INTRODUCTIONoEkta J Kapoor, born on the 7th June, 1975, is the creative head of BalajiTelefilms.oEkta Kapoor is the daughter of Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor and the sisterof Tusshar Kapoor who is also a Bollywood actor.o She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and attendedcollege at Mithibai College.oEkta Kapoor started her career at an early age of seventeen.oShe tried her luck attending the shoots of Kailash Surendranath, the ad andfeature filmmaker - but failed.oThen with the advice and financial help of her father Ekta started off with herown business of TV-serial production by the name of Balaji Creations.
oShe made six pilots and three episodes but to her bad luck all of them were rejected.oAfter great hard work she became successful in creating the serial Hum Paanch .oEkta Kapoor has produced and co-produced many soap operas, television series andfilms.oHer most popular television endeavor has been Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,which started airing on STAR Plus in the year 2000.oShe has produced more than eight television soaps for STAR Plus.oOne of the most noticeable things about her creations is that all her soaps begin withthe letter "K" as she is superstitious that it brings her good luck.oSome of her other famous soaps aired on star plus are: Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii Karam Apnaa Apnaa Kasamh Se Kasautii Zindagii Kay
oIn the short span of her career this young entrepreneur of India has achieved manywards and civic honors.oShe was chosen to lead the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) entertainmentcommittee.oIn the last few years she has also bagged the Indian Telly Awards. The other awardsshe received are: The Society Achiever Award The Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 The 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006 .oShe branched out into Bollywood movie production in 2001 beginning with KyoKii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.oKucchTo Hai and Krishna Cottage based on supernatural themes followed in 2003and 2004.o. Kyaa Kool Hai Hum starring her brother Tusshar Kapoor proved to be herbreakout hit and went on to become one of the highest earners of 2005.
oShe then went on to co-produce Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta whichbecame her a profitable venture at the box office.oMission Istanbul and EMI – Liya HaiToh Chukana Parega in collaboration with SunilShetty followed.oThe years 2010 and 2011 proved to be important for her with critical andcommercial successes such as Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,Shor in the City, Ragini MMS.o2012 had been a great year for Ekta Kapoor, with a big success of her movie “theDirty Picture”, Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum and new hit serials like “Bade Achhe LagteHain”, “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada” and “Pavitra Rishta”.oHer upcoming productions include Lootera, Shootout at Wadala, Once Upon a TimeAgain, EkThi Daayan, Gippie, Milan Talkies & Ragini MMS 2.
INTRODUCTION: Industry :Entertainment Founded :1994 Founder :Ekta Kapoor Headquarters :Mumbai, India Key people :Jeetendra (chairman) Shobha Kapoor (managing director) Ekta Kapoor (joint managing director & creative director) Products :Television Programmes, Motion Pictures & New Media Parent :Balaji Motion Pictures ALT Entertainment Website :www.balajitelefilms.com
oBalaji Telefilms is based in Mumbai in the Balaji House on New Link Road, AndheriWest, Mumbai. Balaji Telefilms operates from its head office in Andheri West and hasstudios in Film City and other locations in Mumbai.oIn 2001, Balaji began exploring export markets for its content library. The marketsin USA, UK, Canada, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Mauritius with theirsignificant NRIpopulations were deemed to become major markets for the company.oBalaji was also planning serials in Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali and Gujarati.oIn terms of studio facilities, Balaji is one of the largest productions houses inMumbais large film and television production hub.oBalaji Telefilms is making a range of television serials for Zee TV, STAR One,Imagine TV, Colors TV & Sony TV.oBalaji has also won every major television award in India.
Year-2011STAR Parivaar Awards Favourite Show Tere LiyeIndia Television Academy Awards GR8! Ensemblance Laurel Cast Pavitra RishtaIndia Television Academy Awards Best Serial - Jury Bade Achhe Lagte HaiZee Gold Awards Best Show ruling TRP Charts of the year Tere LiyeZee Gold Awards Best Show - Popular Pavitra RishtaApasra Awards Best TV Series Bade Achhe Lagte HaiXplore International Drama Awards Favourite Show Bade Achhe Lagte HaiZee Rishtey Awards Favourite Parivaar Pavitra RishtaFICCI Excellence Frames Honours Best TV Series Bade Achhe Lagte HaiFimfare Awards Best TV Series Bade Achhe Lagte Hai
Year-2012Indian Telly Awards Best Drama Series - Jury Bade Achhe Lagte HaiGR8! Women Awards Most Successful Woman Ekta KapoorIndia Television Academy Awards Best Drama Serial - Jury Kya Huaa Tera Vadaa
Year Award Category Show Notes Balaji Telefilms received this Special Jury Award for2010 Seoul International Drama Awards Pavitra Rishta International Award for Their Best Best Drama Series Show Pavitra Rishta. Ekta was awarded at STAR Parivaar Awards for her immense service to2010 STAR Parivaar Awards Special Recognition Ekta Kapoor Star and providing Shows like Kyunki, Kahaani Kasauti and other K-Shows. National Media Network Film And TV Most Successful Film &2012 Ekta Kapoor Ekta Rcvs this Honour. Awards TV Producer Best Entertainer of the2012 Star Screen Awards Ekta Kapoor Ekta Rcvs this Honour. year Phalke Icon Film & Ekta was Awarded this Special2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards Television Producer Ekta Kapoor Honour. Award
Year Title Director Notes2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta David Dhawan2003 Kucch To Hai Anurag Basu & Anil V Kumar2004 Krishna Cottage Santram Verma2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Sangeeth Sivan2005 Koi Aap Sa Partho Mitra2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Apoorva Lakhia Co-produced with SANJAY GUPTA2008 Mission Istanbul Apoorva Lakhia Co-produced with SUNIL SHETTY2008 C Kkompany Sachin Yardi2008 EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega Saurabh Kabra Co-produced with SUNIL SHETTY2010 Love Sex aur Dhokha Dibakar Banerjee2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Milan Luthria2011 Taryanche Bait Kiran Yadnyopavit Marathi Film2011 Shor in the City Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K.
Co-produced with Amit Kapoor & Sidhartha2011 Ragini MMS Pawan Kripalani M. Jain2011 The Dirty Picture Milan Luthria2012 Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum Sachin Yardi Released Upcoming Prequel to Shootout at2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta Lokhandwala Co-produced with Sanjay Gupta Upcoming2013 Lootera Vikramaditya Motwane Co-produced with Anurag Kashyap Upcoming Sequel to Once Upon a Time in2013 Once Upon a Time Again Milan Luthria Mumbaai Upcoming2013 Ek Thi Daayan Kannan Iyer Co-produced with Vishal Bhardwaj2013 Milan Talkies Tigmanshu Dhulia Upcoming Upcoming2013 Untitled Movie Akshay Roy Co-produced with Karan Johar Upcoming Sequel to Ragini MMS2013 Ragini MMS 2 Pawan Kripalani Co-produced with Amit Kapoor & Sidhartha M. Jain