A popular movie star throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Kapoor starred in more than 200 films in a 45 year film career. In his long film career, he won a number of awards including a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, the Legends of Cinema Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award. Mr. Kapoor has been the company's Chairman since 2000.
His extensive relationships in the Indian entertainment industry have proved to be extremely beneficial for the firm in its formative years, and he continues to open new frontiers for the company. Mr. Kapoor also spearheads the real estate initiatives of the company, such as the state-of-the-art film studio that is being constructed on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Mrs. Kapoor has been instrumental in building the company from its small beginnings in 1994 to India's largest television content company today. From its inception, Mrs. Kapoor has been hands-on in the operational management of the company, controlling on set activity, operational efficiency. Given her wealth of experience, today, she works closely with the Group CEO in helping him discharge his responsibilities. Her stellar work in creating the Balaji organization and brand has resulted in a slew of awards, including CEO of the Year (Indian Telly Awards), Businesswoman of the Year (The Economic Times), and numerous Best Producer awards for television shows produced by Balaji.
Ekta Kapoor has almost single-handedly revamped the television landscape in India. She pioneered an entire genre of television content, creating among the most successful shows and heralding the satellite television boom in the country. Balaji's shows have been channel drivers for broadcasters in India, and even today, have a place in the top 2 - 3 shows on each channel.
As the creative force behind Balaji's success, Ekta believes in a hands-on approach to the day-to-day creative direction of each of Balaji's TV shows and films, routinely putting in 16 - 18 hour work days. Ekta continues to innovate and move with the rapidly metamorphosing television climate in the country, and is also expanding her unmatched creative vision to the motion picture and new media verticals.
Her stellar work in creating a large content conglomerate at a very young age has garnered her several distinguished awards, including The Economic Times (Businesswoman of the Year 2002), Ernst & Young (Entrepeneur of the Year 2001) and the American Biographical Institute (Woman of the Year 2001), among others. Under her creative guidance, Balaji has also won every major television award in India.
Widely respected in industry circles for his deep insight into corporate law, Mr. Chudasama is a partner at J Sagar Associates. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, consumer protection and dispute resolution.
Chairman of the Sarda Group of Companies, Mr. Sarda possesses rich experience across multiple industry verticals, including paper, engineering, construction and real estate.
Mr D G Rajan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was a Partner of Lovelock & Lewes, Chartered Accountants from 1967 and retired therefrom as a Senior Partner in 1990. He was also President of the Management Consultants Association of India and Chairman of the Southern Region of the Indian Paint Association. Presently, he is Advisor and Management Consultant to many domestic and international Groups. He is holding office both of Director and Member of Board Committees of Solvay Pharma India Limited apart from that of the Company.
Tusshar Kapoor is a certified MBA (Master in Business Administration) which he successfully accomplished from Michigan University, U.S.A
Tusshar's first movie with Kareena Kapoor titled "Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai" shot him to immediate Stardom which also bagged him prestigious awards like Filmfare, Zee Cine Awards for the Best Male Debutant.
Tusshar Kapoor's maturity as a seasoned actor was visible in his role in the movie "Khakee" made under the Banner of Keshu Ramsay's DMS Films Pvt Ltd and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi which nominated him in the category for Best Supporting Actor in Renowned Bollywood Awards.
Ashutosh Khanna is based in Korn/Ferry International.s New Delhi office, from where he heads the firm.s Global Consumer Markets practice. Mr. Khanna leverages the deep relationships he formed within the marketing and advertising fraternity to work closely with clients for senior-level searches in the industry.