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*Grosses updated for post 1970, inflation adjusted per available ticket price data post-2008*


RankDirectorFilms DirectedMajor GrossersMost Successful FilmAdjusted CollectionsTotal BO Impact
1.Manmohan Desai 2014Amar Akbar AnthonyRs. 1,73,46,77,760Rs. 12,77,66,41,696
2.Ramesh Sippy 115SholayRs. 4,90,00,00,000Rs. 8,77,13,65,469
3.Prakash Mehra 239Muqaddar Ka SikandarRs. 1,91,20,51,840Rs. 8,46,75,10,988
4.Yash Chopra 219DeewarRs. 1,32,13,96,736Rs. 8,41,66,29,992
5.David Dhawan 388Partner (2007)Rs. 55,09,54,496Rs. 8,37,24,69,360
6.Subhash Ghai 1910HeroRs. 67,64,69,504Rs. 6,86,11,75,232
7.T Rama Rao 326Andhaa KanoonRs. 78,05,41,696Rs. 5,76,15,35,038
8.K Bapaiah 284MawaaliRs. 78,05,41,696Rs. 5,08,41,60,412
9.Rakesh Roshan 124Karan ArjunRs. 1,08,18,42,688Rs. 4,84,90,68,754
10.Pramod Chakraborty 194JugnuRs. 1,19,53,12,128Rs. 4,54,52,18,780
11.Sooraj Barjatya 54Hum Aapke Hai KaunRs. 2,22,77,10,464Rs. 4,49,57,20,512
12.Rajkumar Kohli 172NaaginRs. 80,21,37,088Rs. 3,95,02,36,508
13.K Raghavendra Rao 175HimmatwalaRs. 83,25,77,792Rs. 3,94,63,84,556
14.Dulal Guha 144DushmanRs. 96,11,18,208Rs. 3,65,58,49,506
15.Hrishikesh Mukherjee 402AnandRs. 43,98,03,776Rs. 3,65,27,58,448
16.Shakti Samanta 364Kati PatangRs. 80,92,38,976Rs. 3,64,47,76,704
17.Priyadarshan 202Bhagam BhagRs. 47,50,20,512Rs. 3,55,14,67,452
18.Umesh Mehra 193Ali baba aur 40 chorRs. 68,92,63,040Rs. 3,43,94,14,862
19.Raj Khosla 253Mera Gaon Mera DeshRs. 88,10,25,024Rs. 3,38,98,25,464
20.Manoj Kumar 73Roti Kapada aur MakaanRs. 1,33,02,64,704Rs. 3,35,90,40,060
21.Raj Kapoor 103BobbyRs. 1,85,93,74,336Rs. 3,22,51,10,264
22.Indra Kumar 104IshqRs. 57,46,20,544Rs. 3,03,72,88,688
23.Anil Sharma 103GadarRs. 1,25,24,69,376Rs. 3,01,48,92,984
24.Rahul Rawail 173Love StoryRs. 84,72,76,928Rs. 2,96,02,71,806
25.Rakesh Kumar 83Mr. NatwarlalRs. 1,13,54,54,336Rs. 2,93,38,13,528
26.Raj Sippy 303Satte Pe SattaRs. 45,71,81,056Rs. 2,87,72,62,643
27.Anees Bazmee 124WelcomeRs. 80,15,18,656Rs. 2,85,24,20,627
28.Nasir Hussain 143Yaadon Ki BaraatRs. 1,06,24,99,648Rs. 2,84,27,27,360
29.Harmesh Malhotra 282NaginaRs. 45,57,03,808Rs. 2,74,37,50,163
30.Rajkumar Santoshi 133GhatakRs. 43,09,71,712Rs. 2,67,97,75,347
31.Raj Kanwar 141JeetRs. 40,01,88,032Rs. 2,59,13,84,696
32.Feroz Khan 82QurbaniRs. 68,92,63,040Rs. 2,54,91,12,456
33.Karan Johar 43Kuch Kuch Hota HaiRs. 1,08,47,33,056Rs. 2,46,39,55,360
34.Shibu Mitra 321Paap Ki DuniyaRs. 35,82,86,592Rs. 2,40,54,70,876
