Emmy: Ektaa Kapoor Gets Directorate Award
NEW YORK, NY (ANI) – On November 20, Ektaa Kapoor was honored with the prestigious Directorate Award at the 51st International Film Awards, marking a historic moment for the accomplished Indian filmmaker. She celebrated the milestone by sharing a video on social media with the caption, “India, I’m bringing home YOUR Emmy @iemmys.”
In achieving this recognition, Ektaa Kapoor has etched her name as the first Indian woman filmmaker to receive the award, a testament to the unique and impactful contributions she has made to the entertainment industry. With decades of prominence as one of the most successful producers, Ektaa’s victory extends beyond a personal triumph, symbolizing acknowledgment of her unconventional and groundbreaking work. Her consistent delivery of content resonates with a diverse and extensive audience.
Expressing her gratitude for this momentous achievement, Ektaa Kapoor remarked, “I’m delighted to receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award! It brings me immense joy and happiness to be honored on a global scale like this. I’ve always wanted to tell stories because they give me a chance to be heard, seen, and represented.”
A pivotal figure in Indian television since founding Balaji in 1994 with her parents, movie star and producer Jeetendra Kapoor and media executive Shobha Kapoor, Ektaa Kapoor has been credited with transforming India’s television landscape. She pioneered an entire genre of television content, contributing significantly to India’s satellite television boom. Under the Balaji banner, she has created and produced more than 17,000 hours of television and 45 films.
Ektaa’s banner has been responsible for producing several iconic TV shows, including ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,’ ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii,’ ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay,’ and ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain,’ among others. Her influence and innovation have left an indelible mark on the Indian entertainment industry, and this international recognition further underscores her impact on a global scale.