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Chandra Barot is an Indian film director, working primarily in the Hindi film industry based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is best known for having directed the 1978 film Don which has attained cult status in India.[1] The film has been inspiration to various remakes and sequences.

Chandra Barot
OccupationFilm Director
Years active1970-present

Barot has also been Assistant Director to actor-director Manoj Kumar in Purab Aur Pachhim. After Don, he directed the 1989 Bengali film Aashrita, which grossed 3 crore (equivalent to 24 crore or US$3.5 million in 2018).[1]

His upcoming films include Hong Kong Wali Script and Neil Ko Pakadna....Impossible.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Purab Aur Pachhim Assistant Director
1970 Yaadgaar Assistant Director
1972 Shor Assistant Director
1974 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan Assistant Director
1978 Don Director
1989 Aashrita Director Bengali film[1]
1991 Pyar Bhara Dil Director
Hong Kong Wali Script Director
Neil Ko Pakadna....Impossible Director


  1. ^ a b c "I will always be remembered for Don". 16 October 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Chandra Barot doesn't like remakes!". Times of India. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.

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