7 June 1975
|Occupation||Television producer, Joint MD of Balaji Telefilms|
Shobha Kapoor (Mother)
Tusshar Kapoor (Brother)
Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. 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 most popular path breaking soaps being 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, Kkusum, Kutumb, Bandini, Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Tere Liye, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Parichay—Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Gumrah – End Of Innocence and many others. She is currently producing Pavitra Rishta, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Jodha Akbar.
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 starring her brother Tusshar Kapoor proved to be her breakout hit and went on to become one of the highest earners of 2005. She then went on to co-produce Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta which became her profitable venture at the box office. Mission Istanbul and EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega in collaboration with Sunil Shetty followed. The years 2010 and 2011 proved to be important for her with critical and commercial successes such as 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 upcoming productions include Ek Thi Daayan, Shootout at Wadala, Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, Lootera, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again, Ragini MMS 2, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Milan Talkies, Main Tera Hero and The Villian
Personal Life 
Ekta Kapoor has been known to mix personal and professional life. One of her past actresses, Simriti Irani (Star of Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) had a spat and is no longer on talking terms. However, she has helped launch the career of many, including Prachi Desai, Ram Kapoor, and Ronit Roy, who have now all made the transition from soaps the Bollywood films. She is single, and though news outlets have linked her to Taimur Bajwa, a Punjabi Lawyer, she has stated that they were never in a relationship. She has also been accused of the male casting couch, i.e. offering roles to young, good looking male models in return of sexual favors.
Awards and honours 
|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|
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- "Ekta Kapoor & family take pay cut". The Hindu. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
- Shekhar (2012-02-20). "Ekta Kapoor's obsession with ‘K’ was strategy, but not superstition". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
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- "Recipients of Asia's Social Empowerment Award".
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