Pankaj Udhas Genre: Pop/World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
The popular ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas is the heart throb of youngsters. His
mission is to reach out to the young ghazal lovers unexposed to Urdu and
classical music but who nevertheless like the art form. The maestro’s silky
voice has a special charm that enchants the listeners when he sings some simple
ditty of love.
Being a young and successful musician, he contemplated the psychology of
aspiring ghazal singers, and started a talent search show on the T.V., Aadaab
Arz Hai to offer a platform to young ghazal singers all over the globe.
He started singing professionally in 1976. In those days he struggled for 4
years and then sang for small audiences in Canada. His first album Aahat was
released in 1980. Thereafter he has released more than 35 albums till date. Some
of his most popular albums are Sahar, Aman, Rubaai, Naayaab, Aafreen, Tarannum,
Mehfil, Muqarrar, Kabhi Aansoo Kabhi Khushboo Kabhi Naghmaa, Nasha, Ham-Nasheen,
Khazana, Mulaqat, Stolen Moments and Mehak.
Pankaj Udhas has performed at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles; Carnegie Hall and
Madison Square Garden, New York; Chicago, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Osaka, Tokyo, Royal Albert Hall, London; Mumbai, Toronto and Kobe. He is one of
the three rare Indians after Pandit Ravi Shankar and Lata Mangeshkar to perform
at the prestigious London Palladium.