Anup Jalota Biography, Age, Height, Wiki, Wife, Family, Caste, Profile

Anup Jalota Biography, Age, Height, Wiki, Wife, Family, Caste, Profile & more. Anup Jalota is an Indian singer and musician. He was born on July 29, 1953 in Naintial, Uttarakhand, India. Anup Jalota works mainly in Bhajan devotional music and Urdu poetry, Ghazal. In 2018, he participated in the most popular reality show in India, Bigg Boss Season 12, broadcast on Colors TV.

Anup Jalota is a very famous singer and he was honored with Padma Shri by the Indian government for the best classical vocal Art-Indian. He became famous for the song “Bhaijan Samraat”. Anup Jalota began her singing career with the song ‘Aisi Lagi Lagan’. He has worked for many discographies and individual tracks.

Anup Jalota Age 64 years old Old, he was born in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. Her father’s name is Purshottam Das Jalota, a classical and devotional singer and her unknown mother’s name. He has three brothers named Anil Jalota, Pramod Jalota, Ajay Jalota and two sisters named Anjali Dhir and Anita Mehra.

Anup Jalota first married Sunali Rathod but they divorced and married Bina Bhatia, but divorced and married Medha Jalota, who died in 2014. Anup Jalota has two sons, Aryaman and Tushar. He belongs to a Hindu family and his zodiac sign is Leo. Read the other competitors of Bigg Boss, Nirmal Singh, Romil Chaudhary and Deepak Thakur Biography.

Anup Jalota Height 5’4 “ (163 cm) and Weight 80 Kg (176 pounds). His body measurements are 44-38-13 inches. Anup Jalota 44-inch chest size, size 38 inches and biceps waist 13 inches. He has black hair and black eyes.

Anup Jalota Biography, Age, Height, Wiki, Wife, Family, Caste, Profile

The biography &
Real nameAnup Jalota
NicknameBhajan Samrat
JobDevotional singer and Ghazal
Age66 years old
Birth dateJuly 29, 1953
Place of birthNainital, Uttarakhand
Zodiac signLeo
HometownPhagwara, Punjab, India
beginningSinging start: Aisi Lagi Lagan
Physical status 
sizein centimeters 163 cm


in the feet inches 5 “4”

Weightin kilograms 80 kg


in pounds- 176 lbs

Body measurements44-38-13 inches
Chest size44 inches
Waist size38 inches
Biceps size13 inches
Shoe size10 US (approximately)
Eye colorDark brown
Hair colorBlack
Family members 
FatherPurshottam Das Jalota (Classical Singer and Devotional)
MotherNot known
BrothersAnil Jalota, Promod Jalota, and Ajay Jalota
sistersAnjali Dhir and Anita Mehra
Address of the housePhagwara, Punjab
Business and marital information 
Civil statusWidower
GirlfriendNot known
wifeSunali Rathod (divorced, singer)
Bina Bhatia (divorced)
Medha Jalota (deceased in 2014)
The sonsAryaman and Tushar
SchoolNot known
College / UniversityUniversity of Lucknow, Lucknow
Qualification for educationNot known
Favorite things 
Favorite actorShatrughan Sinha and Aamir Khan
Favorite actressShabana Azmi
Favorite musicianKishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas and Jagjit Singh
Favorite foodChinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Polynesian cuisine
Favorite placeKashmir, Dharamsala, Sikkim, Shimla and Nainital
Facts about money 
Net valueAt the study
Salary6-7 Lakhs/show (INR)

Family, Wife & Girlfriend

Anup Jalota was born into a musical Punjabi-Khatri family in Nainital, Uttarakhand. His father, Purshottam Das Jalota, was a famous classical and devotional singer. Though he was born in Nainital, Anup traces his roots back to Phagwara, Punjab, India.

Anup Jalota married Sunali Rathod without the consent of his parents. Sunali was a student back then and later on emerged as a competent singer as well. The two became highly famous and were referred to as Anup and Sunali Jalota. Their marriage could not survive for long, and the two got divorced. Sunali later married renowned singer Roopkumar Rathod.

After his divorce, Jalota’s parents arranged his marriage with Bina Bhatia. The marriage could not last long either, and Anup divorced his wife yet again.

Anup Jalota married Medha Gujral, later Medha Jalota, for the third time. Medha is the niece of former Prime Minister of India, Inder Kumar Gujral. Medha Jalota divorced the established director Shekhar Kapur in 1994. However, Medha Jalota died of liver failure in the year 2004 in New York.

Anup Jalota with his third wife, Medha Jalota

Anup and Medha have a son Aryaman Jalota, born in 1996.

Anup Jalota with his wife Medha Jalota and son Aryaman

Since 2016, Anup Jalota has been in a live-in relationship with his student and singer Jasleen Matharu. They both reside in Mumbai, India. The couple participated in the season 12 of the controversial reality show Bigg Boss.

