Playing golf and cricket and watching horse racing
Tandoori chicken and Hyderabadi murgh biryani
Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan
Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra
Begam Akhtar, Mehdi Hassan and The Beatles
China Garden in Mumbai
Girls, Affairs and More
Daughter- Nayaab Udhas and Reva Udhas Son- N/A
6-7 Lakhs/show (INR)
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.