Anup Jalota (Bigg Boss 12) Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Anup Jalota

Real NameAnoop Jalota
Profession(s)Singer, Producer, Actor, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 July 1953 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)70 Years
BirthplaceNainital, Uttarakhand, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
Signature/AutographAnup Jalota's Autograph
HometownPhagwara, Punjab, India
SchoolNot Known
UniversityUniversity of Lucknow, Lucknow
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutSinging: Aisi Lagi Lagan
TV: Dharam Aur Hum (2002-2005)
Film Production: Hum Deewane Pyar Ke (2001)
Anup Jalota film production debut - Hum Deewane Pyar Ke (2001)
AddressMohan Nivas, 56, Keluskar Road, Shivaji Park, Mumbai – 400 028, India (Official)
HobbiesTravelling, Reading, Writing, Singing
Awards, Achievements• Bhajan Samrat by Shankaracharya Peeth
• Manav Ratna Award by Global Sai Foundation
• Citizen Council Award by the Gujarat Government
• Gandharva Gaan Mani Award by 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 Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai
• As of 2018, he has earned over 100 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Discs.
• He has his name in 'The Guinness Book of World Records' for the highest number of platinum discs in history.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusWidower
Affairs/Girlfriends• Sonali Sheth aka Sunali Rathod (Singer)
• Medha Gujral Jalota
Jasleen Matharu (Singer)
Anup Jalota with Jasleen Matharu
Marriage Date5 August 1994 (with Medha Gujral Jalota)
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife- Sonali Sheth aka Sunali Rathod (Divorced, Singer)
Aunp Jalota first wife Sonali Sheth
Second Wife- Bina Bhatia (Divorced)
Third Wife- Medha Gujral Jalota (Died in 2014)
Anup Jalota with Medha Gujral Jalota
ChildrenSon- Aryaman Jalota
Anup Jalota with his wife Medha Gujral Jalota and son Aryaman Jalota
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Purshottam Das Jalota (Bhajan Singer)
Anup Jalota with his father Purshottam Das Jalota
Mother- Name Not Known
Anup Jalota with his mother
SiblingsBrother(s)- Anil Jalota (Elder), Promod Jalota (Elder), Ajay Jalota (Younger)
Sister(s)- Anjali Dhir
Anup Jalota sister Anjali Dhir
Anita Mehra
Anup Jalota sister Anita Mehra
Favourite Things
Favourite Cuisine(s)Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polynesian
Favourite Actor(s)Shatrughan Sinha, Aamir Khan
Favourite ActressShabana Azmi
Favourite Athlete(s)Tennis Player: Purav Raja (Indian)
Wrestler: Roman Reigns (American)
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas, Jagjit Singh
Favourite Music Director(s)R. D. Burman, Madan Mohan
Favourite SportCricket
Favourite RestaurantThe Zodiac Grill - The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai
Favourite Destination(s) Kashmir, Dharamsala, Sikkim, Shimla, Nainital
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi A6
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹7-8 Lakhs/show

Anup JalotaSome Lesser Known Facts About Anup Jalota

  • Does Anup Jalota  smoke?: No
  • Does Anup Jalota drink alcohol?: Yes

    Anup Jalota drinks alcohol

    Anup Jalota drinks alcohol

  • Anup Jalota started singing at the age of just 7 and got trained from his father, Purshottam Das Jalota.

    Anup Jalota childhood picture

    Anup Jalota childhood picture

  • He is a trained classical singer and has also received training from ‘Bhatkhande Music Institute Deemed University, Lucknow.’
  • He was a good batsman during his college days.
  • Anup started his music-journey as a singer with one of legendary singer late Kishore Kumar‘s stage shows, and was often referred as “Junior Kishore.”

    Anup Jalota with Kishore Kumar

    Anup Jalota with Kishore Kumar

  • After spending some struggling days in Mumbai, he got a job as a chorus singer in ‘All India Radio,’ and his salary was ₹350.
  • He also used to train students in music privately.
  • Anup Jalota got his breakthrough when Manoj Kumar recorded four songs with him for the film ‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba,’ which later became a huge hit.
  • He was also a presenter of the television program ‘Dharam Aur Hum’ (2002-2005) that was 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).
  • He has also produced music for numerous devotional, pop, ghazals, and classical vocal albums like ‘Chalo Dwaar Shivshankar Ke,’ ‘Maa Durgar Aagman,’ ‘Bhajan Archana,’ ‘Bhajan Tulsi,’ ‘Wah Bhai Wah,’ ‘Darmiyaan Apne,’ ‘Vasundhara,’ ‘Ibtida,’ etc.
  • His first marriage was with a Gujarati girl “Sonali Sheth;” without the approval of his family. They became popular in the concert circuit as ‘Anup and Sonali Jalota.’
  • His third wife, “Medha Gujral Jalota” was the niece of the former Prime Minister of India, Inder Kumar Gujral. She died on 25 November 2014 in New York City’s hospital because of liver failure, following a kidney and heart transplant.
  • Anup is often referred to as the “Bhajan Samrat.”

  • He has sung in 9 different languages.
  • In 2015, Anup played the role of the famous spiritual guru “Satya Sai Baba” in the film ‘Satya Sai Baba.’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 Jalota, along with Pankaj Udhas & Talat Aziz, on the set of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’

  • He 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'

    Anup Jalota – Director of ‘Prabhatam Fly Divine’

  • Anup Jalota is also a politician and has been a member of ‘Bharatiya Janata Party’ (BJP).

    Anup Jalota - Member of BJP

    Anup Jalota – Member of BJP

  • By the year 2017, he had performed over 5000 live concerts throughout the world.
  • He has also sung and recorded more than 2000 Bhajans, Geets, and Ghazals.
  • Anup Jalota has published numerous blogs on his website, which relates to his life journey, events, etc.

    Anup Jalota blogs

    Anup Jalota blogs

  • In 2018, he, along with his live-in partner “Jasleen Matharu,” who is 37 years younger to him, entered the controversial reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss 12‘ as a Vichitra Jodi.

    Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu in 'Bigg Boss 12'

    Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu in ‘Bigg Boss 12’

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