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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.


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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.

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Early life and background

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Anup Jalota was born in Nainital, Uttarakhand a renowned exponent of bhajan and hails from the Sham Chowrasi Gharana of Punjab. He was educated in Lucknow's Bhatkhande Music Institute. His father, Purushottam Das Jalota, was also a prominent Bhajan singer. Anup's brother, Ajay Jalota, currently lives in California. He has one elder brother, Anil Jalota, and two sisters, Anjali Dhir and Anita Mehra.


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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.

Personal life

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Jalota's first marriage, without his family's approval, was to a Gujarati girl, Sonali Sheth, then a music student and later a competent singer. The couple became popular in the concert circuit as "Anup and Sonali Jalota". However, Sonali divorced Anup to marry his tabalchi (tabla player) and also a singer, Roopkumar Rathod.

His second marriage was an arranged one to Bina Bhatia, but that soon ended in divorce, too.

Anup's third marriage was to Medha Gujral, niece of former Indian Prime Minister I. K. Gujral and director Shekhar Kapur's first wife whom he had divorced in 1994. Anup and Medha have a son named Aryaman (born in 1996), who studied at Princeton University. Medha Jalota died on November 25, 2014 at a hospital in New York City of liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transplant.


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


The popular Bhajans and ghazals for which he is credited the most are given below

  • Aisi Lagi Lagan
  • Chaand Angdaiyaan Le Raha Hai
  • Tumhare Shahar Ka Mausam
  • Jag Mein Sundar Hai Do Naam
  • Kabhi Kabhi Bhagwan Ko Bhi
  • Tere Man Mein Raam
  • Main Nazar Se Pee Raha Hoon
  • Hum Se Achi to Kahin Aaine ki Khismat Hogi
  • Rukh Se Parda Hata De
  • La Pila De Saqiya
  • Shree Hanuman Chalisa
  • Noorani Chehra (Ismaili Devotional songs)
  • Mere Kabr Par Pate Huye
  • Tum Kya Samjho Tum Kya Jano
  • Kategi Ye Zindagi Ab Rote Rote
  • Laga Chunari Mein Daag
  • Rang De Chunariya
  • Prabhuji Tum Chandan Hum Pani
  • Suraj ki Garmi Se
  • Bhajan prabhat
  • Devonix with Kunal Saha
  • References

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