Balaji Telefilms

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Balaji Telefilms
Type Public
Traded as BSE532382, NSEBALAJITELE,
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Entertainment
Genre Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founders Jeetendra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served India
Key people Ekta Kapoor,
Shobha Kapoor,
Sameer Nair
Products Television programs,
Motion pictures
Revenue INR4.2544 billion (US$70 million) (2014)
Operating income INR4.0746 billion (US$67 million) (2014)
Net income IncreaseINR0.10 billion (US$1.6 million) (2014)
Divisions 3
Subsidiaries Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Entertainment
BOLT Media Limited
Website www.balajitelefilms.com

Balaji Telefilms is a production house based in Mumbai, India[1] and promoted by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor. Balaji Telefilms has produced a number of serials in India and has become the largest television production house in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Ekta Kapoor believes that "K" is meant to be lucky for her and so most of her productions starts with the letter "K".[2]

Operations[edit]

Balaji Telefilms is based in Mumbai in the Balaji House on New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai. It operates from its head office in Andheri West and has studios in Film City and other locations in Mumbai.

Subsidiary[edit]

Balaji Telefilms was formed in 1994 and based in Mumbai. In 2009, it created a subsidiary, Balaji Motion Pictures, fully managed and controlled by Balaji Telefilms, which focused on creating films . In 2010, it created ALT Entertainment which produced youth content in film & television productions, and in November 2013, it created BOLT Media Limited that focussed on advertising.

Current productions[edit]

Under Balaji Telefilms[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network Details
Pavitra Rishta June 1, 2009 Zee TV The Show portrays the simple life of common middle-class Marathi families of the Mumbai city and the day to day problems which they face. And the journey of two loving souls Manav Deshmukh and Archana Deshmukh. Manav and their grown-up children and grown-up Grandchildren Archana's Granddaughter Ankita Double role
Jodha Akbar June 18, 2013 – Present Zee TV 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 The show is a journey of two strangers aashima and girish, who are not supposed to meet by any means but destiny brings them not only under the same roof but also binds them in a relationship of lifetime.
Ye Hai Mohabbatein December 3, 2013 – Present Star Plus The show focuses on infertility, divorce and remarriage loosely based on Manju Kapoor's novel Custody.
Kumkum Bhagya April 15, 2014 – Present Zee TV The show is a love story that is closely based on the novel “Sense and Sensibility” written by novelist Jane Austen. The story is about a mother and her two daughters.
Jhand Hogi Sabki[3] May 24, 2014 - Present MTV India The show is the desi version of Punk'd that features Bollywood actors and is hosted by Siddharth Gupta & Simran Kaur Mundi.
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi[4][5] June 2014 Colors The show is a one sided romantic love story with an interesting tale and twist.
Gumrah (Season 4) Upcoming (August 31, 2014) Channel V The show is of the most successful crime show Gumrah hosted by Karan Kundra, that portrays true crime stories committed by youths.
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai Upcoming (October, 2014) Sony Pal The show is a tale of soul mates set in Bihar and charts the struggle of young lovers who fight against all odds and family opposition to unite with each other. It traces the life and times of two lovers who are in love but are destined to be apart
Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh[6] Upcoming (October, 2014 Life OK 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. The shows stars Sonali Bendre, Apurva Agnihotri, Sagar Saikia, Harsh Chhaya in pivotal roles.
Itna Na Karo Mujhe Pyaar Upcoming (October, 2014) Sony TV The show is a mature love story starring Ronit Roy & Sakshi Tanwar as the protagonists.
Untitled Upcoming & TV (Upcoming) The show is a story with an interesting twist.

