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Pankaj Udhas Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Pankaj Udhas

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Bio
Real NamePankaj Udhas
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionGhazal singer and Music director
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 May 1951
Age (as in 2016)65 Years
Birth PlaceJetpur, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownJetpur, Gujarat, India
SchoolVidya Vihar School, Rajkot
CollegeSt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational QualificationsDegree in Science
DebutSinging Debut: Kamna (1972)
Album Debut: Aahat (1980)
FamilyFather- Keshubhai Udhas
Mother- Jituben Udhas
Brother- Nirmal Udhas (Elder) and Manhar Udhas (Elder)
Pankaj Udhas wiith his brothers and Sunil Dutt
Sister- N/A
ReligionHindu
HobbiesPlaying golf and cricket and watching horse racing
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodTandoori chicken and Hyderabadi murgh biryani
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra
Favourite MusicianBegam Akhtar, Mehdi Hassan and The Beatles
Favourite RestaurantChina Garden in Mumbai
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsFarida Udhas
WifeFarida Udhas
Pankaj Udhas with his wife and daughter
ChildrenDaughter- Nayaab Udhas and Reva Udhas
Son- N/A
Money Factor
Salary6-7 Lakhs/show (INR)
Net WorthNot Known

Pankaj Udhas

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pankaj Udhas

  • Does Pankaj Udhas smoke?: No
  • Does Pankaj Udhas drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Pankaj belongs to a family of Zamindars near Rajkot in Gujarat.
  • 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 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.
  • He initially received training in music from Sangeet Natya Academy in Rajkot for 4 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 released his debut ghazal album called Aahat in 1980.
  • 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.

  • Once he started a talent hunt show called Aadab Aarz Hai on Sony TV to discover new ghazal talent.
  • 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 loves watching horse racing and has a filly (female horse) named Alliana.
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