In its nearly 100-year existence, the Tamil cinema industry has given birth to some notable directors. Our filmmakers have received national recognition for their work and professional achievement in Bollywood, India's largest film business. Here is the list of the Top 10 Tamil directors who worked in Bollywood.
1. C V Sridhar:
Indian director C V Sridhar has primarily directed films in the Tamil cinema industry. The previous movie directed by C V to released in theatres was
in 1964. With Bhaai Bhaai, he made his Bollywood debut in 1956. He had performed in over ten Hindi movies.
South Indian director K. Bharathiraja is well-regarded by critics. Since a young age, he had shown the makings of a storyteller. The delicate and genuine depiction of village life in Bharathiraja's films has earned him a following. In 1979, Solva Sawan served as P Bharathiraja's Bollywood debut.
In the Tamil cinema business, Bhagyaraj works as a director, actor, writer of scripts, and producer. In the 1980s and early 1990s, his popularity reached its height. K Bhagyaraj entered Bollywood in 1986 with Aakhri Raaste, a remake of Bharathiraja's Oru Kaidhiyin Diary, and quickly became a successful director in Tamil cinema after becoming well-known there.
Indian cinematographer, director, screenwriter, and film editor Balu Mahendra was born in Sri Lanka and specialising in Tamil cinema. Balu Mahendra was perhaps one of the few directors who enjoyed success across all the sectors in which he worked. He made his Bollywood debut with the timeless film Sadma.
Filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter Mani Ratnam is known for his work in Tamil cinema. Mani Ratnam, one of the directors of the present age, achieved success in Bollywood. After participating in several successful Tamil films, he made his Bollywood debut with Roja. He has since worked on other successful movies, including Bombay, Dil Se, Yuva, Guru, etc.,
6. S Shankar:
S. Shankar is a producer and director of Indian movies. He frequently directs films with social concerns and a business narrative. In many of his projects, he is renowned for producing costly, top-notch CGI. With The Gentleman, unconventional director Shankar makes his Bollywood debut. He has commercial successes with Endhiran - The Robot and Nayak. The majority of his Tamil movies feature Hindi dubs.
7. K. S. Ravikumar:
K. S. Ravikumar is a Tamil-focused Indian cinema director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.
and KS Ravikumar are the stars of the Bollywood film Policegiri. However, the film had a disastrous opening weekend.
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Gautham Menon's version of Minnale, marked his entry into the Bollywood film industry. The Bollywood movie was well-liked. He also reworked his box office dud
Ekk Deewana Tha
9. AR Murugadoss:
With the same title and
as the lead, AR Murugadoss translated his South Asian blockbuster Ghajini into Hindi. Not only did it become a smash hit, but it was also the first Indian film to gross $100 million domestically.
Prabhu Deva, an actor and choreographer, made his Bollywood debut with the adaptation of the popular Tamil film Pokkiri called Wanted.
is his most commercially successful Hindi film to date.