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Happy Birthday Ekta Kapoor: The birth that evolved the Indian television industry

From making one ad film to making more than 130 soap operas, 40 T.V. series and no. of films, Ekta Kapoor makes her journey worthy of appreciation. Her birth transformed the T.V. industry, completely through the step of making “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahu Thi”.

She was born on June 7, 1975, in Mumbai, Maharashtra is of 44 years of age. She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and attended college at Mithibai College. She is the daughter of Jeetendra Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Ekta is deeply attached to her mother, and her mother is also her business partner. Ekta has achieved great heights in filmmaking and production, but in reality, our queen of daily soaps is afraid of heights. It is ironical that she has made movies like, Krishna Cottage and Ragini MMS, which are associated with the themes of ‘horror’ and ‘darkness’, but in reality, she has a fear of darkness.

Ekta is a passionate dog lover, as she has adopted and taken care of many street dogs near her office. Ekta has a son, which she brought into existence via surrogacy, to adore her space of a single mother. She has made her close friend Mona Singh(Television actress), her babysitter. She has a strong belief in numerology, astrology, and spirituality. She has named her boy”Ravie”,(extra ‘e’, is due to the concept of numerology). Her K-Series will be the perfect example of signifying her belief in numerology. The respective serials are ‘Kasautii Zindagii Ki’, ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Karam Apna Apna’ and ‘Kasam Se’ etc.

The managing director of Balaji Films has even remained under controversies for the portrayal of boldness connected to female characters, but even after all the negative criticism, she was chosen as most powerful communicators in Asia, by the Asia Week Magazine and even as the most powerful women in the Indian business. She has received many such prestigious laurels. It is ironic that people say that she is rude, but in reality, she has helped in launching the careers of many newcomers in the industry, like Rajkumar Rao and Smriti Irani, etc. The content czarina is known for perfection in every aspect of her filmmaking. Example, she tore the script of Kumkum Bhagya for the five times before making the final one, and apart from being a perfectionist, She also has a great sense of humor, and can easily make anyone laugh with her one-liners. “I’ve always looked to venture into new territories and with my label, I hope to reach out to women across the country. “EK is an endeavor to make fashion accessible and affordable.”, said Ekta Kapoor on launching her new fashion-clothing brand”Ek”.

She entered into Bollywood movie production in 2001 beginning with “Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta”, “Kucch To Hai” and Krishna Cottage based on supernatural themes followed in 2003 and 2004. “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” starred her brother Tusshar Kapoor. She then went on to co-produce “Shootout at Lokhandwala” with Sanjay Gupta. “Mission Istanbul” and EMI – Liya Hai Toh Chukana Padhega” in collaboration with Sunil Shetty followed. In 2010 to 2014 she released a number of films including Love Sex Aur Dhokha, “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai”, and “Shor in the City”. She says at one point she had lost confidence in herself after her films flopped one after another, and so was initially not sure about producing Half Girlfriend. In 2012, Ekta Kapoor started Institute of Creative Excellence, a media training school via her production house Balaji Telefilms. Recently, sources have revealed that she is working on her film’XXX’, In which women will be shown as making love to the chocolate bar, which signifies her unconventional and unique mindset for the story idea formation. Ekta has earned ‘salute’ of million for her confident personality and will continue to earn it even more through her upcoming works. we wish a very very happy birthday to the queen of daily soaps.

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