Balaji Telefilms

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Balaji Telefilms
Public
Traded as BSE532382, NSEBALAJITELE,
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Entertainment
Genre Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founder Jeetendra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
India
Key people
Ekta Kapoor,
Shobha Kapoor,
Sameer Nair
Products Television programs,
Motion pictures
Revenue 4.2544 billion (US$63 million) (2014)
4.0746 billion (US$60 million) (2014)
Increase0.10 billion (US$1.5 million) (2014)
Divisions 3
Subsidiaries Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Entertainment
BOLT Media Limited
Slogan India's Entertainment Powerhouse
Website www.balajitelefilms.com

Balaji Telefilms is an Indian company owned by actor Jeetendra, which produces Indian soap operas , reality TV, comedy, game shows, entertainment and factual programming in several Indian languages. Balajis had a partnership with White Leaf Productions from 1997 to 2006.

Balaji Telefilms is promoted 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]

History[edit]

The company incorporated as Balaji Telefilms Private Limited on 10 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, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Parichay, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (dubbed and produced in various languages across India), Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Jodha Akbar. 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 29 February 2000 and subsequently its name was changed to Balaji Telefilms Ltd on 19 April 2000.[10] The company made public issue of 28,00,000 No. of Equity Shares of Rs. 10/- each issued for cash at a premium of 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.[10] 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.[10]

In 2007, the company created wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures which creates 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 which has produced the shows Love By Chance, Yeh Jawani Ta Ra Ri Ri and Dharmakshetra for various channels and has also created and produced various advertisements .

In November 2014, its wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures had tied up a deal with B4U, a Bollywood film production company to co-produce Bollywood films.

In 2014, the company and Ekta Kapoor herself were subject to protests in Jaipur led by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), a Hindutva group. These occurred because of perceived communal slights in the Jodha Akbar television series.[11][12]

Current productions[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network
Pavitra Bandhan September 9, 2013 – Present DD National
Ye Hai Mohabbatein December 3, 2013 – Present Star Plus
Kumkum Bhagya April 15, 2014 – Present Zee TV
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi June 24, 2014 – Present Colors TV
Gumrah (Season 5) March 22, 2015 – Present Channel V
Kalash – Ek Vishwaas March 23, 2015 – Present Life OK
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum October 26, 2015 – Present &TV
Naagin November 1, 2015 – Present Colors TV
Kasam Upcoming Colors TV
Mangalsutra Upcoming STAR Plus

Past Productions[edit]

Hindi language[edit]

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.

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