Top 10 Directors Who Acted In Bollywood

Top 10 Directors Who Acted In Bollywood Hindi Article

1. Farhan Akhtar

Everyone in the Industry is aware that the 'Flying Sikh' of Bollywood started his career as a Director. Farhan happens to be the master of all traits. His directorial debut ' Dil Chahta Hai' is an all-time Bollywood favorite. Farhan showed his amazing acting skills in 'Rock On' and after that he never looked back.

2. Mahesh Manjrekar

Mahesh is another name who tops this list. A National Award-winning director and now, a well-established actor too. As a director, Mahesh has many critically acclaimed movies like 'Vastav,' 'Viruddh' and 'Astitiva.' His role as an actor received appreciation in the movie - ' Wanted,' where he acted as a corrupt police officer. He was also a part of the Oscar-winning movie - ' Slumdog Millionaire'.

3. Vijay Anand

Late Vijay Anand was known for his direction in ' Guide,' ' Jewel Thief' and 'Mera Naam Joker.' Vijay has also given many memorable roles as an actor to the industry. He has worked in ' Kora Kagaz' opposite Jaya Bachchan.

4. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Dhulia as a director had the best of movies to his name until he decided to highlight his acting skills. His character 'Ramadhir Singh' in ' Gangs of Wasseypur' demonstrated his commendable talent in the field of acting. The Director of film ' Paan Singh Tomar' has turned out to be a master, both behind as well as in front of the camera.

5. Karan Johar

Who knew that Raj's friend in 'DDLJ' would eventually become one of the most successful Directors. With his acting debut in 'DDLJ' and his appearance in ' Bombay Velvet', Karan has shown us glimpses of his acting skills. Though not as successful as a director, Karan has always enjoyed being in front of the camera.

6. Farah Khan

With making her debut in direction with the Badshah of Bollywood, Farah tried her luck in acting as well. After doing a couple of films as a director, she came up as an actor in ' Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi' starring opposite the very versatile, Boman Irani. The choreographer turned director has given guest appearances in a few movies.

7. Anurag Kashyap

The director who has grown a lot in recent times is a person who loves being in front of the camera. Anurag is found playing cameos in some movies. His appearance on screen is appreciated a lot. ' Soundtrack' and ' Shagird' being few of the films he has worked in as an actor.

8. Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha is one of those Bollywood directors who has directed movies with strong social messages. He draws the best portray of the grievances of the nations and presents it to the viewers. Recently, Prakash was seen playing a very vital role in his movie 'Jay Gangaajal' along with Priyanka Chopra.

9. Amole Gupte

' Stanley Ka Dabba' brought a great amount of positive criticism for Amole as an actor. The director did direct well know movies. Recently, he was seen in a negative role in 'Singham Returns.'

10. Kunal Kohli

Starting from a TV Anchor to becoming a Director of Mega hits Kunal has walked a long journey. He has also proved his skills in acting by playing the lead role in 'Phir Se.' He has proved himself in all fields of Bollywood. From direction to acting, Kunal has always impressed us with his talent.