composers The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time  

Rajwant Dhaliwal
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Who is the best Indian music director of all time? Who is the best music director in Indian today? This list aims to answer those questions. But it needs your help! Vote for your favorite music directors to get the best of the best to the top of the list.
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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
A. R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Bombay

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1,691 528
Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ilaiyaraaja Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

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1,070 581
Yuvan Shankar Raja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Yuvan Shankar Raja Billa II, Mankatha, Vettai

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573 300
M. S. Viswanathan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M. S. Viswanathan Thillu Mullu, Kaadhal Mannan, Ninaithale Inikkum

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406 255
Rahul Dev Burman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Rahul Dev Burman Raja Rani, Sholay, Namak Haraam

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852 710
Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Devi Sri Prasad Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

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276 192
S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.D. Burman Chupke Chupke, Taxi Driver, Prem Nagar

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574 470
Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Harris Jayaraj Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

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186 123
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

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248 200
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Dil Chahta Hai, Like Stars on Earth, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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267 226
Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vidyasagar Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

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186 144
Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Nadeem–Shravan Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq

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149 107
Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shankar Jaikishan Andaz, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Dil Daulat Duniya

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351 324
G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
G. V. Prakash Kumar Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

The Top South Indian Actors of Today

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319 290
Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anirudh Ravichander 3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

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251 220
Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

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132 97
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Madan Mohan Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

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154 122
Naushad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naushad The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

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219 195
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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240 222
D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
D. Imman Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

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180 155
Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vijay Antony Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

20 Movies to Show Your Kids to Get Them into Superheroes

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149 131
Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Deva Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

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96 84
Jatin-Lalit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Jatin-Lalit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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163 168
Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mani Sharma Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

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154 159
Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Pritam Chakraborty Dhoom 2, Life In A... Metro, Jab We Met

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86 75
Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kalyanji & Anandji Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

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113 112
K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
K. V. Mahadevan Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

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74 69
O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
O. P. Nayyar Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D., Naya Daur

Famous Film Directors Who Got Their Start in Music Videos

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121 139
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hamsalekha Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

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102 124
Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthik Raja Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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69 79
Salim & Sulaiman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Salim & Sulaiman Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dhoom 2, Chak De! India

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59 68
Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ajay-Atul Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Agneepath, Virrudh... Family Comes First

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78 96
S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.A. Rajkumar Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Poove Unakkaga, Aval Varuvala

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67 84
Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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53 68
Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vishal Bharadwaj Kaminey: The Scoundrels, Haider, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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76 103
Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Amit Trivedi Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

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50 64
Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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10 7
Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

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41 55
Roshan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Roshan Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

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81 117
S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S. Thaman Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

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47 66
Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bharathwaj Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

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47 70
Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bappi Lahiri Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Shaan Rahman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
AdvaithYeshodhar added Shaan Rahman Thattathin Marayathu, Ee Pattanathil Bhootham, Malarvaadi Arts Club

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2 0
Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Onakka Kayyan added Hiphop Tamizha Hiphop Tamizha (pronounced Tamiḻā) is an Indian musical duo based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The duo consists of Adhithya "Adhi"Venkatapathy and R. Jeeva.[a] Hiphop Tamizha are ...

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4 4
Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Arjun Janya Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

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31 48
Sajid-Wajid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Sajid-Wajid Partner, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Heroes

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45 73
Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anu Malik Moulin Rouge!, Bride and Prejudice, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

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27 44
Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anil Biswas Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas

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22 37
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Sitapur Ki Geeta, Trishul, Thodisi Bewafaii

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55 91
V. Harikrishna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
V. Harikrishna Super (Symbol), Jackie, Shikari