Jaspinder Narula, the noted Punjabi singer, shot to fame in Bollywood following her rendition of “Pyar To Hona Hi Tha”, her duet with Remo Fernandes in the 1998 film “Pyar To Hona Hi Tha”. She won the Filmfare Award in 1999 for the Best Female Playback Singer for this song. She also sings Sufi music, Gurbani and other Sikh religious music.
Few of her memorable contributions have been “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare” in “Dulhe Raja” (1998), “Taare Hai Barati” in “Viraasat” (1997), “Bumbro” in “Mission Kashmir” (2000), “Soni Soni” in “Mohabbatein” (2000), “I Am the Best” in “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” (2000) and “Bunty Aur Babli” and “Nach Baliye” in “Bunty Aur Babli” (2005).
Her father, Kesar Singh Narula was a music composer in the fifties. However, Jaspinder stayed away from Bollywood and focused on bhajans and Sufiana music. It was following the instructions of music director Kalyanji that she moved to Mumbai. Kalyanji also advised his son, music director Viju Shah, to give Jaspinder an entry into the world of playback singing. She sang songs in his films like “Master”, “Aar Ya Paar” (1997) and “Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan” (1998).
She has married an Indian businessman based in Canada and lives in Mumbai. She completed her Ph.D in Hindustani classical music from Delhi University in 2008.
Other than the Filmfare award, she also won the Star Screen Award in 1999 for her rendition of “Pyar To Hona Hi Tha”. She became India’s Best Live Performer in the NDTV Imagine reality series, Dhoom Macha De in 2008.