Famous Television Directors from India

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

This list includes Neena Gupta, Aruna Irani and more.

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

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  • Anthony Page (21 September 1935 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India) is a British stage and film director.
    • Age: 88
    • Birthplace: Bangalore, India
  • Aruna Irani
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    Aruna Irani (born 18 August 1946) is an Indian actress who has acted in over 300 films in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati cinema, mostly playing supporting and character roles. She has danced in the songs Thoda Resham Lagta Hai from the film Jyoti (1981), Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani, Dilbar Dilse Pyare, and Ab Jo Mile Hai from the film Caravan (1971); and "Main shayar to nahi" from the film Bobby (1973). Her performances won her a nomination at Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Role. She holds the record for winning the most nominations (10), in this category, and received the award twice for her roles in Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1985) and Beta (1993). In January 2012, she was honoured with Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Filmfare Awards.
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: India, Mumbai
  • Basu Chatterjee (Bengali: বাসু চ্যাটার্জ্জী; born 10 January 1930) is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Through the 1970s and 1980s, he became associated with what came to be known as middle cinema or middle-of-the-road cinema, with filmmakers such as Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Bhattacharya, whom he assisted in Teesri Kasam (1966). Like their films, his films also dealt with light-hearted stories of middle-class families often in urban settings, focusing on marital and love relationships, with exceptions such as Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986) and Kamla Ki Maut (1989), which delved into social and moral issues. He is best known for his films Us Paar, Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Rajnigandha (1974), Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Khatta Meetha , Chakravyuha (1978 film), Baton Baton Mein (1979), Priyatama (1977), Man Pasand, Hamari Bahu Alka, Shaukeen (1982), and Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986), which was his last commercially successful movie.
    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Ajmer, India
  • Ekta Kapoor (born 7 June 1975) is an Indian television producer, film producer and director.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: India
  • Fahad Kashmiri

    Fahad Kashmiri is an Indian television director who started his directorial career from STAR Plus's show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. He also directed many Indian television shows after mostly under Balaji Telefilms.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Gollapudi Maruti Rao
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    Gollapudi Maruti Rao is the Chairman of Srikalahasti Pipes, an Indian film actor, theatre actor, screenwriter, dramatist, playwright, and dialogue writer known for his works in Telugu cinema, Telugu theatre and Telugu Literature. He has acted in over 230 Telugu films. His noted literary works and plays, like Rendu Rellu Aaru, Patita, Karuninchani Devatalu, Mahanatudu, Kaalam Venakku Tirigindi, Aasayaalaku Sankellu, have won numerous State Awards.He was a member of the Script Scrutiny Committee of National Film Development Corporation and served as a Jury Member at International Film Festival of India for Indian Panorama section in 1996. He is known for scripting landmark films like Doctor Chakravarthy, Tharangini, Samsaram Chadharangam, Kallu etc. He has garnered six Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards. In 1997, he established the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation, which presents the Gollapudi National Award, for the best first film of a director in Indian cinema.Rao was also known for his works in All India Radio and Journalism, for over two decades. His play was included in the Master of Arts (Telugu literature) curriculum of Osmania University. This work was translated into all Indian languages by the National Book Trust, under the Aadaan Pradaan programme. The work was remade into a Telugu film in 1988 which won the Nandi Award for the Best Story in 1989. His 1975 play Kallu, was also remade into a Telugu film Kallu, which has also garnered Nandi Award for Best Feature Film. His play Oka Chettu – Rende Puvvulu was purchased by the Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for popular exhibition.A volume of essays on theatre, Telugu Nataka Rangam, was prescribed as a textbook for the Department of Theatre Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (1967). He has published two research articles appeared in Andhra Vignana Sarvaswam (Telugu Encyclopedia) 11th volume: "History of the development in 'Thought' and 'Technique' of Telugu Play-writing" and "Amateur Theatre – its origin and growth in relation to the World Amateur Theatre movement. His Telugu play Vandemaataram, the first one in Telugu about the Sino-Indian War, was published by Andhra Pradesh State Information & Public Relations Department, (1963).
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Vizianagaram, India