• Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

David Dhawan holds the record for most Indian box office hits

David Dhawan has made a total of 37 films in his 30-year career.

David Dhawan has made a total of 37 films in his 30-year career.

Rohit Shetty, famous for his Golmaal and Singham franchise, ranks second.

Box Office India recently released a list of Hit Count directors of all time. The prestigious list has many veteran Bollywood filmmakers who have yielded several box office hits. The list has many directors like Yash Chopra, Priyadarshan, Rakesh Roshan, Farah Khan, Rohit Shetty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Zoya Akhtar to name a few. But, what is interesting to note is that David Dhawan tops the chart with the most successful movies so far, which no one has been able to break.

Here are the top 5 directors on the list-

David Dhawan

Director David Dhawan has had 37 releases over his nearly three-decade career. Be it Aankhen, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Partner or Hero No.1, audiences showered their films with love. The ace filmmaker has 8 hits and 7 super hits to his credit.

Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty is famous for his Golmaal and Singham franchise. It ranks second in the list with 14 movie releases so far. He gave 4 blockbusters – Golmaal 3, Chennai Express, Simmba and Golmaal Again. He gave 2 superhits with Singham and Singham Returns.

Raj Kanwar

From Deewana, Laadla and Judaai to Andaaz, Raj Kanwar had a total of 16 outings in B-town. He delivered 5 hits and 2 superhits. Jaan, Jeet, Daag-The Fire and Badal are some other films he has made.


Priyadarshan is known for delivering comedic films that have gained cult status due to its popularity, dialogues, and comedic timing. Hungama, Dhol, Hera Pheri and De Dana Dan are some of his films. The filmmaker has a total of 26 releases of which 5 were hits and 1 super hit – Malamaal Weekly. His hit films are Virasat, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag and Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani gave 2 all-time blockbusters directed by Aamir Khan – 3 Idiots with Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, R Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor Khan and PK with Anushka Sharma, 1 super blockbuster – Sanju directed by Ranbir Kapoor and 1 hit- Munnabhai MBBS which features Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi on its 6.

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