She was born in the East End and began working as a pop music DJ in 1986. After performing at WOMEX ’94 & ’95, Ritu was commissioned to create her first band, The Asian Equation. Sister India - Ritu’s second band- was born out of this, but with a stronger female focus, gaining a cult following worldwide.
DJ Ritu was listed number 16 in the Rainbow List 2015. The citation said:
- "DJ Ritu co-founded Club Kali 20 years ago, named after the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment. Open to 'attitude-free' connoisseurs of all cultural backgrounds, Club Kali has acquired near-legendary status among clubbers and provided a safe space for the Gaysian community."
- http://soasradio.org/worldinlondon. SOAS Radio. Accessed: 2016-05-31. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6hutmOOn3)
- http://www.djritu.com/. Accessed: 2016-05-31. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6huu1hSqM)
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/therainbowlist/rainbow-list-2015-1-to-101-a6731391.html Sarah Morrison, Rainbow List 2015. Independent on Sunday, 15 November 2015