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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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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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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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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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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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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Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Harris Jayaraj Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

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S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.D. Burman Chupke Chupke, Taxi Driver, Prem Nagar

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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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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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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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Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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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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D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
D. Imman Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

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Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

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M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vijay Antony Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

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Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Madan Mohan Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

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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

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

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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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Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mani Sharma Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

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Jatin-Lalit is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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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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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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

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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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Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hamsalekha Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

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Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthik Raja Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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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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Salim & Sulaiman is listed (or ranked) 33 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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S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Devrath Nadaar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
hhunt added Devrath Nadaar

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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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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Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Amit Trivedi Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

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

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Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bharathwaj Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

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Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bappi Lahiri Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

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Shaan Rahman is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Arjun Janya Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

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

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V. Harikrishna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
V. Harikrishna Super (Symbol), Jackie, Shikari

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Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anil Biswas Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas