indian 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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1,450 466
Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ilaiyaraaja Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

3
935 496
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

4
491 259
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

5
320 209
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

6
496 407
Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Harris Jayaraj Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

7
225 167
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

8
693 640
Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Devi Sri Prasad Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

9
212 176
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
237 205
Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vidyasagar Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

11
142 104
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

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314 291
G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
G. V. Prakash Kumar Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

13
210 187
Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

14
268 261
Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anirudh Ravichander 3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

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191 177
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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141 123
Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 16 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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149 133
Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vijay Antony Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

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103 81
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Madan Mohan Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

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112 92
Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 19 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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206 203
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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128 111
Naushad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naushad The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

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127 116
Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Deva Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

23
137 140
Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 23 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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147 156
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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78 74
Jatin-Lalit is listed (or ranked) 25 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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95 99
K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
K. V. Mahadevan Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

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68 64
Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kalyanji & Anandji Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

28
110 127
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hamsalekha Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

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97 112
Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthik Raja Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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57 64
O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
O. P. Nayyar Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D., Naya Daur

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58 72
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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68 88
S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 32 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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56 75
Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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66 92
Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Amit Trivedi Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

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42 58
Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 35 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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71 103
S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S. Thaman Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

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44 62
Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vishal Bharadwaj Kaminey: The Scoundrels, Haider, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

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31 47
Roshan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Roshan Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

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40 62
Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bharathwaj Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

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52 84
V. Harikrishna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
V. Harikrishna Super (Symbol), Jackie, Shikari

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37 60
Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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38 62
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

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38 62
Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 43 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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20 36
Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anil Biswas Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas

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16 31
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Sitapur Ki Geeta, Trishul, Thodisi Bewafaii

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22 43
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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19 39
Uttam Singh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Uttam Singh Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy

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16 35
Shantanu Moitra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shantanu Moitra 3 idiots, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman, Raajneeti

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17 37
Anand-Milind is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anand-Milind Dil, Swarg, Dillagi

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27 54
R. P. Patnaik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
R. P. Patnaik Gemeni, Jayam, Family Circus