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 4.2544 billion (US$66 million) (2014)
4.0746 billion (US$64 million) (2014)
Increase0.10 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 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.

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][10][11]


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). 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.[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 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 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.[13]

In 2014, the company and Ekta Kapoor herself were subject to protests in Jaipur led by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), a Hindutva pressure group. These occurred because of perceived communal slights in the Jodah Akbar television series.[14][15][16]

Current productions[edit]

TV Series Original Run Network Stars Details
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.
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.
Kumkum Bhagya April 15, 2014 – Present Zee TV Shabbir Ahluwalia, Sriti Jha, Arjit Taneja, Mrunal Thakur The show is a love story that is supposedly based on the novel Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. The story is about a mother and her two daughters.
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.
Gumrah (Season 5) March 22, 2015 – Present Channel V Karan Patel The show is the fifth season of the crime show Gumrah – End Of Innocence that portrays true crime stories committed by youths.
Kalash - Ek Vishwaas March 23, 2015 – Present Life OK Krip Suri, Aparna Dixit The show revolves around an ambitious girl who wants to study but her grandmother has the mindset that girls shouldn't go to school or college to study. It is about the girl's spiritual bent.

Past Productions[edit]

Hindi language[edit]

Tamil language[edit]

  • 1998 - Anubandhan
  • 1999 - Kudumbam
  • 2001 - Kelunga Mamiyare
  • 2001 - Kulaa Villaakku
  • 2004 - Kanavaru Kaaha
  • 2006 - Kasthuree
  • 2008 - Kanmaneeya
  • 2001 - Kavyanjali
  • 2001 - Kudumbbam Oru Kovil
  • 2012 - mayakkam enna
  • 2013 - 'Ullam Kollai Pogudhada

Telugu language[edit]

  • 2000 - Kalisundhamra
  • 2000 - Pelli Kanuka
  • 2001 - Kkalavaarii Kkodulu
  • 2001 - Pavithrabandham
  • 2002 - Kkante Kuthrune Kanali
  • 2003 - Kavyanjali
  • 2004 - Kaarthika Dipam
  • 2005 - Kalyanee
  • 2009 - Bramha Mudi
  • 2010 - Kaliyuga Raamayanam
  • 2010 - Kotha Bangaram
  • 2011 - Adagaka Ichina Manasu
  • 2011 - Samudrum
  • 2011 - Kannavari Kalalu
  • 2012 - Nuvvu Nachav

Kannada language[edit]

  • 2001 - Kannadi
  • 2001 - Kavyanjali
  • 2002 - Kapi Cheste
  • 2002 - Khshanaa Khshanaa
  • 2002 - Kavalu Daari
  • 2003 - Kumkum Bhagya
  • 2003 - Kanya Daana
  • 2004 - Kadambarii
  • 2004 - Kanyadaana
  • 2005 - Kankkana
  • 2008 - Kankkana
  • 2009 - Kalyanee
  • 2010 - Kadiruve Ninagaagi
  • 2011 - Yuggadi
  • 2013 - Pavitra Bandana

Marathi language[edit]

  • 2010 - Maziya Priyala Preet Kalena
  • 2011 - Bandha Reshmache
  • 2011 - Arundhati
  • 2012 - Rang Mazaa Vegala
  • 2012 - Mission Dosti.Com

Malayalam language[edit]

  • 2004 - Kavyanjali
  • 2005 - Pavithra Bandham
  • 2006 - Kalyanee
  • 2008 - Kootukaari
  • 2009 - Kadhaparayum Kaaviyaanjali

Bengali language[edit]

  • 2010 - Konya

Bhojpuri language[edit]

  • 2011 - Senur Mag Tikule

Punjabi language[edit]

  • 2011 - Kinna Sohna Tenu Rab Ne Banaya

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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