Balaji Telefilms

Balaji Telefilms
Traded as BSE: 532382NSE: BALAJITELE
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Entertainment
Genre Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founder Jeetendra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
Key people
Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Tusshar Kapoor
Products Television programs,
Motion pictures
Revenue 4.2544 billion (US$63 million) (2014)
4.0746 billion (US$61 million) (2014)
Increase0.10 billion (US$1.5 million) (2014)
Divisions 3
Subsidiaries Balaji Motion Pictures
ALT Entertainment
BOLT Media Limited

Balaji Telefilms is an Indian company owned by actor Jeetendra, which produces Indian soap operas, reality TV, comedy, game shows, entertainment and factual programming in several Indian languages. Balaji had a partnership with White Leaf Productions from 1997 to 2006.

Balaji Telefilms is promoted by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor and is a public company listed at Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Its work includes Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,[1][2][3][4][5] Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahin to Hogaa, Kkusum, Kutumb, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, "Yeh hai Mohabbatein", Kumkum Bhagya, the recent popular productions are Naagin and Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki.


The company registered as 'Balaji Telefilms Private Limited' on 10 November 1994, at Mumbai with the objective of making television software including serials and other entertainment content by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Balaji has specialised in formatted programming that can be adapted for languages around the nation as well as abroad. One notable success has been Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi known as the master of all Indian soap operas and also for setting a golden period on Indian television. Other examples include Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kahin to Hogaa, Kkusum, Kutumb, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Parichay, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (dubbed and produced in languages across India), Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kya Hua Tera Vaada, and Jodha Akbar. In recent years the company has been expanding its reality shows output with shows such as titles such as Box Cricket League on Sony TV.

Balaji was incorporated as a public limited company on 29 February 2000, and its name was changed to 'Balaji Telefilms Ltd' on 19 April 2000.[6] The company made public issue of 28,00,000 equity shares of 10 each at a premium of 120 aggregating 36.40 crore. The issue includes a Book Built Portion of 25,20,000 equity shares and a Fixed Price Portion of 2,80,000 equity shares.[6] In the same year, 'Nine Network Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd', a wholly owned subsidiary of Nine Broadcasting India Pvt. Ltd., merged with Balaji Telefilms Ltd.[6] During 2000-04 the stock market capitalisation grew sixteenfold to 571 crore when 'Star India' acquired 21% stake in the business.

In 2007, the company incorporated wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures which creates Bollywood movies. In 2010, the company incorporated ALT Entertainment Limited a banner to produce and concentrate on niche and youth subjects in films and television.

In 2012, the company incorporated BOLT Media Limited yet another a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms which has produced the shows Love By Chance, Yeh Jawani Ta Ra Ri Ri and Dharmakshetra and has created and produced advertisements.

In November 2014, its wholly owned subsidiary Balaji Motion Pictures had tied up a deal with B4U, a Bollywood film production company to co-produce Bollywood films.

In 2014, the company and Ekta Kapoor were subject to protests in Jaipur led by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), a Hindutva group. These occurred because of perceived communal slights in the Jodha Akbar television series.[7][8]

Current Productions


DD National

Life OK

Star Plus

Zee TV

Past productions


  1. " 'Kyunki deserved a glorious ending'".
  2. "- News18". News18.
  3. "- News18". News18.
  4. "What K-serials really convey". The Times of India.
  5. "Saas, bahu and 'The End'". The Times of India.
  6. 1 2 3 "The Economic Times".
  7. "Rajput Karni Sena Shout Slogans at Ekta Kapoor During Jaipur Lit Fest". The New Indian Express. IANS. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  8. Singh, Mahim Pratap (27 February 2014). "Journalists demand arrest of Karni Sena president". The Hindu. Retrieved 2015-04-15.

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