Richie Mehta is a Canadian film director and writer. His first feature film, Amal, was released in 2008, and was nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Director at the 29th Genie Awards. His brother Shaun is a writer. Amal was based on a short story from his 2005 collection A Slice of Life. Richie and Shaun are not related to film director Deepa Mehta. Mehta attended the University of Toronto Mississauga undergraduate studies, and worked at The Medium, the campus newspaper, as arts editor and editor-in-chief. In October 2015, Mehta teamed up with Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap for Google, as the executive producer for the documentary India in a Day. The project was for people across India to film a snapshot of their day and upload it on Google's official website. In March 2019, Mehta's Delhi Crime based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape case was released on Netflix.
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