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 Pune based city magazine of the Magna Group), 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 (India’s first 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.
Priyanka also has a bi-weekly column in the Indian Express- Play entertainment supplement, along with her weekly popular column Rough Cut in Screen. Earlier she had the columns Hear & Now (H T Style) and Point of View (Society). In addition she has also contributed 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.
Priyanka Sinha Jha’s debut book:
The Book– ‘Supertraits of Superstars’
Films stars can be inspirational in more ways than one. This is the essence of this inspirational book that profiles 11 Film Superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to name a few, who have turned themselves into success stories. Basically, it is a self-help book which focusses on the single defining supertrait of each of the 11 superstars. A trait which if imbibed by the reader can make him a success too.