Ekta Kapoor, known as the television queen, has turned 47 today. Ekta is today the most successful female producer in the industry, although her initial journey was full of difficulties. Ekta has been winning the hearts of the nation over the years by creating the best daily soaps like Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
Today, Ekta, who has produced around 39 films, 45 series and 135 daily soaps, started her career with a modest job. Father was a star, but Ekta took her career to great heights without using her father’s star power. Today, on the special occasion of birthday.
Ekta Kapoor was born on 7 June 1975 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Father Jitendra used to be a famous actor of his time while mother Shobha Kapoor was a producer. Ekta’s childhood revolved around the film industry because of her father, but she was not allowed to visit the sets of films. Ekta Kapoor was very positive for her father. The family members were afraid that if Ekta saw father Jitendra romancing another actress, then they might attack her.
Being a star kid, Ekta used to fulfill almost all her hobbies, but there was a time when her father refused to give her pocket money. The reason was that only 17 years of unity was partying excessively. The father clearly told him – either you get married, or work as I want, and not party.
Ekta was so deeply affected by this that she started an internship with ad filmmaker Kailash Surendranath. After the internship was completed, Ekta started working in the same ad company. Seeing Ekta’s passion, her father gave her financial support to start her work. After getting the money, Ekta started working in Balaji Telefilms as a producer.
Ekta Kapoor made a few shows and showed some of her episodes to the channel. All the channels rejected his show, due to which his entire 50 lakh rupees were drowned. In 1995, Mano Ya Na Mano, a show produced by Ekta Kapoor, got a place in the GTV channel. At the same time, his musical show Dhun-Dhamaka was broadcast on Doordarshan. In the same year, Ekta made Hum Paanch show which was her first hit show.
Ekta Kapoor first made the show Kanyadan in the year 1999. Since then, Ekta started making serials starting with the letter K. The reason for this was unity’s belief in astrology. In her career span of 27 years, Ekta has produced 63 such shows whose title starts with ‘K’. Among them, because the mother-in-law was also a daughter-in-law, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kabhie Ghar Ghar Ki, Kabhi Soutan Kabhi Saheli, Koi Apna Sa, Somewhere Roz, Kutumb, Kusum, Kitni Mohabbat Hai, Kavyanjali, Qayamat were the most popular.
Ekta Kapoor’s production house started producing films with the 2001 film Kyunki… Main Jhooth Nahi Bolta. Since then, Ekta has produced around 39 films like Krishna Cottage, Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, The Dirty Picture, Ragini MMS, Half Girlfriend, Ek Villain, Dream Girl.
The value of Ekta Kapoor’s production house Balaji Production is around Rs 400 crore. At the same time, Ekta’s net worth is 95 crores. Ekta had bought a house in Mumbai in the year 2012, which is worth around Rs 7 crore. Apart from homes, Ekta has several real estate properties across the country. Ekta’s personal investment is Rs 45 crore. He has also started an institute in 2012 under the banner Balaji Telefilms. In 2017 Ekta launched OTT platform Alt Balaji which was the first digital app to stream Indian TV shows.
Ekta Kapoor had a lot of craze to get married since childhood, but after joining the industry, she lost faith in marriage. Ekta Kapoor never wanted to get married, but she wanted to become a mother. At the age of 36, Ekta got her eggs frozen. Ekta Kapoor had a son in 2019 through surrogacy at the age of 44, whom she named Ravi Kapoor.