Adoor Gopalakrishnan Moutatthu Gopalakrishnan Unnithan (born 3 July 1941), commonly known as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20 September 1923 – 22 January 2014) was a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in Telugu cinema.
Asha Bhosle Asha Bhosle (born September 8, 1933), commonly referred to as Ashaji, is an Indian singer.
Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar (অশোক কুমার গাঙ্গুলী) (13 October 1911–10 December 2001), also fondly called Dadamoni (দাদামণি) in Bengali, was an Indian film actor.
B. N. Sircar B. N. Sircar /Sarkar was an Indian film producer and the Founder of New Theatres Calcutta.
B. Nagi Reddy Bommireddy Nagi Reddy (బొమ్మిరెడ్డి నాగిరెడ్డి) (2 December 1912 - 25 February 2004) was a Telugu movie producer from Pottipadu Village in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.
Baldev Raj Chopra Baldev Raj Chopra (B.R. Chopra) (22 April 1914 – 5 November 2008) was an Indian director and producer of Bollywood movies and television serials.
Bhalji Pendharkar Bhalji Pendharkar was a film personality in India, and recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the most prestigious award in the field.
Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika (Assamese: ভূপেন হাজৰিকা) (1926–2011) was an Indian lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam.
Birendranath Sircar B. N. Sircar /Sarkar (Birendranath Sircar) (1901–1980) was an Indian film producer and the Founder of New Theatres Calcutta.
Bomireddi Narasimha Reddy Bommireddi Narasimha Reddy (బొమ్మిరెడ్డి నరసింహారెడ్డి) (16 November 1908, Y.Kothapalli, Kadapa district, Madras Province - November 1977) was an Indian film director and an early figure in the ...
Bommireddy Nagi Reddy Bommireddy Nagi Reddy was a Telugu movie producer from Pottipadu Village in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.
Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy Bommireddi Narasimha Reddy (బొమ్మిరెడ్డి నరసింహారెడ్డి) (16 November 1908, Y.Kothapalli, Kadapa district, Madras Province - November 1977) was an Indian film director and an early figure in the ...
D. Ramanaidu Daggubati Ramanaidu (born 6 June 1936) is a multilingual Indian film producer.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
Dev Anand Dharam Dev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema.
Devika Rani Devika Rani Chaudhuri Roerich (দেবিকা রাণী) (30 March 1908 – 9 March 1994) was an early Indian movie star.
Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Dhirendra Nath Ganguly, better known as Dhiren Ganguly or D.G, was a Dadasaheb Phalke Award winning and Padma Bhushan recipient film entrepreneur/actor/director of Bengali Cinema.
Dilip Kumar Dilip Kumar (born 11 December 1922, as Muhammad Yusuf Khan) is an Indian film actor known as Tragedy King, and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray.
Durga Khote Durga Khote (January 14, 1905−September 22, 1991) was an Indian actress, starting as one of the foremost leading ladies of her times, she remained active in Hindi and Marathi cinema, as well as ...
Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee (হৃষিকেশ মুখোপাধ্যায়/মুখার্জী Hrishikesh Mukhopaddhae/Mukharji (see naming conventions)) (30 September 1922–27 August 2006) was a famous Indian film director...
K. Balachander Kailasam Balachander (born 9 July 1930) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who works mainly in the Tamil film industry.
Kanan Devi Kanan Devi (কানন দেবী) (22 April 1916 – 17 July 1992) was an Indian actress and singer.
Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep (6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998), born Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi, was a renowned Indian poet and songwriter who is best known for his patriotic song Aye Mere Watan K...
L. V. Prasad Akkineni Lakshmi Vara Prasada Rao (Telugu: అక్కినేని లక్ష్మీవరప్రసాదరావు) (17 January 1908 – 22 June 1994), known popularly as L. V. Prasad was an Indian film producer, actor, director, cine...
Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar (born 28 September 1929) is an Indian singer, and occasional music-composer.
Majrooh Sultanpuri Majrooh Sultanpuri (1 October 1919 − 24 May 2000) was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter.
Manna Dey Prabodh Chandra Dey (প্রবোধ চন্দ্র দে) (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer.
Mrinal Sen Mrinal Sen (also spelled Mrinal Shen, born 14, May, 1923) is a renowned Bengali filmmaker based in Kolkata.
Naushad Naushad Ali (नौशाद अली, 25 December 1919 – 5 May 2006) was an Indian musician.
Nitin Bose Nitin Bose (নীতিন বোস) (26 April 1897– 14 April 1986) was an Indian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter of the nation's film industry.
Paidi Jairaj Paidi Jairaj, Jayraj or Jai Raj (Telugu: పైడి జైరాజ్) (September 28, 1909 – August 11, 2000) was a renowned film actor, director and producer.
Pankaj Mullick Pankaj Mullick, also known as Pankaj Kumar Mullick was a Bengali Indian music director, who was a pioneer of film music in Bengali cinema and Hindi cinema at the advent of playback singing, ...
Pran Pran Krishan Sikand (12 February 1920 – 12 July 2013), better known by his mononym, Pran, was a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor, known as a movie villain and characte...
Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor (3 November 1901 – 29 May 1972) was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor, in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associate...
Raichand Boral Rai Chand Boral (রাইচাঁদ বড়াল)(19 October 1903–25 November 1981) was an Indian composer, considered by music conoisseurs to be the father of Bollywood film music.
Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), also known as "The Show Man", was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema.
Rajkumar (actor) Rajkumar (ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್), born as Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju (ಸಿಂಗಾನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು) (April 24, 1928 - April 12, 2006) was an actor and singer in the Kannada fi...
Ruby Myers Sulochana (सुलोचना) (1907–1983), real name Ruby Myers) was an Indian silent film star of Jewish ancestry, hailing from the community of Baghdadi Jews in India (see History of the Jews in I...
Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray (Shôtôjit Rae 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema.
Shyam Benegal Shyam Benegal (born 14 December 1934) is an Indian director and screenwriter.
Sivaji Ganesan Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001), or Vettaithidal Chinnaiah Ganesan, but commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was a...
Sivaji Ganeshan Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan Manrayar (விழுப்புரம் சின்னையாபிள்ளை கணேசன் மன்றாயர்), popularly known as Sivaji Ganesan (சிவாஜி கணேசன்) (October 1, 1927 - July 21, 2001), was a popular...
Sohrab Modi Sohrab Modi (1897–1984) was an Indian Parsi stage and film actor, director and producer.
Tapan Sinha Tapan Sinha (তপন সিন্হা), (2 October 1924 – 15 January 2009) was one of the most prominent Indian directors of his time forming a legendary quartet with Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen.