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1. Umesh Shukla

Director | 102 Not Out

Umesh Shukla is a writer and director, known for 102 Not Out (2018).

2. 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 ...

3. Abhishek Varman

Director | 2 States

Son of Art director R.Varman.

4. Abhishek Chaubey

Writer | Udta Punjab

Abhishek, a renowned Indian filmmaker who co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed dacoit action film, Sonchiriya, an RSVP production. He began his career as an associate director and co-writer to Vishal Bhardwaj for his debut Makdee (2002) & went on to assist him in his subsequent films, and...

5. Abhishek Pathak

Producer | Drishyam

Abhishek Pathak started his career at the age of 17. He worked in production and direction for over 3 years before he went to USA for a full fledged film making course from New York Film Academy to effectively execute his passion. He has a clear vision of producing films which are unconventional ...

6. 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 ...

7. Abhishek Kapoor

Director | Rock On!!

Writer-Director of the successful Bollywood feature films Kai Po Che, Rock On!! and Kedarnath. He is the founder of production company Guy in the Sky Pictures (India). His latest movie Kedarnath released on 7th December 2018. Abhishek lives and works in Mumbai, India where he is preparing for his ...

8. Neeraj Pathak

Writer | Right Yaaa Wrong

Neeraj Pathak is a writer and director, known for Right Yaaa Wrong (2010), Brother, Superhit! (2018) and Gumnaam: The Mystery (2008).

9. 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 '...

10. 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. ...

11. 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 ...

12. Sabir Khan

Director | Kambakkht Ishq

Sabbir Khan is an Indian film director and screenwriter. His father was a lyricist in the late 60's and 70's, therefore, his formative years were marked by a strong influence from the Indian film industry. He made his directorial debut in the 2009 film Kambakkht Ishq, followed by Heropanti in 2014,...

13. Imtiaz Ali

Writer | Jab We Met

Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, actor and writer. In 2005, he made his directorial debut with the film Socha Na Tha. However, it was his second film Jab We Met (2007) that brought him success and fame. His 2009 film Love Aaj Kal gained much critical success, and was declared a super hit at ...

14. 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).

15. Sudhir Mishra

Director | Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Sudhir Mishra is a director and writer, known for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003), Dharavi (1992) and Calcutta Mail (2003).

16. 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 ...

17. Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla

Director | Race 2

Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla is a director and producer, known for Race 2 (2013), Soldier (1998) and Humraaz (2002).

18. 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 ...

19. Aanand L. Rai

Director | Raanjhanaa

Aanand L. Rai is a Hindi film director and producer known for romantic-comedy movies Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Raanjhanaa (2013), Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015) and Zero (2018). Rai started assisting his elder brother television director Ravi Rai in television series. Eventually he made his ...

20. Rajkumar Santoshi

Writer | Ghayal

Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter of Hindi films. Counted as one of the most successful filmmakers in the Hindi film industry, he has received several accolades,including three National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards.

Santoshi made his directorial debut ...

21. Anil Sharma

Director | Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

Anil Sharma has been one of the most prolific, renowned and passionate film makers on Indian soil. He started his debut at the very young age of 21 years as a director with an outstanding film, "Shraddhanjali". His first film brought him tremendous recognition and acclaim as the movie proved to be ...

22. 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).

23. 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...

24. 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).

25. Mahesh Bhatt

Producer | Raaz

Mahesh Bhatt was born on September 20, 1948 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is a producer and director, known for Raaz (2002), Zakhm (1998) and Saaransh (1984). He is married to Soni Razdan.

26. Radhika Rao

Director | Lucky: No Time for Love

Radhika Rao is a director and assistant director, known for Lucky: No Time for Love (2005), Dabangg (2010) and Sanam Teri Kasam (2016).

29. David Dhawan

Director | Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

David Dhawan is a director and editor, known for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Aankhen (1993) and Biwi No. 1 (1999).

30. Shekhar Kapur

Director | Elizabeth

Shekhar Kapur was born on December 6, 1945 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He is a director and actor, known for Elizabeth (1998), Bandit Queen (1994) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). He was previously married to Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

31. Deepa Mehta

Director | Fire

Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and ...

32. Deepak Tijori

Director | Fox

Deepak Tijori was born on August 28, 1961 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and director, known for Fox (2009), Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016) and Tipsy (2020).

33. Sujoy Ghosh

Writer | Kahaani

Born on 21st May 1966 in Kolkata, Sujoy Ghosh is an Indian film writer, director, actor and producer who is well known for his critically acclaimed movies like Jhankar Beats, Kahaani, Ahalya and Badla.

The film maker started the trend of multiplex movies in Bollywood with his directorial debut ...

34. Rahul Dholakia

Director | Parzania

Rahul Dholakia is a director and writer, known for Parzania (2005), Raees (2017) and Lamhaa: The Untold Story of Kashmir (2010).

35. Ali Abbas Zafar

Director | Sultan

Ali Abbas Zafar was born 17 January, 1982 in Dehradun, India. He is an Indian screenwriter-director, known for his acclaimed, blockbuster films Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).

After majoring in Chemistry at Delhi University, he assisted various directors in Mumbai before making his ...

37. 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 ...

38. Azad Hussain

Editor | Task

Azad Husain is an Indian film director, Editor and actor known for his works exclusively in Hindi cinema. A stand-out film from his earlier crime based film "Delhi Bus" (2017), in which he played a very important character is Screened at the 2017 Canes International Film Festival. He begun his ...

39. Nikkhil Advani

Director | Kal ho naa ho

Nikkhil Advani was born on April 28, 1971 in Mumbai, Maharahstra, India. He is a writer and producer, known for Kal ho naa ho (2003), P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke (2016) and D-Day (2013).

41. Mukesh Chhabra

Casting_director | Gangs of Wasseypur

Mukesh Chhabra is known for his work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Rockstar (2011) and Dangal (2016).

42. Sagar Sarhadi

Writer | Kabhie Kabhie

Nephew is director Vinod Talwar (Ramesh's brother).

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