8 Successful Actors Who Turned Into Directors

Niyati Jaiswal
Jul 02, 2019   •  18 views

1. Aamir Khan

Aamir Tahir Khan coming from a film background, made his acting debut with the film Qayamat se Qayamat tak (1988) as an actor.

Mr. Perfectionist, showcased his perfect acting skills in a lot of beautiful films likelagaan, rang de basanti, PK, Dangal and many more. He turned into a director with the film "Taare Zameen Par" in the year 2007, which proved to be a big hit on box office.

2. Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn being the son of a stuntman and film director Veeru Devgn made his acting debutin bollywood in 1991 with the film "Phool Aur Kaante". Since 1991 he contributed in bollywood with a lot of good films and scripts. The legend of Bhagat Singh, Gangaajal, Omkara, Zakhm, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai, and Raid are some his remarkable works. Being one of the finest actors in bollywood, He made his debut as a director with “U Me Aur Hum”, in the year 2008, featuring his wife Kajol Devgn and himself in the leads. It was a romantic drama but sadly failed to leave a mark at the box office. His second directorial film, "Shivaay" released in the year 2016 and received a cold review.

3. Nandita Das

Nandita Das is an award winning film actress, writer and director.

She has acted in more than 40 films and in ten different languages. She made her directorial carrier with the film"Firaaq" in the year 2008, thefilm is awarded with"Film Critic Award" for the best film.

4. Rajat Kapoor

Rajat always wanted to become a filmmaker, but initially started focussing on acting. He did his acting debut from the film "khayal Gatha" in the year 1989.

"Two Plus Two Plus One" was his directorial debut.

5. Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shahstarted his acting carrier in the year 1975with Nishant, a Shyam Baneghal film. He is know for his experience and tremendous acting contribution to cinema with 100 films and short films. Whicheach were probably known for his acting. Hemade his directorial debut with the film "Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota" in the year 2006.

6. Pooja Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt made her acting debut at age 17, in 1989 with Daddy, a TV film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt.Her most well-known films in the 1990s included Sadak. She made her directorial debut with "Paap", in 2004, starring John Abraham and Udiya Goswami.

7. Sunny Deol

Ajay Singh Deol, better known as Sunny Deol, is an Indian film Actor, Director, Producer, Politician and Current Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur of Punjab State.Deol made his debut in the 1983 romantic film Betaab. For his acting, he received two Filmfare Awards and twoNational Film Awards.In 1999 he made his directorial debut with Dillagi starring himself, his brother and Urmila Matondkar.

8. Hema Malini

Hema Malini made her acting debutIn 1962,in the Tamil film Ithu Sathiyam. Malini first acted in a main role in Sapno Ka Saudagar. Malini was initially promoted as the "Dream Girl", and in 1977 starred in a film on the same name.

As a dancer she has appeared in more than 150 films.She is a fabulous actor, dancer, director and producer. But her directorial venture "Tell Me O Khuda" featuring Esha Deol and Dharmendra turned out be unsuccessful.