A Director is someone who supervises the finishing of a project or a film from the start till the end. They are the lead person in making anything successful whether it's a project, company or a film.

Career Options

  • - In publishing - In advertising and public relations - In movie production

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - knowledge of interior design and architecture - practical understanding of building and construction - understanding of the work - good knowledge of computer budgeting software - possess a full clean driving licence - excellent free-hand drawing
  • perspective and technical drawing skills - eye for decoration and detail - able to conceptualise ideas - methodical approach to work - strong leadership skills - be able to co-ordinate effectively - show diplomacy and sensitivity when working with artists and crew - willing to work long and irregular hours - understand the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation - sensitive towards different working practices and cultures when working in other countries

Courses to be pursued

  • - BBA - MBA - B.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) - M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) - B.Sc. (Visual Communication) - M.Sc. (Visual Communication) - Diploma or a Certificate Course in Film Direction

Top Colleges

  • Arena Animation Address: 301, M-3, AVG BHAWAN, Middle Circle, near Rajiv Chowk metro station Gate No 3, 4, Connaught place, Delhi 110001 Phone: 011-32328444/919650679762 Website:
  • Lalit Kala Academy Address: Lalit kala Akademi Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001 Phone: +91 011 2300 9200 Website:

Working Conditions

Directors usually work according to company timings i.e. 9am – 6pm and film directors work on the basis of time scheduled to complete a film. It may be long hours as well.

Top Companies

  • Red Chillies Entertainment Address: Backstage, Plot no. 612, Junction of Rama Krishna Mission Road & 15th Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400054 Phone: +91-22-6669-9400 Website:
  • Dharma Productions Pvt. Ltd. Address: 201 & 202, 2nd Floor, Supreme Chambers, Off Veera Desai Road, 17/18 Shah Industrial Estate, Andheri (W), Mumbai- 400053, India Phone: 084758 11466 Website:

Successful Persons

Karan Johar

He is an eminent film director who has produced and directed a lot of commercial films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, etc.

Rajkumar Hirani

He is a well known Bollywood film director known for directing and producing films like 3 Idiots, Munnabhai M.B.B.S., etc.

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