Articles about Ekta Kapoor

The moniker ‘Czarina of Indian television' is not far off when it comes to Ekta Kapoor. The only thing it lacks is that it doesn’t take into account her big-screen credentials. In a male-dominated industry, she became one of the driving forces that determined what made the industry click. Kapoor was born on June 7, 1975, in Mumbai. She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School and graduated from Mithibai College. At the insistence of her father, she started producing television series under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. Early success evaded her as her projects were rejected one after another until Zee TV selected her ‘Mano Ya Na Mano’ in 1995. She did not have to wait for much to taste her first success. Her 1995 series ‘Hum Paanch’ became the first of many successes that ensued. The 2000s saw Kapoor slowly conquering television with series such as ‘Kkavyanajali,’ ‘Kasamh Se,’ ‘Karam Apnaa Apnaa,’ ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,’ etc. In 2001, she made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.’ Since then she has produced films such as ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai,’ ‘Shor in the City,’ ‘The Dirty Picture,’ etc. She has won various accolades for her achievements. In 2020, the Government of India honored her with Padma Shri. She was also featured in Variety500 in the same year. At the 2019 Hindustan Times Business Awards, she was selected as the Business Icon of the Continent.

Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa': Taapsee Pannu-starrer gets a release date

12 May 2022

Entertainment
Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa': Taapsee Pannu-starrer gets a release date

It is well known that Taapsee Pannu has reunited with Anurag Kashyap for a film titled Dobaaraa.

'Very desi spy' returns in 'Apharan 2'; trailer out

05 Mar 2022

Entertainment
'Very desi spy' returns in 'Apharan 2'; trailer out

Ekta Kapoor's creation, Apharan, is returning with a second season.

'Not against nepotism,' says Kangana after Ekta Kapoor-'Lock Upp' association

19 Feb 2022

Entertainment
'Not against nepotism,' says Kangana after Ekta Kapoor-'Lock Upp' association

Kangana Ranaut is known as a self-declared crusader against "Bollywood gangs" and a self-appointed advocate for every "outsider" in the Hindi film industry.

These 5 celebrities might appear on Kangana Ranaut-hosted 'Lock Upp'

07 Feb 2022

Entertainment
These 5 celebrities might appear on Kangana Ranaut-hosted 'Lock Upp'

Last week, Kangana Ranaut was announced as the host of the reality show Lock Upp: Badass Jail, Atyaachari Khel.

#COVIDinBollywood: Ekta Kapoor announces she tested positive for COVID-19

03 Jan 2022

Entertainment
#COVIDinBollywood: Ekta Kapoor announces she tested positive for COVID-19

The rise in COVID-19 cases in India is being felt by the Hindi entertainment world as well.

Alaya F roped in opposite Kartik Aaryan in 'Freddy'

23 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Alaya F roped in opposite Kartik Aaryan in 'Freddy'

Kartik Aaryan's upcoming dark romantic thriller Freddy has found its female lead in Alaya F.

'Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2' promo: Was it needed though?

12 Aug 2021

Entertainment
'Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2' promo: Was it needed though?

Producer Ekta Kapoor just dropped the first promo of Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2.

Ekta Kapoor announces season two of 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain'

10 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Ekta Kapoor announces season two of 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain'

Producer Ekta Kapoor has announced season two of her popular TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, which originally featured actors Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar.

Kareena Kapoor Khan turns producer for Hansal Mehta-Ekta Kapoor's next

10 Aug 2021

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Kareena Kapoor Khan turns producer for Hansal Mehta-Ekta Kapoor's next

Kareena Kapoor Khan's first film since her second son Jeh's birth is going to be extra special.

Kartik Aaryan to wrap up 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa-2' by next month

03 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Kartik Aaryan to wrap up 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa-2' by next month

As reported earlier, Kartik Aaryan was to juggle between the shoots of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Ekta Kapoor-backed Freddy.

