Khesari Lal Yadav
Khesari Lal Yadav
Shatrughan Kumar Yadav
15 March 1986
|Known for||The song "Thik Hai"|
Yadav began his singing career in late 2000s and has had a steady acting career since appearing in Saajan Chale Sasural in 2011. He made his Bollywood debut as a singer in 2014 with "AK-47" in the film Koyelaanchal. He won Best Popular Actor at the 2016 Bhojpuri Film Awards,  followed by Best Actor (Male) and Best Playback Singer (Male) at the Sabrang Film Awards in 2018 for his appearance in Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna. In 2019, he won four more awards for his role in the film Sangharsh. In 2019, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13.
In 2020, his third Bollywood song and first Bollywood single ladki patana released by Sony Music India which was followed by Tere Mere Darmiyaan in 2021. Soon after, He collaborated with Badshah to recreate the Pani Pani song in Bhojpuri language. In 2022, he made his debut as a screenwriter with his film Aashiqui.
Khesari Lal Yadav was born as Shatrughan Kumar Yadav on 15 March 1986 in Dhanadih village of Saran district of Bihar in a poor family. He was not born in his own house, as his parents' mud house had collapsed in the rain, and they had to rent a pucca house, where they gave birth to Khesari. His father, Mangaru Lal Yadav, used to sell Chana, as a street vendor in the morning and did the duty of security guard in the night. Khesari is one of the seven siblings, 3 of them are his own brothers and 4 are his uncle's son; whose mother passed away very early and khesari's mother raised them up. His father used to earn in Delhi and he used to live with his mother and uncle in Chhapra. Later his mother also left for Delhi to help her husband with household works and Khesari started living with his siblings and uncle. Khesari used to graze Cattles and sell their milks in his childhood. He is married to Chanda Devi. They have a son and a daughter.
During 1998-99 Khesari started his career as a theatre artist in Bhojpuri theatres, where he used to sing in Ramayana and Mahabharata, he also learnt the Bhojpuri folk dance Launda Naach. Later he also moved to Okhla, Delhi, where he started selling Litti Chokha with his parents and wife. With the money saved after selling Litti-chokha, He launched his first album by spending ₹12,000 but it was a big flop. After that he started working as a servant in Guddu Rangeela's house, who was a famous Bhojpuri singer in those days, after savings some money, he again spent ₹25,000 to launch his second album which got better response from audience and he got some fame. After that he started getting investments in projects from various music companies, but he had to do the marketing by his own. He told in many of his interviews that he himself used to promote his album cassettes in many districts of Bihar and UP, he used to go by train and wherever singing and dancing programs were held during the day or at night. He used to give some money to the sound operator there and ask him to play his song. He told that some people would agree but some people used to abuse and ask them to leave. He also told that sometimes he did not even have money to eat, so he used to sleep without eating.
Early years (2012–2016)
In 2012, he made his acting debut in Bhojpuri film Sajan Chale Sasural, in which he played the lead role as Sajan, a village boy who goes to town to marry the girl with which his marriage had fixed in his childhood. Between 2012 and 2016 he did 42 Bhojpuri movies including Nagin (2012), Ae Balma Biharwala (2013), Chhapra Express (2013), Pratigya 2 (2014) and Khiladi (2016), which won four awards at Sabrang Film Awards 2017.
Establishment and Bollywood debut (2016–present)
In 2016, he made his Bollywood debut in the movie Global Baba, in which he sang a song titled "holi me ude" and performed in it too with Sandeepa Dhar and Pankaj Tripathi. For his role in Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna (2017); which is a remake of the Telugu film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule; he won the awards for best actor and best playback singer at Sabrang Film Awards 2018. After doing films like Mai Sehra Bandh Ke Aaunga (2017), Muqaddar (2017), Damru (2018), Dulhan Ganga Paar Ke (2018), he appeared in Sangharsh (2018), which was a film with a social massage supporting the slogan Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. The film won 19 awards at different award shows. He did more films like Balam Ji Love You (2018), Naagdev (2018), Dabang Sarkar (2018), Coolie No. 1 (2019). His film Baaghi- Ek Yoddha was a patriotic movie which also talked about the Muzaffarpur shelter case. He also did a sports film named Bhag Khesari Bhag (2019). In 2019, He also made his television debut by participating in the reality show Bigg Boss as a contestant.
