Chetan Anand was an acclaimed Hindi film producer, screenwriter and director whose debut film, Neecha Nagar, bagged the Palme d’Or award at the first-ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946.
Bimal Roy was one of the most acclaimed Indian film directors of all time, particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films. He has a far-reaching influence on Indian and world cinema.
Guru Dutt was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He is often credited with ushering in the golden era of Hindi cinema with films like Pyasa and Kagaz Ke Phool.
Mani Kaul was a Hindi filmmaker famed for his cinematic conception, fiction and ‘visually seductive’ documentary films like Uski Roti and Duvidha.
V Shantaram was one of the early filmmakers to realize the efficacy of cinema as an instrument of social change and used it to advocate humanism and expose bigotry and injustice.
Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter. With films like Ankur, Nishant, Manthan and Bhumika he created a new genre, which has now come to be called the “middle cinema” in India.
Kamal Swaroop is a director and screenwriter. His works have met with unusual international acclaim, including films like Om Dar Ba Dar and Ghasiram Kotwal.
Kumar Shahani is a noted Indian Film director, born in Larkana, Sindh, on 7 December 1940. After the Partition of India, his family shifted to the city of Bombay.
Saeed Akhtar Mirza is an Indian screenwriter and director. He made important films like Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai
M.S. Sathyu is a film director and art director. He made films in Hindi, Kannada and Urdu. He is best known for his 1973 film Garm Hava.
Govind Nihlani is a noted Indian Film director, cinematographer, screenwriter and film producer. He has been directing Hindi films since the late 70s and has also created works for the television.
Avtar Krishna Kaul was a film director who made the Hindi Film 27 Down (1974). It was his only film before he died in a tragic incident in 1974.
Ketan Mehta is an Indian film director, who has also directed documentaries and television serials. He is known for films like Mirch Masala, Maya Memsaab, and Rang Rasiya.
Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an award-winning Indian film director, lyricist and poet. He is known for making films like Aandhi, Lekin and Maachis.
Rabindra Dharmaraj was a journalist, documentarist and filmmaker who is remembered for making the award-winning Hindi Feature Film Chakra (1981).
Sai Par?njpye is an Indian movie director and screenwriter known for films like Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor and Disha, and plays like Jaswandi, Sakkhe Shejari, and Albel.
Nagesh Kukunoor is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor known for making films like Hyderabad Blues, Rockford, Iqbal, Dor, Aashayein, Lakshmi, and Dhanak.
Sudhir Mishra is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for directing films including Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dharavi and Chameli.