Ekta Kapoor

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Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor at 98.3 FM Radio Mirchi 3.jpg
Kapoor at 98.3 FM Radio Mirchi
Born (1975-06-07) 7 June 1975 (age 41)[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Television producer, Joint MD of Balaji Telefilms
Years active 1995–present
Parent(s) Jitendra (father)
Shobha Kapoor (mother)
Relatives Tusshar Kapoor (brother)

Ekta Kapoor (born 7 June 1975)[1][2] is an Indian TV and film producer. She is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms, her production company.

Kapoor is the daughter of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor.[3][4][5] 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. Some soap operas she had worked on include Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, and Jodha Akbar.[6] Kapoor has also produced the television series Naagin, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kumkum Bhagya, Kavach and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki. She has also launched her fashion series with EK Label.

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 Padhega in collaboration with Sunil Shetty followed. In 2010 to 2014 she released a number of films including Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, and Shor in the City.


Main article: Balaji Telefilms
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
2008 Gaja K.Madesha Kannada Film
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 and Krishna D.K.
2011 Ragini MMS Pawan Kripalani Co-produced with Amit Kapoor and Sidhartha M. Jain
2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria
2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Sachin Yardi
2013 Ek Thi Daayan Kannan Iyer Co-produced with Vishal Bhardwaj
2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta
2013 Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap
2013 Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara Milan Luthria
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Bhushan Patel Co-produced with Shobha Kapoor
2015 Vishwaroop 2 Kamal Haasan Co-produced with Shobha Kapoor
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Umesh Gedge Co-produced with Shobha Kapoor
TBA Veere Di Wedding Shashanka Ghosh Co-produced with Rhea Kapoor

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2012 Asia's Social Empowerment Award- Freedom Through Education[7]


  1. ^ a b "PICS: Ekta Kapoor's 41st birthday bash". The Times of India. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Happy birthday Ekta Kapoor: 6 things to remind you why she is a big deal". Hindustan Times. 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  3. ^ Sabharwal, Rahul (21 January 2010). "Meet the 'real' Ekta Kapoor". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ekta Kapoor springs a surprise". The Hindu. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ekta Kapoor & family take pay cut". The Hindu. 2 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Shekhar (2012-02-20). "Ekta Kapoor's obsession with 'K' was strategy, but not superstition". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Recipients of Asia's Social Empowerment Award". 

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