Ekta Kapoor

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Ekta Kapoor
Born Ekta
7th June, 1975
Occupation Television producer, Joint MD of Balaji Telefilms
Years active 1997–Present
Relatives Jeetendra (Father)
Shobha Kapoor (Mother)
Tusshar Kapoor (Brother)

Ekta Kapoor is an Indian TV and film producer. She is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms, her production company.

Biography[edit]

Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor.[1][2][3] She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and attended college at Mithibai College. She has produced numerous soap opera, television series and movies. Her soap operas include, Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kahiin to Hoga, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Kasamh Se, "Miya Fauj mein Biwi Mauj Mein"Kkusum, Kutumb, Bandini, Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Tere Liye, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Parichay—Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Gumrah – End Of Innocence,Kya Hua Tera Vaada and many others. She is currently producing Pavitra Rishta, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Jodha Akbar, Pavitra Bandhan and Ye Hai Mohabbatein[4].

She ventured into Bollywood movie production in 2001 beginning with Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta . Kucch To Hai and Krishna Cottage based on supernatural themes followed in 2003 and 2004. Kyaa Kool Hai Hum starred her brother Tusshar Kapoor. She then went on to co-produce Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta. Mission Istanbul and EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega in collaboration with Sunil Shetty followed. In 2010 and 2011 she released Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Shor in the City, Ragini MMS, Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum and The Dirty Picture.

Her recent/upcoming productions include Ek Thi Daayan, Shootout at Wadala, Lootera, Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara, Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, Ragini MMS 2, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Milan Talkies, Main Tera Hero, Ek Villain — There's one in every love story and Badtameez Dil

Television[edit]

Filmography[edit]

As Producer under Balaji Motion Pictures banner
Year Title Director Notes
2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta David Dhawan
2003 Kucch To Hai Anurag Basu & Anil V Kumar
2004 Krishna Cottage Santram Verma
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Sangeeth Sivan
2005 Koi Aap Sa Parto Mitra
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Apoorva Lakhia Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2008 Mission Istanbul Apoorva Lakhia Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2008 C Kkompany Sachin Yardi
2008 EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega Saurabh Kabra Co-produced with Sunil Shetty
2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha Dibakar Banerjee
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Milan Luthria
2011 Taryanche Bait Kiran Yadnyopavit Marathi Film
2011 Shor in the City Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K.
2011 Ragini MMS Pawan Kripalani Co-produced with Amit Kapoor & Sidhartha M. Jain
2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Sachin Yardi Released
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Kannan Iyer Co-produced with Vishal Bhardwaj
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta Prequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala
Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2013 Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap
2013 Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara Milan Luthria Sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
2013 Vishwaroop 2 Kamal Haasan
Co-produced with Shobha Kapoor
Sequel to Vishwaroop
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Bhushan Patel
Co-produced with Shobha Kapoor
Sequel to Ragini MMS


Awards and honours[edit]

As Producer under Balaji Telefilms
Year Award Show Category For The Show
2001 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Star Cast Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial – Popular Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Daily Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2002 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Star Cast Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Daily Serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii & Kkusum
2003 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Ensemblance Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Scroll Honour of the year Balaji Telefilms
Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Daily Serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards GR8! Ensemblance Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Awards Best Production House of the Year Balaji Telefilms
Kalakar Awards Best Drama Series Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Apsara Awards Best Drama Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2004 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Thriller Show Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Creative Director of The Year Balaji Telefilms
Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Daily Serial Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi & Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Kalakar Awards Best Drama Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Asian Television Awards Asia's no# 1 Most Watched and Awarded Show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Asian Television Awards Asia's no# 2 Most Watched and Awarded Show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Asian Television Awards Asia's no# 3 Most Watched and Awarded Show Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Asian Television Awards Asia's no# 4 Most Watched and Awarded Show Kahiin To Hoga
2005 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Popular) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series Kahiin To Hoga
2006 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Jury) Kasamh Se
Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series Kasamh Se
Indian Telly Awards Hall of Fame Balaji Telefilms
2007 Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best Production House of The Year Balaji Telefilms
2008 Indian Telly Awards Best Continuing Series Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Telly Awards Best TV Programme of The Year Kasamh Se
2009 Indian Telly Awards Best Ensemble Cast Bandini
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Show Pavitra Rishta
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Star Parivaar Awards SPL Honour K-Shows
Indian Telly Awards Most Popular Drama Series Pavitra Rishta
Indian Telly Awards Most Consistent Production House of The Decade Balaji Telefilms
3rd Boroplus Gold Awards Hall of Fame K-Shows
3rd Boroplus Gold Awards Best Show ruling TRP Charts of The Year Pavitra Rishta
New Talent Awards Best New Show of The Year Pavitra Rishta
Apsara Awards Best Drama Series Pavitra Rishta
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining TV Show of The Decade (Fiction) Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Personality of The Decade K-Shows
Zee Rishtey Awards Zee Amar Rishtey Award Hum Paanch
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Popular Parivaar Pavitra Rishta
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Ensemblance Laurel Cast Pavitra Rishta
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Serial (Jury) Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
4th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Show ruling TRP Charts of the year Tere Liye
4th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Show (Fiction) Pavitra Rishta
Apsara Awards Best Drama Series Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
Zee Rishtey Awards Favourite Parivaar Pavitra Rishta
FICCI Frames Excellence Honours Best TV Series Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
New Talent Awards Best Show Encouraging New Talent Tere Liye
2012 Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series (Jury) Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
GR8! Women Awards Most Successful Woman Ekta Kapoor
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Dharavahik Pavitra Rishta
Asia's Social Empowerment Award Freedom Through Education[5] Balaji Telefilms
2013 Lions Gold Awards Best Television Serial Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
Lions Gold Awards Best Film & Television Production House Balaji Telefilms
As Producer under Balaji Motion Pictures
Year Award Show Category For The Film
2011 Stardust Awards Best Film Love Sex aur Dhokha
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Film The Dirty Picture
2012 Screen Awards Best Film The Dirty Picture
Screen Awards Best Marathi Film Taryanche Bait
Screen Awards Performer of The Year Balaji Motion Pictures
Pune International Film Festival Best Film Taryanche Bait
Zee Gaurav Puraskar Best Film Taryanche Bait
National Media Network Film And TV Awards Most Entertaining Film The Dirty Picture
National Media Network Film And TV Awards Most Successful Film & TV Producer Balaji Motion Pictures
Stardust Awards Best Film of The Year The Dirty Picture
Stardust Awards Best Film Ragini MMS
Zee Cine Awards Best Film (Critics) The Dirty Picture
The Global Indian Film and TV Honours Best Film (Jury) The Dirty Picture
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Phalke Iconic Film & Television Producer Balaji Motion Pictures
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Bax-Office Surprise of The Year The Dirty Picture

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sabharwal, Rahul (21 January 2010). "Meet the 'real' Ekta Kapoor". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ekta Kapoor springs a surprise". The Hindu. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ekta Kapoor & family take pay cut". The Hindu. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Shekhar (2012-02-20). "Ekta Kapoor's obsession with ‘K’ was strategy, but not superstition". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Recipients of Asia's Social Empowerment Award". 

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