Anup Jalota was born in Nainital, Uttarakhand to Purushottam Das Jalota, a renowned exponent of bhajan and hails from the Sham Chowrasi Gharana of Punjab. His father Purshottam Das Jalota, was a prominent bhajan singer. Anup Jalota, also known as Anup Jalota, is an Indian singer and musician, best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal.
Anup Jalota started his musical career as a chorus singer in All India Radio. He is usually backed by a santoor player, dholak player, sarodplayer, 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 Plusfrom 2002 to 2005.
Anup 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". He also recorded title song Golden Memorable Yaadein to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Aga Khan.