Ekta Kapoor (center) with brother Tusshar (left) and father Jeetendra (right)
Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. She has produced numerous soap opera, television series and movies. Some soap operas she had worked on include Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, "Kahin Kissi Roz", Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, and Jodha Akbar. Kapoor has also produced the television series Naagin, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kumkum Bhagya, Chandrakanta (2017 TV series) , Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki and Kundali Bhagya. She has also launched her fashion series with EK Label.
She ventured 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 Mumbaai, and Shor in the City. Ekta Kapoor, who celebrated the success of her latest production Half Girlfriend, says at one point she had lost confidence in herself after her films flopped one after another. And because of that, she was initially not sure about producing Half Girlfriend.