Ekta Kapoor, Queen of Soap Operas

Mar/21/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Ekta Kapoor

About Ekta Kapoor

The biography of Ekta Kapoor includes work and celebration as an Indian television and film producer. Born to a family of actors, her parents are the legendary Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, while her brother Tusshar Kapoor is a famous actor.

Born in Mumbai, she studied at the Bombay Scottish School in Mahim and went to Mithbai College where she completed her degree of Bachelors of Commerce. Etka Kapoor began her career at 17 years of age. Her father helped her to start the television serial production company, Balaji Telefilms, where she first made three episodes and six pilots without success. Her success came, however, with the popular serial Hum Paanch.

A number of soap operas, TV series and movies have her as the producer. “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” aired in 2000 of STAR Plus. She has used the letter “K” as a mark of her series of TV productions, a unique creation that she claims has brought her success. Some of her hits include the following: Koshish Ek Ashaa, Hum Paanch, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Her serials aired on Star Plus, Zee TV and Sony Entertainment Television.

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With Bollywood calling in 2001, she produced Kyo Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta and Kucch Tou Hai in 2003. Krishna Cottage, based on a supernatural theme, had production in 2004. Kya Kool Hai Hum (How Cool Are We), which starred her brother Tushaar Kapoor, became one of the biggest hits of 2005.

Her critically acclaimed movie production includes the following films: 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,

News on Ekta Kapoor

Chosen as ‘Asia’s Most Powerful Communicators’ by Asia Week magazine, enterpreneur Ekta Kapoor helped with the launching of the careers of many Indian actors. Many of these actors and actresses are now stars in the film industry.

She has received numerous awards for her work as the producer for Balaji Telefilms. Some of her other have a place in the following: 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 and much more.

In 2010, she has received the Indo-American Society Award for the Most Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur. She has received other awards, including the Forbes Tycoon of Tomorrow Award for Icon of Excellence in 2018.

Other recent awards include: 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 the ETC Bollywood Business Awards as well as others.

Known in India as the “Queen of Soap Operas”, she is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of her production company, Balaji Telefims. The company also produces reality TV, entertainment, comedy, game shows and factual programs, which have production is several Indian languages. The company has headquarters in Mumbai.

FAQ

Where was Ekta Kapoor born?

She was born in 1975 to Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

What is the net worth of Ekta Kapoor?

The Etka Kapoor net worth has an estimate of $12 million.

Who is the husband of Ekta Kapoor?

She is not married. She has a son, Ravi. There has been talk of Ekta Kapoor and a romance with an Indian lawyer; however, she denies this a relationship.

When did she start her career?

Ekta Kapoor’s age was seventeen years old when she began her career with Kailash Surendranath shoots. Soon after, she started her own serial television production business.

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