Ekta Kapoor Success Story – Creative Director at Balaji Telefilms
Ekta Kapoor is an Indian television producer, joint managing director, film producer, and the Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms. Ekta Kapoor was born on 7 June 1975 and is the daughter of Indian actor, TV and film producer Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor.
Her parents decided to make her career as a creative director. Ekta Kapoor has bagged many awards and she was awarded the fourth highest civilian award in India, Padma Shri in 2020. She is among the “50 most powerful women in Asia”. She is a famous female entrepreneur and her company is having 3 subsidiaries “BOLT Media Limited, ALT Entertainment & Balaji Motion Pictures, ”
Ekta has completed her schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim. She obtains her degree from Mithibai College. She is the sister of Bollywood actor, Tusshar Kapoor. Few people know that Ekta started her career at the age of 15 internings with ad and feature filmmaker Kailash Surendranath which was unsuccessful.
She started her own production house ‘Balaji Telefilms’ in 1995 beginning with “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” – the most popular TV Soap Opera in the history of Indian TV Industry, Krishna Cottage, Kucch To Hai, Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta based on supernatural themes followed in 2003 and 2004.
The Balaji Girl has produced around 100 TV serials including Chandrakanta, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Jodha Akbar, Naagin, and Ye Hai Mohabbatein. She started Kyaa Kool Hai Hum with her brother Tusshar Kapoor. She co-produce Indian Hindi-language action crime film – Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta. Ekta also co-produce EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Padhega and action thriller film – Mission Istanbul in collaboration with Sunil Shetty.
Ekta Kapoor released a number of Hindi films including Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, and Shor in the City from 2010 to 2014. She founded a media training school, Institute of Creative Excellence through her production house Balaji Telefilms In 2012.
Kapoor has also created around 130 Indian soap operas including her most popular and top shows Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Hum Paanch, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasamh Se, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahiin To Hoga, Pavitra Rishta, Jodha Akbar, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Kundali Bhagyaunder, Naagin, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, and Kumkum Bhagya, under her banner Balaji Telefilms Limited that leading to her being known as “the Queen of India Television” and the “Czarina of television”. Her TV serials were credited with starting a new wave on Indian television.
Kapoor has also launched around 35 films and 40 web TV series online through her digital app ALTBalaji under this banner. Ekta Kapoor has also launched her fashion series with EK Label.