Dilip Naik made his directorial debut under the YRF banner with the film NAKHUDA in the year 1981
starring Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kiran, Swaroop Sampat, Madan Puri & Bharat Kapoor. Before
taking up direction, he assisted the iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra in various films like DAAG (1973),
KABHI KABHIE (1976) and DOOSARA AADMI (1977) among others.