Jaya Kishori is a famous Indian musician, spiritual orator, and motivational speaker with a net worth of around $1 million as of 2023. She is popularly known as ‘Kishori Ji’ and ‘Meera of Modern Era’ for her devotion to Lord Krishna and inspirational Hindu scriptures talks. She has a huge fan following across India and abroad for her melodious voice and captivating discourses.
Early Life and Education
Jaya Kishori was born Jaya Sharma on 13 July 1995 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She belongs to a Gaur Brahmin family, and her father’s name is Shiv Shankar Sharma. Her mother’s name is Sonia Sharma, and she has a sister named Chetna Sharma. She grew up spiritually and learned many bhajans and verses from her grandparents. The teachings of Swami Ramsukhdas and Pandit Vinod Kumar Ji Sahal also influenced her.
Jaya Kishori studied at Shri Shikshayatan College and Mahadevi Birla World Academy in Kolkata. She completed her B.Com degree through open schooling. She was initially preached by Pt. Govindram Mishra, who gave her the ‘Kishori Ji’ title after seeing her love for Lord Krishna.
Jaya Kishori Career and Achievements
Jaya Kishori started singing at 7 in a Satsang held during the Basant Mahotsav at her locality in Kolkata. When she was 10 years old, she sang ‘Sundara Kanda’ alone, which was appreciated by the public and drew their attention towards her. Since then, she has given her voice to more than 20 albums, some of which are ‘Shiv Stotra,’ ‘Sunderkand,’ ‘Mere Kanha Ki,’ ‘Shyam Tharo Khatu Pyaro,’ ‘Diwani Mein Shyam Ki,’ and ‘Hits of Jayakishori.’
She is also known for her 7-day-long ‘Katha Shrimadbhagwat’ and 3-day-long’ Katha Nani Bai Ro Mayro,’ spiritual discourses based on Lord Krishna’s and his devotees’ stories. She has conducted more than 350 such discourses across India and abroad. Jaya Kishori has a unique way of narrating the tales with humor, emotion, and wisdom. She also motivates her audience to live a happy and peaceful life by following the values and virtues taught by the Hindu scriptures.
Jaya Kishori has received several accolades for her work, including ‘Aadarsh Yuva Adhyatmik Guru Puroskar’ by Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad, presented by RSS Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat. She also donates the money collected from her discourses to Narayan Seva Sansthan in Udaipur, which helps and supports disabled people.
Personal Life and Interests
She is unmarried and prefers to keep her personal life private. She is very close to her family and often shares pictures with them on her social media accounts. Jaya Kishori likes singing and listening to music, especially the songs of Asha Bhosle. She also admires the politicians Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj.
She has an official website where she posts her videos, blogs, and contact details. Jaya Kishori also has a YouTube channel with over 4 million subscribers, where she uploads her motivational talks, satsangs, bhajans, and live events. She has millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms.
Jaya Kishori has a motto of spreading peace and happiness through her words and deeds. She believes everyone can achieve their goals by faith in God and themselves. She says it takes courage to pull yourself back from a low moment.