Top 10 Movie Producers in Bollywood
Over the past decade, the film industry of India, commonly known as Bollywood has grown massively. As a naturally beautiful place that is rich in culture, India with different religions and languages where people live in harmony is a good example of unity in diversity as portrayed in Bollywood movies.
Compared to all the other countries in the world, Bollywood has the most number of productions that are released annually. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 movie producers of Bollywood who produce these movies.
- Ekta Kapoor
- Vidhu Vinod Chopra
- Ritesh Sidhwani
- Farhan Akhtar
- Sajid Nadiadwala
- Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
- Ronnie Screwvala
- Karan Johar
- Aditya Chopra
- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
1. Ekta Kapoor
An award-winning Indian television and film producer and director, Ekta Kapoor is regarded as one of the most powerful ladies of the Indian television and film industry. Born in a family of actors on 7th June, 1975 in Mumbai, India, her initial productions were not successful when she got into the film industry in 1992 at the age of just 17 years old. Ekta persevered and kept producing. In 1995, she produced a sitcom called Hum Paanch, which was a hit. Recognizing her input in the industry, she has done over 130 productions so far and has over 30 awards to her name. She heads the successful film production and distribution company, Balaji Telefilms Limited.
2. Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Born on 5th September, 1952 Vidhu Vinod Chopra is an Indian filmmaker. He is the deceased veteran filmmaker Ramanand Sagar’s half-brother. Ramanand Sagar was the brains behind the popular early 1990s TV show Ramayan. A production company that he heads and has produced so many films in India, he owns Vinod Chopra Films. Among other films, Vidhu produced the very popular Munna Bhai film series, 3 Idiots, and Sanju.
3. Ritesh Sidhwani
Born on 19th August 1973 in Mumbai, India, Ritesh Sidhwani is a prominent and distinguished Indian film producer. Recognized for his visionary approach and contribution to the film industry, he co-founded the successful Excel Entertainment. The 46th International Emmy Awards’ Best Drama Series category included a nomination for his production, “Inside Edge.” Mirzapur, Fukrey, Fukrey Returns, Phone Bhoot, Dil Chahta Hai, 3 storeys, Made in Heaven, and others are some of his works.
4. Farhan Akhtar
Born into a family of filmmakers on 9th January 1974 in Mumbai, India, Farhan Akhtar is an Indian actor, director, playback singer, screenwriter and producer. He did different jobs in the film industry after completing his school. Ultimately, he formed a production company, the famous Excel Entertainment, by joining hands with his friend Ritesh Sidhwani. Honeymoon Travels, Don 2, Gully Boy, The Sky is Pink, Toofaan are some of his works as a film producer.
5. Sajid Nadiadwala
With three generations of his family in the film industry, Sajid Nadiadwala is an Indian film producer and director who was born on 18th February, 1966 in Mumbai, India. When he was 25 years old, he started running his own production company, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt.Ltd. Being one of the top independent producers in India, this guy has several award winning movies to his name. Movies like Housefull 1 to 4, Judwa 1 and 2, 2 States, Highway, Baaghi 1, 2 and 3, Heropanti, Tamasha have been produced by him.
6. Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
Born on 8th October, 1970 in New Delhi, India, Gauri Khan is an Indian film producer and fashion plus interior designer. Being a Hindu, she is married to the King of Bollywood, Mr. Shah Rukh Khan who is a famous Muslim actor and film producer. Dealing with film and television production, visual effects, and advertising, a motion picture production company known as Red Chillies Entertainment is jointly owned by them. Over the years, films including Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and most recently Jawan have been produced by the power couple.
7. Ronnie Screwvala
An Indian entrepreneur and film producer, Rohinton Soli “Ronnie” Screwvala was born on 8th September 1956 in Mumbai, India. Having a keen interest in theater, he used to act in school and in professional plays with Bombay theater as a hobby when he was young. Before he ventured into cable TV, he used to manufacture toothbrushes. Today what is Disney India was founded by Screwvala as UTV which grew over time into a leading movie studio, a Games Studio, and a creative content company. He established RSVP Movies, which he now focuses on producing awesome movies and developing its own scripts and screenplays.
8. Karan Johar
Born on 25th May, 1972, Karan Johar who is popularly known as KJo is an Indian filmmaker as well as an actor. He started as an assistant director then became an actor and before long he was writing and directing movies since his father, Yash Johar, and his maternal uncle, Yash Chopra were film producers. A film production and distribution company started by his father, Dharma Productions is now run by KJo. Some of his productions are Kal Ho Naa Ho, Wake Up Sid, I Hate Luv Storys, 2 States, Kapoor & Sons, and Raazi.
9. Aditya Chopra
Born on 21st May 1971 in Bombay, India, Aditya Chopra is one of the leading Indian filmmakers and distributors. He started out as his father’s assistant when he was young and got into the film industry. A film production and distribution company, Yash Raj Films started by his father, the veteran film producer Yash Chopra is now headed by Aditya Chopra. One of the largest film studios in India is owned by the company. Saathiya, Kabul Express, Tashan, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, and Shamshera are some of the movies which are produced by Aditya Chopra.
10. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Born on 7th July 1963 in Delhi, India, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is an Indian film producer and filmmaker. Focusing mainly on making advertisements, his career began when he established a production company. Both in India and internationally, he made many commercials for companies like Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, American Express, and BPL. Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Delhi-6, Toofaan, and Mirzya are some of his productions which he proceeded to make afterwards.