Anup Jalota with his girlfriend, Jasleen Matharu


Although Anup was born in Nainital, he later shifted to Lucknow for his education. Anup became trained in classical singing and learned music from his father, Purshottam Das Jalota and Bhatkhande Vidyalaya in Lucknow. Purshottam Das Jalota was also a famous devotional singer.

Anup Jalota’s childhood picture

Anup Jalota and Purshottam Das Jalota

Anup Jalota started his musical career as a singer with legendary Late Kishore Kumar at stage shows and was often referred to as Junior Kishore.

After struggling in Mumbai, he initially got a job as a chorus singer in All India Radio his salary was ₹350.

He got his big break at the time when Manoj Kumar recorded four songs with him for the film Shirdi Ke Sai Baba, which later went on to become a huge hit.

Anup has performed with numerous popular musicians like Zakir Hussain, Lata Mangeshkar, Pankaj Udhas, Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali, late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh, Hariharan, etc.

Jalota was also the presenter of the television program Dharam Aur Hum (2002-2005) that aired on Star Plus.

Apart from being a great singer, Anup has also produced two Hindi films, Hum Deewane Pyar Ke (2001) and Nishaan: The Target (2005).

Anup Jalota film production debut – Hum Deewane Pyar Ke (2001)

Nishaan: The Target

He has also produced music for numerous devotional, pop, ghazals, and classical vocal albums like ‘Chalo Dwaar Shivshankar Ke,’ ‘Maa Durga Aagman,’ ‘Bhajan Archana,’ ‘Bhajan Tulsi,’ ‘Wah Bhai Wah,’ ‘Darmiyaan Apne,’ ‘Vasundhara,’ ‘Ibtida,’ etc.

One was Anup’s earliest hit was Aisi Lagi Lagan.

Anup Jalota has performed in more than 5000 live concerts throughout the world. In 2015, he played the role of famous spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba in the film Satya Sai Baba but the movie never got released.

Anup Jalota as Sathya Sai Baba

In 2016, he, along with Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz, appeared as guests on the set of a famous comedy show, ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.

Anup Jalota, along with Pankaj Udhas & Talat Aziz, on the set of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’

Anup is the director of Prabhatam Fly Divine, an airline in Madhya Pradesh that has been running since 2017.

Anup Jalota – Director of ‘Prabhatam Fly Divine’

He also used to train students in music privately.


Throughout his successful musical career, Anup Jalota has received many awards and adulation. He has been conferred the following titles for his contribution in the field of music:

  • Bhajan Samrat by the Shankaracharya Peeth.
  • Manav Ratna Award by the Global Sai Foundation.
  • Citizen Council Award by the Gujarat Government.
  • Gandharva Gaan Mani Award by the Kanchi Shankaracharya Math.
  • Sangeet Natak Academy Award by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • British Parliament’s Annual Globe Award for his contribution to the global music industry in 2010.
  • Padma Shri Award in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music-Vocal in 2012.
  • Rasheshwar Award by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
  • He has his name in The Guinness Book of World Records for the highest number of platinum discs in history.

Favorite Things

  • Anup Jalota likes to eat Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Polynesian cuisines.
  • He admires actors, Shatrughan Sinha, and Aamir Khan.
  • Shabana Azmi is his favorite actress.
  • Jalota loves listening to the music of Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas and Jagjit Singh.
  • Cricket is his favorite sport.
  • Anup likes to dine in The Zodiac Grill – The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai.
  • His favorite holiday destinations include Kashmir, Dharamsala, Sikkim, Shimla, and Nainital.
  • Indian tennis star Purav Raja and American wrestler Roman Reigns are his favorite athletes.
  • Anup likes listening to the music of R. D. Burman and Madan Mohan.


Anup Jalota charges ₹ 7-8 Lakhs/show.


In 2010, the Isreali actress, Rina Golan released a book titled Dear Mister Bollywood: How I Fell in Love with India Bollywood and Shah Rukh Khan in which she accused Anup Jalota of casting couch.

Rina Golan’s book – Dear Mister Bollywood


  • Anup does not smoke.
  • He drinks alcohol.

Anup Jalota drinking alcohol

  • He was a fine batsman during his college days.
  • Jalota’s hobbies include Travelling, Reading, Writing, and Singing.
  • He has also sung and recorded more than 2000 Bhajans, Geets, and Ghazals.
  • Jalota has published numerous blogs on his website, which relates to his life journey, events, etc.
  • Anup owns an Audi A6.
  • He has sung in 9 different languages.
  • As of 2018, he has earned over 100 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Discs.
  • His address is Mohan Nivas, 56, Keluskar Road, Shivaji Park, Mumbai – 400 028, India.

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