Rita Mehta

Director, SELECTE' Global Experiences

Daughter of the Blitz man, Russy Karanjia, the pioneer of tabloid journalism in India, Rita K Mehta belongs to the ‘brave, bold and fearless’ school of media. Her journalistic skills got honed at the Junior Statesman in Mumbai and under the tutelage of the late legendary author Khushwant Singh at the iconic Illustrated Weekly of India. During the course of her career, Rita has interviewed eminent personalities like Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and the Shah of Iran and mingled with iconic leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, President Nasser of Egypt, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Dr. Radhakrishnan. 

In 1974 she started Cine Blitz, which went on to become one of India’s leading film magazines. Not one to rest on her laurels, she then launched The Daily in 1970, India’s first ever tabloid news journal, with her husband Karl Mehta. 

Rita also pioneered celebrity photo journalism in India with Hi! Blitz, along with daughter Faarah. Currently, Rita owns and runs India's renowned Keynote Media Pvt. Ltd, a content providing service to the Middle East and UK and is a Director at SELECTE' Global Experiences, an International Celebrity Event and Brand Management Company specialising in Events, Talent & Celebrity Management with Consulting across the globe. The recipient of several awards including the Journalist Award for Excellence in Journalism by the prestigious Parvez Katrak Foundation, Rita K Mehta’s incredible career is one of the most emulated and admired in the region.