Anup Jalota is one of the most popular Bhajan singers in India. He is currenly known as Bhajan Samrat of India. He was conferred fourth Highest Civilian award Padmshri by the Government Of India in 2012 for his contribution in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal by Government of India.
Born on July 29, 1953 in Nainital, Anup had a keen interest in singing bhajans since his child hood. He hails from Sham Chowrasi Gharana of Punjab where he learnt music. He later got educated in Lucknow’s Bhatkhande Music Institute.
Before Anup, his father Purshottam Das Jalota was also a Bhajan singer. One of Anup’s brother Ajay is currently settled in California. He also has two elder brothers Anil Jalota and Promod Jalota. He has two sisters, Anjali Dhir and Anita Mehra.
Talking about his career, he started as a chorus singer in All India Radio. some of his popular bhajans are Aisi Lagi Lagan, Main Nahi Makhan Khayo, Rang De Chunariya, Chadariya Jhini Re Jhini. and many more.
He first married to Sonali Sheth, a Gujarati girl. They both use to perform together at many circuits. Their show usually named as Anup and Sonali Jalota show. He than married to Bina Bhatia and got seperated soon. His third wife was Medha Gujral, who was the niece of former Indian Prime Minister I. K. Gujral. Late Medha Gujral was also the first wife of director Shekhar Kapur. She died on November 25, 2014 at a hospital in New York of liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transplant.
On September 16, 2018, Anup Jalota has entered Bigg Boss season 12 with Jasleen Matharu. In the show, they revealed that they are in relationship. They even uttered to be in love for around 3 years. Jasleen is also a singer and learns music with Mr. Jalota.