Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

The Bollywood movie industry is quite big and so each year there are very large amount of movies that are being produced. A role of director in making a film is so very important. He is the one who has to look at from each and everyone’s point of view and then make the film so that the people should appreciate his work. In Bollywood there are quite a few numbers of directors who are well established and are known throughout the world for the fine work they do in making a film. Here we have assembled information about ten such Bollywood directors who are best in their field.

10. Ram Gopal Verma

Ram Gopal Verma Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

This list starts with the director named as Ram Gopal Verma at the number tenth place. This talented person who is also called by the name of RGV has been one of the most versatile directors in the Bollywood film industry. He has directed so many movies such as Shool, Shiva, Rangeela, Daud, Satya, Mast, Company, Jungle, Sarkar, Sarkar Raj, Bhoot Returns and many more. For his fine work he has also been awarded with the National Award for best director in the year 1999. Besides this he has been recipient of Filmfare as well as other prestigious awards given in India to the people of the film industry.

9. Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

Rohit Shetty is the next director who has made it to this list. He was born on 14th March 1973 in the city of Mumbai which is in the state of Maharashtra, India. At such a young age as a director he has given some of the most entertaining movies in the recent year. The names of some of the movies directed by Rohit Shetty are Golmaal, All the Best, Golmaal Returns, Singham, Golmaal 3 and recently Bol Bachchan. All these movies have been huge hit among the people and have done a very good business.

8. Karan Johar

Karan Johar Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

Karan Johar is at the number eighth place in this list. He was born on 25th May 1972 in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is one of such director who has attained such a great height and has established himself as one of the best director with all the hard work he has done over the years. He also owns a production company which produces movies named as Dharma Production. Till date the movies which he has directed are Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Student of the Year and My Name is Khan. Out of these five films, some of these movies have been blockbuster movies and have been appreciated by one and all. He won the Filmfare award for two times for being the best director.

7. Ashutosh Gowariker

Ashutosh Gowariker Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

Born on 15th February 1964 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, the director which has been given the number seventh place in this list is Ashutosh Gowariker. He is known for the effort that he puts in the movies he direct and that then reflects when you watch those films. He has given some of the best movies to the Bollywood film industry such as Lagaan, Jodha Akbar, Swades, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and what’s Your Raashee. For the movie Lagaan he was nominated in the best director category of Academy Award. He is the proud recipient of five Filmfare Awards and a National Award for being the best director in the year 2001.

6. Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

One of the highly respected and noted director named as Subhash Ghai is at the number sixth place in this list. He was born on 24th January 1945 in the city named as Nagpur which is in the state of Maharashtra. He has been in the Bollywood industry right from the year 1970 and till date has given some of the most entertaining movies to the viewers. He owns a film production company by the name of Mukta Arts. Some of the Bollywood movies which Subhash Ghai has directed are Karz, Kalicharan, Hero, Karma, Meri Jung, Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak, Saudagar, Taal and Pardes. He won the best director award for the film named as Saudagar.

5. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

The owner of the SLB films and one of the most versatile directors in the Hindi cinema, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is at the number fifth place in this list. He was born on 24th February 1963 in the place called as Mumbai. He has directed some of the most incredible films in the history of Bollywood named as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Black, Devdas, Khamoshi, Saawariya and Guzaarish. All these movies have been a blockbuster and have been loved by the people. He won the National Award for the film named as Devdas and Black. He has also been awarded with nine Filmfare Awards.

4. Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

Prakash Jha is the next director in this list. He was born on 27th February 1952 in the place called as Champaran which is in the state of Bihar, India. He is the director who is known to make films which are of political themes and the topics which is closely related to the society. He has his own production company which has been named as Prakash Jha Productions. He has given some of the most successful movies to the people named as Mrityudand, Damul, Apaharan, Gangaajal, Rajneeti and the recently released Chakravyuh. He has been the National Award winner for a whopping eight times and has also won the Filmfare Award on three occasions.

3. Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

The director who has been given the number third place in this list is Mani Ratnam. His birth name was Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam and was born on 2nd June 1956 in the city of Madurai which is in Tamil Nadu, India. Right from the year 1983 he has been active in directing movies and so far he has directed some of the classic Indian movies such as Geethanjali, Chatriyan, Roja, Anjali, Bombay, Dil Se, Yuva, Saathiya, Raavan and Guru. All these films have been highly praised by the people and to add to it he has won many awards for the same.

2. Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone is the film director at the number second place in this list. People used to call him by the name of Guru Dutt. He was born on 9th July 1925 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and gave some of the most successful as well as entertaining films to the movie lovers. Some of the classic movies which he directed are Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pyaasa, Chaudhvin Ka Chand and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. At a mere age of 39, on 10th October 1964 this extremely talented personality left this world. But still when we talk about the best directors Bollywood ever had is incomplete without his name.

1. Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra Top 10 Best Bollywood Movie Directors

One of the brilliant director and moreover a man with the wonderful personality, Yash Chopra is at the number first place in this list. He was born in the city of Lahore which is now part of Pakistan on 27st October 1932. He has directed some of the brilliant movies of all times named as Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer Zaara, Lamhe, Chandni, Silsila, Kabhi Kabhie, Daag, Darr, Parampara and many more. He is said to be the man you revolutionized the romance being shown in the Bollywood films. Recently this great personality passed away on 21st October 2012. At that moment he was suffering from Dengue and was 80 years old.

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