Ekta Kapoor Biography
Ekta J Kapoor, born on the 7th June, 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. Ekta kapoor is the alumni of Bombay Scottish School and Mithibai College.
Ekta Kapoor started her career at an early age of seventeen. In the begining she tried her luck attending the shoots of Kailash Surendranath, the ad and feature filmmaker – but failed.
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 .Ever since she has been working industriously acquiring the skills required to succeed
Ekta Kapoor has produced and co-produced many soap operas, television series and films. Her most popular television endeavor 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 wards and civic honors. 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 received are:
- The Society Achiever Award
- The Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2001
- The 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006
2012 had been a great year for Ekta Kapoor, with a big success of her movie “the Dirty Picture” and new hit serials like “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain”, “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada” and “Pavitra Rishta”. She won’t be celebrating her birthday with a huge bash but will have a low-key celebration. Satisfied with her professional life, she wishes to balance her private and professional life successfully and plans to look forward to the new year with a new attitude.
Facts about Ekta Kapoor
|Full Name||Ekta Ravi Kapoor|
|Date of Birth||7 June 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.|