Television czarina Ekta Kapoor was born on June 7, 1975. She is the daughter of veteran Bollywood actor, TV and film producer Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor.
Ekta is a television and film producer, director and the joint managing director and creative head of Balaji Telefilms Limited which was founded in 1994.
Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor is a well known Bollywood actor. Ekta is not married but has a son named Ravie Kapoor. He was born on January 27, 2019, via surrogacy.
As Ekta turns a year older, here's a look at her journey:
Ekta Kapoor started her career at the age of 15, interning with ad and feature filmmaker Kailash Surendranath. She had a keen interest in filmmaking and decided to become a producer. Initially, her father funded her.
Kapoor has also created and produced more than 130 Indian soap operas under her banner Balaji Telefilms Limited.
Some of Kapoor's most popular and top shows are Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Jodha Akbar, Kasamh Se, Kkusum these and several others.
She started a new wave on Indian television leading to her being known as the "Czarina of television" and the "Queen of Indian Television."
Ekta ventured into Bollywood movie production in 2001 with Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta. She later when on to co-produce Shootout at Lokhandwala with Sanjay Gupta.
Between 2010 and 2014, she produced several films including Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai and Shor in the City.
In 2012, Ekta Kapoor started the Institute of Creative Excellence, a media training school through her production house Balaji Telefilms.
She has also launched a number of TV series online through her digital app ALTBalaji.