We must have all seen those making videos of the movies, that highlights the director, and how he enacts the scenes to his actors to get the best out of them. Did that thought ever pass your mind, to see the directors themselves on-screen?
We must say some of them are brilliant in acting too. Maybe that's how they bring out the desired output from the actors. On that note, you got to check out the slides below to see the directors who tested their mettle in the field of acting, either for fun or as an interest.
Perhaps, some of the cameos of the directors went unnoticed since they weren't popular enough, when they actually did them. Maybe when we re-watch a few films, we might come across many more of these guest appearances, from their assistant director days.
Even the legendary directors like Viswanath, Jandhayala, K Balachander, etc. have conceived full-time acting, after a while. Who knows? Your current favorite directors might as well turn actors in the future.