35.Aditya Chopra 32Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengeRs. 1,85,94,17,088Rs. 2,38,84,55,456
36.Ravi Tandon 162KhuddarRs. 82,29,25,888Rs. 2,31,98,77,196
37.Vijay Anand 142Johnny Mera NaamRs. 1,05,55,29,088Rs. 2,26,09,72,040
38.Dharmesh Darshan 71Raja HindustaniRs. 1,32,36,98,816Rs. 2,25,27,25,312
39.Ravi Chopra 113ZameerRs. 61,66,51,840Rs. 2,24,59,82,044
40.Mohan Sehgal 173Raja JaniRs. 65,63,63,904Rs. 2,17,37,66,040
41.J Om Prakash 123Aasha (1980)Rs. 55,14,10,432Rs. 2,12,44,48,422
42.Dasari Narayana Rao 131Swarg NarkRs. 78,97,60,512Rs. 2,08,12,99,216
43.Rajiv Rai 73TridevRs. 56,35,05,408Rs. 1,96,83,09,128
44.Sohanlal Kanwar 72SanyasiRs. 1,10,11,63,904Rs. 1,90,55,25,312
45.Abbas Mastan 82BaazigarRs. 36,69,80,864Rs. 1,86,73,52,392
46.J P Dutta 71BorderRs. 84,09,08,160Rs. 1,83,47,45,344
47.Vikram Bhatt 201RaazRs. 35,84,97,184Rs. 1,83,20,62,864
48.Sanjay Leela Bhansali 53Devdas (2002)Rs. 56,14,49,024Rs. 1,82,97,52,512
49.Mukul Anand 111HumRs. 48,19,63,040Rs. 1,82,51,16,264
50.Arjun Hingorani 63Kahani Kismet KiRs. 53,12,49,824Rs. 1,79,98,16,608
51.Mohan Kumar 142Amir GaribRs. 53,21,05,856Rs. 1,73,24,44,604
52.Dev Anand 181Hare Rama Hare KrishnaRs. 64,07,45,472Rs. 1,71,42,86,638
53.Sultan Ahmed 62Ganga Ki SaugandhRs. 83,13,26,848Rs. 1,71,40,69,176
54.K Vishwanath 101SargamRs. 63,58,54,400Rs. 1,68,78,43,756
55.K C Bokadia 161Kudrat Ka KanoonRs. 35,77,10,144Rs. 1,58,51,03,116
56.Ravi Nagaich 111The TrainRs. 52,77,64,544Rs. 1,54,68,88,846
57.Sunil Dutt 62Daaku Aur JawanRs. 66,50,61,504Rs. 1,53,98,59,504
58.Surendra Mohan 111Hatyara (1977)Rs. 54,77,92,960Rs. 1,51,23,99,844
59.Tinnu Anand 62KaaliaRs. 62,76,12,544Rs. 1,41,97,14,200
60.Asit Sen 142SafarRs. 63,33,17,440Rs. 1,41,68,54,000
61.Brij 191Victoria No. 203Rs. 75,84,64,960Rs. 1,38,51,85,216
62.Ramanand Sagar 141CharasRs. 80,21,37,088Rs. 1,35,83,51,449
63.Ramesh Behl 61Kasme VaadeRs. 78,14,47,232Rs. 1,35,40,84,940
64.Ashutosh Gowarikar 52LagaanRs. 57,80,62,784Rs. 1,35,35,34,364
65.Narendra Bedi 72AdaalatRs. 56,60,52,736Rs. 1,34,64,72,368
66.Ram Gopal Varma 111Sarkar RajRs. 36,65,09,728Rs. 1,33,67,62,988
67.N Chandra 111TezaabRs. 55,37,15,648Rs. 1,31,38,80,336
68.Saawan Kumar Tak 171SoutenRs. 62,44,33,344Rs. 1,30,22,11,778
69.Farhan Akhtar 32Don: The Chase Begins AgainRs. 53,44,22,592Rs. 1,28,66,53,184
70.Ramgopal Varma 81RangeelaRs. 47,33,06,144Rs. 1,28,54,63,984
71.M Thirumugam 11Haathi Mere SaathiRs. 1,28,14,90,944Rs. 1,28,14,90,944