His movie Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna 3 (2020) is the remake of the Tamil film Velaiilla Pattadhari. His Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye (2021) was his first movie to be shot abroad, 90% of the film was shot in London. His three more film in 2021 were shot abroad; Chori Chori Chupke Chupke and Pyar Kiya to Nibhana were shot in London where as Saiyaan Arab Gaile Na was shot in Dubai.
His first release of 2022 was Aashiqui, in which he also made his debut as screenwriter and played the role of a upper caste boy who goes against the traditional values for his love. He next featured in Shadi Ho To Aisi which released in May. He next featured in Dulhaniya London Se Layenge which was shot in London and his co-actors were British Artist Grace Rhodes and Madhu Sharma. His next film Rowdy Inspector released on different dates in parts of India in August 2022, the movie is directed by Telugu director Shankar. Meghasri acted in the female lead with Khesari and this was her Bhojpuri debut movie. In August 2022, He made his Haryanvi debut with Sapna Chaudhary in the music album Matak Matak. His next Bhojpuri film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna released in September 2022. The film got many screens across India and Nepal including 25 Multiplexes.
In his early days, he used to sing in the Ramayan and Mahabharat. His first album was released in 2008. Some of early famous songs are Saiyaan Arab Gaile Na, Piyawa Rahele Saudi Re Bhauji, Maal Bhetai Mela Me. In 2014, he made his Bollywood Debut as a singer in the song "AK-47" from Koyelaanchal. In 2016 he sang his second Bollywood song Holi Me Ude for the film Global Baba. In 2017, he won the award of Best Playback Singer, at Sabrang Film Awards. His notables songs that year were Kawna Devta Ke Garhal Sawaral and Jaan Gaini E Ho Jaan. In 2018, he released in one of the most popular song Thik Hai from the single "Premika Mil Gail". In 2020, he released his third Bollywood song and first Single Ladki Patana produced by Sony Music India.
In 2021, his second Bollywood single Tere Mere Darmiyaan was released. Khesari collaborated with Bollywood Rapper Badshah in the Bhojpuri version of the famous Hindi song Pani Pani, originally sung by Aastha Gill and Badshah himself. The Bhojpuri version was released under Saregama and Badshah rapped in Bhojpuri language. The song received more than one million views within 60 minutes of being uploaded on YouTube, and became the first Bhojpuri song to do so. He worked with singer and Music Composer Shipra Goyal in his next Bollywood single Romantic Raja, choreographed by Mudassar Khan and lyrics written by Kunaal Vermaa. His other Hindi single was Tedhi Hai Par Meri Hai and Bhojpuri singles were Ladkiyo Ka Rog Na Paalo, Naya Saal Naya Maal.
He sang the song Do Ghoont which was his first Bhojpuri single of 2022. The song was the remake of the song Do Ghut Mujhe bhi Pila De Sharabi from the 1973 Bollywood film Jheel Ke Us Paar. Soon after he released another single Aashiq, video of which was shot in Germany. After releasing some Holi songs he released Dream Me Entry. He sung six songs in his film Aashiqui and released 23 Holi songs. He further released a Chaita song Le Le Aain Coca Cola which topped the global YouTube music chart. His another Bhojpuri single Nathuniya also made it to top 5 in the chart. His first Hindi single of the year, Kamariya Coca Cola released in April 2022 by T-Series.
He sang on Salim–Sulaiman's composition "Tsunami", a Hindi song released in June 2022. In the same month he released one more Hindi single "Unke Dil Me''. He further released Bhojpuri single "UP Bihar", followed by a Hindi single "Ya Khuda" in August.
He regularly performs in stage shows across all over India.
Khesari is fond of bodybuilding, everyday he spends hours in gym.
