One of the celebrated singers and songwriters in the UK, Jay Sean owes his rise to stardom to his unique style and extraordinary singing voice which never fails to captivate his listeners. The RnB crooner started experimenting with music as early as his pre-teen years when with the help of his cousin, he created a hip-hop duo known as “Compulsive Disorder”.
Jay has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999 and today, he enjoys a worldwide popularity among lovers of music. The young artist started with the assistance of the producer Rishi Rich by one-minute track, but his big break came with the Asian Underground song title ‘Dance With You’. He later released several singles from Virgin Records which he eventually left to start his own record label popularly known as Jayded Records in 2006. His single titled “Maybe” made it to number 7 on the list of Japan’s Hot 100 and he has bagged several awards and accolades for his amazing voice in the United Kingdom. Here are other facts you need to know about the talented artist.
Jay Sean’s Bio, Ethnicity
The songbird whose genres are hip-hop, soul, R&B, pop, and bhangra is the offspring of a Punjabi Sikh family who resides in the Northwest of London. Born in Harlesden, Brent, London, on the 26th day of March 1979, the soul singer is of British nationality and Indian ethnicity, he was brought up in Southall, west London alongside his brother Naroop Jhooti. His dad Sharan Jhooti and mum Bindi Jhooti who immigrated to London from their home country India gave him the name Kamaljit Singh Jhooti at birth but the need for a stage name made the young singer to adopt the name, Jay Sean.
Jay Sean attended Latymer Upper School where he completed his General Certificate of Secondary Education in flying colours, recording outstanding grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. His glowing results motivated the rising star to enrol at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University. However, he later dropped out in 2003 to join the world of entertainment as a singer and songwriter.
His Net Worth
The British singer cum songwriter has an estimated net worth of $10 Million which was accrued over the years from his annual salary and several brand endorsements he has done for multinationals like Monster DNA and Five Four Clothing.
Personal Life – Wife, Kids
The arrival of a newborn is the initial milestone for most couples and what better way to share the good news than letting the whole world know through the social media. Jay had his fans jubilated in December 2013 when he posted a sonogram (scan) photo of his newborn daughter on his Instagram handle. This activated an overwhelming influx of congratulatory messages from fans and well-wishers. According to the entertainer, he is yet to come to terms with the fact that he is going to be a dad as he still feels very much like a kid.
Till the news of his impending fatherhood broke through the Instagram post, Jay, whose private life has been kept hidden from the media has never confirmed his marital status but with a little digging, we have the facts here. The songwriter got married in August 2009 to popular American singer Thara Prashad whom he featured in his album titled My Own Way in 2008. The wedding took place at the Venetian in Garfield.
On her own part, the American-born model and R&B vocalist who sees herself as her husband’s co-manager is a caring wife who is completely dedicated to her marriage and tries her best to strike a healthy balance between professional and private life. Thara, the mother of their precious daughter, Ayva, also took to Instagram on December 13, 2013, to announce the arrival of their baby. The baby who weighed six pounds seven ounces at birth is said to be a source of endless joy to her loving parents. Jay has been found to be a committed father and husband and his best moments are those he spent with his wife and his little girl.
Height, Body Measurements
The vocalist has an athletic build with a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 172 cm. He weighs 77kg (170 pounds). The singer’s general body stats can be summarized as Chest 43, biceps 16 and waist 32 inches.
Jay is known to be a fitness freak who takes his workout seriously. After releasing his complete six abs on Instagram, he admitted through his chat with fans that his motivation to achieve those abs came from the movie ‘Rocky’ whose titular character was the able-bodied Sylvester Stallone. Jay comes with dark brown eye colour with black hair.