Pankaj Udhas is a ghazal singer, hailing from Gujarat in India.He 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, Pankaj Udhas Live at Royal Albert Hall in 1984, Nayaab in 1985 and Aafreen in 1986.
After his success as a ghazal singer, he was invited to appear and sing for a film by Mahesh Bhatt, Naam. Udhas rose to further fame for singing in the 1986 film Naam, in which his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" became an instant hit.In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded the coveted Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award. Pankaj Udhas was born on 17 May 1951 (age 66) in Jetpur, Gujarat, India.
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