Films like Anand, Mother India and Sangam have changed the course of Bollywood. These films hit the theatres and we were floored, the audience embraced new content with open arms. The people behind these career-defining and memorable movies are remembered through their work.

Their legacy has lived on and we have created memories with almost every brilliant movie these directors have delivered. A person is what he is because of where he came from, the place his journey began tells a lot about him, doesn’t it?

Not many are aware of the places these brilliant creators hail from.

1. Hrishikesh Mukherjee


The man who directed masterpieces like Anand, Gol Maal, and Chupke Chupke was from Kolkata.

2. Mehboob Khan

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He directed the legendary Mother India. Mehboob Khan hailed from Bilimora, a small town in Gujarat.

3. Guru Dutt

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The legend who gave us iconic films like Pyaasa was from Bengaluru.

4. Raj Kapoor

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The man who redefined Bollywood was from Peshawar, Pakistan.

5. Satyajit Ray

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The multitalented artist from Kolkata, Satyajit Ray wrote stories that we never got tired of hearing.

6. Bimal Roy


The man behind Do Bheega Zameen was from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

7. Manmohan Desai

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The ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ director was born in the city of dreams, Mumbai.

8. Yash Chopra

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The King Of Romance, Yash Chopra was from Lahore, Pakistan, where he was the youngest of 8 brothers. B. R. Chopra was one of his elder brothers.