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1. Rajkumar Hirani

Writer | PK

Rajkumar Hirani was born on November 20, 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and editor, known for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), PK (2014) and 3 Idiots (2009).

PK (2014) 3 Idiots (2009) Sanju (2018)

Chak De! India (2007) Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)

3. Anurag Basu

Director | Barfi!

Anurag Basu, a Bollywood director and writer explores relationships and adversity on reel. He had his share of tough times when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. He also ...

Barfi! (2012) Life in a Metro (2007) Gangster (2006)

4. Neeraj Pandey

Writer | A Wednesday

Neeraj Pandey (born 17 December 1973) is an acclaimed Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. In his first movie A Wednesday, his work was largely praised by audiences as well as the critics. A Wednesday also won many awards in different categories. His second film Special 26 (2013) was ...

Special Chabbis (2013) A Wednesday (2008) Baby (2015)

5. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Producer | Bajirao Mastani

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is among the most celebrated Film Makers of the Bollywood. Having worked with the biggest stars of Indian Film Industry, Bhansali is the most sought-for director of the Bollywood. He started his career as an assistant director to Vidhu Vinod Chopra. If one has to name his '...

Black (2005) Guzaarish (2010) Padmaavat (2018)

6. Reema Kagti

Writer | Talaash

Reema Kagti is a writer and producer, known for Talaash (2012), Zindagi na milegi dobara (2011) and GOLD (2018).

Talaash (2012) Gully Boy (2019) Gold (2018) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

7. Nagraj Manjule

Actor | Sairat

Nagraj Manjule is an actor and writer, known for Sairat (2016), An Essay of the Rain (2017) and Fandry (2013).

Sairat (2016) Fandry (2013)

8. Neeraj Ghaywan

Director | Masaan

A National Award winning director of the critically acclaimed Indo-French drama Masaan. He has previously assisted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on films like Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2. Masaan received wide acclaim from critics, mainstream media, and audiences alike, and won the FIPRESCI prize in the Un ...

Masaan (2015) Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) Sacred Games (2018- ) Juice (2017)

9. Meghna Gulzar

Director | Talvar

Meghna Gulzar is a writer and director, known for Raazi (2018), Talvar (2015) and Drishyam (2015).

Raazi (2018) Talvar (2015) Drishyam (2015)

Rahasya (2015) Sarkar (2005) The Stoneman Murders (2009)

11. R. Balki

Writer | Paa

R. Balki was born as R. Balakrishnan. He is a writer and director, known for Paa (2009), English Vinglish (2012) and Dear Zindagi (2016).

Padman (2018) Paa Writer (2009) English Vinglish Producer (2012) Dear Zindagi Producer (2016)

12. Shoojit Sircar

Director | Piku

Shoojit Sircar is one of the acclaimed directors in Bollywood film industry. His latest movie 'Piku' got rave reviews and huge love by audience which got him in wider map in the industry. His previous movies Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor are also critically acclaimed. He generally tried to choose ...

Piku (2015) Pink (2016) Madras Cafe (2013)

13. Vikas Bahl

Writer | Queen

Vikas Bahl is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director, know for his works predominantly in Hindi Cinema. He produces films under Phantom Films, and was the former head of UTV Spot Boy. One of the most respected Media Executives India has seen, headed the Marketing for Radio Mirchi and ...

Super 30 (2019)

14. Sharat Katariya

Writer | Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Sharat Katariya was born on June 15, 1978 in New Delhi, India. He is a writer and director, known for Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Fan (2016) and Made in India (2018). He has been married to Anusha Bose since December 1, 2006.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) Fan (2016)

15. Omung Kumar

Director | Mary Kom

Omung Kumar is known for his work on Mary Kom (2014), Black (2005) and Bhoomi (2017).

Sarbjit (2016) Mary Kom (2014)

16. Vikramaditya Motwane

Director | Udaan

Vikramaditya Motwane is a writer, director and producer (unfortunately not always in that order) and a partner in Phantom Films with Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena. His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was selected to compete in the 'Un Certain Regard' category at the 2010 Cannes Film ...

Udaan (2010) Trapped (2016) Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018)

17. Aamir Khan

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Aamir is no doubt one of the most dedicated actors in this world. With his recent success in India and China markets combined he has got the title of World's Biggest Superstar. He went through rapid transformations in his body structure for his films to bring out the reality factor in his ...

