Shobha Kapoor Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Hindu
Age: 73 Years
Husband: Jeetendra

Shobha Kapoor

Birth nameShobha Sippy [1]Harmony Celebrate Age
Full nameShobha Ravi Kapoor [2]Zauba Corp
Profession(s)• Producer
• Entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career (as producer)
Debut Producer (TV show): Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on StarPlus (2000)
Poster of the television show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Producer (Film ; Bollywood): Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahi Bolta (2001)
Poster of the film Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
AwardsIndian Television Academy Awards
2019: Best Serial (Popular) - Kundali Bhagya
2018: Highest Rated Show Award - Naagin
2016: Best Serial (Popular) - Naagin at Indian
2013: Best Historical/Mythological Serial - Jodha Akbar
2012: Best Thriller/Horror Serial - Gumrah End of Innocence
2005: Best Serial (Popular) - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2001: Best Serial (Popular) - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

Indian Telly Awards
2002: Best Drama Series - Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
2003: Best Daily Serial - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2004: Best Daily Serial - Kahiin To Hoga
2005: Best Continuing TV Programme - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2006: Best Continuing TV Programme - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
2006: Best Daily Serial - Kasamh Se
2010: Best Drama Series - Pavitra Rishta
2012: Best Drama Series (Jury) - Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
2014: Best Drama Series (Jury) - Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
2019: Best Drama Series - Kumkum Bhagya

BIG Star Entertainment Awards
2011: Most Entertaining Film - The Dirty Picture

Stardust Awards
2014: Film of The Year - The Dirty Picture

Zee Rishtey Awards
2018: Best Show Across The Channels - Naagin

Zee Gold Awards
2019: Best TV Show (Fiction) - Kundali Bhagya
Career (other)
Air HostessBritish Airways

Note: Shobha Kapoor quit her job before marrying to Jeetendra
Director• Balaji Motion Pictures
• Marinating Films Private Limited
• Bolt Media Limited
• Balaji Teleproducts Limited
• Balaji Digimedia Private Limited
• Pantheon Buildcon Private Limited
• Balaji D2c Systems Private Limited
• Ding Infinity Private Limited
• Chhayabani Balaji Entertainment Private Limited
• Shri Navnidhi Developers Private Limited
• Balaji Films & Telly Investments Limited
• Balaji Teledevelopers Private Limited
Designated Partner• Indus Balaji Education Capital Advisors Llp
• Balaji Teledevelpors Llp
Managing DirectorBalaji Telefilms Limited
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 February 1949 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2022) 73 Years
Zodiac signAquarius
EthnicitySindhi [3]The Times of India
Controversies• Pulled out as producer from the television show Jodha Akbar
Jodha Akbar, a television show produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, which premiered on 18 June 2013 on Zee TV, was criticized by a few communities for misrepresentation of facts. A Rajasthan-based organisation, Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), demanded to stop the show from being aired as they considered the show misleading and manipulative as per Rajput history. Later, another protest was carried out by the Rajput Kshatriya Akhil Bharatiya Chatariya Sabha against the television serial as they thought that false facts were being presented by Ekta in her serial, which was against the religious sentiments of Rajput community. Hence, Shobha and Ekta decided to back out from the show as producers. In an interview, on being asked the reason for backing out from the television show Jodha Akbar as producer, Ekta replied,
It is true that we have decided to back out as producers for the show as a gesture of goodwill as we have immense love and respect for the Rajput community." [4]Hindustan Times