72.Chandra Barot 21DonRs. 1,28,02,43,328Rs. 1,28,02,43,328
73.H S Rawail 171Laila MajnuRs. 85,22,70,656Rs. 1,25,49,01,376
74.Farah Khan 22Om Shanti OmRs. 76,83,23,072Rs. 1,25,42,60,384
75.Sanjay Gadhavi 21Dhoom 2Rs. 1,00,73,28,256Rs. 1,22,45,22,816
76.Vijay Sharma 51Jai Santoshi MaaRs. 1,21,12,80,384Rs. 1,21,12,80,384
77.Lekh Tandon 131Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man BhayeRs. 54,77,92,960Rs. 1,20,32,57,968
78.Ashok Roy 111Chor Machaye ShorRs. 96,74,65,216Rs. 1,20,22,37,422
79.S Ramanathan 112MahaanRs. 42,66,96,128Rs. 1,20,02,56,176
80.Kunal Kohli 31FanaaRs. 70,36,84,608Rs. 1,19,77,05,824
81.Shaad Ali 31Bunty aur BabliRs. 56,67,30,432Rs. 1,11,84,62,960
82.K Balachander 41Ek Duje Ke LiyeRs. 87,86,57,536Rs. 1,10,59,22,408
83.Vidhu Vinod Chopra 81Mission KashmirRs. 39,14,88,384Rs. 1,08,86,96,808
84.C P Dixit 101FakiraRs. 60,16,02,816Rs. 1,05,78,31,790
85.Sanjay Gupta 101KaanteRs. 36,05,95,136Rs. 1,03,18,11,152
86.Naresh Kumar 122Gora Aur KalaRs. 58,34,34,560Rs. 97,04,61,888
87.Bapu 101Hum PaanchRs. 50,20,90,048Rs. 95,58,73,640
88.A Subba Rao 91Mastana (1970)Rs. 59,81,33,184Rs. 93,68,56,244
89.Ambrish Sangal 102Dard (1981)Rs. 37,65,67,520Rs. 93,34,47,616
90.Sachin Bhaumick 11Raja RaniRs. 92,96,87,168Rs. 92,96,87,168
91.A Bhim Singh 162LoaferRs. 50,46,87,328Rs. 92,68,98,976
92.Lawrence D'souza 141SaajanRs. 36,88,49,280Rs. 90,96,46,989
93.Chand 161DharmaRs. 53,12,49,824Rs. 90,37,93,424
94.Madan Mohla 11Dus NumbriRs. 90,24,04,224Rs. 90,24,04,224
95.Samir Ganguly 81SharmileeRs. 44,85,21,824Rs. 88,50,84,056
96.Raja Nawathe 71Bhai Bhai (1970)Rs. 61,57,25,312Rs. 88,13,50,224
97.Kamal Amrohi 31PakeezahRs. 87,51,51,872Rs. 87,51,51,872
98.P Sambasiva Rao 21SwayamwarRs. 68,92,63,040Rs. 84,53,71,376
99.Sohail Khan 51Pyaar Kiya To Darna KyaRs. 38,28,46,976Rs. 84,20,72,368
100.Shekhar Kapur 31Mr. IndiaRs. 42,92,52,192Rs. 83,11,92,112
101.Nikhil Advani 31Kal Ho Na HoRs. 57,27,15,968Rs. 81,86,22,160
102.Prayag Raj 81GeraftaarRs. 60,40,12,736Rs. 80,03,00,320
103.Bhappi Sonie 141Tum Haseen Mein JawanRs. 52,77,64,544Rs. 79,33,89,456
104.Vijay Sadanah 121Pyaar Jhukta NahinRs. 43,14,37,696Rs. 79,08,54,036
105.Raju Hirani 11Lage Raho MunnabhaiRs. 78,74,00,256Rs. 78,74,00,256
106.Naresh Kumar, K A Narayan 11Do JasoosRs. 77,08,14,784Rs. 77,08,14,784
107.Satyen Bose 261Jeevan MrityuRs. 73,88,70,400Rs. 76,17,29,452
108.Chander Vohra 31KhilonaRs. 75,64,62,528Rs. 75,64,62,528