After 'Jawaani Jaaneman,' Alaya F signed for Ekta Kapoor-backed film

05 Jul 2021

Entertainment
After 'Jawaani Jaaneman,' Alaya F signed for Ekta Kapoor-backed film

Alaya F, who made her debut last year with Saif Ali Khan-Tabu's Jawaani Jaaneman, has bagged a second film.

No bail for Pearl Puri; complainant's parents contradict each other

13 Jun 2021

Entertainment
No bail for Pearl Puri; complainant's parents contradict each other

Actor Pearl V Puri, arrested under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act in a 2019 rape case on June 4, has not been granted bail.

Ekta Kapoor pledges her support for rape-accused Pearl V Puri

05 Jun 2021

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Ekta Kapoor pledges her support for rape-accused Pearl V Puri

Balaji Telefilms honcho Ekta Kapoor has come out in support of Naagin 3 actor Pearl V Puri, who was arrested on Friday night by the Mumbai Police on charges of raping a minor. He has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Ekta Kapoor's iconic show 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' turns 10

31 May 2021

Entertainment
Ekta Kapoor's iconic show 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' turns 10

It's been 10 years of the popular soap opera Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and its team on Sunday walked down memory lane, describing the show as "an ode to mature love" and a "magical" experience.

'Ragini MMS' turns 10: Looking back at the erotic-horror flick

13 May 2021

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'Ragini MMS' turns 10: Looking back at the erotic-horror flick

Ragini MMS was a game-changer in terms of what Bollywood had been offering as horror.

Twitter thread highlights ALTBalaji's history of plagiarizing posters

13 Apr 2021

Entertainment
Twitter thread highlights ALTBalaji's history of plagiarizing posters

Looks like ALTBalaji's troubles are not going to end soon.

Vikramaditya Motwane lashes out at ALTBalaji, accuses them of plagiarism

12 Apr 2021

Entertainment
Vikramaditya Motwane lashes out at ALTBalaji, accuses them of plagiarism

Vikramaditya Motwane called out Balaji Telefilms' streaming service ALTBalaji for plagiarism, after they released the poster of their new show, His Storyy on social media.

Ekta Kapoor's next web-series to focus on Indira Gandhi, emergency

07 Apr 2021

Entertainment
Ekta Kapoor's next web-series to focus on Indira Gandhi, emergency

Noted producer Ekta Kapoor has announced a new web-series for her company Balaji Telefilms' streaming platform, ALTBalaji.

Suniel Shetty accuses production house of fraud over fake poster

05 March 2021

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Suniel Shetty accuses production house of fraud over fake poster

Actor Suniel Shetty has leveled fraud accusations against a production company for launching a fake movie poster featuring him.

Centre's guidelines for OTT platforms leave the entertainment industry divided

26 Feb 2021

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Centre's guidelines for OTT platforms leave the entertainment industry divided

On Thursday, the federal government released new guidelines to regulate OTT (over-the-top) content, sparking different opinions from people involved in the industry.

Sanya Malhotra's next 'Pagglait' to stream on Netflix

30 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Sanya Malhotra's next 'Pagglait' to stream on Netflix

Like many Bollywood projects nowadays, rising star Sanya Malhotra's next film, Pagglait, has also been given a digital release.

Janhvi Kapoor buys plush new home worth Rs. 39 crore

05 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Janhvi Kapoor buys plush new home worth Rs. 39 crore

Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor has recently bought an expensive property in an upscale area in Mumbai, several reports said.

'The Dirty Picture' actor Arya Banerjee, 33, found dead

12 Dec 2020

Entertainment
'The Dirty Picture' actor Arya Banerjee, 33, found dead

Actor Arya Banerjee, who had worked in Vidya Balan-starrer blockbuster The Dirty Picture, was found dead in her apartment on Friday.

Divya Agarwal, who lambasted hospital earlier, loses father to coronavirus

28 Oct 2020

Entertainment
Divya Agarwal, who lambasted hospital earlier, loses father to coronavirus

Actor Divya Agarwal, best known for her stint in Splitsvilla, lost her father to coronavirus on Wednesday.

