed Ghoush, better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, ...more

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K. Bhagyaraj is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 66 K. Bhagyaraj is a Tamil film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He has also written and directed Telugu, Hindi films and TV serials. He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai ...more

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Rabindranath Tagore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
Dec. at 80 (1861-1941) Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in ...more

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Shenaz Treasurywala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 37 Shenaz Treasury is an Indian model, travel writer and actress.

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Jagadish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 60 P. V. Jagadish Kumar, popularly known as Jagadish, is an Indian film actor and screenwriter best known for his comic performances in Malayalam cinema. He became popular through performances in ...more

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Javed Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 74 Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo ...more

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Adoor Gopalakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from India
age 77 Moutatthu Gopalakrishnan Unnithan, commonly known as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer. Adoor Gopalakrishnan had a major role in revolutionizing ...more