Ekta Kapoor, an Indian Film and TV Producer, was born on 07-06-1975 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is a Television Producer, Film Producer, Businessperson, Managing Director and Creative Director of her production company, Balaji Telefilms. She is the daughter of Shobha Kapoor and veteran actor Jeetendra. Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor also happens to be an actor in Bollywood.
Ekta Kapoor is the name behind the most successful soap operas that India has ever seen. The long list includes Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Hum Paanch, Jodha Akbar, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Pavitra Rishta, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki, Kavach and Kumkum Bhagya. The recent television sensation Naagin is also produced by her company. Thus far, she has produced over 120 television series and most of them have been successful ones.
Ekta Kapoor Bio/ Wiki
|Birth Name||Ekta Ravi Kapoor|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2023) 48 Years|
|Debut||Film: Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001)|
TV: Mano Ya Na Mano (1995)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Gemini|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra India|
|Date of Birth||7 June 1975|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra India|
|Mother's Name||Shobha Kapoor (Producer)|
|Father's Name||Jeetendra (Actor)|
|Brother||Tusshar Kapoor (Younger, Actor)|
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|School||Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Mithibai College, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Profession||TV and Film Producer|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters: 163 cm|
in meters: 1.63 m
in feet inches: 5’ 4”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms: 58 kg|
in pounds: 128 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Black|
|Eye Color||Not Known|
|S*xual Orientation||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||Not Known|
|Favourite Actress||Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar|
|Favourite Actors||Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan|
|Favourite Sport||Not Known|
|Favourite Director||Wong Kar-Wai|
|Favourite Food|| Chocolate|
|Favourite Books|| The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho|
|Favourite TV Serial||Shameless (USA)|
|Favourite Politician||Narendra Modi|
|Controversies||In 2007, Smriti Irani made an exit from Ekta's serial "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" after a clash with Ekta. However, she was later brought back to the serial in 2008 due to a fall in the ratings of the show.|
Actor Pulkit Samrat who made an exit from the serial "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" had some payment issues with Ekta. He filled a case against Balaji Telefilms for not clearing his pending payments and also not allowing him to work on some other projects.
A protest was carried out by the Rajput Kshatriya Akhil Bharatiya Chatariya Sabha against the TV serial "Jodha Akbar" as they thought that false facts were being presented by Ekta in her serial.
Kapoor is often criticized for her dressing style as she flaunts clothes that are either uncomfortable or not appreciated by the people.
Ekta is also criticized for the nudity clause in her contract. she has added the clause to prevent actors backing out from doing any intimate scene or provocative dialogue in the script.
She also had a feud with Rajeev Khandelwal. Khandelwal who came into the limelight with Ekta's serial "Kahiin Toh Hoga" openly said that he does not need Ekta to become big. The fight worsened when Rajeev made a negative remark on Ekta’s TV programming. However, they patched up after some time.
After the rumors of the film Drishyam's resemblance to the Japanese Novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X, Kapoor sent a legal notice to the makers of Drishyam claiming the ownership of its copyrights. This gave rise to many controversies.
Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actors Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. She went to school at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, and attended college at Mithibai College.
Ekta Kapoor Net Worth, House, and Cars
Ekta Kapoor Net Worth is $15 Million. Television and Bollywood Cinema is incomplete without a Producer. One of the famous personalities once quoted “If no producer, No Movies”. The total revenue of Balaji Telefilms Ltd is estimated to be 4.24 Billion INR, which in Indian currency is approximately 4221360000.00 INR.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$15 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||Rs. 91 Crore ($11 Million)|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||TV and Film Producer|
The personal net worth of Ekta Kapoor is 15 Million USD, which in Indian currency is approximately 91,85,15,000.00 Indian Rupee (i.e. approx Ninety One Crore INR).
Also, the Net worth of Ekta has seen a rise of 25% over the past few years. The net worth of Ekta Kapoor includes remuneration from Television Serials, movies, personal investment, and her production house.
