Directors

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1. Krishna Vamsi

Director | Khadgam

Krishna Vamsi was born on July 28, 1962 in Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India as Pasupuleti Venkata Bangarraju. He is a director and writer, known for Khadgam (2002), Govindudu Andari Vaadele (2014) and Sindhooram (1997). He has been married to Ramya Krishnan since June 12, 2003. They have one ...

2. K. Selvaraghavan

Director | Ayirathil Oruvan

K. Selvaraghavan was born on March 5, 1975 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a director and writer, known for Ayirathil Oruvan (2010), Mayakkam Enna (2011) and Kaadhal Konden (2003). He has been married to Gitanjali since 2011. He was previously married to Sonia Agarwal.

3. 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...

4. Trivikram Srinivas

Writer | Athadu

Trivikram Srinivas is an Indian screenwriter and director famous for his works in Telugu Cinema. Hailed by his admirers as "Guruji" and "Maatala Maanthrikudu" or the "Wizard of Words", he is famous for his witty and thought provoking dialogues. Born as Akella Naga Srinivasa Sarma, he started his ...

5. Sreenu Vaitla

Writer | Dookudu

Srinu Vaitla is an Indian film director associated with Telugu cinema. His first mainstream movie as a director was Nee Kosam (1999) starring Ravi Teja and Maheswari. Though the movie was an average flick at the box office, it was critically acclaimed. He shot to fame with his second movie Anandam ...

6. Rajkumar Hirani

Writer | PK

Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian film director and editor. Hirani has directed five Hindi films, including Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK and Sanju, and all of which have been commercial and critical successes. Most of which have won several awards, including the national awards...

7. Karan Johar

Writer | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

A close friend of Shahrukh Khan, he assisted Yash Chopra's Yash Raj Films during the early days of of his career, making his directorial debut with the mega-hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). He also had a popular chat show named Koffee with Karan (2004) The success of "KKHH" made him one of the most ...

8. S.S. Rajamouli

Writer | Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion

S.S. Rajamouli was born on October 10, 1973 in Manvi, Karnataka, India as Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli. He is a writer and producer, known for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Eega (2012).

9. Puri Jagannadh

Writer | Pokiri

Best known for his commercially storytelling abilities acclaimed writer-director Puri Jagannadh was born September 1, 1966 in Kothapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India. Over the course of 20 years of filmmaking, Puri Jagannadh has gone from small budget independent films to working on some of the biggest ...

11. Sukumar

Writer | Rangasthalam

Sukumar was born as Sukumar Bandreddi. He is a writer and director, known for Rangasthalam 1985 (2018), Arya (2004) and Nannaku Prematho (2016).

12. Vetrimaaran

Writer | Visaaranai

Vetrimaaran is a writer and director, known for Visaaranai (2015), Aadukalam (2011) and Vada Chennai (2018).

13. V.V. Vinayak

Director | Adhurs

V.V. Vinayak was born as Gandrothu Veera Venkata Vinayak. He is a director and writer, known for Adhurs (2010), Aadi (2002) and Krishna: The Power of Indrakeeladri (2008).

14. Vamshi Paidipally

Writer | Maharshi

Vamshi was born in Nirmal Telangana in India. He did his schooling in Hyderabad Public School, and his intermediate from Little Flower Junior College. He then completed Bachelor's in commerce and a Master's in Computer Applications (MCA) from Badruka Educational Society. He later quit his software ...

16. Narayana Rao Dasari

Director | Meghasandesam

Narayana Rao Dasari was born on May 4, 1947 in Palakol, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was a director and writer, known for Meghasandesam (1983), Gorintaku (1979) and Surigadu (1992). He was married to Dasari Padma. He died on May 30, 2017 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

17. Mani Ratnam

Writer | Dil Se..

The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain ...

18. S. Shankar

Writer | Enthiran

Shankar is an Indian film director and producer who works mainly in Tamil cinema. He started his career as an assistant director to SA Chandrasekar and now he is the highest paid director in the country. He made his debut in Gentleman (1993) and since 2015 he has directed 12 movies. He won the ...

