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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2,063 663
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
1,831 589
Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

3
1,174 640
Yuvan Shankar Raja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Billa II, Mankatha, Vettai

4
629 339
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
475 276
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
325 217
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
891 762
Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

8
619 513
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
221 145
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

10
183 124
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
282 225
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
217 164
Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq

13
297 249
Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

14
361 323
Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

15
156 111
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

16
379 352
G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

17
178 139
Naushad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

18
275 245
Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

19
268 239
D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

20
239 210
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

21
195 173
Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

22
165 149
Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

23
111 95
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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97 81
O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D., Naya Daur

25
99 86
Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

26
169 175
Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dhoom 2, Life In A... Metro, Jab We Met

27
173 182
Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

28
125 125
K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

29
127 155
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

30
78 88
Salim & Sulaiman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dhoom 2, Chak De! India

31
67 78
Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ajay-Atul Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Agneepath, Virrudh... Family Comes First

32
107 137
Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

33
76 95
Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

34
85 110
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

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19 14
Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 35 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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60 79
Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kaminey: The Scoundrels, Haider, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

37
82 114
Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

38
55 74
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

39
10 6
Salil Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Chemmeen, Anand, Mausam

40
90 130
S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

41
57 80
Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

42
16 17
Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

43
46 64
Roshan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

44
10 10
Devrath Nadaar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
hhunt added Devrath Nadaar

45
52 76
Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

46
10 11
Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

47
6 7
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

48
54 85
Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Moulin Rouge!, Bride and Prejudice, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

49
6 8
Shaan Rahman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
AdvaithYeshodhar added Shaan Rahman Thattathin Marayathu, Ee Pattanathil Bhootham, Malarvaadi Arts Club

50
34 54
Sajid-Wajid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Sajid-Wajid Partner, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Heroes