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About Balaji Group

Balaji Telefilms, the brightest star in the Media and Entertainment Space today.

A star is born…

1994. The year Balaji Telefilms was incorporated was the year that changed Indian television forever.

Earlier, televisions were a part of our homes, but not of our lives. When Balaji Telefilms made its debut on the silver screen, the TV ceased being just a TV. Innovative content and serials mirrored the joys of Indian family life, their trials and tribulations, their hopes and desires. The TV became a friend, a guide, a helping hand.

One of the first serials to bridge the gap between the screen and the people watching it, was 'Hum Paanch'. It was later followed by blockbuster shows like 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki', which not only garnered unprecedented TRPs, but also millions of devoted fans.

Riding on the success of such revolutionary shows, Balaji Telefilms rose to unprecedented heights in the late 1990s and 2000s. It pioneered the growth of Hindi television channels which eventually led to Hindi General Entertainment Channels dominating primetime entertainment. In fact, it is said that the satellite boom in India was created and led by Balaji.

The star continues to shine…

Today, Balaji Telefilms shines brighter than ever.

It has produced over 15,000 hours of television content since its inception, including content in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Malayalam. Since the late 1990s, Balaji Telefilms has also been active in the motion picture business, producing and distributing a number of films.

With films like Golmaal Returns, Shootout at Lokhanwala, Love Sex and Dhokha and the recent blockbuster Once upon a time in Mumbai, not only have we have garnered exceptional success but also a reputation for bringing avant garde storytelling to the masses.

The company continues to occupy a dominant space in India's content creation space, with all of its shows amongst the Top 50 on television. It has also taken its content to the remaining two screens – Internet and Mobile.

Balaji Telefilms has grown from being a television content provider to a media conglomerate. But at its heart, it will always do what it set out to do in 1994 – entertain people.

Facets of a star

A pioneer never rests on its laurels. That's why Balaji Telefilms is constantly pushing boundaries and breaking barriers. And in the process, it has grown from creating content for General Entertainment Channels to innovating across different genres of content and across various distribution media.

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