Movies and TV Shows – Career
TV Shows & Serials List
Mano Ya Na Mano
Hum Paanch (season 1)
Koshish Ek Aasha
Ghar Ek Mandir
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Ghar Ghar Kii
|2001||Kitne Kool Hai Hum|
Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Pana Hai
Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii
Kohi Apna Sa
Kaahin Kissii Roz
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
|2002||Hum Paanch (season 2)|
Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat
Kuchh Jhuki Palkain
Kahi To Milenge
|2003||Kahani Terrii Merrii|
Kahiin to Hoga
Kkoi Dil Mein Hai
Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi
Kkehna Hai Kuch Mujhko
K. Street Pali Hill
|2005||Hum Paanch Tadka Mar Ke|
Kaisa Ye Pyar Hai
Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa
Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan
Karam Apnaa Apnaa
|2007||Kahe Naa Kahe|
Kuchh Is Tara
Kya Dill Mein Hai
|2008||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
|2009||Koi Aane Ko Hai|
Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 1)
Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai
Pyaar Ka Bandhan
Kitani Mohabbat Hai (season 2)
Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
|2011||Parichay – Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka|
Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
|2012||Kya Huaa Tera Vaada|
Gumrah End of Innocence
Gumrah (season 2)
V The Serial
|2013||Confessions of an Indian Teenager|
Ek Thhi Naayka
Gumrah (season 3)
MTV Webbed (season 1)
Ye Hai Mohabbatein
|2014||MTV Webbed (season 2)|
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
Gumrah (season 4)
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai
Box Cricket League (season 1)
Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye
Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
|2015||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)
|2016||Box Cricket League (season 2)|
Mazaak Mazaak Mein
Kavach Kaali Shaktiyon Se
Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitaan
Naagin (season 2)
Pardes Mein Hai Meraa Dil
|2017||Dhhai Kilo Prem|
Chandrakanta - Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha
Box Cricket League (season 3)
|2018||Naagin (season 3)|
Dil Hi Toh Hai
Qayamat Ki Raat
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
|2019||Kavach (season 2)|
Haiwan - The Monster
|2001||Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta|
|2003||Kucch To Hai|
|2005||Kyaa Kool Hai Hum|
Koi Aap Sa
|2007||Shootout at Lokhandwala|
EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Parega
|2010||Love S*x aur Dhokha|
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Shor in the City
The Dirty Picture
|2012||Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum|
|2013||Ek Thi Daayan|
Shootout at Wadala
Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobara
|2014||Shaadi Ke Side Effects|
Ragini MMS 2
Main Tera Hero
Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi
Ek Villain - There's one in every love story
|2016||Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3|
Great Grand Masti
A Flying Jatt
|2018||Veere Di Wedding|
|2019||Judgementall Hai Kya|
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
|Romil & Jugal|
|Bewafaa Sii Wafaa|
|Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat|
|The Test Case|
|Class of 2017|
|Ragini MMS: Returns|
|Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain|
|Galti Se Mis-Tech|
|Hum - I'm Because of Us|
|BOSS: Baap of Special Services|
Ekta Kapoor Awards
|2010||Indo-American Society Award for the Most Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur|
|2012||Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for Iconic Film and Television Producer|
|2016||IMPACT’s 50 Award for the Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising|
|2017||Indian Television Academy Award for the Sterling Icon of Entertainment|
|2018||Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Most Inspiring Icon of the Year|
Forbes Tycoon of Tomorrow Award for Icon of Excellence
|2019||Business Today Award for Most Powerful Woman in Indian Business|
Hindustan Times Business Award for Business Icon of Continent
ET Business Award for Content Creator of the Year
HT Most Stylish Film Maker of the Year
- Does Ekta Kapoor smoke?: No
- Does Ekta Kapoor drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Ekta Kapoor was born to Jeetendra and Sobha Kapoor in Mumbai.
- She began her internship with the ad and feature filmmaker, Kailash Surendranath at the age of 15.
- Ekta Kapoor started producing TV serials at the age of 19, after her father’s suggestion.
- The majority of her TV serials begin with K, as she considers it lucky for Ekta Kapoor.
- As MD of Balaji Telefilms, she has produced around 25 successful TV serials till 2015 with earnings of around 500 Crore (INR) from it.
- Ekta Kapoor has launched films like “Love S*x Aur Dhokha,” “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” “Shor in the City,” and “Half Girlfriend.”
- Ekta Kapoor has produced more than 130 serials including “Hum Paanch,” “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki,” “Kyunki Saar Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,” “Kaahin Kissii Roz,” “Kahiin To Hoga,” “Kasauti Zindagii Kay,” “Kaahin Kissii Roz,” “Kahiin To Hoga,” “Bade Acche Lagte Hain,” “Kasamh Se,” “Jodha Akbar,” “Ye Hai Mohabbatein,” “Kumkum Bhagya,” “Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki,” and “Kundali Bhagya.”
- She has launched stars like Vidya Balan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Prachi Desai, Ram Kapoor, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Ronit Roy.
- She has also launched her fashion label, EK which is available at Snapdeal.
- She always wears black platform heels on events or functions as suggested by an astrologer.
- She has a fear of heights, darkness, and helicopters.
- Actress Anita Hassanandani initially changed her name to Natassha for movies on her suggestion.
- She isn’t seen much in public events, but she is considered as a party animal.
- She is spiritual, has huge faith in astrology, numerology, and considers 3,6 and 9 as her lucky numbers.
- Ekta Kapoor is an animal lover and although she has a pet dog called Lafro, she has a habit of adopting stray dogs and has many of them.
- She is actively involved in charity for older women.
- She loves listening to old songs and ghazals and is a huge fan of Kishore Kumar’s songs.
- She has earned the monikers of “Czarina of television” and “the Queen of India Television.”
- She is the rakhi sister of Vikas Gupta.
Who Is The Father Of Ekta Kapoors Baby?
Why Ekta Kapoor Added Ravi?
Ekta’s Son Has Been Named After Jeetendra, Born As Ravi, And While Speaking To The Daily, The Veteran Actor Revealed That The Letter ‘e’ Has Been Added To His Grandchild’s Name On The Recommendation Of Their Astrologer.