The Mumbai potter kept his tour card for the World Snooker Tour thanks to the European Tour order of merit in 2015/16.
He beat Alex Borg and Kyren Wilson to reach the last 32 of the 2015 Ruhr Open where he was eventually defeated by Mark Williams.
At the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic in Germany, he became the first Indian player to make an official 147 maximum break, during a match against Stephen Maguire.
Mehta enjoyed a remarkable run to the final of the Indian Open in New Delhi in 2013. No Indian player had previously made it past the quarter-finals of a world ranking event. He knocked out the likes of Mark Williams, Stephen Maguire and compatriot Pankaj Advani but was beaten by Ding Junhui in the final.