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Anup Jalota

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s

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Anoop Jalota, also known as Anup Jalota, (born 29 July 1953) is an Indian singer and musician, best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal.

He is popularly known as the "Bhajan Samraat" (Emperor of Bhajans). Padma Shri for 2012 has been conferred upon him in the field of Art-Indian Classical Music- Vocal by Government of India.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Early life and background[edit]

Anup Jalota was born in Phagwara, Punjab to Purushottam Das Jalota, a renowned exponent of bhajan and hails from the Sham Chowrasi Gharana of Punjab. He was educated in Lucknow. Anup's brother, Ajay Jalota, currently lives in California. He has one elder brother Anil Jalota and two sisters Anjali Dhir and Anita Mehra.

Career[edit]

Jalota started his musical career as a chorus singer in All India Radio. He is usually backed by a santoor player, dholak player, sarod player, sarangi player, violinist, sitar player, tabla player and guitarist. Some of his popular bhajans include: Aisi Lagi Lagan, Main Nahi Makhan Khayo, Rang De Chunariya, Jag Me Sundar Hai Do Naam, and Chadariya Jhini Re Jhini. He was also the presenter of the program Dharam Aur Hum, telecast in Star Plus from 2002 to 2005.

He met Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj in Mumbai and agreed to release several CDs of his compositions. In 2008 he recorded the title song "Golden Memorable Yaadein" for the CD "Noorani Chehra" produced by Shaukat (Sam) Kassam to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of HH the Aga Khan.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Personal life[edit]

Anup Jalota's first two marriages ended in divorce. One of his marriages was with Sunali Rathod, wife of Roop Kumar Rathod

Currently, Anup Jalota is married to Medha Jalota, niece of former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral. They have a son Aryamann (born in 1996), who is studying in Mumbai.

Recognition[edit]

Anup Jalota earned a record number of 100 certified gold, platinum and muti-platinum discs.