Top 10 indian film directors

1. Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray was born on April 5th, 1933 in Kolkata, India. He started his career as a writer and directed several short films before making his first feature-length movie “Pather Panchali” (1955). His second feature-length movie ‘Jalsaghar’ (1959) won him the National Film Award for Best Direction. In 1963 he directed his third feature-length movie ’Apu Trilogy’ consisting of Apu Sansar, Apu Biswas and Apu Mon Amour. He died on May 27th, 1992 at the age of 58.

 2. Raj Kapoor

 Raj Kapoor was born on October 1st, 1918 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. He started his acting career in 1942 with the Hindi film ‘Barsaat’. After that he acted in many movies including ‘Awara’ (1951), ‘Shree 420’ (1957), ‘Mere Huzoor’ (1964), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Chori Chori’ (1966), ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ (1969), ‘Kora Kagaz’ (1971), ‘Do Anjaane’ (1973), ‘Namak Halal’ (1975), ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ (1976), ‘Prem Rog’ (1978), ‘Sangam’ (1979), ‘Trishul’ (1980), ‘Mr. Natwarlal’ (1981), ‘Guddi’ (1983), ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Karega’ (1985), ‘Saagar’ (1986), ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (1989), ‘Deewana Mastana’ (1990), ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ (1992), ‘Parinda’ (1994), ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (1995), ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ (1998), ‘Khudgarz’ (2001), ‘Haider’ (2008), ‘My Name Is Khan’ (2010), ‘Talaash’ (2012), ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (2013), ‘Udta Punjab’ (2016), ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) and ‘The Sky Is Pink’ (2019). He died on January 25th, 2018 at the age of 88.

 3. Guru Dutt

 Guru Dutt was born on February 15th, 1932 in Bombay, Maharashtra, British India. He began his career as a playback singer in the 1950s. He then became a filmmaker in 1957 with the Hindi film “Kaagaz Ke Phool”. His first feature-length movie was “Pyaasa” (1963). He died on September 2nd, 1966 at the age of 32.

 4. Manoj Kumar

 Manoj Kumar was born on December 23rd, 1929 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He made his debut in the Hindi cinema industry in 1949 with the movie “Anari”. He then acted in many movies including the “Devdas” trilogy (1955-1959), “Zindagi Ek Safar” (1960), “Chandni Chowk To China(1962), “Andha Kanoon” (1967), “Aradhana” (1969), “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi” (1970), “Waqt” (1972), “Dushman” (1974), “Jaadugar” (1977), “Himalay Ki God Mein” (1982), “Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke” (1984), “Dekho” (1987), “Maqbool” (1988), “Karzzzz” (1991), “Main Aurr Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage” (1993), “Hum Kisise Kum Naheen” (1994), “Ab Tak Chappan Hai” (1996), “Dushkar” (1997), “Amar Akbar Anthony” (1999), “Dostana” (2000), “Dushkaar” (2003), “Ishqiya” (2005), “Raajneeti” (2006), “Love Story 2050” (2007), “Dus” (2009), “Jannat” (2011), “Welcome Back” (2014), “Badlapur” (2015), “Kedarnath” (2017), “Joker” (2019) and “Jagga Jasoos” (2020). He died on March 14th, 2019 at the age of 86.

 5. Yash Chopra

 Yash Chopra was born on November 18th, 1920 in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh, British Indian. He started his career in the 1940s as a screenwriter and later became a producer. He produced many Bollywood movies including “Amar Deep” (1949), “Dastaan” (1950), “Madhumati” (1958), “Mughal-e-Azam” (1960), and “Sujan Singh Is Freedom Fighter” (1968). He died on July 9th, 1989 at the age of 62.

 6. Mira Nair

 Mira Nair was born on August 12th, 1956 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, British India and raised in New Delhi, India. She started her career as a script supervisor in 1986. Her first feature-length movie is “Bombay Talkies” (1988). She then wrote and directed the movie “Mississippi Masala” (1992) and “The Namesake” (2006). She also wrote and directed the movie, “Queen” (2014). She died on June 24th, 2017 at the age of 63.

 7. Shyam Benegal

 Shyam Benegal was born on June 6th, 1934 in Allahabad, Uttar Prades, British India. He worked as a journalist and editor before becoming a film director. He directed many movies including “Agnostic”(1981), “Meera” (1981), “Amar Kaan (1982), “Jungle (1982), ” (1982, “Agnostic (1982), ‘Meera (1982), ‐Jungle (1982, “Amar Ka (1982), „Meera (1982, ‚ Jungle (1982), ‚Meera (1982).

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