Ekta Kapoor Biography

Ekta Kapoor is an Indian film producer, director, and television producer who was born on June 7, 1975. She is active in the Hindi film industry as well as the soap opera industry. Balaji Telefilms Limited, which was established in 1994, has her serving as both a joint managing director and the creative leader of the company. The film production and distribution company Balaji Telefilms Limited established its sister company, Balaji Motion Pictures, in the year 2001. Balaji Telefilms Limited is itself a company. In April of 2017, she initiated the launch of ALT Balaji.

Additionally, Kapoor published her autobiography, titled Kingdom of the Soap Queen: The Story of Balaji Telefilms in the same year (2017).

In recognition of her contributions to the artistic community, Kapoor was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2020.

Career 

Ektaa Kapoor began her professional life when she was 17 years old and worked as an intern for the commercial and feature filmmaker Kailash Surendranath. After securing financial support from her father, she made the decision to launch her own production company, which would be known as Balaji Telefilms. Her early endeavors were not successful, and as a result, she lost a total of 50 lakh (equivalent to 1.7 crore or US$210,000 in 2020). This was caused by the fact that six of her pilot episodes were not picked up. Her variety show Mano Ya Na Mano was chosen by Zee TV in 1995, while Doordarshan selected her music-based program Dhun Dhamaka for broadcast. Her first major hit came in 1995 with the sitcom Hum Paanch.

She launched multiple shows with the first word of every title starting with the same letter, including Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which shattered all records to become the series that attracted the greatest TRPs in the year 2000. Other shows beginning with ‘K’ include Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kohi Apna Sa, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kalash, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahiin To Hoga and Kasamh Se. She was honored with the title of Most Outstanding Businessperson of the Year in 2001.

By July 2001, Kapoor had reached the point where he was creating more than 30 hours of television programmes each week. Twenty of her thirty-four serials were ranked in the top ten most popular shows on all of the major television channels in India, including Zee TV, Sony, Star Plus, and Metro. Her anticipated revenue for the year 2000–2001 was estimated as 35 crores, which would be equivalent to 118 crores or $15 million in the year 2020.

After making a name for herself in Hindi television serials, she began exploring other regional languages by acting in television shows in those languages, beginning with the Tamil series Kudumbum. She then had the series converted into Telugu and launched it in Hindi under the name Ghar Ek Mandir. The serial had gained a lot of popularity by this point. Following that, she began studying the languages of Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Bengali. Even though she had several writers working for her, Kapoor began writing her own screenplays in 2001 and had a direct involvement in all stages of production. Her mother, Shobha, was in charge of the finances during this time.

As a result, Kapoor has been responsible for the creation and production of over 130 Indian soap operas. Some of her other popular shows include Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Jodha Akbar, Naagin, Kumkum Bhagya, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Kundali Bhagya, Yeh Hai Chahatein, and several others. These and several other shows were credited with starting a new wave on Indian television, which led to her being known as the “Czarin

In 2001, she made her debut in the Bollywood film production industry with the film Kyo Kii… Sushmita Sen and Govinda feature in the upcoming film Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta. After that, in 2003 and 2004, came Kucch To Hai and Krishna Cottage, both of which were centered on supernatural themes. Her brother Tusshar Kapoor starred in the film Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, which was released in 2005. After that, she went on to collaborate with Sanjay Gupta in the production of the film Shootout at Lokhandwala. This was then followed by Mission Istanbul and EMI’s Liya Hai Toh Chukana Padhega, which both had Sunil Shetty as a collaborator.

She was the producer of a number of films between the years 2010 and 2014, some of which are Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, and Shor in the City.

Ektaa Kapoor, through her production company Balaji Telefilms, established a school for the training of media professionals in the year 2012 called the Institute of Creative Excellence.

Through her mobile application, ALTBalaji, Kapoor has also debuted a variety of television series that are available online.

Personal life 

Ekta Kapoor, pictured in the middle with her father Jeetendra and brother Tusshar, on the left (right)

The actors Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor are Ektaa Kapoor’s parents. Ektaa Kapoor is their daughter. Her younger brother, Tusshar Kapoor, also has a successful acting career in Bollywood. She received her primary education at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim and her secondary education at Mithibai College. Kapoor is not married. Surrogacy resulted in the delivery of her child, a boy called Ravie Kapoor, on January 27th, 2019.

Movies

2001 Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
2003 Kucch To Hai
2004 Krishna Cottage
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum
2005 Koi Aap Sa
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala
2008 Mission Istanbul
2008 C Kkompany
2008 EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega
2010 Love Sex Aur Dhokha
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2011 Taryanche Bait
2011 Shor in the City
2011 Ragini MMS
2011 The Dirty Picture
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum
2013 Ek Thi Daayan
2013 Shootout at Wadala
2013 Lootera
2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2014 Ragini MMS 2
2014 Main Tera Hero 
2014 Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi
2014 Ek Villain
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
2016 Azhar 
2016 Udta Punjab 
2016 Great Grand Masti  
2016 A Flying Jatt   
2017 Half Girlfriend  
2017 Super Singh 
2018 Veere Di Wedding  
2018 Laila Majnu  
2019 Judgementall Hai Kya  
2019 Jabariya Jodi  
2019 Dream Girl
2020 Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
2021 Pagglait
2022 Kurien  
2022 Ek Villain Returns 
2022 Goodbye