Born in 1975, Priyanka Sinha Jha, is among the youngest editors in the Express Group. In her capacity as the Editor of Screen, India's oldest and only film and entertainment broadsheet, Priyanka has been the architect of a number of key event initiatives at Screen, such as Screen Big Picture(a panel discussion among industry
bigwigs about trends in Bollywood), Screen Chatroom (a Q &A session with leading film stars) and Screen Preview (an interaction with the director and the principal cast of an upcoming film). Priyanka is also in charge of the annual Screen Awards (considered the most fair-minded and credible film awards, headed by an impartial film-industry jury). To expand the scope and influence of the Screen Awards, in 2010, she introduced the Screen Academy, a selection academy that comprises leading names from the film industry as its members, and acts as a selection committee for award nominees.
Priyanka brings a 360 degree approach to her specialty viz. celebrity and entertainment journalism. She is among the few editors who have had the experience of editing and writing for both magazines and newspapers of varied subjects and periodicity. She cut her teeth early as a correspondent at Citadel (a city magazine), The Asian Age (a national daily) and Intelligent Investor/Outlook Money (a personal finance magazine). She then started her stint as an editor at 26, with Society magazine (a national celebrity magazine) and followed it up with the editorship of HT Style (a daily lifestyle supplement) and HT Saturday (the Saturday edition of Hindustan Times). In a career spanning over 15 years, she has written on varied subjects such as entertainment, art, business, crime, trends and of course, celebrities and their lifestyles.
Priyanka is known for her insightful interviews with celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mukesh and Neeta Ambani, Sam Pitroda, Manmohan Singh, MF Husain, Shobhaa De, Vijay Mallya and Ness Wadia among others. She has written popular columns such as Rough Cut (Screen), Hear & Now (H T Style) and Point of View (Society), in addition to contributing to publications such as Outlook, Tehelka and, The Week magazine. She has also moderated discussions on Bollywood celebrities and trends for Jet Wings magazine as well as for business publications in the Express group, besides being quoted in publications such as The Guardian on Bollywood trends and on BBC Radio on Indian celebrity lifestyles.
Priyanka was recently honoured with the Young Communicator Award by the ISB&M school of Communication (Pune) for her contribution to journalism, and was also featured in Doordarshan's series dedicated to Women Achievers.
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