Pankaj Udhas Charan (born 17 May 1951) is a ghazal singer from India . In the Indian music industry, he is credited with bringing this style into the realm of popular music, along with other composers such as Talat Aziz and Jagjit Singh . Udhas rose to fame after singing in the film Naam , in which one of his songs, Chitthi Aayi Hai, became a hit. Since then he has lent his voice as a playback singer for many films. Apart from this, he has also recorded several albums and performs all over the world as an accomplished ghazal singer. Pankaj Udhas was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006.
Born on: 17 May, 1951
Born in: Jetpur , Gujarat , India