Top 10 Actors Who Turned Directors

Top 10 Actors Who Turned Directors Hindi Article

We have seen that many Hollywood actors decided to turn director. Few of them have also been successful. But this phenomenon is rare in Bollywood. After spending a few years in front of the camera, the actors also want to try what they can do if they are behind the camera. Only a few actors think of wearing the director’s cap. Some of them tasted success, and some did not. Given is the list of actors or actresses who decided to take the directorial venture.

1. Ajay Devgan- ‘ U Me Aur Hum

Ajay Devgan is known for his acting skills and chiseled looks. He is a talented actor and competed against the Khan’s in the industry. He also decided to turn director in 2008 with his rom-com. And he never thought of being a director again. His new venture “ Shivaay” is creating quite a hype and is ready for a Diwali release.

2. Naseeruddin Shah- ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota: What If?’

Naseeruddin Shah is one of the most amazing actors in Bollywood who has given us movies like ‘A Wednesday!”. The actor also turned director in 2006 but failed miserably and never looked back.

3. Aamir Khan- ‘ Taare Zameen Par

The actor is well known for his acting skills and with a movie like “Taare Zameen Par” he proved that he is an outstanding director as well. His first directorial venture was a big hit and gave much parental advice to the parents whose child is dyslexic.

4. Rohit Roy- ‘ Dus Kahaniyaan

The television actor surprised many when he decided to turn to the director’s seat. He got a chance to direct Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi for his segment “Rice Plate”. He was applauded for his venture.

5. Nandita Das- ‘ Firaaq

Nandita Das’s film is based upon the 2002 Gujarat massacre, with veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal and Deepti Naval. The film featured in many international festivals. Well, Nandita proved that she is a good actress and a great director.

6. Pankaj Kapur- ‘ Mausam

The film directed by Panjak Kapur with main lead as Shahid Kapoor could not work wonders at the box-office and failed miserably. The father-son jodi’s magic sadly didn’t work on-screen.

7. Anupam Kher- ‘Om Jai Jagadish’

Some of you might remember the name of the movie, but only a few know that this was the directorial debut for Anupam Kher. The movie could not do so well for his career. But we all are happy to see Anupam Kher still acting.

8. Rishi Kapoor- ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’

The actor was a charmer in his days, and he still is. But the actor’s decision to turn director was definitely not a good one. His movie flopped at the box-office.

9. Abhishek Kapoor- ‘ Rock On!!

Abhishek Kapoor was not able to establish himself as an actor, but he did show his talent as an astounding director. The movie was applauded and the sequel of the movie will release in 2016.

10. Pooja Bhatt- ‘Paap’

The actress is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt. Her acting career couldn’t flourish, so she decided to turn into a director. She is known for her bold performances either on-camera or off-camera. ‘ Jism 2’ and ‘Dhoka’ were some of the other movies directed by the actress.