Top 10 Most Successful Directors in India

I love movies so much. For a movie to be successful, director must work very hard day and night. It is not enough to have a best storyline. If the director fails to give his 100 percent, even the movie with a very strong storyline and plot will fail. They not only guide the actors but also ensure the script is clearly reflected in the movie. He is the leader of the whole team. They are responsible for everything including acting, sets, plot and the total creation of a movie. Even in Indian movies there is a huge role of director.

Here is the list Top 10 Most Successful Directors in India. They get paid too well. Go through the list to know more.

10. MOHIT SURI

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Mohit Suri was born in Mumbai in the year 1981. He was an assistant director to Vikram Bhatt. His first directorial venture was Zeher in 2005. Then came the big success, Kalyug. It gained both commercial and critical success. He is also well known for Awarapan, Murder 2, Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villian. All these movies were big successes. He also directed the movie Crook which was based on the attacks on Indian students in Australia.

9. KABIR KHAN

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Kabir Khan was born in Hyderabad. He is a Successful director, producer, screenwriter and a documentary cinematographer. “The Forgotten Army” was his first directorial documentary which was based on INA. His directorial debut was Kabul Express which released in 2006. Then he came up with the blockbusters New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Bhajarangi Bhaijaan and Phantom.

8. RAKESH ROSHAN

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Rakesh Roshan Lal Nagrath was born in Mumbai on 6 September, 1949. He is an actor, editor, screenwriter, producer and director. You must know the movies Khudgarz, Karan Arjun, Kaho na Pyar hai, Koi Mil Gaya and the Krrish series. His best movies are Kaho Na Pyaar hai and Koi Mil Gaya for which he has been awarded the filmfare award for best director. He has also been awarded by IIFA as best director for Koi Mil Gaya, creative person of the year for Krrish and Golden decade honour for best director for both Kaho Na Pyaar hai and Koi Mil Gaya. He has also been honoured during International Film Festival of India for his contribution to mainstream cinema.

7. PRIYADARSHAN

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Priyadarshan Soman Nair was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 30 January 1957. He is a director, producer and screenwriter. He has worked in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu cinema industries. His notable works in Hindi are Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag, Hungama, Hulchul, Dhol, Garam Masala and Chup Chup ke. His Tamil movie ‘Kanchivaram’ won National Film Award for best feature film. He is also been honoured with Padma Shri in 2012. Kaalapani is an epic film which won 4 National Film awards which was based on freedom fighters in jail at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

6. FARHAN AKHTAR

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Farhan Akhtar was born on 9 January 1974 in Mumbai. Farhan is an actor, singer, lyricist, screenwriter, producer and director. His directorial debut is Dil Chahta hai which won a National Award. It was critically acclaimed and a successful movie. Then he directed Lakshya, Don and Don 2 which is a big hit movie. He is one amongst the Top 10 Most Successful Directors in India 2017.

5. MANI RATNAM

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He was born as Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam on 2 June 1955 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He is a director, producer and screenwriter. His films are very much noted for their craft, creativity, realism and technical soundness. He is a great director with super hit movies Roja, Alaipayuthey, MounaRagam, Agni Nakshatiram and Naayagan to his name. He is an awardee of Padma Shree by the government of India. He movies in Bollywood are Dil Se.., Yuva, Guru, Raavan. He works on various social themes and various genres. He has won 6 National film awards, 7 Filmfare awards south, 3 Bollywood filmfare awards and some in international film festivals.

4. RAJKUMAR HIRANI

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Rajkumar Hirani was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra on 20 November 1962. He is an editor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is very well known for his movies Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 idiots and PK. All of these movies are ultimate successes. They have made huge money in the box office. These movies are offbeat and considered as classics. They have shattered records and won 4 National Film Awards and 11 filmfare awards for Rajkumar Hirani. Munnabhai MBBS won National Film award for best movie providing wholesome entertainment, 2 Filmfare awards and 2 IIFA awards. Lage Raho Munnabhai won 2 National film awards, 3 filmfare awards and 3 IIFA awards. 3 idiots won a national award, 4 filmfare awards and 5 IIFA awards. PK won 2 IIFA and filmfare awards.

3. ROHIT SHETTY

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Rohit Shetty was born in Mumbai on 14 March 1973. He is a producer, cinematographer and a director. His movies are commercial successes. Golmaal series, Singham and Singham Returns, Bol Bachchan, Chennai Express and Dilwale are his movies. His first directorial debut was Zameen. He has also directed Sunday and All the best. He has been a judge in Comedy circus form 2009 to 2012. He has been the host of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 5 and season 6.

2. KARAN JOHAR

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Karan Dharma Kama Johar as born in Mumbai on 25 May 1972. He is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, costume designer and television host. His first directorial venture was Kuch Kuch Hota hai. The movie was a commercial blockbuster. It won him best director filmfare award. Then he directed Kabhie khushi Kabhie gam which was also a hit movie. His another movie My Name is Khan was a very good movie both critical and commercial success. Student of the year was his another directorial movie where he introduced new talents Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt which became a super hit movie. His latest movie is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He has won 4 filmfare awards and 1 national film awards.

1. S. S. RAJAMOULI

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Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli was born in Raichur, Karnataka. He is a director and screenwriter. He is a highly creative and successful director with blockbuster movies Magadheera, Eega and Baahubali to his name. Baahubali: The beginning is the best feature film, best special effects and has won 63rd National film awards. His other movies Chhatrapati, Vikramarkudu and Sye are notable. He has won 2 National Film awards and 3 filmfare awards.

These directors are most successful in India. I haven’t included Yash Chopra here because he is no more. These people have to be saluted for their creativity which has brought us the entertainment we need. Their dedication has brought them to this level. This completes my list. I hope you loved it. Have a good day.

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