The "queen" of Indian television, Ekta Kapoor has not only made news for creating some very popular shows under the Balaji banner but has also been the reason behind the overnight success of some actors like Prachi Desai, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajeev KhandelwalDespite being from an influential star family, this girl has never been referred to as "Jeetendra’s Daughter". She has managed to carve her own niche in the industry. On her birthday today, we list 10 Ekta Kapoor shows, loved by all, but does not follow the “K” norm.

Maano Ya Naa Maano

Started in 1995, the show marks as Ekta’s first show. It brought to audience, incidents inspired by real­ life miracles, paranormal activities and people’s beliefs in the supernatural.

Hum Paanch

A huge hit in its time, Hum Paanch was an absolute laugh riot of a show. It featured the antics of five sisters who always landed their parents into trouble.

Ye Hai Mohabbatein

Raman, a single parent, gets married to his neighbor only for the sake of his daughter’s happiness. The couple then finds love within a compromised relationship. The show has managed to maintain good ratings ever since the beginning and is currently one of the top five shows on Star Plus.

Bade Acche Lagte Hai

A love story based on love after marriage. The Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar ­starrer received appreciation from all viewers worldwide and was declared as one of the best shows of 2011.

Pavitra Rishta

This show played a huge role on Sushant Singh Rajput‘s road to stardom. Not only was the show successful but it also paved Sushant’s way into Bollywood.

Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi

With a script very different from the usual, this show depicted one of the cutest love stories; one between Ranveer (Shakti Arora) and Ishani (Radhika Madan).

Gumrah: End of Innocence

The show first aired in 2012 and now has a new season every few months. It focuses on crime amongst youngsters.


Known to be as one of the highest rated shows of all time, the story is based on the revenge of an Icchadhaari Naagin.


Starring Ronit Roy as the lead, the show was set up in a village in Gujarat. It first aired in 2009 and went on for almost six years.

MTV Webbed

Started in 2013, Webbed is a show portraying real incidents of people who have been victims of cyber crime.

-By Sanaa Surve