Assamese Cinema

Bhabendra Nath Saikia | Jahnu Barua

Bengali Cinema

Aparna Sen | Buddhadeb Dasgupta | Gautam Ghose | Mrinal Sen | Quashiq Mukherjee | Ritwik Ghatak | Rituparno Ghosh | Sandip Ray | Satyajit Ray | Sombhu Mitra | Srijit Mukherjee

English Cinema

Aparna Sen | Deepa Mehta | Homi Adajania | Ismail Merchant | Mira Nair | Mithaq Kazimi | Revathi | Sooni Taraporevala | Sonali Gulati | Sridhar Rangayan

Gujarati Cinema

Ketan Mehta

Hindi Cinema

Amit Dutta | Amol Palekar | Anand Gandhi | Anurag Kashyap | Awtar Krishna Kaul | Basu Chaterjee | Bimal RoyChetan Anand | Deepa Mehta | Govind Nihlani | Gulzar | Guru Dutt | Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Kalpana Lajmi | Kamal Swaroop | Kantilal Rathod | Ketan Mehta | Khwaja Ahmad Abbas | Kiran Rao | Kishore Sahu | Kumar Shahani | Kundan Shah | M S Sathyu | Mahesh Bhatt | Mani Kaul | Manish Jha | Mrinal Sen | Nagesh Kukunoor | Nandita Das | Onir | Pal Nalin | Prakash Jha | Rajinder Singh Bedi | Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Santosh Sivan | Ram Gopal Verma | Shyam Benegal | Sudhir Mishra | Tapan Sinha | V Shantaram | Vikramaditya Motwane

Kannada Cinema

B V Karanth | Girish Karnad | Girish Kasaravalli | Puttanna Kanagal

Malayalam Cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Bharathan | Bijukumar Damodaran | G Aravindan | John Abraham | Murali Nair | P Padmarajan | Priyanandanan | Shaji N Karun | T V Chandran

Manipuri Cinema

Aribam Syam Sharma

Marathi Cinema

Amol Palekar | Gautam Joglekar | Jabbar Patel | Mangesh Hadawale | Nishikanth Kamath | Paresh Mokashi | Sandeep Sawant | Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

Oriya Cinema

Apoorva Kishore Bir | Biplab Roy Choudhury | Manmohan Mahapatra | Nirad N Mohapatra | Santunu Nishra

Punjabi Cinema

Gurvinder Singh

Tamil Cinema

Bala | Balu Mahendra | J Mahendran | K Hariharan | Mani Ratnam | Santosh Sivan

Telugu Cinema

Akkineni Kutumba Rao | B Narsing Rao | K N T Sastry | Pattabhiramy Reddy