19. K. Raghavendra Rao

Producer | Bãhubali 2: The Conclusion

A Legend of Telugu Cinema from South India, K.Raghavendra Rao's career spans 4 decades during which he has directed 110 films to date and has produced over 25 films in various Indian Languages.

He started his career successfully in 1975 having a long association with the icon of Telugu Cinema, the ...

20. Bapu

Director | Seeta Kalyanam

Popularly known as Bapu was born on 15th December,1933 in Narsapur, Andhrapradesh. Before this Bapu met Ramana in Taylor high school in Narasapur where they studied as classmates for three years until second world war ended. Later when their families moved to Madras where they continued their ...

21. Boyapati Srinu

Director | Legend

Boyapati Sreenu, is an Indian film director. Best known for directing action films, Sreenu has garnered two state Nandi Awards, and two "TSR National Awards" for his works.[1][2] In 2005, Srinu made his directorial debut with Bhadra, which starred Ravi Teja, Meera Jasmine, and Prakash Raj. Tulasi ...

22. Surender Reddy

Director | Race Gurram

Surender Reddy is an Telugu Film director who made his directorial debut with Athanokkade movie. His noted films are Kick starring Ravi Teja , Ileana D'Cruz and Race Gurram starring Allu Arjun and Shruti Haasan. All the films he directed except for Athanokkade are the stories written by Vakkantham ...

23. A.R. Murugadoss

Writer | Thuppakki

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 ...

24. A. Karunakaran

Writer | Happy

A. Karunakaran is a Storywriter, Screenplay, Director. He won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Tholi Prema (1998) and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for Ullasamga Utsahamga (2008). His movies Yuvakudu (2000), Vasu (2002), Balu ABDCEFG (2005), Happy (2006), Darling (...

25. Parasuram

Director | Geetha Govindam

Parasuram is a director and writer, known for Geetha Govindam (2018), Anjaneyulu (2009) and Sarocharu (2012).

26. Sekhar Kammula

Writer | Anand

Sekhar Kammula is a writer and director, known for Anand (2004), Godavari (2006) and Fidaa (2017).

28. Satyajit Ray

Writer | Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie ...

29. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Director | Lanka Dahan

Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...

30. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Director | Mathilukal

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage...

31. Mrinal Sen

Director | Chorus

Sen is one of his nation's most politically active filmakers. After having studied physics at university in Calcutta, Sen worked as a freelance journalist, a salesman of patent medicines and a sound technician in a film studio. In the mid-1940s he joined the Indian People's Theatre Association and ...

32. Upendra

Actor | Upendra

Upendra was born on September 18, 1967 in Koteshwara, Kundapura, Udupi, Karnataka, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Upendra (1999), Super (2010) and Om (1995).

33. Yash Chopra

Producer | Veer-Zaara

Labeled the eternal romantic and with one of the best musical senses in the business, Yash Chopra is arguably India's most successful director of romantic films. Although he made action-oriented films like the ever-popular Deewaar (1975), it is in tackling love and its various aspects that he has ...

34. Ashutosh Gowariker

Writer | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

His passion for cinema immediately draws your attention, making you realize that Ashutosh Gowariker would not have been anywhere except behind the camera, however tempting the choice. An actor who took to film direction after almost a decade in front of the camera, Ashutosh has acted in Hindi films...

35. 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 ...

36. 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 '...

37. Gautham Vasudev Menon

Director | Vaaranam Aayiram

Gautham Vasudev Menon (born 25 February 1973), also known as GVM, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He has also directed Telugu and Hindi films, which are remakes of his own Tamil films. Many of his films have been critically acclaimed, ...

38. Nag Ashwin

Director | Mahanati

Nag Ashwin is a director and writer, known for Mahanati (2018), Yevade Subramanyam (2015) and Pitta Kathalu (2021). He has been married to Priyanka Dutt since December 6, 2015.

39. Farhan Akhtar

Producer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

An accomplished and award-winning producer-director-writer-actor-singer, Farhan Akhtar is the ultimate Bollywood multi-hyphenate. Born in 1974 to prolific Indian film writer and poet, Javed Akhtar and writer-director, Honey Irani , Farhan was raised in an environment where creativity and ...

40. Nitesh Tiwari

Writer | Chhichhore

Nitesh Tiwari is a writer and director, known for Chhichhore (2019), Dangal (2016) and Seeking True Love (2017).