Under BOLT Media[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network
Yeh Jawaani ta ra ri ri June 2014 - Present Channel V
Love By Chance May 31, 2014 - Present Bindass
Dharmashetra Upcoming Epic TV
Rakht Upcoming Epic TV

Past productions[edit]

Hindi shows[edit]

Year Show Original Run Network Details
2004–2006 K. Street Pali Hill September 27, 2004 – October 12, 2006 Star Plus The thriller, series based on fictional format.
2001–2004 Kaahin Kissii Roz April 23, 2001 – September 23, 2004 The Thriller Drama that describes the story of dreadful mother-in-law Ramola & her son & daughter-in-law.
2000-2008 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii October 16, 2000 – October 9, 2008 The Show that ran for 8 long years which describes the concept of a happy family and that revolves around the obedient daughter-in-law of Aggrawal family, Parvati.
2003–2007 Kahiin to Hoga September 8, 2003 – February 15, 2007 The Show explored the love story of Kashish & Sujal and the problems faced by them.
2001–2003 Kalash N/A The Show revolves around an ideal son, loving husband and perfect gentleman – Ram- and his relationships with two women- his first wife Bulbul, who deserts him, and his second, Rano, Bulbul's sister, who supports him through thick and thin.
2006–2009 Karam Apnaa Apnaa August 29, 2006 – March 27, 2009 It is the story of Gauri Kapoor and of the twists and turns of her destiny.
2004–2005 Karma August 27, 2004 – February 11, 2005 It is the superhero fantasy television drama that revolves around Karma a super-hero.
2000–2008 Kasautii Zindagii Kay October 29, 2001 – February 28, 2008 The Show was the Story of Prerna and Anurag who eventually falls in love with each other, But destiny never brought them together.
2007–2009 Kasturi April 23, 2007 – March 31, 2009 The Show revolves around Kasturi Chawla, a young woman from a middle-class family who eventually falls in love with rich business tycoon Robbie Sabbarwal
2007–2009 Kayamath February 19, 2007 – March 12, 2009 The Show emphasizes how relationships change over the course of time, with the concept of everlasting love as the underlying theme of the show.
2004–2007 Kesar April 19, 2004 – May 31, 2007 The Show is based on the life of a young girl from rural Punjab named Kesar and revolves around the problems faced by her.
2008–2010 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil March 3, 2008 – February 5, 2010 The Show describes the story of two lovers, Prem and Heer and their undying love for one another which helps in prevailing the roughest times.
2005–2006 Kkavyanjali January 25, 2005 – August 28, 2006 It is the tale of two lovers that never meet, the two soul mates who love each other deeply yet they are separated.
2000–2008 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi July 3, 2000 – November 6, 2008 The Show about the fictitious Virani family that ran for more than 8 years and created history on Indian Television which revolves around Tulsi, an ideal daughter-in-law.
2010-2011 Tere Liye June 14, 2010 – April 2, 2011 It is the powerful love story of eternal love and the sacrifices made between two people, through separation and meeting.
2008–2010 Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna November 3, 2008 – February 5, 2010 It is the Story of two lovers Yug & Vrinda who love each other but their fathers are the biggest enemies of each other.
1995-99 Hum Paanch 1995 - 1999 Zee TV It is the Story of Anand Mathur & his 5 Daughters with all of them having different characteristics. The Show brought the chance in presentation of comedy shows.
2005-06 Hum Paanch 2 2005 - 06 It is the sequel to Hum Paanch and is based on the same story.
2002–2003 Kammal July 1, 2002 – March 20, 2003 The story is based on the life of Kammal, a woman of substance who is brought up by three bar dancers.
2006–2009 Kasamh Se January 16, 2006 – March 12, 2009 The story dealt with the trials and tribulations of three sisters, Bani, Pia and Rano, Bani being the main protagonist.
2002–2003 Kashti N/A It is the Story of Sonia who is rebellious. The Show deals with how the man torture women and how the women deals with such situations.
2010 Keshav Pandit N/A The Show is based on real life hero Keshav Pandit who fights for all odds and stands for truth and law.
2002 Kitney Kool Hain Hum N/A The Show is loosely based on the English comedy, Beverly Hillbillies, the story of a rural American family that tries to adjust to life in the city.
2001–2003 Kohi Apna Sa October 15, 2001 – January 15, 2003 The show portrayed the lives of three best friends, Khushi, Shruti and Sanjana once they got married into the same household.
2000–2002 Koshish February 2000 – April 2002 The show portrays the life of a married woman named Kajal, who gets betrayed by her parents-in-law into marrying a mentally challenged man, Neeraj.
1995 Mano Ya Na Mano N/A The series features episodic Thriller & Horror stories based on supernatural beliefs.
2009–2010 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai October 6, 2009 – February 24, 2010 Sony TV The Show is about 3 Sisters Kanchan, Shamoli and Kakoon who arrive in Mumbai from their village in search of livelihood & problems faced by them.