109.Mani Ratnam 51Guru (2007)Rs. 55,29,13,664Rs. 75,39,86,736
110.Arbind Sen 31MaryadaRs. 73,68,57,280Rs. 73,68,57,280
111.Rakesh Mehra 31Rang De BasantiRs. 62,84,37,760Rs. 73,63,42,816
112.Jambu 51Apna DeshRs. 72,92,93,184Rs. 72,92,93,184
113.Abbas Burmawalla 21RaceRs. 59,44,64,768Rs. 71,74,53,808
114.Shimit Amin 21Chak De IndiaRs. 59,01,41,568Rs. 70,87,75,784
115.Siddharth Anand 21Salaam NamasteRs. 37,35,15,296Rs. 69,93,82,080
116.Rohit Shetty 21Golmaal ReturnsRs. 51,01,20,128Rs. 68,93,98,704
117.Mani Rathnam 31BombayRs. 43,94,98,592Rs. 68,69,36,740
118.K Bhagyaraj 31Aakhree RaastaRs. 62,85,56,992Rs. 68,23,51,047
119.Aamir Khan 21Taare Zameen ParRs. 65,58,46,784Rs. 65,58,46,784
120.K S Prakash Rao 11Prem NagarRs. 62,88,52,416Rs. 62,88,52,416
121.S V Rajendra Desai 11Meri Awaaz SunoRs. 62,76,12,544Rs. 62,76,12,544
122.Mukul Dutt 31Aan Milo SajnaRs. 61,57,25,312Rs. 61,57,25,312
123.Abbas Tyrewalla 11Jaane Tu Ya Jaane NaRs. 57,62,98,112Rs. 57,62,98,112
124.Neeraj Vora 21Phir Hera PheriRs. 49,75,59,456Rs. 57,38,46,792
125.Sanjay Gadhvi 31DhoomRs. 42,91,36,672Rs. 54,68,90,130
126.Ketan Mehta 71Mangal Pandey: The RisingRs. 37,27,38,592Rs. 54,44,88,484
127.L V Prasad 101BidaiRs. 54,41,99,168Rs. 54,41,99,168
128.Ramanna 81HumjoliRs. 52,77,64,544Rs. 52,77,64,544
129.Narendra Behl 11Jawaani DiwaniRs. 49,59,19,392Rs. 49,59,19,392
130.Hiren Nag 91Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon SRs. 41,56,63,424Rs. 49,17,55,116
131.Dada Kondke 51Tere Mere Beech MeinRs. 35,53,63,392Rs. 47,98,89,340
132.A C Trilokachander 51Teri KasamRs. 40,00,33,408Rs. 47,58,07,934
133.Sajid Khan 11Heyy BabyyRs. 46,95,11,712Rs. 46,95,11,712
134.Ravi Malhotra 11Khel Khel MeinRs. 44,04,65,568Rs. 44,04,65,568
135.Sohanlal Kumar 11Pehchan (1970)Rs. 43,98,03,776Rs. 43,98,03,776
136.Arvind Sen 71KasautiRs. 43,53,59,360Rs. 43,53,59,360
137.Tarun Mansukhani 11Dostana (2008)Rs. 41,05,58,048Rs. 41,05,58,048
138.Rajkumar Hirani 11Munnabhai MBBSRs. 39,95,33,280Rs. 39,95,33,280
139.V.V. Vinayak 11TagoreRs. 39,93,99,040Rs. 39,93,99,040
140.SS Raja Mouli 11SimhadriRs. 39,46,70,560Rs. 39,46,70,560
141.Manmohan Krishna 11NoorieRs. 39,36,24,160Rs. 39,36,24,160
142.Siddhart Anand 11Tara Rum PumRs. 37,71,45,504Rs. 37,71,45,504
143.Raja Thakur 31ZakhmeeRs. 37,43,95,744Rs. 37,43,95,744
144.Ram Gopala Varma 11SarkarRs. 37,43,10,624Rs. 37,43,10,624
145.Ali Raza 11Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na JayeRs. 36,27,99,456Rs. 36,27,99,456