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Celebrating Ekta Kapoor's birthday!

Last updated on: September 14, 2009 

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The czar of television Ekta Kapoor celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and expectedly, many telly stars showed up.

The big bash was held at the Balaji Telefilms' chief's home in Krishna Bungalow in Juhu, a posh western suburb of Mumbai.


Image: Ekta Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Ekta's brother Tusshar and father -- yesteryear star Jeetendra -- made their appearance at the birthday party.


Image: Pradeep Bandekar
Photographs: Tusshar and Jitendra
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Ekta's close friend Karan Johar wore his trademark blazer at the party.

Image: Karan Johar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Neelam may be off films these days but she's clearly not off the party circuit.

Image: Neelam
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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No suprise to see both these lovely young ladies here. After all, they both owe Ekta big time.

Anita Hassanandani [left] became a household name after Ekta cast her in soaps like Kabhi Sautan Kabhie Saheli and Kavyanjali, where she played the lead role of Anjali. She even changed her name from Anita to Natassha on Ekta's recommendation.

As for Roshni Chopra, she has Ekta to thank for her role of Pia on Zee TV's Kasamh Se. 


Image: Anita Hassanandani and Roshni Chopra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Prachi Desai, wearing green, is many of the many pretty ladies launched by Ekta. The actress made Kasamh Se hugely popular before she went on to rock the big screen with Rock On!!.

Mandira Bedi, currently impressing Akshay Kumar with her daring stunts on Khatron Ke Khiladi level 2, also arrived at the party.


Image: Prachi Desai and Mandira Bedi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Rakshanda Khan (known for her role as Mallika Seth in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin and Tanya Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) and actress Poonam Dhillon made their way to Ekta's party.

Image: Rakshanda Khan and Poonam Dhillon
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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For a long time, Ronit Roy was better known as Mihir Virani -- the character in Ekta's Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Here, he is seen with his wife, Neelam Singh.

Image: Ronit Roy and Neelam Singh
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Music composer/judge/singer Anu Malik arrived with his singer daughter Anmol.

Image: Anu Malik and Anmol
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Hussain Kuwajerwala -- also launched by Ekta -- became popular, thanks to his roles in Kumkum and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

Here he's accompanied by wife Tina.


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Music composer Pritam and Urvashi Dholakia of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame (she played Komolika Basu) were also spotted at the birthday bash.


Image: Pritam and Urvashi Dholakia
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Yash Tonk wore his red dancing shoes to Ekta's party. Not so long ago, his wife Gauri and he had made it to the finals of Nach Baliye season 2.


Image: Yash Tonk and Gauri
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Ram Kapoor -- Jai Walia of Kasamh Se -- and wife Gautami -- who replaced Smriti Irani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi -- arrive.

Image: Gautami Kapoor and Ram Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Ashish Chowdhary (Dhamaal, Daddy Cool) put in an appearance.

Image: Ashish Chaudhary
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Shabbir Ahluwalia -- Rishi of Kahiin To Hoga -- and Akashdeep Sehgal -- former Gladrags Manhunt winner and Kyunki Saas star -- also made it to the bash.

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