Ekta Kapoor, also known as the TV Queen is the Creative Director and Joint Managing Director of the production company “Balaji Telefilms”. “Mano Ya Na Mano” in 1995 was her debut TV serial and when she was just 19 years old at that time, and the debut film was “Kyo Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001).
Ekta’s father is veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra, and with now she has made her own name and fame in the industry for her hard work and efficiency.
- Full Name: – Ekta Kapoor
- Nick Name: – TV Queen
- Dob:- 7th June 1975
- Height: – 5 ft 4 Inches
- Birth Place: – New Delhi, India
- Zodiac Sign: – Scorpion
- Home Town: – Mumbai, India
- Profession: – TV and Film Producer
- School: – Mumbai Scottish School, Mumbai
- College: – Mithibai College, Mumbai
- Relationship Status: – Single
Family Details of Ekta Kapoor
- Father: – Jeetendra (Actor)
- Mother: – Shobha Kapoor (Producer)
- Brother: – Tusshar Kapoor (Younger, Actor)
Her father was a famous Bollywood actor, and her mother is the MD of her production house Balaji Telefilms.
Career of Ekta Kapoor
She started her career at the age of 19 by producing “Manu Ya Na Mano” in the year of 1995. This was a horror television drama which used to be aired on Zee TV. The famous thriller and horror series director Rajesh Ranashinge was the director of this series. Total 68 episodes of this series were aired in 1995.
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After that, she produced many hit soap operas. The list had a variety of stories like the famous TV comedy show “Hum Paanch” on Zee TV from which actress like “Vidya Balan” made her TV debut.
The list of the serials produced by Ekta includes many block busters like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Pavitra Rishta, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Naagin, Jodha Akbar, Kumkum Bhagya and many more.
Production of Film
Ekta’s first movie was “Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta which was directed by David Dhawan in the year 2001 and till now her production house has produced over 25 Bollywood movies the list also includes one Kannada film and one Marathi Film
Lesser Known Facts about Ekta Kapoor
- Ekta loves pets a lot, and she has adopted many stray dogs.
- She started her career as a TV serial producer at the age of 19. Now, her net worth is over 12 million dollars.
- She is very less seen in award functions and other public gatherings, but she is a party animal.
- She had launched many actors who have now become very popular faces in the TV or Film Industry.
- Actors like Vidya Balan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Prachi Desai and others were some famous names who were launched by Ekta Kapoor.
- She strongly believes in astrology and numerology. 3, 6 and 9 are her lucky numbers.