Entertainment: Iconic Duo of Actor and Director in Indian Cinema

Entertainment: From Govinda with David Dhawan to Shah Rukh Khan with Yash Chopra and Karan Johar. Look at the iconic actor and director duo that has brought the best in cinema over the years.

Over the years, we have seen many directors who felt comfortable working with a specific actor. It is not like they don’t want to work with other actors but they feel a sense of belongingness and comfort with their actors and that’s why they repeat their duo film by film.

Not today, but for years some directors have seen with the same actors in their films. With the same actors, directors also gave some unforgettable movies that people still love to see without getting bored and skipping. They repeated but gave the best of them every time. As a result, the audience always looks forward to watching these teams join together, as well as the actual films themselves.

Some actors director duo from the golden age of cinema are Dilip Kumar with Subhash Ghai, Waheeda Rahman with Guru Dutt, Rajesh Khanna with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and Amitabh Bachchan with Yash Chopra. In this article, we will look at some other Iconic actor-director duos that collaborations always promise to give blockbusters.

Govinda with David Dhawan






This article needs to start with this duo, who have given us immortal comedy films like Aankhen, Hero No.1, Coolie No.1, Raja Babu, Shola aur Shabnam, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Partner, and many more. Govinda was first starred in Dhawan’s Taaqatwar opposite Sanjay Dutt in 1989. The movie unfortunately didn’t work well at the box office but it made the duo of Govinda and David Dhawan.

After that, they worked together on almost 17 movies which included some best comedy films and full on family entertainers. Their movies made it so well that they set an example for generations to come.

Ajay Devgn with Rohit Shetty








Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty is another filmy duo that has proved to be extremely successful. The first film for which they collaborated was Zameen in 2003. The film did average business but it gave us a duo like Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty. The next they saw in Golmaal (2006) and then it was no looking back. The audience and critics loved the film and now Golmaal has a total of 4 parts. Apart from this, Ajay Devgn also worked with Rohit Shetty in the Singham franchise which is all set to come with its 3rd part with an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Kareena Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone.

Shah Rukh Khan with Yash Chopra and Karan Johar







Shah Rukh Khan has worked so many directors but the directors with whom he saw different angles of acting are Yash Chopra and Karan Johar. With Yash Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan worked in movies like Darr, Dil Toh Pagal Hain, Veer Zaara, and Jab Tak Hain Jaan (his last directorial film before death).

Along with Chopra, SRK first worked with Karan Johar in Kuch Kuch Hota Hain (1998) which turned into one of the biggest blockbusters of that year and then they worked together for Kabhie Khusi Kabhi Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, and My Name is Khan. One of the most successful director-actor teams in Hindi cinema history is undoubtedly Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar, given their incredible track record at the box office.

Akshay Kumar with Priyadarshan







Khiladi Kumar and Priyadarshan are a potent force in the Hindi film industry. This duo started making films with all time favourite Hera Pheri, and then they worked together for the films like Garam Masala, De Dana Dan, Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and many others. They are one duo that needs to be back for the big screen. As per some reports, it is said that Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan will soon collaborate on an interesting venture, Akshay Kumar has liked the narration idea and will soon start working on it which will be backed by Ekta Kapoor.

Shahid Kapoor with Vishal Bharadwaj






This actor-director team, however, is adamant about elevating the bar for Indian cinema. We can enjoy some excellent cinema thanks to the two. Whether it was Kaminey or Haider, they have raised the bar for other movie makers and actors for sure. Vishal Bharadwaj is well known for his different style of storytelling and he was established as a director since Makdee, Maqbool, and Omkara but through Kaminey and Haider, Shahid Kapoor was also seen as an actor who not only act as a chocolate boy, but he can also act in the film like Kaminey and Haider. This film gave a new perception of Shahid Kapoor to the audience.

Other Iconic Actor-Director Duo are:


Salman Khan with Sooraj R Barjatya

Ranbir Kapoor with Ayan Mukherjee

Deepika Padukone with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Katrina Kaif with Kabir Khan



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