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

Bio/Wiki 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 Age (as in 2018)65 Years BirthplaceNainital, Uttarakhand, India Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo Signature/Autograph

  1. Does Anup Jalota  smoke?: No

  2. Does Anup Jalota drink alcohol?: Yes

Anup Jalota drinks alcohol

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

Anup Jalota childhood picture

  1. He is a trained classical singer and has also received training from ‘Bhatkhande Music Institute Deemed University, Lucknow.’

  2. He was a good batsman during his college days.

  3. 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

  1. After spending some struggling days in Mumbai, he got a job as a chorus singer in ‘All India Radio,’ and his salary was ₹350.

  2. He also used to train students in music privately.

  3. 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.

  4. He was also a presenter of the television program ‘Dharam Aur Hum’ (2002-2005) that was aired on Star Plus.

  5. He 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.’

  9. 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.

  10. Anup is often referred to as the “Bhajan Samrat.”

  1. He has sung in 9 different languages.

  2. In 2015, Anup played the role of the famous spiritual guru “Satya Sai Baba” in the film ‘Satya Sai Baba.’

  1. 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’

  1. 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’

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

Anup Jalota – Member of BJP

  1. By the year 2017, he had performed over 5000 live concerts throughout the world.

  2. He has also sung and recorded more than 2000 Bhajans, Geets, and Ghazals.

  3. Anup Jalota has published numerous blogs on his website, which relates to his life journey, events, etc.

Anup Jalota blogs

  1. 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’

  1. To view the videographic representation of Anup Jalota’s life, Click Here

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