Pankaj Udhas Biography

Pankaj Udhas Biography!! He was an Indian ghazal and playback singer known for his works in Hindi cinema, and Indian pop. Pankaj started his career with a release of a ghazal album titled Aahat in 1980 and subsequently recorded many hits like Mukarar in 1981, Tarrannum in 1982, Mehfil in 1983, He Live at Royal Albert Hall in 1984, Nayaab in 1985 and Aafreen in 1986.

After that success as a ghazal singer, Udhas was invited to appear and sing for a film by Mahesh Bhatt, Naam. Pankaj rose to further fame for singing in the 1986 film Naam, in which his song “Chitthi Aayee Hai” became an instant hit. Pankaj did playback singing for many Hindi films after that. Albums and live concerts around the globe brought him fame as a singer. In 2006, He was awarded Padma Shri, India’s 4th highest civilian award.

Pankaj Udhas Biography

Pankaj Udhas Biography

Bio
Real Name Pankaj Udhas
Nickname Not Known
Profession Ghazal singer and Music director
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 17 May 1951
Age (as of 2023) 72 Years
Birth Place Jetpur, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Jetpur, Gujarat, India
School Vidya Vihar School, Rajkot
College St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Educational Qualifications Degree in Science
Debut Singing Debut: Kamna (1972)
Album Debut: Aahat (1980)
Family Father– Keshubhai Udhas
Mother– Jituben Udhas
Brother– Nirmal Udhas (Elder) and Manhar Udhas (Elder)
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Playing golf and cricket and watching horse racing
Controversies Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Food Tandoori chicken and Hyderabadi murgh biryani
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan
Favourite Actress Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra
Favourite Musician Begam Akhtar, Mehdi Hassan and The Beatles
Favourite Restaurant China Garden in Mumbai
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Farida Udhas
Wife Farida Udhas
Children Daughter– Nayaab Udhas and Reva Udhas
Money Factor
Salary 6-7 Lakhs/show (INR)
Net Worth Not Known

Pankaj Udhas Age

Pankaj Udhas Age

Pankaj Udhas was born on 17 May 1951 in Jetpur, Saurashtra, India. Pankaj Udhas passes away at 72 (26 February 2024).

Pankaj Udhas Passed Away At the age of 72

Pankaj Udhas Passed Away At the age of 72

He had been unwell for an extended period. At the age of 72, he passed away. He was born on May 17, 1951, in Jetpur, Gujarat. Pankaj Udhas’s daughter, Nayaab Udhas, has confirmed the news of her father’s passing.

Pankaj Udhas Family

Pankaj Udhas Family

He was born in Jetpur in Gujarat. Pankaj is the youngest of the 3 brothers. Pankaj parents are Keshubhai Udhas and Jituben Udhas. Pankaj eldest brother Manhar Udhas achieved some success as a Hindi playback singer in Bollywood films. Pankaj 2nd elder brother Nirmal Udhas is also a well-known Ghazal Singer and was the 1st of the 3 brothers to start singing in the family. Pankaj had studied in Sir BPTI Bhavanagar. Pankaj family moved to Mumbai and Pankaj attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.

Pankaj Udhas Career

Pankaj Udhas Career

A song titled Chandi Jaisa Rang hai tera, sone jaise bal (i.e. Your colour is like silver, your hair is like gold) was sung by Pankaj Udhas. His’ older brother, Manhar Udhas was a stage performer that aided he in his introduction to musical performance. His first stage performance was during the Sino-Indian War, when Pankaj sang “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” and was given Rs. 51 by an audience member as a reward.

Pankaj Udhas Song Chitthi Aayee Hai

Some Facts About Pankaj Udhas

  • He belongs to a family of Zamindars near Rajkot in Gujarat.
  • Pankaj developed interest in singing when he was around 5 years old, because of his elder brother Manhar Udhas who was a stage performer.
  • Pankaj gave his 1st 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.
  • Initially, Pankaj tried his luck in Bollywood, but due to the domination of singers like Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, etc., he found no opportunities.
  • Pankaj released his debut ghazal album called Aahat in 1980.
  • In 1986, Pankaj featured in the song Chitthi Aayee Hai from the film Naam, which was a huge hit and is still counted among his best songs.
  • Once Pankaj started a talent hunt show called Aadab Aarz Hai on Sony TV to discover new ghazal talent.
  • Pankaj 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.

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