List of Indian film directors

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India has many regional film centres, such as Bollywood (Hindi) in Mumbai, Marathi cinema in Pune Telugu cinema in Hyderabad, Tamil cinema in Chennai, Malayalam cinema in Kochi, Kannada cinema in Bangalore, Odia Cinema in Bhubaneswar and Bengali cinema in Kolkata . Most Indian film directors are known for their work with one regional industry, while many others are active directors of films from multiple industries.

Active in multiple languages[edit]

The following is a list of film directors who have directed films from more than one regional film industry in India. This does not include directors who work in a single industry whose films have been dubbed into other languages.

DIRECTOR Assamese Bengali English Bhojpuri English Gujarati Hindi Kannada Malayalam Marathi Odia Punjabi Tamil Telugu
K. Raghavendra Rao Yes Yes Yes
Dasari Narayana Rao Yes Yes
S. S. Rajamouli Yes Yes Yes
puri jagannath Yes Yes Yes Yes
Navjit Buttar Yes
S. Shankar Yes Yes
Bharathan Yes
Basu Bhattacharya Yes Yes
Gautham Menon Yes Yes Yes
Girish Karnad Yes Yes
Shaji N Karun Yes
Girish Kasaravalli Yes Yes
Mani Ratnam Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mrinal Sen Yes
AR Murugadoss Yes Yes Yes
Pawan Kumar Yes
Deepak Sharma Yes
Puttanna Kanagal Yes Yes
Prasanta Nanda Yes Yes
Bharathan Yes
Hara Patnaik Yes Yes
Radha Bharadwaj
Siddique Yes Yes Yes
Sunil Kumar Desai Yes Yes
Upendra Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yogaraj Bhat Yes Yes Yes Yes

Bengali film directors[edit]

Marathi film directors[edit]

Kannada film directors[edit]

Malayalam film directors[edit]

Tamil film directors[edit]

Telugu film directors[edit]