Top 8 Richest Indian Film Directors in 2023
Introducing the top 8 financially successful Indian film directors of 2023:
1. Karan Johar (Rs 1500 Cr)
Karan Johar has a net worth of Rs 1500 crores, thanks to his exceptional family romantic dramas such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. His film My Name is Khan earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Director, while his production company, Dharma Productions, has been the driving force behind numerous box-office hits. Besides his cinematic accomplishments, Johar hosts the popular talk show Koffee with Karan on Hotstar. Keep an eye out for his upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani, scheduled for release on 28th July.
2. Rajkumar Hirani (Rs 1300 Cr)
A pioneer in the film industry, Rajkumar Hirani,known for hits like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and 3 Idiots, has garnered Rs 1300 Crores. Dunki, his upcoming project, marks his first cooperation with superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
3. Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Rs 940 Cr)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the filmmaker behind Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, and Ram-Leela, has a net worth of Rs 940 Crores, which reflects the commercial success of his movies and the outstanding quality of the performances.
4. Anurag Kashyap (Rs 850 Cr)
Anurag Kashyap has made a significant impact on Indian alternate cinema, particularly with the 2012 hit Gangs of Wasseypur, recognized by The Guardian among the 100 best films of the 21st century.
5. Meghna Gulzar (Rs 830 Cr)
Debuting in 2002 with Filhaal, Meghna Gulzar gained acclaim with films like Talvar and Raazi, showcasing her prowess in directing real-life inspired narratives. Raazi emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
6. Kabir Khan (Rs 400 Cr)
Kabir Khan, who rose from documentary filmmaker to box office triumph with Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the two starring Salman Khan, has an estimated wealth of Rs 400 crores. His film 83, based on India's historic 1983 Cricket World Cup victory, received widespread critical acclaim.
7. Anurag Basu (Rs 330 Cr)
Anurag Basu's storytelling excellence shines in films like Life in a Metro and Barfi, making significant contributions to the Indian film industry with less than 10 films under his belt. The
8. Rohit Shetty (Rs 290 Cr)
Famed for his masala-filled, action-packed commercial cinema, Rohit Shetty gained recognition with the comedy film Golmaal and established his Cop Universe with four movies, most of which are part of the coveted Rs 100 crore club.