Balaji Telefilms

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Balaji Telefilms
Traded as BSE532382, NSEBALAJITELE,
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Entertainment
Genre Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founder Jeetendra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
Key people
Ekta Kapoor,
Shobha Kapoor,
Sameer Nair
Products Television programs,
Motion pictures
Revenue INR4.2544 billion (US$67 million) (2014)
INR4.0746 billion (US$64 million) (2014)
IncreaseINR0.10 billion (US$1.6 million) (2014)
Divisions 3
Subsidiaries Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Entertainment
BOLT Media Limited
Slogan India's Entertainment Powerhouse

Balaji Telefilms is a creator, producer and distributor of entertainment content. The company produces Indian soap operas , reality TV, comedy, game shows, entertainment and factual programming in several Indian languages.

Balaji Telefilms is prmoted by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor and is a public company listed at Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Its works include Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,[1][2][3][4][5] Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay , Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahin to Hogaa, Kkusum, ‘’Kutumb’’, Kasamh Se, Tere Liye, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain,[6][7][8][9][10][11] Bandini, Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Parichay - Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka , Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Gumrah: End of Innocence and others.


The Company incorporated as ‘’Balaji Telefilms Private Limited’’ on 10th November 1994, at Mumbai with the objective of making Television Software including serials and other entertainment content by Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor. Balaji has specialised in formatted programming that can be adapted for different languages around the nation as well as abroad. One notable success has been Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi known as the master of all Indian soap operas and also for setting Goden Period on Indian television. Other examples include Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay , Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahin to Hogaa, Kkusum, ‘’Kutumb’’, Pavitra Rishta, Parichay, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (dubbed and produced in various languages across India). In recent years the company has also been expanding its reality shows output with shows such as titles such as Box Cricket League’’ on Sony TV. In November 2012 the company launched BOLT Media Ltd, a subsidiary to Balaji Telefilms specialising in for advertisements and online content.

Balaji was converted into a Public Limited Company on 29th February 2000 and subsequently its name was changed to Balaji Telefilms Ltd on 19th April 2000.[12] The Company made public issue of 28,00,000 No. of Equity Shares of Rs. 10/- each issued for cash at a premium of INR 120 per share aggregating Rs. 36.40 crore. The issue includes a Book Built Portion of 25,20,000 No. of equity shaes and a Fixed Price Portion of 2,80,000 No. of equity shares.[12] In the same year, Nine Network Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Broadcasting India Pvt. Ltd., merged with Balaji Telefilms Ltd.[12]

In 2007, the company created wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures to expand its reach and produce the motion pictures. Today, the company has established its niche in creating critically acclaimed and commercially successful Bollywood movies. In 2010, the company also created ALT Entertainment a banner to produce and concentrate on niche and youth subjects in films and television.

In 2013, the company created BOLT Media Limited yet another a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms to expand its reach in media, advertising and other platforms. The company has produced shows like Love By Chance, Yeh Jawani Ta Ra Ri Ri & Dharmakshetra’’ for various channels and has also created and produced various advertisements for leading products in the market.

Over the years Balaji has expanded its presence either by starting up operations in new markets or by creating newer production companies. Most recently, in November 2014, its wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures had tied up a deal with B4U (network), a Bollywood film production company to co-produce Bollywood films.[13]

Current productions[edit]

Under Balaji Telefilms[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network Stars Details
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai October 16, 2014 – Present Sony Pal Navi Bhangu, Aparna Dixit The show follows two young lovers whose families oppose their relationship.
Gumrah (Season 4) August 17, 2014 – Present Channel V Karanvir Bohra The show is the fourth season of the crime show Gumrah – End Of Innocence that portrays true crime stories committed by youths
Ye Hai Mohabbatein December 3, 2013 – Present Star Plus Karan Patel, Divyanka Tripathi The show focuses on infertility, divorce and remarriage loosely based on Manju Kapoor's novel Custody.
Box Cricket League December 14, 2014 Sony TV A sport reality show with more than 150 TV actors participating in the tournament compromising of 8 teams.
Jodha Akbar June 18, 2013 – Present Zee TV Rajat Tokas, Paridhi Sharma The show explores a sixteenth century love story about a political marriage of convenience between Mughal emperor, Akbar, and Rajput princess, Jodha.
Pavitra Bandhan September 9, 2013 – Present DD National Yash Tonk, Hritu Dudhani The show is a journey of Aashima and Girish.
Kumkum Bhagya April 15, 2014 – Present Zee TV Shabbir Ahluwalia, Sriti Jha, Arjit Taneja, Mrunal Thakur The show is a love story that is based on the novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The story is about a mother and her two daughters.
Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh October 7, 2014 – Present Life OK Apurva Agnihotri, Harsh Chhaya, Sonali Bendre The show is a story with a political backdrop of a woman who will be a mother and a family wife who will start an affair with a business tycoon, since her husband has no time for their family.
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi June 24, 2014 – Present Colors Shakti Arora, Radhika Madan The show is a one sided romantic love story .
Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar November 18, 2014 – Present Sony TV Ronit Roy, Pallavi Kulkarni The show is a mature love story about a divorced couple who rediscover their love after 15 years of separation with the help of their five children.

Under Bolt Media[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network
Yeh Jawani Ta Ra Ri Ri May 2014 – Present Channel V
Love By Chance May 31, 2014 – Present Bindass
Dharmakshetra November 19, 2014 – Present EPIC

Past Productions[edit]





  • 1998 - Anubandhan (Sun TV)
  • 1999 - Kudumbam (Sun TV)
  • 2001 - Kelunga Mamiyare (Sun TV)
  • 2001 - Kulaa Villaakku (Sun TV)
  • 2004 - Kanavaru Kaaha (Sun TV)
  • 2006 - Kasthuree (Sun TV)
  • 2008 - Kanmaneeya (Sun TV)
  • 2001 - Kavyanjali (Vijay TV)
  • 2001 - Kudumbbam Oru Kovil (Vijay TV)
  • 2013 - Ullam Kollai Poguthada (Polimer TV)






Film productions[edit]

Balaji Motion Pictures is the sister company of Balaji Telefilms. It entered the Indian motion pictures business in 2002. The company operates the Motion Pictures Division through its wholly owned subsidiary. Till 2011, the company had produced and/or acquired 17 films,


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