He took his initial music lessons from Ustad Gulam Kadar Khan of Mewat Gharana, Swami Vallabhdas of Agra Gharana and Maharaja Jaywant Singh. He then started playing Tabla along with his brother to earn the livelihood. In those days table players and sarangi players were recognized as minor artists. He left accompanying his brother and took a vow that he won’t trim his hair until he becomes an accomplished musician. He finally cut his hair after he gave a performance at AIR.
Jasraj’s vocal range spread three and a half octaves and used exact articulation, a crest of the Mewati gharana’s way of Khayal. He also researched about Haveli Sangeeth. He articulated a brand new form of Jugalbandi, which was called ‘The Jasrangi’. Noted playback singers of modern day music like Ankit Joshi and Sadhna Sargam have been his devotees.
In his illustrious career, he has been conferred many awards and recognitions. He was awarded second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhusan by Indian Govt in 2000.
He married Madhura in 1962, They have a song, Shaarangdev pandit, and a daughter, Durga Jasraj.