2000–2002 Ghar Ek Mandir N/A The Show revolves around Rajesh who is the oldest son who is married and lives with his wife Sapna After his death Rahul, his brother marries his wife and starts new life.
2002 Kab Kaisey Kahaan N/A The story that focuses on the theme of horror revealing How?, Where? and When?
2007 Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar July 3, 2007 - August 28, 2007 The reality dance show that has 5 celebrity couples with one reel partner judged by famous Bollywood Celebs.
N/A Kahaani Terrii Merrii N/A The Story that unfolds the love and drama about two unknown strangers.
2006–2007 Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai March 29, 2005 - October 5, 2006 The classic love story of two unique individuals, Angad & Kripa – as different as chalk and cheese, yet destined to fall in love.
N/A Kandy Floss N/A The Youth Show on Sony TV that revolves around a youth concept.
1998 Kanyadaan N/A The Story of the traditional Indian Family about how they face problems for the marriage of their daughter.
2007-2008 Khwaish July 16, 2007 - April 24, 2008 The show is based on the life of an Indian Muslim girl, Afreen, who is living with her family in Dubai who dreams about: marriage into a wealthy and respectable family.
N/A King – Aassman Ka Ek Raja N/A The Story of yet another Indian Super Hero King that revolves around the protagonist about his care for people.
N/A Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko N/A The Story that deals about two protagonists that are tied into relationships due to some circumstances.
2003–2005 Kkoi Dil Mein Hain December 21, 2003 – February 24, 2005 A tale of two best friends, Kajal and Krutika, who are different yet inseparable.
2001–2005 Kkusum May 14, 2001 – November 30, 2005 The Story is of Kkusum, middle-class Indian woman, who upholds family values and duties who marries a man, Abhay, from a rich, high class family.
2007–2008 Kuchh Is Tara November 26, 2007 – August 28, 2008 The Story is of Kanya Godbole, who hails from a middle-class family who eventually falls in love with a wealthy young man named Ayan Nand
2002–2003 Kuchh Jhuki Palkain April 29, 2002 – January 8, 2003 The Story is of Niyati, a simple Indian girl who gets married to U.S.-returned Vansh who had a girlfriend in the USA but married Niyati & About complications in their marriage.
2001–2002 Kutumb (Season 1) October 29, 2001 – February 7, 2003 The Story is of Pratham & Gauri who first hates each other but marries each other & lived in a joint family.
2002–2003 Kutumb (Season 2) April 29, 2002 – January 8, 2003 After the Success of Kutumb (Season 1) due to Audience demand, the channel decided to bring back Season 2 with the Same Cast.
2002–2004 Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat August 2002 – April 2004 The Thriller Show that follows trials and tribulations of a gullible, young woman, Nikki, who leaves her hometown to start life afresh in a big city.
2012–2013 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada January 30, 2012 – May 23, 2013 The Show explores the concept of extra-marital affairs and the bounds of marriage of a 12 year old married couple Mona & Pradeep.
2009–2010 Pyaar Ka Bandhan October 7, 2009 – April 28, 2010 This is the story of four siblings Kajol, Sujoy, Deva, and Mishti who get separated in their childhood after their mother who leaves them in an orphanage because she has cancer.
2011-2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain May 30, 2011 – July 10, 2014 The show explores the worlds of two different personalities; Ram Kapoor and Priya Sharma; who accidentally discover love after they marry.
2009–2011 Bandini January 19, 2009 – January 29, 2011 Imagine TV The Show revolves around Santu, a poor young woman living in Dharampur village of Gujarat who is forced by circumstances into a marriage of convenience with Dharamraj Mahiyavanshi, a rich elderly man more than thrice her age.
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai January 19, 2009 – September 25, 2009 The Show revolves around Arjun, an arrogant business tycoon who learns the meaning of love when he meets Arohi, a simple small-town girl who dreams of becoming a singer & eventually both falls in love.
2010–2011 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Season 2 November 1, 2010 – May 26, 2011 After the Success of Season 1 and chemistry of the leads and due to audiences demand, the channel decided to bring back the Second Season of the Show with Same Leads.
2010 Sarvggun Sampanna May 11, 2010 – October 29, 2010 The Story is Set in Kolhapur and is about Swara, a well-known theatre dancer who is an only child of poor parents
2009–2010 Bairi Piya September 21, 2009 – September 3, 2010 Colors The story follows the lives of debt-ridden farmers trying to eke out a living from under the servitude of the charismatic autocrat Thakur Digvijay Singh.
2009 Koi Aane Ko Hai March 13, 2009 – October 2, 2009 It is a horror show and was the re-make of the hit U.S. Series Supernatural. It was Ekta's first show on Colors.
