Ektaa R. Kapoor to Receive 2023 International Emmy Directorate Award
The prestigious Emmy Award will be presented to Kapoor in the 51st International Emmy Awards Gala, on November 20. By: Theng Min Yee
Renowned Indian production luminary Ektaa R. Kapoor, co-founder of Balaji Telefilms, is set to be honoured with the distinguished 2023 International Emmy Directorate Award. The accolade will be presented at the grand 51st International Emmy Awards Gala scheduled for November 20 in the vibrant city of New York.
Balaji Telefilms, which Kapoor initiated in 1994 alongside her parents, stands as a prominent name in the Indian entertainment landscape. Kapoor's contributions have led to the creation and production of an impressive array, encompassing over 17,000 hours of television content and a substantial collection of 45 films. Her pioneering work extends to the operation of Alt Balaji, the company's own over-the-top (OTT) platform.
Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, lauded Kapoor's transformative role, citing her instrumental influence in shaping Balaji into a prominent entertainment force in India. The brand's commanding presence in the television content sector, including its extensive series and the flourishing OTT platform, underscore Kapoor's monumental achievements.
Expressing her sentiments regarding the forthcoming recognition, Kapoor humbly stated, "Being chosen for this honour fills me with a profound blend of humility and enthusiasm. This award carries deep significance, representing a journey that transcends the realm of work—it stands as a pivotal element of my personal and professional life. It's an immense privilege to represent my nation on the global stage through this esteemed platform. Television has been an instrument of profound self-discovery for me, especially as a woman committed to crafting narratives for women. This award provides me the privilege to represent them and our collective accomplishments on an international spectrum."
As Kapoor prepares to be lauded on the global stage, her impact as a trailblazing creator and visionary in the entertainment sphere shines brightly, reinforcing the transformative power of her work on both a national and international level.
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