After wife, Arjun Bijlani's 5-year-old son tests COVID-19 positive

08 Oct 2020

Entertainment
After wife, Arjun Bijlani's 5-year-old son tests COVID-19 positive

Just recently, popular television and film actor Arjun Bijlani's wife Neha Swami had tested positive for COVID-19.

1 million join global prayer meet for Sushant Singh Rajput

17 Aug 2020

Entertainment
1 million join global prayer meet for Sushant Singh Rajput

Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti has expressed gratitude to fans and well-wishers around the world for joining a global prayer meet for him.

Ekta Kapoor shares Sushant's first-ever television scene

07 Aug 2020

Entertainment
Ekta Kapoor shares Sushant's first-ever television scene

On popular demand, producer Ekta Kapoor has brought to us the first-ever scene that late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput shot for his debut television show, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.

Stay eternally happy: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister pens emotional note

15 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Stay eternally happy: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister pens emotional note

It has been a tough one month for the family, friends, and fans of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, since his tragic demise in June.

Entertainment round-up: Rhea, Ankita remember Sushant; Sara takes coronavirus test

14 Jul 2020

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Entertainment round-up: Rhea, Ankita remember Sushant; Sara takes coronavirus test

Exactly a month after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died, his close friend Rhea Chakraborty, and former girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande, remembered him on Instagram.

Bhansali wanted to cast Sushant in four films, says police

09 Jul 2020

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Bhansali wanted to cast Sushant in four films, says police

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had wanted to cast late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in four of his films, the Mumbai Police revealed in a statement.

Sushant's suicide: Bihar court dismisses petition against Karan Johar, others

09 Jul 2020

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Sushant's suicide: Bihar court dismisses petition against Karan Johar, others

A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against Bollywood bigwigs like Karan Johar, for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Karan Johar "shattered" over hatred after Sushant's death, reveals friend

08 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Karan Johar "shattered" over hatred after Sushant's death, reveals friend

Filmmaker Karan Johar is deeply upset by the heavy backlash and online trolling that he has been subjected to ever since the tragic demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, his close friend revealed.

SSR's death case: Bhansali reaches police station to record statement

06 Jul 2020

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SSR's death case: Bhansali reaches police station to record statement

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Monday arrived at Bandra police station in Mumbai to record his statement in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

SSR death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be questioned by police

02 Jul 2020

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SSR death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be questioned by police

The Mumbai Police has summoned Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for interrogation in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

Sushant's brother-in-law launches 'Nepometer' to fight nepotism in Bollywood

01 Jul 2020

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Sushant's brother-in-law launches 'Nepometer' to fight nepotism in Bollywood

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law, Vishal Kirti, has announced the launch of Nepometer, a platform that will provide rating for movies and television shows based on how nepotistic or independent the cast and crew is.

Sushant Singh Rajput's last co-star Sanjana Sanghi questioned by police

30 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Sushant Singh Rajput's last co-star Sanjana Sanghi questioned by police

Sanjana Sanghi, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's co-star in his final film Dil Bechara, was on Tuesday questioned by the Mumbai Police in connection with his death.

SSR suicide case: Police questions YRF casting director Shanoo Sharma

28 Jun 2020

Entertainment
SSR suicide case: Police questions YRF casting director Shanoo Sharma

The Mumbai Police on Saturday interrogated Shanoo Sharma, a noted casting director with Yash Raj Films (YRF), in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

SSR suicide case: Foul play ruled out, actor's CA questioned

25 Jun 2020

Entertainment
SSR suicide case: Foul play ruled out, actor's CA questioned

The Mumbai Police has received the final post-mortem report in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. The cause of death has been identified as asphyxia due to hanging. It implies that he died by suicide and no foul play was involved.

SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

22 Jun 2020

Entertainment
SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

A complaint has been filed against actor Rhea Chakraborty at a court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

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