Ekta Kapoor: The Kween of Indian Television who gave us some of the most iconic moments in TV history!

With tabla beats growing steadily in the background and the screen freezing on every character as they say “KYA?”, Ekta Kapoor’s shows have built up the Indian TV serial industry from scratch. On the occasion of her birthday we celebrate her work by taking a look back at all the iconic TV moments she has given us over the years!

1. Tulsi shooting her son in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bhahu thi.. took Ekta Kapoor’s career as a producer to unimaginable heights and remained the highest rated show for 8 consecutive years!

But the moment that still gets people all riled up is when Tulsi kept all her ideals aside and shot her son who abused his wife. This shockingly unprecedented decision was a huge character leap and became one of the most unforgettable moments in Indian TV history.

Other memorable moments include, Mihir Virani coming back to the show, Savita Virani’s mercy killing wish, Tulsi finding out about Mihir’s affair with Mandira, multiple memory losses and several heart breaks.

 It's definitely been a long roller coaster ride!

Tulsi from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi
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2. Pallavi slaps Parvati in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

Another iconic TV show that grew to become everyone's favourite was Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. The protagonist, Parvati Aggarwal was a  household name and even though her character was very similar to Tulsi Virani, she was considered to be more assertive and strong willed. 

It was a show filled with many different yet connected storylines but the moment that shocked many was the episode where Pallavi slapped Parvati!

An antagonist slapping a beloved character during an argument was never seen before in television history and made headlines everywhere!

Pallavi slaps Parvati in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki
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3. Bani gets her memory back in Kasam Se..

Kasam Se was one of the most watched serial of its time and has seen a resurgence on the internet today in the form of memes! But the story of Bani and Jai remains a classic even today!

The show is filled with several classic Ekta Kapoor moments but the audience favourite seems to be when Bani gets her memory back! With its dramatic background music, countless screen freezes, reverse flashbacks and much more, this scene is as inherently Ekta Kapoor’s style as it can possibly be!

Bani from Kasam Se
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4. Ishita’s mother’s hit and run case in Yeh Hai Mohabattein

In the time where Indian Serials seem to lose footing after a while, Yeh Hai Mohabattein soared high with great ratings and amazing fan response all throughout its run!

The storyline of Raman and Ishita trying to figure out who was involved in Ishita’s mother’s hit & run case was an absolute nail-biter. It was a very well executed track and Raman’s character received incredible amounts of love for his concern towards his mother-in-law! It was a storyline filled with suspense and thrill and ended with an absolute bang when the culprit was finally revealed!

Ekta Kapoor sure must be proud of this one!

Yeh Hai Mohabattein
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5. Ram meets Pihu in Bade Acche Lagte Hai

This modern romance that pushed several boundaries of Indian Serials and gave its audience something authentic and real, still remains a favourite of many!

There are many iconic and defining moments in the show but the one that made everyone melt was of Ram meeting his daughter Pihu for the first time! It was a real tear-jerker and gave its audience another reason to love the show (and Ekta Kapoor!).

Ram meets Pihu in Bade Acche Lagte Hai
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6. Pragya survives in Kum Kum Bhagya

Kumkum Bhagya has been one of the most popular shows of recent times, all due to the amazing chemistry between its two leads, Pragya and Abhi,

All of Pragya and Abhi’s romantic scenes definitely chart very high on audience’s favourite moments. But the moment that made all its fans go crazy was when Pragya was revealed to be still alive after being declared dead in the previous episodes! 
A classic Ekta stroke!

Pragya from Kumkum Bhagya
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Times of India