Jay was born on 25th December 1984. He did his schooling from BPM High School, Khar. Jay is married to Mahi Vij. Mahi is also a TV actress.
Jay started his career as model. It was his own sister Hetal Bhanushali who told him to try his luck in modeling. He started modelling for brands like Lays with Saif Ali Khan, Rediff.com, Motorola, Pepsi, Planet M etc. He got fame by Ekta Kapoor’s popular serial Kayamath.
Jay did second season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as one of the contestants and Bindi Khare was his choreographer partner. He was among the top 3 finalists and was announced as the second runner-up. Jay has also participated in one more reality show called Kaun Jeetenga Bollywood Ka Ticket on 9X. He is also featured in Indian Idol contestant Prajakta Shukre’s music video called Ithun Dhakka.
He is a big-time gamer and is crazy about cricket. A devotee of Lord Ganesh, he visits the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai whenever he gets time. He likes Bollywood films with drama, suspense and emotion compared to Hollywood action thrillers.