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The ICE Academic Council

The ICE Academic Council boasts of some of the most well known, talented and multi- faceted personalities in the Indian entertainment industry today. It is established to get stalwarts and industry veterans of various disciplines to help further enhance the course at ICE.

Ekta Kapoor - Joint Managing Director

Jeetendra Kapoor
Chairman, ICE Academic Council

He ruled Bollywood in the 1970s and 1980s. His name is a part of Indian cinematic history. He is one of the most recognizable personalities in film and TV. Jeetendra Kapoor, was, is and always will be one of India's most beloved leading men.

Mr. Kapoor has starred in more than 200 films in a 45-year film career. His performances have won him a number of prestigious awards, including Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, the Legends of Cinema Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.

Since 2000, Mr. Kapoor has been the Chairman of Balaji Telefilms. His extensive network and relationships within the entertainment industry have proven to be extremely beneficial for the company. He 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.

Today, Mr. Kapoor continues to lead Balaji Telefilms, continuously pushing boundaries and opening new frontiers.

Ekta Kapoor - Joint Managing Director

Ekta Kapoor
Member, ICE Academic Council

A creative force, a dynamic personality, an insightful content creator…Ekta Kapoor is all this and much, much more. She heralded the satellite television boom in the country, pioneering an entire genre of television content and creating some of the most successful shows India has ever seen. In other words, she has, almost singe-handedly, revamped the television landscape in India.

As the creative force behind Balaji's success, Ekta Kapoor believes in a hands-on approach and is completely cued in about all of Balaji's TV shows and films, routinely putting in 16 - 18 hour work days. She has an uncanny understanding of the Indian viewer, knowing what they want to see; and how to package it and bring it to them.

Her revolutionary work at a very young age has won her many awards, including Businesswoman of the Year 2002 (The Economic Times), Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 (Ernst & Young) 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.

Today, Ekta Kapoor continues to innovate and stay abreast of the rapidly evolving television climate in the country. Her shows continue to be channel drivers and are among the top 3 shows on every channel. She is also expanding her unmatched creative vision to feature films and new media verticals.

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