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

18. Hansal Mehta

Director | Shahid

Hansal Mehta is a film director best known for Shahid (2013), Citylights (2014), Aligarh (2016) and Omertà (2018). He is known for films that depict social and political realities in deeply polarised and troubled times. His films are remarkable for their understanding of characters and their worlds...

Shahid (2012)

Pink (III) (2016)

20. Shonali Bose

Writer | Margarita with a Straw

Shonali Bose is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker who grew up in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi and has spent her adult life in the US. Both her feature narrative films - Amu and Margarita, With a Straw played in over 150 film festivals including TIFF and Berlin and won numerous prestigious ...

Margarita with a Straw (2014)

21. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Tigmanshu Dhulia is a director and actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Paan Singh Tomar (2012) and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013).

Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

22. Simerjit Singh

Director | Angrej

Most popular Director and Writer of Punjabi films Simerjit Singh was born and brought up in Moga district of Punjab on 6th of December 1973. He is best known for directing the hugely successful Punjabi films Angrej (2015) starring Amrinder Gill, Aditi Sharma, Sargun Mehta, Ammy Virk and Binnu ...

Angrej (2015)

23. Kabir Khan

Producer | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Kabir Khan is presently one of the most sought after Bollywood directors. His beat of cinema is very different from the rest of his league. He comes from documentary style of film making. He is known for his brilliant cinematographic skills. He graduated from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College. ...

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

The Ghazi Attack (2017)

25. Ayan Mukherjee

Actor | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Ayan Mukherjee is an actor and director, known for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Wake Up Sid (2009) and Swades (2004).

Wake Up Sid (2009) Swades: We, the People (2004) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

26. Nishikant Kamat

Director | Dombivli Fast

Nishikant Kamat is an actor and director, known for Dombivli Fast (2005), Drishyam (2015) and Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008).

Madaari (2016) Drishyam (2015)

27. Anubhav Sinha

Director | Article 15

Anubhav Sinha was born on June 22, 1965 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a director and writer, known for Article 15 (2019), Mulk (2018) and Ra.One (2011).

Article 15 (2019)

Saala Khadoos (2016)

29. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Producer | Rang De Basanti

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is a director, writer and producer who established Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures (Romp) in India. Romp has cultivated in them an attitude to pioneer the way for the new wave and new age cinema from India, by identifying talent (writers & directors) from India and telling ...

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

30. Nalan Kumarasamy

Writer | Soodhu Kavvum

Nalan Kumarasamy is a writer and director, known for Soodhu Kavvum (2013), Super Deluxe (2019) and Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum (2016).

Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

31. Ketan Mehta

Director | Mirch Masala

Ketan Mehta is one of the most internationally acknowledged filmmakers from India. He has a received many National and International awards for his well-known films like 'The Rising - Ballad of Mangal Pandey', 'Mirch Masala', 'Maya Memsaab', 'Sardar', 'Holi' and 'Bhavni Bhavai'. Received Best Film ...

Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

32. A.R. Murugadoss

Writer | Ghajini

Murugadoss Arunasalam, commonly known by his stage name AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Tamil Film Industry. He is best known for his action Tamil films and Telugu films and for remaking them in Hindi cinema. Murugadoss won the ...

Ghajini (2008) Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

33. Gauri Shinde

Director | English Vinglish

Gauri Shinde is a director and writer, known for English Vinglish (2012), Dear Zindagi (2016) and Oh Man! (2001).

Dear Zindagi (2016) English Vinglish (2012)

34. Amit Masurkar

Writer | Newton

Amit Masurkar is a writer and director, known for Newton (2017), Sulemani Keeda (2014) and Murder 3 (2013).

Newton (2017)

35. Ritesh Batra

Director | Dabba

Ritesh Batra created a world sensation in 2013 with his wonderful The Lunchbox (2013), a bittersweet romantic comedy as well as a sensitive portrait of the city of Mumbai, torn between tradition and progress. Loved by all and everywhere on the planet, "Dabba" is strikingly the young director's ...

Dabba (2013) Photograph (2019)

36. Aditya Dhar

Writer | Uri: The Surgical Strike

Born in Delhi Aditya is a writer, director and lyricist. His directorial debut feature film Uri: The Surgical Strike, starring Vicky Kaushal produced by RSVP Films, was a smashing success making over Rs. 200 Cr in box office collections. The critically acclaimed film was widely appreciated by the ...

Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)

37. Anurag Singh

Director | Punjab 1984

Anurag Singh is a director and writer, known for Punjab 1984 (2014), Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013) and Jatt & Juliet (2012).

Kesari (2019)

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