Pankaj Udhas

Profession: Ghazal singer and Music director


Brother of Pankaj Udhas

Nirmal Udhas (Elder) and Manhar Udhas (Elder)

Father of Pankaj Udhas

Keshubhai Udhas

Mother of Pankaj Udhas

Jituben Udhas

Wife of Pankaj Udhas

Farida Udhas

Affairs/Girlfriends of Pankaj Udhas

Farida Udhas

Favourite Actor of Pankaj Udhas

Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan

Favourite Actress of Pankaj Udhas

Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra

Favourite Food of Pankaj Udhas

Tandoori chicken and Hyderabadi murgh biryani

Favourite Musician of Pankaj Udhas

Begam Akhtar, Mehdi Hassan and The Beatles

Favourite Restaurant of Pankaj Udhas

China Garden in Mumbai

Information about Pankaj Udhas

He initially received training in music from Sangeet Natya Academy in Rajkot for 4 years.  Does Pankaj Udhas smoke?: No  Once he started a talent hunt show called Aadab Aarz Hai on Sony TV to discover new ghazal talent.  Pankaj belongs to a family of Zamindars near Rajkot in Gujarat.  After his initial struggling period in ghazal music of around 4 years, he shifted to Canada and did few shows over there. Luckily, he received great response from there, after which came back to India.  He developed interest in singing when he was around 5 years old, because of his elder brother Manhar Udhas who was a stage performer.  He is an active social worker and has raised funds for organizations like Cancer Patients Aid Society, Parents Thalassemia Unit, Spastic Society of India and MIND.  He gave his first stage performance on the song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon during the Indo-Chinese war in 1962, and someone from the crowd gave him 51 (INR) for his sheer talent.  In 1986, he featured in the song Chitthi Aayee Hai from the film Naam, which was a huge hit and is still counted among his best songs.  Luckily in those difficult times, he heard the voices of famous ghazal singers Mehndi Hasan and Begum Akhtar, after which he developed interest in ghazals and learned Urdu for that.  Despite having interest in music, he gave priority to his studies and went to Mumbai to complete his graduation, during which he was a popular face in inter-collegiate singing programs.  Initially, he tried his luck in Bollywood, but due to the domination of singers like Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, etc., he found no opportunities.  He loves watching horse racing and has a filly (female horse) named Alliana.  Does Pankaj Udhas drink alcohol?: Not Known 


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