• Arrest warrant against Shobha Kapoor for skipping the court summons
In 2020, Shambhu Kumar, an ex-serviceman and a resident of Begusarai in Bihar lodged a complaint against Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, for showcasing objectionable scenes in the web series, which allegedly insulted the soldiers and offended their family member’s sentiments. The web series, which was released on 8 February 2020 on AltBalaji, was based on erotic comedy. The court sent a summon to Ekta and Shobha to make an appearance before the court for the related matter. However, they failed to present before the court on the specified date following which an arrest warrant was issued against them on 28 September 2022. [5]The Times of India In an interview, the advocate of complainant, Hrishikesh Pathak, talked about issuing an arrest warrant against Shobha Kapoor, and her daughter, Ekta Kapoor and said
The court had issued summons to them (Kapoors) and asked them to appear before it in connection with the matter. They (Kapoors), however, informed the court that certain scenes in the series were removed after the objection. But they did not appear before the court following which the warrant was issued against them," [6]The Economic Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date18 October 1974
Marriage PlaceJanki Kutir in Mumbai
Shobha Kapoor and Jeetendra
ChildrenSon- Tusshar Kapoor
Daughter- Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor with his son Tusshar Kapoor (left), daughter, Ekta Kapoor (second from right), and husband, Jeetendra (right)
ParentsFather- Gopal Hasmatrai Sippy
Mother- Name not known
SiblingsBrother- Ramesh Sippy
Shobha Kapoor's brother, Ramesh Sippy
Other RelativeGrandson- Laksshya Kapoor (born to Tusshar Kapoor via IVF in 2016)
Tusshar Kapoor with his son Laksshya Kapoor
Grandaughter- Ravie Kapoor (born to Ekta Kapoor through surrogacy on 27 January 2018)
Ekta Kapoor with her daughter Ravie Kapoor
Money Factor
Salary (as the managing director of Balaji Telefilms)Rs 1.95 crore/ Annum [7]The Free Press Journal

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Shobha Kapoor

  • Shobha Kapoor is an Indian producer and entrepreneur. Shobha is the wife of former Indian actor Jeetendra, and she is known for producing Bollywood films, television shows, and web series.

    A childhood picture of Ekta Kapoor (left) and Tusshar Kapoor (right) with their parents, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor

    A childhood picture of Ekta Kapoor (left) and Tusshar Kapoor (right) with their parents, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor

  • Reportedly, Jeetendra saw Shobha for the first time on Marine Drive in Mumbai when she was just fourteen. After dating for approximately more than a decade, the couple decided to get married on 13 April 1973, but it was called off as Jeetendra’s father fell ill. [8]The Times of India
  • Before getting married, Shobha Kapoor and Jeetendra enjoyed a courtship period of almost 13 years. As per sources, while dating Shobha, Jeetendra’s name was often linked up with a few Bollywood actresses. His name was also linked to former Indian actress, Hema Malini.
    Jeetendra Kapoor with Hema Malini

    Jeetendra Kapoor with Hema Malini

    As per Hema’s authorised biography “Hema Malini: Beyond The Dream Girl,” Jeetendra had developed feelings for her, but Hema, on the other hand, had a soft corner for Dharmendra. Hema’s parents were not in favour of her daughter’s decision of dating an already married man. Hema’s parents convinced her to marry Jeetendra, but apart from friendship, she had never developed any kind of romantic feelings for him. For the sake of their family’s happiness, Hema and Jeetendra decided to get married, and they reached Chennai for a secret wedding. Somehow, Dharmendra got the news of her wedding, and he, along with Shobha, immediately flew to Chennai to stop the wedding. When they reached Hema’s house in Chennai, Shobha was completely in a state of shock after Jeetendra announced her wedding to Hema. On the other hand, Dharmendra, who was in a drunk state, convinced Hema to not marry Jeetendra, and eventually, they got married on 21 August 1979. [9]Hindustan Times

  • In an interview, on being asked about the challenges she faced as an air hostess, Shobha replied,

    There were people who made passes at me when I was an air-hostess, but that is no reason to shy away from the job. Plus it is a personal choice you make about staying in your limits. There are girls who get involved by choice and they have to face repercussions.” [10]DNA

  • In 1994, during the phase when Jeetendra’s films were not doing well at the box office, Shobha Kapoor decided to launch her own production house, and she started producing content for one of her friends, who was associated with TV Asia in London. Later, Shobha found out that her friend sold the channel to Zee TV, which made her sell all the self-produced content to other television channels. In an interview, Shobha talked about the obstacles that came in her way while she launched her own production house and said,

    Jeetuji got an offer to do a television show and we asked a friend of ours, who was running TV Asia in London, for his advice. He dissuaded him from acting and instead asked him to produce television content for him. Within two months, we started our production house in 1994. Ekta was 19 then. Our friend soon sold TV Asia to Zee TV and did not need the content anymore. But, I had produced a lot of content and put all my savings into it and had to fend for myself. After struggling for a year, we sold our shows to different channels and, by 1996, we were ruling television.

