Television and film producer Ekta Kapoor was conferred with the Padma Shri Award on November 8 for her contribution to the field of performing arts at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
She was felicitated with the fourth-highest civilian award of the India for her contribution in the field of television, films and digital content. Ekta was accompanied by her father Jeetendra for the prestigious ceremony.
“It is an absolute honour to receive the Fourth Highest Civilian Award for my humble contribution in the field of performing arts. It is a surreal moment and a matter of great pride. I want to dedicate this badge of honour to my two pillars of strength – my mom and dad. They believed in me with their whole heart and it is because of them, I am who I am!” Ekta was quoted saying.
“I am really overwhelmed with all the love and accolades that are coming my way. I want to thank my family, friends, my team at Balaji Telefilms and most importantly – the audience, for believing in me and supporting me. I hope to always push the envelope, challenge norms, give talents a platform that they truly deserve, instil pride and give back to the country that has fuelled my ambition and dreams,” she concluded.