Ekta Kapoor is an Indian television and film producer. Ekta, who is known as the ‘Queen of Soap Operas’ in India is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of her production company, Balaji Telefims.
Ekta Kapoor was born on 7th June 1975 to the superstar of India, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her brother Tushaar Kapoor is also a film actor. She studied at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim and went to Mithbai College where she completed her degree of Bachelors of Commerce. Kapoor gave the television entertainment a huge turn with her TV serials. Her serials were aired on many Indian channels such as Star Plus, Zee TV and Sony Entertainment Television. Her initial serials include hits like ‘Koshish Ek Ashaa’, Hum Paanch, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Kutumb, Kasamh Se, Parichay—Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Bandini, Kkusum and Kahiin to Hoga.
Kapoor started producing Bollywood movies in 2001. She started with Kyo Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, Kucch Tou Hai in 2003 and Krishna Cottage in 2004 which was based on a supernatural theme. She produced Kya Kool Hai Hum starred her brother Tushaar Kapoor. This movie became one of the biggest hits of 2005. She was the co-producer of another popular hit film Shootout at Lokhandwala (along with Sunjay Gupta). Other production ventures included Mission Istunbul and EMI-Liya Hai Tou Chukana Parega with Sunil Shetty. She produced many other critically acclaimed movies such as ‘Love, Sex aur Dhoka’, Shor in the City, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, The Dirty Picture, Kya Super Kool Hai Hum and Ragini MMS. Some upcoming movies by her are Shootout at Wadala, Ek Thi Dayaan, Kuku Muthur Ki Jhand Hogai, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Ragini MMS 2, Milan Talkies, The Villain, Lootera and Main Tera Hero.
Ekta Kapoor has been in the industry since she was 19 and till now she had done a great deal of work. She is one of the most well-known names in India. She also works on script writing, creative conversion and concept building. She was chosen as ‘Asia’s Most Powerful Communicators’ by Asia Week magazine. She helped launch the careers of so many actors and actresses some of whom have now entered the film industry. Kapoor has received numerous awards for her successes as Producer for Balaji Telefilms. Few of these include the Indian Television Academy Awards, Indian Telly Awards, Kalakar Awards, Asian Television Awards, Apsara Awards, Zee Rishtay Awards, Star Parivaar Awards, 3rd Boroplus Awards, New Talent Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, 4th Boroplus Awards, GR8! Women Awards, Asia’s Social Empowerment Award, Lions Gold Award, Stardust Awards, Screen Awards, Pune International Film Festival, Zee Gaurav Puraskar, National Media Network Film and TV Awards, the Global Indian Film and TV Honors, Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards and ETC Bollywood Business Awards. Ekta Kapoor is single however she was linked to Taimur Bajwa, a Punjabi Lawyer. She on the other hand denies any such relationship.