Ekta Kapoor is an Indian television and film producer, and director. She is the joint managing director and creative head of Balaji Telefilms Limited.
Ekta Kapoor Net Worth
She started her career in the industry at a very young age. She has always been passionate about films and decided to be a producer. Other subsidiaries of Balaji Telefilms Limited are Balaji Motion Pictures, Alt Digital Media Entertainment, and BOLT Media Limited.
Being a very successful woman in her field, she is one of the highest taxpayers in India. Kapoor is also a philanthropist and works with many charities.
She owns a beautiful house in Mumbai, India which she bought in 2012. She also owns luxury cars such as Ford, Mercedes Benz, Audi, and BMW.
Ekta Kapoor was born on June 7, 1975. She is the daughter of actors Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother, Tusshar Kapoor, is also a hugely popular Bollywood actor.
She studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, and went to college at Mithibai College which is affiliated with the University of Mumbai. She completed her degree of Bachelor of Commerce.
Ekta Kapoor has a son named Ravi Kapoor who was born on January 27, 2019, via surrogacy.
Ekta Kapoor began her professional career at the age of 17. She interned with Kailash Surendranath, an ad and feature filmmaker. At first, she got financial support from her father when she decided to become a producer establishing Balaji Telefilms.
Her initial projects and releases were scrapped and always rejected. In 1995, “Mano Ya Na Mano” was acquired by Zee TV. In the same year, “Dhun Damaka,” a music-based show, was also selected by Doordarshan. Her first success came with the sitcom “ Hum Paanch.”
In 2000s, ‘K’ became her lucky letter. All of her shows starting with letter ‘K’ became successful like “ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,” “Kasautii Zindagii Kay,” “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki,” “Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii,” and “ Kaahin Kissii Roz.”
By 2021, her projects were shown across multiple channels – Sony, Zee TV, Star Plus, and Metro.
After finding huge success in producing Hindi films and shows, she also produced works in other languages like Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, and Gujarati.
Ekta Kapoor has created over 130 soap operas. This led her to be named as the “Czarina of television” and “the Queen of Indian Television.”
She began entering the Bollywood movie scene in 2001 with the film “ Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.” She also produced “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” in 2005, which featured her brother Tusshar Kapoor.
In 2012, Ekta founded the Institute of Creative Excellence. It is a media training school with her company, Balaji Telefilms Limited. She has also created television shows online through her digital app ALTBalaji
Ekta Kapoor Dating History
Ekta Kapoor is currently not married or in a relationship.