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Affluent Directors in India 2022

Affluent Directors in India 2022


We can not leave movies or web series whenever we talk about entertainment. Even in this pandemic, when we were locked in our homes, the OTT platforms did not leave our side and continued delivering the entertainment. Still, that entertainment is incomplete without the directors who give shape to the movie.

Directors who take the control to complete the movie with the grace and are a firm root for the success, who supervises the actors and the other crew to make it a shot; in India, many directors have entered the industry and have created their identity with their hard work and dedication. Their names are well-known both in India and abroad, and they have been among the list of affluent directors in the country.

So these are some of the directors who have created their path and have a journey behind them which inspires many and are still delivering blockbuster movies.

S. S. Rajamouli

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S. S. Rajamouli is a well-known name in the industry and is one of the prominent directors in the Telugu film industry. He was born in Mysore on October 10, 1973, and apart from being a successful director, he is a screenwriter and producer.

He got another breakthrough with his movie named Baahubali: The beginning, which was a blockbuster. That movie broke many track records, and the director got a new identity in the Indian film industry.

He has delivered many blockbuster movies that include Student No.1, Simhadri, Sye, Yamadonga, Eega, Baahubali: The Beginning, Vikramrakudu, Baahubali: The Conclusion, RRR, Makkhi, Magadheera, Yamadonga, Simhadri, Maryada Ramanna, Samraat, and many more.

The director started his journey by directing Telugu soap operas under K. Raghavendra Rao, and Student No. 1 was his 1st shot film. He has won several awards for his work, including the BN Reddy National Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Padma Shri in the year 2016, ANR National Award, National Film Award for Baahubali: The Beginning, Eega, Baahubali: The Conclusion, Filmfare Award South for best director Telugu, Nandi Awards for best screenplay writer, best director, IIFA Utsavam Award, South Indian International Movie Award, CineMAA Awards and many more.

S. S. Rajamouli has a net worth of around $18.3 million and is one of the richest directors in India.

Mani Ratnam

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Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam, known by his professional name Mani Ratnam in the industry, is one of the known directors from the Tamil film industry. He was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, on June 2, 1956, and started his career journey in 1983.

In addition to being a film director, he is also a screenwriter and a producer. Initially, he worked as a consultant, but he entered the film industry in 1983 with the Kannada movie Pallavi Anu Pallavi; in 1986, with Mouna Ragam, he established himself as a leading director. The director is known for his trilogy on terrorism, including Dil Se, Bombay, and Roja.

He has delivered several movies that include Bombay, Ponniyin Selvan, Guru, Nayakan, Iruvar, Into The Wind, Mouna Ragam, Raavan, Raavanan, Thalapathi, Kadali, Yuva, Geethanjali, Lajjo, The Sea and many more.

Mani Ratnam has been felicitated with many awards for his works like in the Toronto International Film International, Busan International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Montreal Film Festival, and he has also received the Padma Shri award in the year 2002, National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South, Golden Lotus Award, and many more. He has a net worth of around $ 18 million.

Rakesh Roshan

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Rakesh Roshan is one of the prominent film directors in the Hindi film industry. He was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, on September 6, 1949, and started his career journey in 1970.

Apart from being a successful director, he is a film producer, screenwriter, and actor. As an assistant director and Mohan Kumar, the director later made his acting debut in the 1970 film Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani in a supporting role.

He has directed many movies in his career, including Krrish, Krrish 3, and Koi. Mil Gaya, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Krrish 4, Karan Arjun, Kaabil, Koyla, Kites, Khoon Bhari Maang, Bhagwaan Dada, Kaamchor, King Uncle, Khubsoorat, Khudgarz, Khel, Krazy 4, Khatta Meetha, Aap Ke Deewane, Aakhir Kyon, Naam, Paraya Dhan, Khel Khel Me, Om Shanti Om, Nafrat and many more.

