"Jay Sean", (born "Kamaljit Jhooti" on March 26, 1979 in Southall, London, United Kingdom; '') is a British Asian Sikh R&B singer.
Jay Sean's real name is Kamaljit Jhooti. Jay Sean is a stage name that he adapted from a name that his family affectionately called him 'Shaan' and 'J' from his MC name (MC Nicky J).
He grew up in Hounslow, which is located near the world famous London Heathrow International Airport, which is west of London. He is a follower of Sikhism.
Jhooti started his hobby of rapping at the age of 14, in a hip hop duo called "Compulsive Disorder" with his cousin Pritpal Ruprai. He went by the name MC Nicky J and Pritpal went by the name MC DNA. "Compulsive Disorder" later gained the attention of local radio station DJs.
Jhooti went to a private boys school, called Latymer Upper School, in Hammersmith, West London. He was seemingly relatively high-placed in his class with ten grade A's at GCSE and 4 A level's that won him a place at St. Bartholomews & The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry to train as a doctor. Two years later Jhooti secured a record deal and dropped out to follow his childhood passion of music.