There are many legendary music directors in the Indian music industry. Music plays a very important role in the success of a movie and that music is created by many great music directors. There are some movies that have become superhit only because of their outstanding music. Music can make or break a film in India. So, we can say that the music directors are some of the most important cogs in the Indian film industry. Today, we are going to list the top 10 music directors of India. Check them out now.
Here are the 10 best music directors in India-
A R Rahman changed the music scene of this industry by blending technology into it. Some of the award-winning compositions of this young talented director include “Roja”, “Bombay”, “Lagaan”, “Taal”, “Dil Se” and “Saathiya”. Rahman is also known internationally for his musical career and has won several applauds and awards, including Grammy, Academy Awards, and BAFTA. He also received oscar award of Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Regarded as one of the finest music directors in India, Ilayaraja has composed more than 4500 songs in over 950 films in many Indian languages. Debuting in Annakili, Ilayaraja has been in the industry for more than 30 years as a music director and has won four national awards including one for Best background score for Pazhassi Raja which was released in 2009. He is a shining beacon of hope for many budding composers.
R D Burman is considered the pioneer of rock music in Bollywood, giving some of the best youthful songs, in collaboration with Kishore Kumar and his wife, Asha Bhosale. He started by assisting his father S D Burman, but soon made it big on his own, with some exceptional music in films like “Teesri Manzil”, “Padosan”, “Kati Patang”, “Amar Prem”, “Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi”, “Love Story” and “Betaab”. He made a masterpiece called “1942 A Love Story” in 1994, before his death.
MS Viswanathan hails from Tamil Nadu state in South India and is among the giant in Tamil music’s entire history. His story is truly inspiring and is an example for a person who came from rags to riches. From working as a hawker at a very young age to rising into top music talents India has ever seen, his works will always be remembered. Though his directorial music albums were around the 1970s and 80s, many viewed that his songs were ahead of time. This Tamil music directors’ melodies were a fresh blend of orchestra, traditional hymns, and fresher style.
K V Mahadevan
K V Mahadevan songs are still quite popular in several Telugu and Tamil households. His work ranged over four of the south Indian languages and for over 50 years. His music is perfection with melodious, beautifully lyrical, and lovely songs. K V Mahadevan’s collaboration and musical partnership in the movies with the director K Viswanath are the most popular in his trajectory.
Jatin – Lalit
Jatin-Lalit duo is eminent for its melodious songs. No music composer has composed more melodious songs than them. They were rulers of the music industry once. They are known for their romantic and melodious songs, Jatin and Lalit are to date among the trending filmy music director the new millennials love.
Shankar Mahadevan – Ehsaan Noorani – Loy Mendonsa – The magical trio that creates wonderful tunes of Bollywood at present times. Let me begin my list with this most successful trio of Bollywood. Though they have given music to only a few films, they have been the most successful music directors in the past Jupiter year after A.R.Rehman. That’s the reason why I have included them in my list, considering new generation music and music lovers among present teens. Another fact is the magical tunes of Kal ho na ho, for which they accumulated numerous awards including National Awards.
M M Keeravani
M M Keeravani is another popular contemporary musician name, mostly working in movies from Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and the Hindi film industries. Born in Andhra Pradesh, most works revolve around the Telugu film industry and are famous for the works from the last three decades. He worked with some of the top actors of India. Most of his compositions are superhit. Some of his best music works include KshanaKshanam (1991), AllariPriyudu (1993), Chatrapathi (2005), Magadheera (2009), and Bahubali (2015).
Anu Malik is an Indian music director, music producer, and singer. He is mainly active in the Hindi film industry and is a successful music director. He started his career in 1980 with the movie Hunterwali 77 as a music composer. Anu Malik is an amazing music director in Bollywood. He won many awards for his music, Includes National Award in 2000 for his music in the movie Refugee, the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for “Main Hoon Na”, and Baazigar.
Himesh Reshammiya is one of the longest-sustaining music directors of Bollywood with a career of 18 years and still counting (and still ‘hit’). He is the one who introduced actors like Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, etc in Television at the age of 16. He aired two (if not more) serials as a producer and composer and made Kumar Sanu sing his serials’ title songs at that age! Himesh Reshammiya is the one who introduced the concept of Remix Versions of songs in Bollywood which every music producing company still uses. HR introduced Medley which is currently known as MashUp and is everywhere in Bollywood. He is the first Indian to perform at Wembley Arena, London. Himesh Reshammiya is the one with the record of having produced the Highest Selling Music Album in India which nobody has been able to beat in the last 10 years!
Therefore, these are the top 10 music directors of India. For more latest updates related to Indian entertainment, please visit BeChuzi. Also, download our video dance challenge app Chuzi App now to become a part of our Chuzi pioneers’ dance challenges.