Jyoti Nooran is a Punjabi Sufi singer and the sister of
Sultana Nooran. The sister’s duo became popular around the country and internationally. They rose to fame after their performance of the super hit song Tung Tung at the MTV Sound Tripping. Jyoti was born on February 24, 1994 in Jalandhar, India.
Jyoti came from a family of musicians. She is the granddaughter of the late Bibi Nooran, who is a very popular Punjabi singer during her time. Her father, Ustad Gulshan Meer, trained her and her sister in the traditional Sufi Music for the past ten years and since then they have decided to stick on singing Sufi music only. Gulshan is also composing and arranging music for her daughter’s concerts and other performances.
Her singing talent was spotted by his father at her early age and instantly gained a recognition in the television reality show, Nikki Awaaz Punjab Di on MH One channel. Soon after, her brilliant talent, together with her sister, has gained recognitions internationally and they have performed in other countries like Canada. In year 2012, they were featured in the Indian television series, Coke Studio @MTV. The show featured live performances by several artists and the song, Alah Hoo by the Nooran sisters was featured in the show. The duo sang in standing position rather than their usual seated position and their powerful voices created an impact to the audience.
In 2014, Jyoti and her sister started singing for films and sang the famous hit song, Patakha Guddi in the drama film, Highway in 2014 along with A. R. Rahman’s
Maahi Ve. This earned them several nominations including Best Playback Singer at the
Stardust Awards in 2014, Best Female Singer at the Star Guild Awards in 2015, Best Playback Singer at the Filmfare Awards in 2015, Best Music Debut and Best Playback Singer at the Global Indian Music Academy Awards in 2015. Hence, they bagged the Best Playback Singer – Female at the Screen Awards in 2015.
This year, the sisters sang Ghani Bawri in the blockbuster romantic comedy drama film,
Tanu Weds Manu Returns. They also sang Dum Laga Ke Haisha for another blockbuster Hindi romantic comedy film of the same name. Jyoti also sang a peppy folk number for the Tamil action film,
Paayum Puli, which stars Vishal in the lead role. She sang the song, Naa Soodana Mogini, while actress Nikitha is grooving to the tune of it.
Jyoti has been into a controversy after she got married to Kunal Passi. She seeks protection in Punjab and Harayana High Court against her parents and sister, as she marries a man of her choice. Her parents showed a matriculation certification in the court and claims that Jyoti is still a minor when she got married, but Jyoti insisted that she was born on 1994 and that she’s no longer a minor when she got married. The court then ordered to send her and her husband to a Chandigarh-based protection home and requested her to prove her age.