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Top 10 Best Bollywood Filmmakers of All Times

Cinema is the backbone of Indian religion. In the second half of 19th century, Indians began promoting the songs, dance forms and storytelling. There have had been various directors and producers who made Indian movies world famous. Now Bollywood is a leading entertainment capital in the world. Here are some of the finest and best Bollywood directors of all times.

10. Rajkumar Hirani: 

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Rajkumar Hirani is one of the most creative and amazing directors of Bollywood. He is an award-winning director who received National Award, Filmfare Award and the Award of best Screenwriter. Some of the most famous movies Rajkumar has given to this industry are 7Munna Bhai MBBS (2003), and 3 Idiots (2009).

9. Guru Dutt:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Guru Dutt is known to be the Orson Welles of India. For a long, he gave us various interesting movies. It won’t be wrong to say that Guru Dutt gave a new edge to Indian cinema. Some of his famous movies are Kaagaz Ke Phool, Mr. & Mrs., Sailaab and Jaal, and Pyaasa. Guru Dutt was the person wo introduced Waheeda Rahman to Indian film industry.

8. Raj Kapoor:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Raj Kapoor is an excellent actor, director and producer of 1950s. He is reminded with the name of The Show Man. Raj Kapoor received various awards and was a nominee of Palme d’Or grand prize for his blockbusters Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954).

7. Yash Raj Chopra:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Yash Raj started his career as an assistant director, but later on he established his own production house in 1973. With the name of Yash Raj Films his production house gave various hits like Darr, Veer-Zaara and Dil To Pagal Hai. 

6. Manmohan Desai:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Manmohan Desai is the son of famous movie producer and founder of Paramount Studios, Kikubhai Desai. Manmohan learnt the direction and production skills from his father and soon became one of the most successful and prominent directors of Indian film industry. Some of his big hits are Dharam, Veer, Suhaag, Cooli and Mard. 

5. Mahesh Bhatt:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Mahesh Bhatt is a highly creative and one of the most influencing directors and best Bollywood filmmakers of all times. He has mostly given art and romantic movies to this industry. Some of the best films by Mahesh Bhatt are Saaransh, Aashiqui, Criminal, Duplicate, Raaz, Saaya, and Murder. He has won awards for various of his films.

4. Subhash Ghai:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Subhash Ghai is the master of making various delightful movies in Bollywood. He has given a new creative direction to Indian film industry. He is a recognized director and producer of his time, making the films like Kalicharan, Karz, Hero, Meri Jang, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Khalnaayak, Pardes and Taal.

3. Karan Johar:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Karan Johar does a spectacular job. He is one of the highest paid and most famous Indian film directors of the era. In 2013, he gave a few successful romantic movies to us like Student of the Year and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.

2. Rohit Shetty:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Rohit Shetty is known for his comedy movies like Golmal, which made Rohit make about 100 crore. He has received various awards for his awesome direction skills. In 2013, Rohit gave Chennai Xpress which proved to be his highest grossed and most successful movie.

1. Farhan Akhtar:

Best Bollywood Filmmakers

Farhan Akhtar is not only a prominent director but also a talented actor of Bollywood. Farhan is known for his creative storytelling skills. Some of his successful projects are Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Chahta Hai and Don 2.