As an undergraduate at Duke, Radha Mehta studied economics and computer science and was actively involved in student government, sorority life, an a cappella performance ensemble and the Duke South Asian Students Association. Since then, she has continued to combine her diverse interests by serving as vice president of her family’s engineering and construction management firm and as chief operating officer of Helios Entertainment, Inc., through which she is pursuing a career in music.
Mehta was born and raised in the United States with deep roots in India. Throughout her childhood she watched her mother perform Indian devotional songs in Sanskrit, Hindi and Gujarati, and she began her own musical training at the age of three. Mehta has won numerous awards and been featured in publications such as Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. She appeared in an “I Am an American” public service announcement viewed by millions across the globe in the wake of the 9/11 attack, and performed the national anthem on nationally televised NBA and MLB games.
Mehta has also opened for renowned artists such as the Gin Blossoms and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. She and her brother co-wrote “City Beautiful,” the theme song for Orlando, Fla.