Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas was born on this day in 1951. He began his career in singing with Aahat (1980), a ghazal album and followed it up with Mukarar (1981), Tarrannum (1982), Mehfil (1983), Pankaj Udhas Live at Royal Albert Hall (1984), Nayaab (1985) and Aafreen (1986). Post his success in ghazal singing; he was requested to sing and appear onscreen for the hit song Chitti aayi hai… Naam (1986), which catapulted him to another level of fame. Singers Nirmal Udhas and Manhar Udhas are his brothers. I met him at the beginning of my career for an interview for a print magazine.
Bollywood and Pankaj Udhas: Here are some Bollywood song sung by Pankaj Udhas:
Chitti aayi hai… Naam (1986), this is an eternal favorite of my Dad since the time he went to work in the Gulf leaving us behind in India.
Maahiya teri kasam… Ghayal (1992)
Rishta tera mera… Jai Vikranta (1994)
Hoton pe tera naam… Main Khiladi Tu Anadi (1994)
Na kajre ki dhar… Mohra (1994)