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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1,993 644
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Bombay

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1,781 571
Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

3
1,133 620
Yuvan Shankar Raja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Billa II, Mankatha, Vettai

4
610 324
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
452 269
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
309 208
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
881 745
Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

8
598 503
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
208 138
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

10
173 118
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

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270 217
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
285 242
Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

13
201 160
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
345 314
Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

15
369 344
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

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260 230
D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

17
146 107
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

18
235 204
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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264 238
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

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169 134
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
192 165
Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

22
157 142
Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

23
171 175
Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

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90 76
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

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102 91
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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124 120
K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

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93 83
Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

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161 171
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
125 147
Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

30
105 130
Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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63 73
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
71 86
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

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83 104
S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Poove Unakkaga, Aval Varuvala

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13 5
Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 34 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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70 91
Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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58 74
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.

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81 109
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

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53 69
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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10 6
Devrath Nadaar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
hhunt added Devrath Nadaar

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45 60
Roshan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

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85 124
S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

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13 14
Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

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53 77
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

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8 7
Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

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5 3
Hemant Kumar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Hemant Kumar Virgin Goat

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5 3
Salil Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Chemmeen, Anand, Mausam

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49 73
Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

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2 1
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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30 47
Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas

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51 81
Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Moulin Rouge!, Bride and Prejudice, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega