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Umesh Mehra Rajesh Mehra Rajiv Mehra

53 year old Rajesh, the third son of Sham & FC Mehra, is now based in New Delhi. He started business in the early twenties with the export of handicrafts to the overseas markets while at HR College in Mumbai. In 1977 he was offered the chance by Sh. F.C. Mehra of setting up an office in the UK to handle the overseas film & television market  and look at other possibilities of imports from India.

Mr. RAJESH MEHRA
 

He set up a small office in Central London and distributed Eagle Films the first directly overseas marketed film “Hamare Tumhare”, establishing himself in the new environment. Besides films, he started an import export house dealing between India and Nigeria.

The early 80’s saw the advent of  the Video market which was growing in leaps and bounds. In conjunction with overseeing the family films, he then endeavored into the  video market of Indian Films and founded the label of Eagle Video. Besides the Eagle Films products, the banner released over 50 films from various Indian films producers. He was elected to represent the Indian Video Films distributors as Chairman of the India Videogram Association in the U.K, and also a member on the Board of the British Board of Film Censorship.

The late eighties Rajesh went into Television programming and it is a proud fact that he managed to get the completely British programs dominated BBC to look at Asian programming. Television soaps like Shrikant, Tamas, Mahabharat, Chanakya were a few of the successful programmes on British television. Rajesh sourced Pakistani soaps and various other programming for channels thereafter. He also managed to break into the Italian television giant RAI and successfully sold classic films like Ganga Jamuna, Awara, Shree 420, Kagaz ke Phool, Guide etc, introducing the Indian films repertoire to the Italian market. 

In the late 80’s, Rajesh plunged into the publishing foray,  launching the International edition of Cine Blitz, a successful Indian magazine. Within six months, Cine Blitz was reported thru ABC as the highest selling Indian film magazine in the UK.

In 1997, Rajesh decided to return to India and decided to make his base in New Delhi. He manages the Eagle Films Studios based in Noida. This facility, just 20 minutes from Connaught Place in New Delhi, is the jewel in film and television circuits of Noida. A complete one stop shop with two air-conditioned stages, fully equipped and serviced with the professionalism Eagle Films is known for. He also oversees the family interest in the ventrally located Plaza Cinema in Delhi and the distribution office in Delhi. Rajesh has been working on the expansion plans at the Noida studio and is hopeful of its fruitful results in the near future.
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