Rita K Mehta appointed on panel of judges for the 7th Masala! Awards 2014
If there is one journalist whose career graph is truly awe-inspiring, it is Rita Karl Mehta. Daughter of the late RussyKaranjia, editor-in-chief of Blitz, a weekly publication that broke new grounds in investigative journalism in India, Ms Mehta started off as an independent scribe working for the Late Khushwant Singh at The Illustrated Weekly of India. Having interacted with the likes of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Shah of Iran and Indira Gandhi, she went on to launch one of India’s most read film magazines, Ciné Blitz and was the Editor-in Chief of it for nearly 30 years.Though Ciné Blitz set a new paradigm for entertainment reporting in Indian media, Rita Mehta was only too keen to take up greater challenges. Along with her husband, Mr Karl Mehta, she founded what would be one of India’s few tabloids news journals called The Daily. In 2002, she and her daughter Faarah Mehta started, Hi Blitz, a first-of-its-kind celebrity photo journal. Today, Rita Mehta owns Keynnote Media Private Limited, a content providing service to the Middle East and the UK, which supplies deeply researched and analysed trends in Bollywood, fashion and lifestyle to top publishing houses. She has recently forayed into celebrity, image and event management with her company Key Global. Having been honoured with the Parsi Lady Journalist Award for Excellence in Journalism by the prestigious ParvezKatrak Foundation, Rita Mehta is one of the most trusted voices when it comes to the world of celebrity, and lifestyle.