Top 10 Story Writers in Hindi Cinema

by TheOriginalCinephile | created - 16 May 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Javed Akhtar

Music_department | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior, Central India Agency, British India. He is known for his work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). He has been married to Shabana Azmi since December 9, 1984. He was previously married to ...

2. Salim Khan

Writer | Deewaar

Salim Khan was born on November 24, 1935 in Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India. He is a writer, known for Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975) and Zanjeer (1973).

3. Gulzar

Music_department | Raazi

Gulzar is a writer, a lyricist, a director and, at heart, a poet. His films, sensitive, lyrical, and yet successful, were a welcome relief from the violent films that filled the 1970s and 1980s.

Born Sampooran Singh Kalra in Deena, in the Jhelum District in what is now Pakistan, he came to Delhi ...

4. Aditya Chopra

Producer | Mohabbatein

The elder son of veteran filmmaker, Yash Chopra & Pamela Chopra, Aditya was born in the year 1971. Since childhood, he was an ardent film buff.His film career started off as an assistant to his father in 'Chandni' (Chandni - 1989), 'Lamhe' (Moments - 1991) and 'Darr' (Fear - 1993)

At the age of 23, ...

5. Honey Irani

Writer | Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai

Honey Irani was born on January 17, 1955 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. She is a writer and actress, known for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and Lamhe (1991).

6. R.K. Narayan

Writer | Guide

Elder brother of Late R.K. Laxman.

7. Ram Gopal Varma

Director | Rangeela

Ram Gopal Varma was born in Hyderabad, the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He initially was a video store owner before eventually becoming one of India's leading film directors. A film buff during his youth, Varma would watch both American and Indian cinema regularly. As a young...

8. Anurag Kashyap

Producer | Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Singh Kashyap (born 10 September 1972) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead. As a filmmaker, he is known for Black Friday (2004), a controversial and award-winning Hindi film ...

9. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

Writer | Shehar Aur Sapna

Producer, director, and writer of Indian cinema. Born on 7 June 1914 in Panipat, he graduated with a degree in literature. He was the author of about twenty books, some of which have been translated into various languages, and was a founding member of the Progressive Writers' Association. From 1938...

10. Abhijat Joshi

Writer | 3 Idiots

Abhijat Joshi is a writer and actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), PK (2014) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006).

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