Rajkumar Hirani (200+ Crore)
With several blockbusters like PK, 3 Idiots, and Munna Bhai Series, this director is undoubtedly one of the most revered artists in the film industry. PK in 2014smashed all existing box office records and stands as the highest-grossing Hindi film to date.
Mohit Suri (60+ Crore)
The director has a particularly unique and much vaunted knack in spotting new talent and introducing them to the cinema club. Most prominently, he introduced Bollywood to
Neha Sharma and also holds the revered credit of bringing the stars of the hit movie, Aashiqui 2, to the limelight.
Arbaaz Khan (100 Crore)
The younger sibling of megastar
Salman Khan; he took off his professional career with acting but shifted his focus towards directorial ventures. He was the hand behind the Dabangg film series and it is truly safe to say that the rest is history. The tremendous success of the movies has propelled the careers of both Salman and Arbaaz.
Karan Johar (80+ Crore)
The king of romantic movies, Karan Johar has dominated that particular spectrum since long. ‘Student of the Year’ made him a rock star even among the Gen X. His earlier hits include ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.’
Kabir Khan (316 Crore)
He has worked tirelessly to produce several hits like
Ek Tha Tiger,
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and
New York which perpetuated his fame in the industry.
Farhan Akhtar and
Zoya Akhtar (200 Crore)
Before taking to acting and finding plenty of success in the arena, the artist was a director and he and his sister have helmed many great films ranging from Don 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, to the likes of evergreen
Dil Chahta Hai.
Rohit Shetty (400 Crore+)
This director has a penchant and a skill like no other to rake in the big bucks and mint rupees at the box office like no tomorrow. Having worked with some of the biggest names of his time like
Shah Rukh Khan and
Ajay Devgan and producing some all-time blockbusters to go along with it, the director has found his name in
Chennai Express, Singham, and the Golmaal Series.
Rakesh Roshan (100 Crore+)
This industry giant’s movies have always had a unique blend of drama, romance, and gut-wrenching suspense. Having brought several new styles and concepts of film-making to the fore, the father-son duo of Rakesh and
Hrithik Roshan have topped several lists with their hits like Ka Ho Na Pyaar Hai and the Krrish series.
Yash Chopra (100 Crore+)
The late artist was a doyen among directors and is still famous for his timeless movies depicting romance while taking the concept to a whole new level. His movies Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Veer Zara are gems in the world of cinema.
10. Priyadarshan (100 Crore+)
Known primarily for his films
Hera Pheri, and other comedies featuring convoluted plots, the director is popular for giving the element of humor a fresh twist.