September 24, 2023

Producer Ektaa R. Kapoor is India’s content czarina and co-founder of television production powerhouse Balaji Telefilms. She has a huge hand in shaping the television world. Starting Balaji in 1994, Ektaa has given popular shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and many more. She has also ventured into the OTT space with ATL Balaji. Now, all her achievements have been paid off well as Ektaa R Kapoor will receive the 2023 International Emmy Directorate Award.

It was announced on Tuesday by Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The International Academy’s Special Emmy will be presented to Kapoor at the 51st International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 20, 2023, in New York City. Ektaa took to her Instagram and penned a heartfelt note expressing her gratitude and happiness.

Ektaa Kapoor shares a note after her Emmy announcement

The Naagin producer shared, “Overflowing with humility and exhilaration as I receive this recognition. The award holds a cherished spot in my heart, symbolizing a journey that transcends work. Representing my nation globally through this esteemed platform is an honor beyond words. Television has been my compass of self-discovery, especially as a woman crafting tales for women. This accolade empowers me to stand for them and our shared achievements on the global stage. Thank you for the 2023 International Emmy Directorate Award. #InternationalEmmyAwards @iemmys #iemmys.

Kapoor is credited with revamping India’s television landscape, pioneering an entire genre of television content and heralding India’s satellite television boom. Under the Balaji banner, she has created and produced more than 17,000 hours of television and 45 films and launched one of the country’s first Indian OTT platforms, Alt Balaji.

Ektaa on receiving the honour

Receiving this recognition fills me with a profound sense of humility and excitement. This award holds a special place in my heart, as it signifies a journey that goes beyond mere work—it’s a pivotal aspect of my personal and professional life,” said Kapoor. “Representing my country on the global stage through this esteemed platform is an incredible honor. Television has been instrumental in helping me discover my identity, particularly as a woman working to make stories for women. This award allows me to represent them and our shared accomplishments on an international level.

Ektaa Kapoor has recently produced Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday starrer Dream Girl 2.

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