Ekta Kapoor is an Indian television and film producer and director who works predominantly in the Hindi film and television industries. She is also the joint managing director and creative head of Balaji Telefilms, a production company. She made her debut as a movie producer in 2001 for the movie Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.
In actual, Ekta's career began when she was 15 years old, working as an intern for ad and feature filmmaker Kailash Surendranath. She has produced or co-produced over 120 television shows, around 40 movies, and over 20 web series.
The television shows that Ekta has worked with are, in 1995 - Padosan, Captain House, Mano Ya Na Mano, Hum Paanch (season 1), in 1999 - Bandhan, Kanyadaan, in 2000 - Itihaas, Kaun, Kasamm, Kashti, Kavita, Kundali, Koshish... Ek Aasha, Ghar Ek Mandir, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, and in 2001 - Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Pana Hai, Kaleerein, Karam, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kkusum, Kohi Apna Sa, Kalash, Kutumb, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
2002 TO 2004:
There was never a year when Ekta worked on only one show, and from 2002 she was a producer/co-producer on the shows Hum Paanch (season 2), Kitne Kool Hai Hum, Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat,
Kuchh Jhuki Palkain, Kammal, Kahi To Milenge. In 2003 she worked in Kahani Terrii Merrii, Kayaamat, Kahiin to Hoga, Kkoi Dil Mein Hai, and in 2004 in Kaarthika, Kosmiic Chat, Kalki, Karma, Kyaa Kahein, Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi, Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko, K. Street Pali Hill, and Kesar.
2005 TO 2009:
After that Ekta worked in Hum Paanch Tadka Mar Ke, Kkavyanjali, Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai (2005), Kandy Floss, Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan, Kasamh Se, Karam Apnaa Apnaa (2006), Kahe Naa Kahe, Khwaish, Kuchh Is Tara, Kayamath, Kasturi, Kya Dill Mein Hai (2007), Kaun Jeetega Bollywood Ka Ticket, Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna (2008), Koi Aane Ko Hai, Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 1), Bandini, Bairi Piya, Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai, Pyaar Ka Bandhan, Pavitra Rishta (2009).
2010 TO 2014:
Ekta next worked in Sarvggun Sampanna, Keshav Pandit, Tere Liye, Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 2), Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani (2010), Parichay – Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain (2011), Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Gumrah: End of Innocence, Gumrah (season 2), V The Serial (2012), Confessions of an Indian Teenager, Ek Thhi Naayka, Savdhaan India, Gumrah (season 3), MTV Webbed (season 1), Jodha Akbar, Pavitra Bandhan, Ye Hai Mohabbatein (2013), MTV Webbed (season 2), Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, Kumkum Bhagya, Gumrah (season 4), Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai, Box Cricket League (season 1), Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar (2014).
2015 TO 2020:
With no signs of slowing down, Ekta next worked on Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Kalash - Ek Vishwaas, Nach Baliye 7, Gumrah (season 5), Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan, Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do, : Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, Naagin (season 1) (2015), Box Cricket League (season 2), Mazaak Mazaak Mein, Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se, Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan, Naagin (season 2), Pardes Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Chandra Nandini (2016), Dhhai Kilo Prem, Kundali Bhagya, Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha, Box Cricket League (season 3) (2017), Naagin (season 3), Dil Hi Toh Hai, Qayamat Ki Raat, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Daayan (2018), Kavach (season 2), Bepanah Pyaar, Haivaan - The Monster, Naagin (season 4) (2019), and in 2020 she has Yeh Hai Chahatein and Aa Dekhe Zara.
Ekta has produced a good number of movies under her banner Balaji Motion Pictures, namely, Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001), Kucch To Hai (2003), Krishna Cottage (2004), Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Koi Aap Sa (2005), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), Mission Istanbul (2008), C Kkompany (2008), EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega (2008), Love Sex aur Dhokha (2010), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Taryanche Bait (2011), Shor in the City (2011), Ragini MMS (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011), Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum (2012).
In 2013, Ekta produced Ek Thi Daayan, Shootout at Wadala, Lootera, and Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara. In 2014, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Ragini MMS 2, Main Tera Hero, Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, and Ek Villain — There's one in every love story. In 2016, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, Azhar, Udta Punjab, and A Flying Jatt. In 2017, Half Girlfriend, and Super Singh, followed by Veere Di Wedding and Laila Majnu in 2018, and in 2019, Judgementall Hai Kya, Jabariya Jodi, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, and Dream Girl.
Ekta is a recipient of numerous awards, among them the Indo-American Society Award for Most Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur in 2010, National Media Award For Asian Academy of Film And Television for Most Successful Film and Television Producer in 2012, and Indian Television Academy Award for Best Serial - Popular - Kundali Bhagya, Highest Rated Show - Naagin, and many others.
Ekta Kapoor was born on June 7, 1975 in Bombay (Now Mumbai), Maharashtra to actors Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, and she has one brother, who is also an actor. She attended Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, and then her college at Mithibai College. She is also a mother to a boy born through surrogacy. She has also launched 40 web TV series online through her digital app ALTBalaji, and a fashion series under EK Label.
Ekta Kapoor updates followers through Facebook - Ekta Kapoor/@EktaRaviKapoor, Twitter - Ekta Kapoor/@ektaravikapoor, and Instagram - @ektaravikapoor.