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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2,024 653
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Bombay

2
1,804 578
Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

3
1,150 631
Yuvan Shankar Raja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Billa II, Mankatha, Vettai

4
619 332
M. S. Viswanathan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thillu Mullu, Kaadhal Mannan, Ninaithale Inikkum

5
461 271
Rahul Dev Burman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Raja Rani, Sholay, Namak Haraam

6
315 211
S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Chupke Chupke, Taxi Driver, Prem Nagar

7
886 752
Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

8
606 508
Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

9
214 140
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

10
180 120
Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Andaz, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Dil Daulat Duniya

11
274 221
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dil Chahta Hai, Like Stars on Earth, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

12
291 245
Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

13
205 162
Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq

14
348 318
Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

15
370 348
G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

16
148 109
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

17
262 234
D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

18
236 206
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

19
266 241
Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

20
171 137
Naushad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

21
192 168
Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

22
158 146
Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

23
93 77
O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D., Naya Daur

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105 93
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

25
171 178
Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

26
95 84
Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

27
124 121
K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

28
163 172
Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dhoom 2, Life In A... Metro, Jab We Met

29
125 150
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

30
65 74
Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ajay-Atul Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Agneepath, Virrudh... Family Comes First

31
105 133
Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

32
72 87
Salim & Sulaiman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dhoom 2, Chak De! India

33
73 91
Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

34
83 107
S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Poove Unakkaga, Aval Varuvala

35
82 110
Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

36
14 9
Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 36 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 credited with being the pioneers of Tamil hip hop in India

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58 76
Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kaminey: The Scoundrels, Haider, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

38
54 70
Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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46 61
Roshan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

40
10 7
Devrath Nadaar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
hhunt added Devrath Nadaar

41
15 15
Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

42
86 127
S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

43
54 78
Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

44
6 4
Salil Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Chemmeen, Anand, Mausam

45
50 74
Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

46
8 8
Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

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5 5
Hemant Kumar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Hemant Kumar Virgin Goat

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2 2
c ramchandra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shrikant Shrotri added c ramchandra

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52 83
Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Moulin Rouge!, Bride and Prejudice, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

50
30 48
Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas