Top 10 Bollywood Actors Who Worked In The Movies They Directed

Top 10 Bollywood Actors Who Worked In The Movies They Directed Hindi Article


1) Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan aka ‘The Perfectionist,’ produced, directed and also played a supporting role in ‘ Taare Zameen Par,’ a 2007 release. The plot of the story is about an 8-year old boy, whose name is Ishaan Awasthi. Aamir plays the role of Ishaan’s art teacher. The movie was a commercial success.

2) Anurag Kashyap

Dev D is a romantic comedy film released in 2009. It was written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. He also did a small cameo role in the movie as the man who offers Chanda (Kalki) candy.

3) Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan directed the action comedy film ‘ Dabangg 2’ which starred his younger brother Salman Khan and was a big hit. Arbaaz also took up the role of ‘ Makkhi,’ Chulbul Pandey’s (Salman), younger brother.

4) Amole Gupte

Amole Gupte produced, directed as well as acted in the 2011 release ‘ Stanley Ka Dabba,’ a story of a fourth grader named Stanley; Partho Gupte, Amole’s son did the role of Stanley. It is a low-budget movie, and Amole plays the role of ‘Babubhai,’ the Hindi teacher in the film.

5) Sunny Deol

A 1999 release, ‘Dillagi’ was directed by Sunny Deol in which he acted. The movie also starred Sunny’s brother, Bobby Deol and Urmila Matondkar. Sunny played ‘Ranvir’ in the film. Apart from being Sunny’s first direction, it was also his first movie with Bobby. Unfortunately, the film turned out to be a flop on the Box Office, but Sunny’s skill of direction was appreciated.

6) Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai is an accomplished Bollywood director, producer, and screenwriter, who has given brilliant films to the industry like ‘ Karz’ (1980), ‘ Karma’ (1986), ‘ Taal’ (1999) and much more. He is known to do cameos in the movies he directs and has made an appearance in ‘Yaadein,’ ‘Saudagar,’ ‘Raam Lakhan,’ etc.

7) Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar is a Bollywood actor, who acted in and directed the 1991 Hindi drama film ‘Prahaar.’ He did the role of ‘Major Chauhan.’ The film was in the nominations for the 37th Filmfare Awards for Best Story. Nana is known for his intense acting.

8) Prakash Jha

An actor, director, producer and screenwriter, Prakash Jha is known for the socio-political film he makes. ‘ Jai Gangaajal’ is one of such films which he directed and in which he acted, too, as ‘Bhola Nath’ aka ‘B.N. Singh,’ the DSP.

9) Ajay Devgn

‘U, Me Aur Hum’ is a Hindi movie directed by Ajay Devgn, who is known for his brilliant acting skills and characteristic features, in which he stars opposite his wife, Kajol. The film was released in 2008 and did alright at the Box Office, but Devgn received critical appreciation for his direction.

10) Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar is a director, an actor, and a script writer, famous for his critically appreciated and successful films.He has given films to the Hindi cinema that are thought to provoke. Apart from directing ‘ Fashion,’ Madhur stepped in the movie to do a cameo as Madhur Bhandarkar, the Bollywood director himself.