2011–2013 Parichay—Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka August 9, 2011 – March 15, 2013 The story revolves around a fallen hero, Kunal Chopra, who has lost his enthusiasm because of his failure, and is leading a lackadaisical life & then he found true love in form of his wife Siddhi Chopra.
2006–2007 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa March 20, 2006 – January 18, 2007 Star One It is a romantic comedy based on Nimmo, a girl from a typical middle-class family and the twists and turns in her life. It was Ekta's first show on Star One.
2010–2011 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani October 18, 2010 – December 15, 2011 It is an Indian Supernatural television series that unfolds as a contemporary and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love an affair between a non-human and a mortal.
2002–2003 Kahi To Milenge November 11, 2002 – October 2003 Sahara One The first and only Show of Balaji Telefilms on Sahara One that is based on the story of four adopted siblings who are separated by fate and destined to come together at the same college.
2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki July 7, 2008 – November 6, 2008 9X The first & Only Mythological Show of Balaji Telefilms which is based on Mahabharat and is remake of Mahabharat (1988 TV series)
2007–2008 Kahe Naa Kahe November 12, 2007 – July 3, 2008 The first Show of Balaji Telefilms on 9X which is the story of Kinjal, an ordinary small-town girl with extraordinary dreams.
2008 Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket N/A The Reality Show that gives chance to tele-actors to fulfill their dream of debuting on big screen.
2007–2008 Kya Dill Mein Hai November 12, 2007 – July 3, 2008 The Show tells the story of Kaakon who is a young girl who belongs to an affluent Bengali family living in Kolkatta.
2012 Gumrah – End Of Innocence March 11, 2012 – February 16, 2014 Channel V One of the most successful crime show Gumrah hosted by Karan Kundra, that portrays true crime stories committed by youths.
2012–2013 V The Serial November 26, 2012 – March 7, 2013 This show tells the real life stories of TV actors told through the eyes of a 17 year old boy.
2013-2014 Confessions Of An Indian Teenager November 25, 2013 – May 20, 2014 The show focuses on teenage confessions.
2013 Ek Thhi Naayka March 9, 2013 – April 28, 2013 Life OK An 16 episode mini series for promotion of Ek Thi Daayan
that stars Smriti Irani, Sakshi Tanwar Shweta Tiwari, Aamna Shariff,
Mauli Ganguly,Ankita Lokhande, Kritika Kamra and Pooja Gaur.
2004–2005 Kaartika N/A Disney India The story of Kaarthika, a girl from Goregaon with ambitions and dreams.
N/A Itihaas N/A DD National The show that focuses on past due to which still the problems being faced.
N/A Kaaun ' N/A The show that deals with the theme of horror prescribing Who?
N/A Karma – Mayavi Nagari N/A The Story revolves around a super-natural hero and the town in which there is some magic.
N/A Kasamm N/A The Story that revolves around the promises made by the livings and to fulfill it.
2004–2006 Kayaamat N/A Kayaamat – Jabb Bhi Waqt Aata Hai, is a story of love and revenge of the Ahuja family.
N/A Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Paana Hai N/A The show that revolves around the concept To Gain Something, One has to Loose Something.
2002–2003 Karam N/A SAB TV The first and only show of Ekta Kapoor on SAB TV that revolves around the luck and destiny.
N/A Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi N/A MTV India The first show of Ekta Kapoor on SAB TV that revolves around the life which is the biggest gift of destiny.
2013 MTV Webbed (Season 1) September 14, 2013 - December 15, 2013 The series on Real Stories to create awareness about cyber abuse.
2014 MTV Webbed (Season 2) April 4, 2014 – July 18, 2014 The show hosted by Kritika Kamra depicts the real stories to create awareness about cyber abuse.
N/A Kosmiic Chat N/A Zoom The youth Show that revolves around the concepts of youth, like colleges etc..
2004–2005 Kyaa Kahein N/A The supernatural, thriller, drama series hosted by actor Irrfan Khan deals about various thrilling incidents.
N/A Bandhan N/A DD Metro The show that revolves around the concept tie-up in Relationships.
N/A Captain House N/A The Show that revolves around Indian army force.
N/A Dhun Dhamaka N/A The Show that revolves around Punjabis, that galore for festives and living happy lives.
N/A Kaliren N/A The show that revolves around the lines created in the hands by destiny and luck that is his gift.
N/A Padosan N/A The show that focuses on the daily lives of Neighbours, the problems and love between them.
2001–2002 Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii February 19, 2001 – November 2002 DD Metro's Metro Gold Two friends who becomes co-wives.
2001–2002 Kavita N/A The story of the protagonist Kavita, about the problems faced by her and destiny always with her.
2000–2001 Kundali September 2000 – September 2001 The story centers on two sisters, Vidhi and Aarti whose lives are governed by their parents' decision to get them married to grooms whose horoscopes perfectly match them.

