|Celebrated Name:||Jay Sean|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Kamaljit Singh Jhooti|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 March 1981|
|Birth Place:||Hounslow, London, England|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Thara Prashad (m, 2009)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ayva Loveen Kaur Jhooti and Aaryan)|
|Is Jay Sean Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer and songwriter|
|Salary:||$ 1 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$15 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2021|
Jay Sean is an incredibly popular English singer and songwriter. He skyrocketed to fame with his song “Dance with You” in 2003. His debut album “Me Against Myself” sold upwards of 2 Million copies across Asia. He has also been the recipient of BET Awards in the category of Best New Artist in 2012 and has received multiple Grammy nominations, among other honors. Besides, he was once regarded as the most successful British/European male urban artist in US chart history.
Maybe you know about Jay Sean’s very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jay Sean’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Jay Sean’s real name is Kamaljit Singh Jhooti. He was born to parents Sharan Jhooti and Bindi Jhooti in Hounslow, London. His family follows the religion of Sikhism. He was raised in the district of Southall, London, and his love for music was quite visible in his early years itself. When he was just 11 years old, he formed a hip hop duo by the name of “Compulsive Disorder” with his cousin Pritpal Supra. His stage name at that time was MC “Nicky J,” but he ultimately came to be known as “Jay.”
For his school, he went to Latymer Upper School, which is a private school located in Hammersmith, London. He was quite good at his academics, and he left the school in 1997. He later went to Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry to study medicine, but he dropped out in 2003 to fulfill his aspirations of becoming a singer. He chose his stage name to be Jay Sean, as Jay is his nickname, and Sean is derived from “Shaan.” His grandmother used to call him Shaan, which means pride in Punjabi and Hindi as well.
After dating for almost three years, Jay Sean married singer and model Thara Prashad in August of 2009. Thara’s father is Indo-Guyanese, while her mother is part Irish and part African-American. Thara gave birth to daughter, Ayva Loveen Kaur Jhooti on 13th December of 2013 and son Aaryan on 15th of August 2018. Besides, Thara also manages Jay Sean’s career professionally.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26 March 1981, Jay Sean is 40 years old as of today’s date 17th December 2021. His height is 1.77m tall, and his weight is 77 kg.
Jay Sean’s first song was “One Minute,” which when got into the hands of the producer Rishi Rich, led to the birth of the Rishi Rich project in 2003, which comprised of Rich, Sean and Juggy D. The group’s first success came with the song “Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal),” which became a part of the Top 20 list at #12.
This success led Jay Sean to sign a deal with Virgin Records worth £1m at the time. His next single was “Eyes on You” became a part of the Top 10 list at #6. His next single “Stolen,” which featured popular Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu in the video, became a part of the Top 10 list once again, but this time, at #4.
Despite such amazing success, he left Virgin Records in 2007 while also continuing his work on the second album, but the title song, “Deal With It,” was given to Corbin Bieu. However, this song did land the BMI Songwriter award for Jay Sean. The song also inspired the 2009 song “Juliette” by South Korean Band Shinee.
His next album was titled “My Own Way,” which was jointly released by his label Jayden and 2Point9 Records. The album was a great hit worldwide, which featured the hit songs “Ride It” and “Maybe.” In 2008, he announced that he had signed with American record label Cash Money Records. His song “Down,” which featured popular American rapper Lil Wayne gained the top position in Billboard replacing The Black Eyed Peas. The song sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and 3 million digital copies in the U.S.
Besides Lil Wayne, Jay Sean has collaborated with artists like Justin Timberlake and Esmée Denters as well. For his next song titled “I’m All Yours,” he collaborated with popular singer and rapper, Pitbull. The song was released in May of 2012, but the response wasn’t great. His fourth album, “Neon,” which was released in July of 2013, featured popular American rapper Rick Ross in two of its tracks, namely, “Where You Are” and “Mars,” but both tracks failed to become a part of Billboard Hot 100.
He reunited with artists Rishi Rich and Juggy D and restarted the Rishi Rich Project. Together, the released the song “Freak.” Jay Sean left Cash Money Records in 2014. In the year 2016, he released the song “Make My Love Go,” which also featured Sean Paul. Jay Sean collaborated with popular DJ Hardwell for his single “Thinking About You,” which earned positive responses from both critics and audiences alike. He released the singles “Do You Love Me” and “What You Want” in 2017. And in the following year, he released the tracks “Emergency” and “Say Something.”
Awards & Achievements
Jay Sean has several awards and achievements to his name. Some of them are mentioned below:
- He was the winner of the 30 under 30 Award in 2009.
- He, along with Lil Wayne, was the winner of the Best Collaboration award for “Down.”
- He won the Best Single award for “Down” in 2010.
- He won the BMI Songwriter Award for “Deal With It” in 2008.
- He was awarded the Best International Artist award at the MTV Russia Music Awards in 2008.
Net Worth & Salary of Jay Sean in 2021
As of December 2021, Jay Sean has gathered a net worth of $15 Million. Most of his earnings have resulted from his career as a singer. He earned 1 million pounds in the year 2003 when he signed with Virgin Records. His songs “So High,” “Hit The Lights” and “Neon” have collectively provided him with earnings of close to $4 million.
Also, his album “Me Against Myself” earned him $3 million. Besides, he earns from his record company, Jayden Records as well. When it comes to Jay Sean’s assets, he has a house in Wimbledon and a flat in Manhattan too. He is a huge fan of cars, and he owns a Lambo Gallardo, which has always been his dream car.
Jay sean is truly one of the best singers we have. There are no two ways about what. He has always been the one to take up challenges and never been the one to stay complacent. What might get hidden under all his achievements and choices is his desire to give something back to society.
He has always encouraged school kids to get involved with music and has also been involved in charity concerts to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He has also been a part of the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and PETA ad campaign. Here’s wishing him the best of luck and hope he continues being the awesome person and singer we know he is.