Know who the biggest Indian music directors of all time that contributed to the growth of Indian music!

Over the decades, many music directors have given their significant contributions to the growth of Indian music. Music is always an integral ingredient of the movies. It can make or break a film that’s why music directors are one of the most essential cogs in the movie industry. Here, we have provided some highly talented music composers who are a great inspiration for this generation of music directors.


Biggest Music Directors in India

R. D. Burman

Rahul Dev Burman is one of the all-time greatest music directors of the Indian music industry. He composed music for more than 300 movies. Most of his compositions are youth-targeted that’s why his songs are evidently more popular among the younger audience.

R. Rahman

R. Rahman who was born as A. S. Dileep Kumar is one of the best-known music directors of India. He is an expert in integrating Indian classical music with world music, electronic music, and traditional orchestra. This Indian icon won two Oscar Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and more. He got international fame for the songs in the famous film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.



Laxmikant-Pyarelal is one of the most popular music composer duos of Bollywood. They are famous for their folk tunes and semi-classical music. They own the record of maximum awards at the Indian Filmfare awards.



Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod are the most recognized music director duo in the Indian film industry. In the span of 17 years, they contributed many memorable hits to the music industry of India. Their notable soundtracks include ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Raja Hindustani’, and more.



Ilaiyaraaja is one of the most successful, popular, and greatest music composer in the film industry of India. He is also called as Maestro (music genius) because of his exceptional musical talent. He also won many prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan, NTR National Award, Kalaimamani Award, and more.


Other biggest music directors in India include S. D. Burman, Vasant Desai, Ghulam Haider, Madan Mohan, Shankar Jaikishan, and a lot more exceptional music directors.


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