Bollywood has always been famous for romantic relationships between actors In Bollywood, we mostly talk about the income of actors and rarely talk about how much the captain of the ship means the director earns. You will be surprised to know that some successful film directors charge money as high as the actors. Here is the list of the seven richest directors of Bollywood who made lots of money by directing movies.
Karan Johar made his debut as a director with the blockbuster Kuch Kuch H*ta Hai starring Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee. He then went on to direct movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, My Name is Khan, Student of the Year and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil, all of them did well at the box-office and it’s estimated that Karan Johar’s estimated worth is ₹1500 crores, making him the riches director in Bollywood.
Rajkumar Hirani is undoubtedly the number one director in Bollywood. His first movie was Munnabhai MBBS which was a big hit and then he directed blockbusters movies like Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK and Sanju. 3 Idiots was the first Bollywood movie that earned 200 crores at the box office and both PK and Sanju earned more than 300 crores at the box-office. His net worth is estimated to be ₹1300 crores.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a unique place in Bollywood and he is known for movies with grand sets, great art direction, and memorable music. He gave many hit movies in his career like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black, Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat and his estimated net worth is around ₹950 crores.
Rohit Shetty is famous for making masala commercial movies that are mostly successful. He directed many superhit movies like the Golmaal franchise and his cop universe movies including Singham, Singham Returns, Simba and Suryavanshi. His estimated net worth is ₹250 crores.
Before becoming a Bollywood film director, Kabir Khan was a documentary filmmaker who made his debut with Kabul Express which a critically acclaimed but didn’t do that well at the box office. His first hit movie was New York starring John Abraham, Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin. He gave the biggest hits of his career with Salman Khan in movies like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. His net worth is ₹400 crores
Anurag Kashyap is known for making movies that are not typically commercial and off-beat. He made the famous Gangs of Wasseypur movies along with other critically acclaimed movies like Black Friday, Dev D, Gulal, Manmarziyan etc. His net worth is somewhere around is ₹400 crores.
Farhan Akhtar made his debut as a director with the cult classic Dil Chahta Hai. His second movie was the critically acclaimed Lakshya featuring Hrithik Roshan in the lead. Farhan Akhtar then remade the Amitabh Bachchan classic Don with Shahrukh Khan and it was a big hit and he made a sequel to Don as Don2 which also did well. He gave direction a break and mostly works as an actor but he is making a comeback as a director with Jee Lein Zara, an all-female cast road-trip movie starring Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt. His net worth is ₹148 crores and he charges 3-4 crores per movie as an actor.