Other language shows[edit]

Telugu Kannada
Tamil Malayalam
  • 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)
Marathi Bengali
Bhojpuri Punjabi

Film productions[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Genre Notes
2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta David Dhawan Comedy
2003 Kucch To Hai Anurag Basu &
Anil V Kumar
Horror
2004 Krishna Cottage Santram Verma Horror
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Sangeeth Sivan Comedy
Thriller
2005 Koi Aap Sa Partho Mitra Romance
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Apoorva Lakhia Crime Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2008 Mission Istanbul Apoorva Lakhia Crime Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2008 C Kkompany Sachin Yardi Comedy
2008 EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega Saurabh Kabra Social Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha Dibakar Banerjee Found footage
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Milan Luthria Gangster
2011 Taryanche Bait Kiran Yadnyopavit Drama Marathi Film
2011 Shor in the City Raj Nidimoru &
Krishna D.K.
Drama
2011 Ragini MMS Pawan Kripalani Horror
Thriller
Co-produced with Amit Kapoor & Sidhartha M. Jain
2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria Biographic
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Sachin Yardi Comedy
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Kannan Iyer Thriller Co-produced with Vishal Bhardwaj
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta Gangster
Crime
Prequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala
Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2013 Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane Romance Upcoming
Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap
2013 Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara Milan Luthria Crime
Romance
Sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Saket Chaudhary Romance Upcoming
Co-produced with Pritish Nandy
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Bhushan Patel Thriller/Horror Sequel to Ragini MMS
2014 Main Tera Hero David Dhawan Remake of South-Indian Film Kandireega
2014 The Villain Mohit Suri Thriller
Romance
2014 Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi Aman Sachdeva Romance Upcoming
Co-produced with Bejoy Nambiar
2014 Milan Talkies Tigmanshu Dhulia Romance Upcoming
2014 Badtameez Dil Akshay Roy Romance
Drama
Co-produced with Karan Johar

Awards and ceremonies[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]