  • On 11 November 1994, Shobha registered her company ‘Balaji Telefilms Private Limited’ in Mumbai, and on 29 February 2000, it was incorporated as a public limited company. [11]Money Control In the initial years, she produced only television shows, but in 2001, Shobha founded Balaji Motion Pictures to produce and distribute Bollywood films.
  • Shobha serves as a director of 12 companies in India, which are associated with various industries like Real Estate, Manufacturing (chemicals and chemical products), Business Services, Construction, Personal and Social Services, and Recreational, Cultural, and Sporting Activities.
  • In an interview, talking about the source from which she inhabited the skills of entrepreneurship, Shobha said

    I am a Sindhi and my nana was a fantastic businessman from Karachi. My mother was a working woman. So my working capacity comes from her and the business acumen from him. I have always been a business person in my mind. [12]The Times of India

  • On 19 April 2000, Shobha changed her company’s name from “Balaji Telefilms Private Limited” to “Balaji Telefilms Ltd,” after listing it on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. [13]Money Control
  • In an interview, Shobha talked about how she started her company from a garage and said,

    All this happened from the garage of my house (a basement, which was also a car park) from where I ran my office for six years. We then took a loan against our house and made Balaji house and moved here in 2000. [14]The Times of India

  • Shobha Kapoor had produced some popular Bollywood films like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011), Ek Villain — There’s one in every love story (2014), and Udta Punjab (2016) under her banner Balaji Motion Pictures.
  • In an interview, Shobha talked about the difficulties she faced due to her family’s declining financial situation and said,

    I was the bread-earner looking after my family and that made me happy. I went through a phase where I did not have the loads of money I was used to and also had to sell some jewellery to raise money, but, emotionally, it did not bother me.” [15]The Times of India

  • Shobha Kapoor’s production house, Balaji Telefilms, in the early 2000s, produced some popular television shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kaahin Kisii Roz, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahiin to Hoga on Star Plus, Kkusum on Sony TV, and Kasamh Se on Zee TV.
  • In 2021, a proposal was made by Ekta Kapoor to increase the annual total remuneration of Shobha Kapoor, the managing director of Balaji Telefilms. On 31 August 2021, the shareholders rejected the proposal during the annual general meeting, because as per the rules, any proposal can be only approved if 75 per cent of the members cast vote in favour of it. [16]The Free Press Journal
  • In July 2021, Shobha Kapoor was invited to become an academy member by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was among the 395 members, chosen from across 50 countries, to join the ‘Class of 2021.’ [17]Cinema Express
  • On 6 November 2021, Jeetendra, along with his daughter, Ekta Kapoor, was invited to one of the episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV. During the show, Jeetendra revealed an incident when he escaped death, and how his wife, Shobha Kapoor, saved him unknowingly. On 12 October 1976, on the occasion of Karva Chauth, Jeetendra had to catch a flight for Chennai, but the flight got delayed due to some technical issues. Instead of staying back at the airport, Jeetendra left for home to complete the pending rituals of Karva Chauth. He reached home to break his wife’s fast, but Shobha was not in favour of his decision to leave for Chennai on the same night. Jeetendra cancelled the plan, and he booked the flight for the next day. After a few minutes, he saw a giant fireball approaching the airport, and he later found out that the flight he was supposed to board had crashed. He lost one of his co-stars, Rani Chandra, a Malayalam actress, in the air crash. [18]Hindustan Times In an interview, he recalled how his wife saved him from the 1976 Indian Airlines flight crash and said,

    I was going to Madras to shoot a film. Shobha said that today is Karva Chauth. But I was adamant on leaving and made him understand that it was very important for me to go. The flight was at 7 pm. When I went to the airport, I came to know that the flight is late. I told that the flight will leave at 8 or 9 in the night, then check outside whether the moon is coming out or not. I reached back home. When I came back he didn’t let me go. Later it was found that that flight has crashed.

  • On 10 February 2023, Ekta Kapoor took to Twitter to announce that she, along with Shobha Kapoor, had stepped down as the heads of ALTBalaji.

    Ekta Kapoor's Instagram post about her decision to quit ALTBalaji as its head

    Ekta Kapoor’s Instagram post about her decision to quit ALTBalaji as its head