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Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas(born May 17, 1951) is a ghazal singer who hails from Gujarat. 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 seeing his unprecedented success as a ghazal singer all over the world, he was invited by Bollywood to appear and sing for "Naam". Udhas rose to further fame for singing in the 1986 film Naam, in which his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" became an instant hit. After this success he gave playback for many Hindi films. Numerous albums and live concerts around the globe brought him great distinction as an accomplished singer.In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded the coveted Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.

Award Category Song/Ghazal Film/Album Year
Padmashree Award India's Fourth Highest Civilian Award 2006
Prestigious "Kalakar" award Best Ghazal Album of 2005 All Song Hasrat 2006
MTV Immies Award  The successful Album All Song In Search of Meer 2003
Bollywood Music Award Special Achievement Award All Ghazals  2003
Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Award Outstanding  Achievement & Contribution Music 1996
Radio Lotus Award Outstanding Achievement  All Songs 1994
Outstanding Young Persons' Award Positive leadership and distinguish services 1990
 K L Saigal Award The Best Ghazal Singer of the Year 1985