For his contribution to the field of art and his work, he has been awarded many awards such as National Film Awards for Koi Mil Gaya, Filmfare Award for Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Filmfare for Koi Mil Gaya, IIFA Awards for Krrish, Zee Cine Awards, Apsara Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and many more. He has a net worth of approx—$ 40 million.

Rajkumar Hirani

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Rajkumar Hirani is one of the well-recognized names in the film industry, and his work speaks for him. He was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, on November 20, 1962, and apart from being a successful director, he is a producer, scriptwriter, editor, and distributor.

He started his journey in the year 1993. After initially working as a film editor, Hirani went on to work in television advertising. After several years, he established himself as a producer and director for the Fevicol advertisement. Later, he became a filmmaker.

He has delivered many movies like Sanju, 3 Idiots, PK, Munna Bhai M. B. B. S., Munna Bhai 3, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, etc. For his contribution to the arts and his work, he has been felicitated with many awards such as National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Producers Guild Film Awards, IIFA Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Global Indian Film Awards, Stardust Awards, and many more.

He has an estimated net worth of around $ 172 million and is one of the richest directors in India.

Karan Johar

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Karan Johar is a well-known name in the Indian film industry, and he is also known as KJo. He was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, on May 25, 1972, and started his career in 1989. Apart from being a successful film director, he is a screenwriter, costume designer, and producer.

It won’t be wrong that Bollywood is incomplete without Karan Johar, as he has given many blockbusters to the audience. He has delivered several movies that include Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Student of the Year, My Name is Khan, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Lust Stories, Ghost Stories, Bombay Talkies, and many more.

Karan Johar entered the film industry as an assistant director with the iconic movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995. In 1998, he made his directorial debut with the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was a blockbuster movie.

Apart from that, he has been awarded several awards for his contribution to the arts field, including Padma Shri, National Film Award, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards, and Mirchi Music Awards, Stardust Awards, and many more.

He is one of the richest directors in India and has an estimated net worth of around $ 200 million. He also owns a media company known as Dharma Production Pvt Limited.

Kabir Khan

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Kabir Khan and film director in the Hindi film industry go hand in hand. He is one of the prominent filmmaker from the industry. He was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on September 14, 1968. Aside from being a film director, he is a producer and screen writer as well. He started working at the age of 25 as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel.

He made his directorial debut in the year 1999 with the documentary named The Forgotten Army which is based on the Indian National Army by Subhas Chandra Bose. Later he entered into films with Kabul Express. He has delivered many blockbuster movies like 83, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight, Ek Tha Tiger, Phantom, New York, and many more.

For his work, he has been felicitated with many awards that includes Film South Asia Award for the film The Forgotten Army, Asian Film Festival Award, National Film Award, Cairo Internation Film Festival, Stardust Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Filmfare Awards, Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, IIFA Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and many more. Kabir Khan has an estimated net worth of around $ 52 million.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the ace filmmaker present in the Indian film industry. He was born in Bombay, Maharashtra on February 24, 1963, and he is a film producer, writer, editor and composer as well.

The director made his debut with a song named Khamosi: The Musical in the year 1996 and later he delivered many hit films like Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mary Kom, Gabbar Is Back, 1942: A Love Story and more.

He has won several awards that includes National Film Award, Padma Shri, 10 Filmfare Awards, Mirchi Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards, BAFTA Awards and many more. He has an estimated net worth of $122 million.

Anurag Kashyap

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Anurag Kashyap is a well-recognized name in the Indian film industry who is known for his direction skills. He was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on September 10, 1972. The director started his career in the year 1995, when he was introduced to Shivam Nair.
Aside from being a successful film director, he is a film producer and actor as well but he is mostly known for his direction and production work.

He has delivered many movies like Akira, Trapped, Gangs of Wasseypur, Mukkabaaz, The Lunchbox, Shaandaar, Hasee Toh Phasee, Lootera, Dev D, I Am, Guru, Manmarziyaan, Aiyyaa, Luck by Chance, Kurbaan, Happy New Year, Masaan, Udta Punjab, NH 10, Bombay Talkies, No Smoking, Paanch, Black Friday, Return of Hanuman, Gulaal, Mumbai Cutting, Lust Stories, Sacred Games, Choked, Ghost Stories and many more.

