(Ghazal singer) – Pankaj Udhas is a ghazal singer, hailing from Gujarat in India. . His first stage performance was during the Sino-Indian War, when he sang “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” and was given Rs. 51 by an audience member as a reward. Four years later he joined the Sangeet Natya Academy in Rajkot and learned the nuances of playing the tabla. Udhas’s first song was in the film “Kamna” a solo composed by Usha Khanna and written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, the film was a flop but his rendition was very much appreciated. Udhas developed an interest in ghazals and learned Urdu to try to pursue a career as a ghazal singer.He spent ten months in Canada and the US doing ghazal concerts and returned to India with renewed vigour and confidence. . His first ghazal album, Aahat, was released in 1980. After this he began to have success in his life he released more than 50 albums and 100 compilation album. He sang the melodious duet “Mahiya Teri Kasam” with Lata Mangeshkar, for the movie Ghayal. He sang na kajre ki dhar from the movie mohra was a big hit. He continued working as a playback singer, making some on-screen appearances in films such as Saajan, Yeh Dillagi, Naam and Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad aayee.Some of the albums names he released are hasrat, yaad, in search of meer, nasheela, yaara, barbad mohabbat, shaayar, baisakhi, best of pankaj udhas,lamha, pankaj udhas vol 1,2,3,4, Dhadkan, kaif, khayaal, nabeel, aman and many more in his career.