“A PERSON SHOULD BE A ‘PERFORMER WITH A PURPOSE’,” -RJ Megha

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Born and brought up in Bhavnagar’s lawyer family—Megha’s father-mother and brother are practising lawyers, but Megha’s playful inclination was towards art. In childhood she was of a very shy nature and had great stage fear. She completed her schooling in Bhavnagar and alone headed to Ahmedabad for higher studies—Megha staying alone was not at all any matter of concern but Megha’s social detachment or one can say conversely comfortable with limited or with only close circle of people was a cause of worry for her parents. She completed her graduation from Ahmedabad University in the year 2007 and also got her Masters Degree in Mass Communication, further she did her Bachelorette in Business Administration from GLS (Gujarat Law Society) college. While studying in Centre for Development Communication from Gujarat University she was introduced to the world of dramatics, here various theatrical workshops gave her practical exposure in various forms of presentations and personality projections, and sincerely this helped her to shred her shy nature and her life’s biggest hurdle- her stage fear.

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Along with her studies in the year 2007, Megha started her career as a freelancer anchor and host with popular television channels like- Etv, Zee TV, Ahmedabad Doordarshan. Megha’s practising-advocate mother Pratibhaben also writes columns in leading newspapers, and magazines — Megha too had written numerous columns and her work was published in various news dailies while doing internship for her mass communication studies and thus she contributed to good content in print-media. Though being born-and-brought up in an advocates-family, Megha was never pressurised for any specific profession.

At an age of twenty-two Megha got a job with the Centre for Employment and Education as the Project Head for the entire Asia region -working closely with UNICEF. During this time while doing one show on Etv channel she was noticed by the promising radio station Radio Mirchi 98.3, and she got an offer to do an afternoon show of 11:00am-02:00pm time slot—Megha now became RJ Megha, and in her span of Eight -and-a-half years she did around 2500 shows and was felicitated with the title of ‘Most Heard RJ’ in her broadcasting time slot.

In the year 2011 RJ Megha joined her (then friend and now) husband in the ‘INDIA FILM PROJECT’ (prior to year 2014 this content festival was known as ‘Ahmedabad Film Project’), where RJ Megha has interviewed famous Bollywood personalities appearing in one of Asia’s largest Content festival held every year at Mehboob Studio, at Mumbai. And, till date while this is being written RJ Megha has hosted 150 talk-shows on 7 national TV channels, and has hosted over 1800 activations (on ground events) – her clientele list is full of reputed national and international brands like- Coca Cola, Asian Paints, Godrej, Adani, Cadila, Idea, Jio, FICCI, Honda, Colors, and many FORTUNE 500 companies —— RJ Megha has also hosted big-fat wedding ceremonies – celebrations, and virtual events for Walmart, Budweiser, UNICEF, and Bumble. From hosting award nights -to- quiz shows -to- musical concerts -to- chat shows -everyone recognises her as a ‘Happy Host’ and an ‘Adorable Anchor’. On various occasions RJ Megha has interviewed celebrities like – Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Aayushman Khurana, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Kartik Aryan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Parneeti Chopra and many other music and YouTubers. Her web-coffee-show with top Bollywood directors titled ‘India Film Project Talk Shop’ crossed one-million views on YouTube. RJ Megha holds an experience of holding the microphone at various gala events for sports, marathons, having 10000+ spectators — she is also proud of hosting events for the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guards, State and Central Government affairs graced by Chief Minister of the State and other dignitaries many a times. One of her recent chat shows named- ‘Gaana Original’ is also gaining a lot of popularity. And, last but not the least -this versatile girl also conducts soft skill training for corporate houses, and on social media she actively poses herself as influencer for many renowned lifestyle brands — the feather in the crown is one of her superhit celeb-interview series that was shot and released from Facebook headquarters at Mumbai. Well, RJ Megha has a long bucket-list: she wants to learn Urdu, wishes to attend many workshops, explore world theatre, watch all the Oscar movies, run a marathon, and sharpen her cooking skills.

Megha’s staunch supporters are her parents, her husband and her parents-in-law, She credits them as, “It has been 15 years now working as a presenter and artist but I have never stopped working my hardest. Even though I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the 2nd year of my college, I was always encouraged by my family to carry on. No one has ever stopped me from chasing my dreams. I have equally worked on my health and fitness and won many awards as a sportsperson in my college days. I have worked eighteen-hours a day for days on end, but nothing has stopped me,” she continues, “During the pandemic I am glad I was able to help provide laptops to seven kids through the support of my followers, helped two widows where they will be provided with monetary help from donors constantly. I believe my sensitivity is due to my parents. They have demonstrated through their selfless actions how one should be in life,”. On asking about a message for today’s youngsters, she says “I believe a person should be a performer with a purpose —— I urge youngsters to surround themselves with good company, read good literature and choose to be with such people who can guide them in their life,”.

And, in her signing off message she addresses today’s women as, “Build a strong and reliable support system. It will help you become the best person of yourself. To the mothers I would say that we have all begun to raise our daughters like sons but do encourage your sons to be like daughters too. Mothers should raise their sons in a way where they are just as sensible and sensitive  as the daughters”.

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