Ekta Kapoor is a household name in India and has been for the last 25 years. From producing more than 130 soap operas to launching about 40 web series to having around 40 films under her production banner –there is nothing this amazingly talented woman hasn’t achieved in the entertainment world.

It is this young entrepreneur’s birthday today, and as she turns 44, she’s proven to be a inspiration to many. Ekta Kapoor is the joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms, and though everybody now sees her as the television wiz, she has also faced a lot of failures initially. With super hits soap operas like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’, and ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’, she changed the face of Indian Television and brought a new genre of entertainment altogether.

Ekta Kapoor is one of the only producers and creators of our country to delve into new genres first hand and bring them into the scene. Check them out as we take you on a nostalgic ride!

Television serials

One of her most famous soap operas till date has been ‘Hum Paanch’

Hum Paanch

Family Drama

Ghar Ek Mandir, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay (Season 1 & 2), Kasamh Se to name a few are legends of Indian GEC.

Ekta Kapoor

Kahiin To Hoga, Kitni Mohabbat Hai, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Ye Hai Mohabbatein are everyone’s favourite.

Ekta Kapoor

Supernatural and Fantasy

Thank you Ekta for bringing this genre to Television with Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, Naagin (Season 1-3)and Daayan

Ekta Kapoor

Mythical:

Can you get over Jodha Akbar?

Jodha Akbar

Crime Drama

Gumrah (Season 1-5) and Savdhaan India, really spoke on some important crime issues.

Gumrah

Social Issues:

Wasn’t she amongst the few to go rural and their issues with Bandini?

Bandini

Movies

I am sure we watched al of them. Guilty? No!

• Kyo Kii…Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta

• Krishna Cottage

• Shootout at Lokhandwala

• Love Sex aur Dhokha

• Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

• Ragini MMS

• The Dirty Picture

• Lootera

• Udta Punjab

• Veere Di Wedding

Web-series

And the list of her work is incomplete without talking about the web shows she is making for AltBalaji. Honestly some of them highlights topics and stories that people are not comfortable talking about.

• Romil & Jugal

• Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat

• Dev DD

• The Test Case

• Bose: Dead/Alive

• Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain

• Gandii Baat (Season 1 & 2)

• Apharan

• XXX

• Baarish

Took you on a trip down the memory lane, didn’t it? Well, that’s how much of an impact this incredibly talented lady has had on Indian households. We hope she keeps us entertained for many more years to come!