42. Vamsy

Director | Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe

Vamsy was born in 1956 in Karnataka, India. He is a director and writer, known for Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989) and April 1 Vidudala (1991).

44. Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi

Writer | Kanche

Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi is a writer and director, known for Kanche (2015), Vedam (2010) and Gabbar is Back (2015).

45. K. Viswanath

Director | Sruthilayalu

K. Viswanath was born on February 19, 1930 in Peddapulivarru, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Kaasinathuni Viswanath. He is a director and writer, known for Sruthilayalu (1987), Sagara Sangamam (1983) and Sankarabharanam (1980).

46. Gunasekhar

Director | Okkadu

Gunasekhar is a Telugu Film Director and Screenwriter. Born on the 2nd of June,1964 in the coastal village of Narsipatnam in the Vizag district of Andhra Pradesh in India, he pursued his Bachelors in Commerce at Vishakhapatnam.

Gunasekhar, being an avid reader and movie buff right from when he was ...

47. Chandra Sekhar Yeleti

Writer | Manamantha

Chandrasekhar Yeleti is a film maker working prominently in Telugu film industry. He is well-known for his original and highly creative concepts contrary to his peers. He started his career shooting 'Janmabhoomi' ads for the state government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with K. Raghavendra ...

48. Mohana Krishna Indraganti

Writer | Grahanam

His father Srikanth Sharma Indraganti is a prolific writer. So is his grandfather Indraganti Hanumachchasthri. They have contributed a lot to Telugu literature.

50. Sudheer Varma

Director | Keshava

Sudheer Varma came from a small village called Konithiwada near Bhimavaram, west Godavari dist. Andhra Pradesh. Sudheer Varma worked as an assistant director for films, Angrez, Hyderabad Nawabs, ninna nedu repu, yuvatha, Anjineyulu, VeduTheda. Swamy Ra Ra is his directorial debut. He made this ...

51. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Director | Pushpaka Vimana

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao was born on September 21, 1931 in Udayagiri, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a director and writer, known for Pushpaka Vimana (1987), Mayuri (1984) and Little John (2001).

52. Jandhyala

Writer | Amarajeevi

Jandhyala was born on January 14, 1951 in Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh, India as Veera Venkata Durga Siva Subrahmanya Sastri Jandhyala. He was a writer and director, known for Amarajeevi (1983), Vivaha Bhojanambu (1988) and Aha Naa Pellanta (1987). He died on June 19, 2001 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

53. Kodi Ramakrishna

Director | Arundhati

Kodi Ramakrishna was born on July 23, 1949 in Palakollu, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was a director and writer, known for Arundhati (2009), Gudachari No.1 (1983) and Devi Putrudu (2004). He died on February 22, 2019 in Hyderabad, India.

54. Mysskin

Writer | Anjathe

Mysskin is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut in 2006 with Chithiram Pesuthadi. His other directorials Anjathe and Nandalala received high critical acclaim. He has also proved his acting skills by starring as a mentally challenged person in Nandalala.

Mysskin ...

55. S.J. Suryah

Actor | Mersal

S.J. Suryah is an actor and writer, known for Mersal (2017), Spyder (2017) and Vaalee (1999).

56. 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 ...

57. Atlee Kumar

Writer | Mersal

Atlee Kumar is an Indian film director and screenwriter in Tamil cinema. He is best known for his directorial debut, Raja Rani (2013), produced by Fox Star Studios, for which he was awarded the Vijay Award for Best Debut Director. He had previously worked as an assistant director with high-budget ...

58. K.V. Anand

Director | Ayan

Despite being an award-winning cinematographer himself, he chooses not to be the cinematographer for his own films, and has actively tried to select different cinematographers for each of his projects.

59. Lokesh Kanagaraj

Director | Master

Lokesh Kanagaraj is a director and writer, known for Master (2021), Kaithi (2019) and Maanagaram (2017).

60. Dasaradh

Writer | Mr Perfect

Dasaradh, born (Kondapalli Dasarath Kumar or Kondapalli Dasaradh Kumar or Dasaradh Telugu, is an Indian film, screenwriter, dialogue writer and director in Telugu cinema. He has directed blockbusters like Santosham and Mr PerfectBefore coming to films, he worked for TV Media as a Screenplay and ...

