Shobha Kapoor is a film and television producer from India and the Managing Director of the much acclaimed Balaji Telefilms, a serial production house based in Mumbai. It is now run by her talented daughter
Ekta Kapoor. Shobha mainly takes care of the production and administration activities of the company. She has co-produced many cult Hindi serials such as ‘
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ from 2000 to 2008, ‘
Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ also from 2000 to 2008, ‘
Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ from 2001 to 2008 and ‘
Kaahin Kissii Roz’ from 2001 to 2004. She is married to veteran actor Jeetendra, and they have two kids,
Tusshar Kapoor, and Ekta Kapoor. Shobha and Jeetendra were dating each other for 13 years before their wedding, and former was working as an air-hostess then.
Shobha hails from Sindhi (now part of Pakistan), and she says that she inherited her business skills from her late maternal grandfather, who was a successful businessman from Karachi. After marriage, Shobha ran a boutique back in the 90s to bring up her kids as her husband Jeetendra’s film career was going topsy-turvy. It was later in the year 1994 that the family ventured into production which was a flop initially. Eventually, in the year 2000 they created Balaji Film, and soon they got the contract of the hit serial, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. About Ekta, Shobha opines that the former is a very creative personality and manages finance extraordinarily.
Shobha also says that she has a stable relationship with her daughter, who needs someone to understand and support. It was with Ekta that she produced their first film “Kyon Ki Main Jhoot Nahi Bolta’, but, unfortunately, the film didn’t fare well at the box office. After the creation of Balaji Motion Pictures, they produced another movie ‘Kucch Tho Hai” featuring Tusshar Kapoor and
Anita Hassanandani, which was a failure at the box office. But later in the year 2010 and 2011, two successful films got released under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures.