Producer Ekta Kapoor received the Padma Shri Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts on November 8 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Kapoor was praised for her contribution in the field of television, film and digital content. Ekta was accompanied by her father Jeetendra for the prestigious ceremony.
Sharing his emotions on this great achievement, Ekta said, “It is an absolute honor to receive the fourth highest civilian award for my modest contribution to the performing arts. It is a surreal moment and a great source of pride. I want to dedicate this badge of honor to my two pillars of strength – my mother and my father. They believed in me with all their heart and it is thanks to them, I am who I am!
Ekta added: “I am truly overwhelmed by all the love and accolades that come to me. I want to thank my family, friends, my team at Balaji Telefilms and most of all – the audience, for believing in me and m I always hope to push the boundaries, challenge the norms, give talent a platform they truly deserve, instill pride and give back to the country that fueled my ambition and dreams.
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She grew up as a producer in both television and film. Often referred to as a television mogul, Ekta has delivered one hit show after another over the past two decades. She has tons of stuff to come between 2021 and 2022 featuring big names in her upcoming projects including Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kartik Aaryan, John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria and many more. others.
Kangana Ranaut and singer Adnan Sami were also honored with the Padma Shri on Monday. Other Padma Shri recipients this year in the arts world include filmmaker Karan Johar and late singer SP Balasubramaniam.
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