Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. 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. Kapoor has also produced the television series Naagin, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kumkum Bhagya, Kavach , Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki and Kundali Bhagya. 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. Ekta Kapoor, who celebrated the success of her latest production Half Girlfriend, says at one point she had lost confidence in herself after her films flopped one after another. And because of that, she was initially not sure about producing Half Girlfriend.
Ekta Kapoor started her career at an early age of 17. In the beginning, she interned with Kailash Surendranath, the ad and feature filmmaker, until she decided to turn producer at a very young age.
She produced numerous soap operas like Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki, Naagin, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kum kum Bhagya, Kavach, and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki. Ekta’s soaps started a new wave in Indian TV, which got her the tag of ‘TV CZARINA’ and the Queen of India TV.
She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and attended college at Mithibai College. Television (Balaji Telefilms)Movies (Balaji Motion Pictures)
Ekta Kapoor has been in the industry since she was 19 and has accomplished a lot. She is one of the most well-known names in India. She also works on script writing, creative conversion and concept building. Having chosen as ‘Asia’s Most Powerful Communicators’ by Asia Week magazine, she has helped launch the careers of many actors and actresses. Some of these actors and actresses have now entered the film industry.
In the short span of her career, this young entrepreneur of India has achieved many awards and civic honours. She was chosen to lead the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) entertainment committee. The other awards she received are:The Society Achiever AwardThe Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2001
Kapoor has received numerous awards for her successes as Producer at 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 Awards, Lions Gold Awards, 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.