61. Prabhu Deva

Enthiran

Prabhu Deva was born as Prabhu Sundaram. He is known for his work on Enthiran (2010), Lakshya (2004) and Wanted (2009). He was previously married to Ramlath.

62. Karthik Subbaraj

Director | Pizza

Karthik Subbaraj is an Indian film director. He started his career working as a software engineer in Bangalore working for Infosys. During this period he got interested in film making. He learnt the basics of film making, during a one-day workshop run by Sanjay Nambiar. He made a short film "...

63. Teja

Writer | Jayam

Teja is an Indian film director. He directed many blockbusters such as Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu, Jayam, and Nijam. Teja made a slam bang entry into Tollywood with a string of blockbusters. In the year 2000, Teja changed the face of Telugu cinema with his revolutionary film Chitram.

Teja was born in ...

64. E.V.V. Satyanarayana

Writer | Fitting Master

E.V.V. Satyanarayana was born on June 10, 1956 in Dommeru, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was a writer and director, known for Fitting Master (2009), Hello Brother (1994) and Chala Bagundi (2000). He died on January 21, 2011 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

65. Gopichand Malineni

Director | Krack

Gopichand Malineni is a director and writer, known for Krack (2021), Balupu (2013) and Bodyguard (2012).

66. Kadiri Venkata Reddy

Director | Shri Krishna Satya

Joined the film industry when his friend/producer Narayana Swamy Moola offered him the job of cashier for the movie Gruhalakshmi (1938).

67. Vijayendra Prasad

Writer | Bajrangi Bhaijaan

K. V. Vijayendra Prasad (born Koduri Venkata Vijayendra Prasad) is an Indian film screen writer, and director known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. In 2011, he directed ;Rajanna' which won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.

Since 1988, he was the screen writer for more than 25 ...

68. Priyadarshan

Director | Oppam

Priyadarshan was born as Priyadarshan Nair. He is a director and writer, known for Oppam (2016), Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (2021) and Kanchivaram (2008). He is married to Lizy. They have two children.

69. Vishal Bhardwaj

Composer | Haider

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian film director, writer, composer, singer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than forty. His directorial work includes Makdee, The Blue Umbrella, Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Rangoon, Pataakha as...

70. Zoya Akhtar

Writer | Gully Boy

Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.

She has directed movies like the critically acclaimed ...

71. Anjali Menon

Writer | Bangalore Days

Anjali Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Born in Calicut, Kerala, Anjali grew up in Dubai. She did her high school education in Calicut and graduated with a degree in commerce from Providence Women's College, Calicut. She did post-graduation work in communication studies, ...

72. Lawrence Raghavendra

Writer | Laxmii

Lawrence Raghavendra is known for his work on Laxmii (2020), Kanchana 2 (2015) and Rebel (2012).

75. Kona Venkat

Writer | Mom

Kona Venkat is a writer and producer, known for Mom (2017), Sankarabharanam (2015) and Satya (1998).

76. Rohit Shetty

Director | Chennai Express

Rohit Shetty was born on March 14, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is known for his work on Chennai Express (2013), Golmaal Again (2017) and Singham (2011). He has been married to Maya Rohit Shetty since May 27, 2005.

77. Gopal B.

Director | Maska

Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

78. Deva Katta

Director | Autonagar Surya

Deva Kaushik Katta is an Indian-born American-resident filmmaker who debuted as a successful writer/director on the big screen with the feature film Vennela (Telugu). Deva Katta also made a digital docufeature about Indian students in America which is titled Valasa. He has a Master of Science ...

79. Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri

Writer | Kai Raja Kai

Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri is a writer and actor, known for Kai Raja Kai (1984), Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya (1996) and Jayam Manadera (2000).

80. Gopalakrishna Paruchuri

Writer | Kai Raja Kai

Dr. Paruchuri Gopala Krishna is an Indian film screen writer, storywriter, dialogue writer, actor, director, poet, playwright, novelist, and orator predominant in Telugu cinema. Gopala Krishna is the youngest brother of Paruchuri Brothers. Paruchuri Brothers (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and ...



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