Ekta Kapoor Biography
Ekta J Kapoor, born on June 7, 1975, is the creative head of Balaji Telefilms. Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of Jeetendra, the legendary Indian actor and Shobha Kapoor. The actor Tusshar Kapoor is her brother. Kapoor is the alumni of Bombay Scottish School and Mithibai College.
Started her career at an early age of seventeen. In the beginning, she tried her luck attending the shoots of Kailash Surendranath, the ad and feature filmmaker – but could not breakthrough.
Then with the advice and financial help of her father Ekta started off with her own business of TV-serial production by the name of Balaji Creations. She made six pilots and three episodes but to her bad luck, all of them were rejected. After great hard work, she became successful in creating the serial Hum Paanch.
Ekta Kapoor has produced and co-produced many soap operas, television series and films. Her most popular television endeavour has been Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which started airing on STAR Plus in the year 2000. She has produced more than eight television soaps for STAR Plus. One of the most noticeable things about her creations is that all her soaps begin with the letter “K” as she is superstitious that it brings her good luck.
Some of her other famous soaps aired on star plus are:
- Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
- Karam Apnaa Apnaa
- Kasamh Se
- Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Despite the popularity of her soaps, Ekta has received a lot of criticism for her controversial and bold scenes, the portrayal of female characters, false sophisticated sets and repetitive, frivolous plots.
In the short span of her career, this young entrepreneur of India has achieved many awards and civic honours. She was chosen to lead the Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII) entertainment committee. In the last two years, she has also bagged the Indian Telly Awards. The other awards she has received are:
- The Society Achiever Award
- The Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2001
- The 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006
- Zee Cine Critics Award for Best Film (Dirty Picture), 2012
- Big Star Most Entertaining Television Fiction Show 2015
- Padma Shri 2020
2012 had been a great year for Ekta Kapoor, with the big success of her movie “The Dirty Picture” and new hit serials like “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain”, “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada” and “Pavitra Rishta”.
In 2017, her company Balaji Telefilms opened a wholly-owned subsidiary called ALTBalaji which is an Indian subscription-based video-on-demand platform. This streaming platform is available across 32 different interfaces for its viewers, available to watch on mobile, Tablet devices, web browsers.
The platform showcases original content. Some of the popular shows so far are Ragini MMS: Returns, Gandii Baat, Mentalhood to name a few.
Facts about Ekta Kapoor
|Full Name||Ekta Ravi Kapoor|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1975, India|
|Profession||Television producer, Joint MD of Balaji Telefilms|
|Father’s Name||Jeetendra (Father)|
|Mother’s name||Shobha Kapoor (Mother)|
|Education||She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and attended college at Mithibai College.|