For his amazing work, he has been felicitated with many awards that includes Filmfare Award for best story, Filmfare Award for best film, Guild Award for best dialogue, Guild Award for best editing, Screen Award, Yash Bharti Award, IIFA Award, Zee Cine Award, and many more. Anurag Kashyap has also served as jury members at several film festivals like Marrakech Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival. He has a net worth of around $110 million.

Meghna Gulzar

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Meghna Gulzar, one of the bold lady Bollywood industry has and she is also the daughter of famous poet & lyricist Gulzar. She was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra on December 13, 1973 and started her journey in the year 2003.

She started her career as a screenwriter under her father’s guidance in the movie named Hu Tu Tu in 1999. In 2002, Meghna made her directorial debut with the movie Filhaal and it took a long time for her to establish herself as a successful director. She continued with the same line and now is a well-known personality in the industry.

She has delivered movies like Raazi, Chhapaak, Talvaar, Just Married, The Stories, etc. Her journey from being a writer for The Times of India to Indian cinema is a different story in itself. She has an estimated net worth of $108 million.

Rohit Shetty

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The dangerous player of the Indian Film industry, Rohit Shetty. He has been in the industry for a very long time and is one of the influential personality. Rohit Shetty was born in Bombay, Maharashtra on March 14, 1974. He started his journey in the year 1991.

At the age of 17, he began his career as an assistant director to Ajay Devgn on his first film, Phool Aur Kaante. Later in the year 2003, he made his directorial debut with the movie Zameen. He has delivered several movies that include Sooryavanshi, Dilwale, Simba, Singham, Chennai Express, Golmaal, All the Best, Singham Returns, Bol Bachchan, Sunday, Poster Boys, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Satte Pe Satta and many more.

For his work, he has been felicitated with several awards like Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for best film for Chennai Express, got nominated for Filmfare Awards best director, Producers Guild Film Awards best director, BIG Star Entertainment Awards for most entertaining director, Bollywood Hungama Surfer’s Choice Movie Awards, Star Box Office India Awards, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards and many more. He has a net worth of around $38 million.

Mohit Suri

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Mohit Suri is a well-established name in the Hindi film industry and he is known for making suicide based movies. He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra on April 11, 1981. He was born in Bhatt family and apart from being a successful director, he is a producer as well.

He started his career as an office assistant for the T-Series company and also as an assistant director in the film named Kasoor in the year 2001 by Vikram Bhatt. He made his directorial debut in the year 2005 with the movie Zeher but got his breakthrough with the movie Murder 2 in 2011.

Mohit Suri has delivered several movies that include Malang, Ek Villain, Ek Villain 2, Aashiqui 2, Half Girlfriend, Humari Adhuri Kahani, Murder 2, Awarapan, Kalyug, Raaz: The Mystery, Crook, Who Lamhe, Intehaah and many more. He has an estimated net worth of around $75 million.

Mahesh Bhatt

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Mahesh Bhatt is one of the known film director who is known for his work in Hindi film industry. He was born in Bombay, Maharashtra on September 20, 1948. Apart from being a successful director, he is a film producer and a screen writer as well.

He is one of the most recognized directors in the industry for a long time. He made his directorial debut at the age of 26 with the movie Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain. Among the films he has appeared in are Sadak 2, Kartoos, Duplicate, Dastak, Gumrah, Naajayaz, Sadak, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Sir, Zakhm, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar ke, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Chaahat, and many more.

He is also the co-owner of a film production house along with Mukesh Bhatt and he has been awarded with many awards like Filmfare Award for best dialogue, IIFA Award for best screen play, Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay, National Film Award for best feature film in Urdu, and many more. He has an estimated net worth of around $ 48 million.

Mahesh Bhatt is one of the influential personality in the industry.

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