HOME Biography

Kapil Batra produces and directs Documentaries, Chat Shows, Game Shows and Corporate Films for various Channels, Ministries, Non Government Organisations and Corporate houses. A graduate of the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, he has been working in the field of Television programming for over twenty years now.

A senior television producer, he has been largely instrumental in directing some of the most reputed programmes like Bigg Boss and Guiness World Records for Colors, Ted Talks-India, Sach Ka Saamna, Comedy Ka Mahamukabla, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain, India’s Child Genius, Kamzor Kadii Kaun, The Great Debate and Heart of the Matter for Star TV, Indian Idol, Dus Ka Dum, Jhalak Dikhlaa Ja, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Deal Ya No Deal, Fame Gurukul, Batliwallas House No:43, Bournvita Quiz Contest and Bachke Rehnaa for Sony Entertainment Television, Bollywood Ka Boss for Sahara, Emergency Room for National Geographic Channel, The Dream Merchants, Ek Se Badhkar Ek and Zee Cinestar Ki Khoj for Zee TV, Parakh and Face the Nation for Doordarshan, Mastermind and University Challenge for the BBC and Pakistan Idol for Geo TV in Pakistan.

Kapil Has directed and produced numerous films for Corporate houses and Government establishments. Having made films for the DRDO and various ministries in the government sector, he has worked with Maruti, Airtel, the Hero Group and many others in the private sector.

Kapil has been the first ever news anchor for Zee News. From the first bulletin telecast in 1993, he was associated with Zee News for almost ten years as a regular anchor. Besides news, Kapil has also directed and produced numerous programmes for the channel.

Kapil has helped set up software production houses like Zee News and Times Television. He has often been retained to direct programmes for film stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Sharman Joshi, Arshad Warsi, Shipa Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan etc. and and has been retained to direct reputed anchors like Vir Sanghvi, Karan Thapar, Vinod Dua, Siddhartha Basu, Derek O’Brien, Mallika Sarabhai etc. He has been nominated as Best Director for the Pinnacle Awards for excellence in Television programming.

Whether it is a Television Channel, Production House, Corporate houses, NGO’s or various Ministries, Kapil has left an indelible impression of professionalism and high production value.
Himanshu & Kapil
Many years ago, Kapil set up a production house called Mime TV with Himanshu Joshi, an extremely talented singer and longtime friend. Together, they braved the vagaries of the world and forged ahead to make Corporate Films, Documentaries, Current Affairs programmes and Chat Shows. Mime TV still continues and endures.

Experience in Television Programming – Direction
Star TV : star

  • Ted Talks-India
  • Comedy Ka Mahamukabla – A Stand Up Comedy Competiotion
  • Sach Ka Saamna – A Reality show anchored by Rajiv Khandelwal
  • Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain – A Quiz Programme anchored by Sharukh Khan
  • India’s Child Genius – A Quiz show anchored by Siddhartha Basu
  • Kamzor Kadii Kaun - A Game Show Anchored by Neena Gupta

Colors : color

  • Guiness World Records – Ab India Todega – A Game Show anchored by Preity Zinta
  • Bigg Boss – A Reality Show anchored by Amitabh Bachchan
  • National Bingo Night – A Game Show anchored by Abhishek Bachchan
  • IPL Rockstar – A singing competition anchored by Hard Kaur

BBC : bbc

  • University Challenge – A Quiz Show anchored by Siddhartha Basu
  • Mastermind – A quiz show anchored by Siddhartha Basu

Sahara : sahara

  • Bollywood Ka Boss – A Quiz Programme anchored by Boman Irani

Ministry of Tourism : incredible-india-logo

  • Orissa – The Undiscovered Pearl – a film on Orissa
  • India – A film on the uniqueness and diversity of India
  • Spots on India – 6 spots for circulation abroad

Ministry of Textiles : mhead

  • From Fibre to Fashion – A documentary on the textiles of India – Nominated as Best Documentary for the Pinnacle Awards

UN Women (Formerly UNIFEM) :

  • Womens Rights are Human Rights – A documentary on Women’s Rights

Corporate Houses :

  • Jet Airways - Corporate Film
  • Indian Airlines – A film on their Central Training Establishment and a film on Indian Airlines’ Jet Shop
  • Maruti Udyog Limited – Advertisements, Launch A/V’s, Dealership Conference Films, Promotional Films
  • Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers – Corporate Films
  • Hero Honda – Launch A/V’s, Corporate Films
  • Hindustan Lever Ltd. - Launch A/V’s
  • Kelvinator – Promotional A/V’s
  • Airtel – Promotional A/V’s
Sony Entertainment Television :sony

  • Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega - An Entertainment show
  • Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa – A Dance competition anchored by Shiv Pandit & Shweta Tiwari
  • Indian Idol – A Singing Competition anchored by Hussain & Mini
  • Dus Ka Dum – An Entertainment Show anchored by Salman Khan
  • Deal Ya No Deal - A Game Show Anchored by Mandira Bedi
  • Fame Gurukul - A Game Show Anchored by Mandira Bedi & Maanav Gohil
  • Cadbury’s Bournvita Quiz Contest – A Quiz show anchored by Derek O’Brien

National Geographic Channel : ngc

  • Emergency Room

Zee TV : zee-tv

  • Ek Se Badhkar Ek – A Reality Entertainment Show anchored by Mandira Bedi
  • Zee Zinestar Ki Khoj – A Reality Entertainment Show anchored by Aman Verma
  • Kaarvan Kismat Ka – A Game Show Anchored by Jaaved Jaaferi

Doordarshan : dd

  • Wheel Smart Shrimati – A Game Show with Annu Kapoor as Anchor
  • Global Challenges – A series on Foreign Policy with Arati Jerath as the anchor
  • Face the Nation – A Chat Show with Vir Sanghvi as the anchor
  • Parakh – A magazine programme with Vinod Dua

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment :

  • Pahal – A documentary on Drug Abuse
  • Disha – A documentary on setting up of a Rehabilitation Centre

National Council for Teacher Education : National_Council_on_Teacher_Quality

  • Human Rights and the Teacher - 5 films

DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) :

  • Films on various projects like Agni, Lakshya, Bullet Proof Jackets and profiles of DRDO

Events – Direction
  • Fimfare Awards
  • Femina Miss India
  • Star Screen Awards
  • Apsara Awards
  • ITA Awards
  • Teachers Achievement Awards
  • GR8 Womens Achiever Awards
  • NDTV Gadget Guru Awards