Philanthropy and service
Yadav runs an NGO called "Khesari Foundation" which does charitable works across the country. He is the guardian of 62 orphan children and pays for their education. He visits an old-age home every month and helps the flood victims of Bihar every year.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2011||Sajan Chale Sasural||Sajan||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|2012||Jaan Tere Naam||Tanushree Chatterjee||Bhojpuri|
|Dil Le Gayi Odhaniya Wali||Khesari Lal Yadav||Anjana Singh||Bhojpuri|
|Devra Par Manva Dole||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|Lahoo Ke Do Rang||Anjana Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2013||Hawa Mein Udta Jaye Mera Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|Doodh Ka Karz||
|Pyar Jhukta Nahi||Kishan||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|Pyar Kawno Khel Na Ha||Bhojpuri|
|Ae Balma Biharwala||Akshara Singh||Bhojpuri||Remake of Tamil movie Thimiru|
|2013||Teri Kasam||Shubhi Sharma||Bhojpuri|
|2013||Kachche Dhaage||Gopal||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|2013||Chhapra Express||Shubhi Sharma||Bhojpuri|
|2014||Shola Shabnam||Tanushree Chatterjee||Bhojpuri||Remake of Bilingual movie Thoranai|
|2014||Charno Ki Saugandh||
|2014||Khoon Bhari Maang||
|2014||Lahoo Pukarela||Anjana Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2014||Jo Jita Wahi Sikander||Priyanka Pandit||Bhojpuri|
|2015||Tu Mera Hero||Ritika Sharma||Bhojpuri|
|2015||Haseena Maan Jayegi||Anjana Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2015||Hero No.1||Akshara Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2015||Khesari Ke Prem Rog||Khesari||Kavya Singh||Bhojpuri|
|2016||Sajan Chale Sasural 2||Sajan||Smirti Sinha||Bhojpuri|
|2016||Hogi Pyar Ki Jeet||Suraj||Sweety Chhabra||Bhojpuri|
|2017||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna||Raja||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri||Best Actor Award, Based on the Telugu film Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule|
|2017||Jila Champaran||Mani Bhattacharya||Bhojpuri|
|2017||Hum Hai Hindustani||Ram Hindustani||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|
|2017||Mai Sehra Bandh Ke Aaunga||Raja||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|
|2017||Muqaddar||Khesari Lal Yadav||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|2017||Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki||Cameo||Yash Kumar Mishra||Bhojpuri|
|2018||Dulhan Ganga Paar Ke||Krishna||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|2018||Balam Ji Love You||Raju||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|
|2018||Naagdev||Naagdev/ Dev||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|2018||Dabang Sarkar||Veer Pratap Singh||Akansha Awasthi||Bhojpuri|||
|2019||Coolie No. 1||Raja||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|
|2019||Baaghi- Ek Yoddha||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|2019||Bhag Khesari Bhag||Khesari subham||Smriti Sinha||Bhojpuri|||
|2019||Meri Jung Mera Faisla||Kishan||Moon Moon Ghosh||Bhojpuri|||
|2020||Ek Saazish Jaal||Subhi Sharma||Bhojpuri|||
|2020||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna 3||Raja||Saher Afsha||Bhojpuri||Remake of Tamil movie Velaiilla Pattadhari|
|2021||Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye||Raja||
|2021||Saiyan Arab Gaile Na||
|2021||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Sahar Afsha||Bhojpuri|||
|2021||Baap Ji||Raja||Ritu Singh||Bhojpuri|||
|2021||Litti Chokha||Chhokha||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|2021||Pyar Kiya To Nibhana||Kajal Raghwani||Bhojpuri|||
|Shadi Ho To Aisi||Pooja Ganguly
|Dulhaniya London Se Layenge||TBA||Madhu Sharma, Grace Rhodes||Bhojpuri|||
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Raja||Amrapali Dubey||Bhojpuri|||
|Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat||TBA||Bhojpuri||Filming|
|Bol Radha Bol||TBA||Meghasri||Bhojpuri||Post production|
|2023||Sangharsh 2||TBA||Meghasri, Mahi Srivastava, Saba Khan||Bhojpuri||Filming|
- Aashiqui - 2022
|2016||Global Baba||Cameo||Sandeepa Dhar||Hindi|
|2019||Bigg Boss 13||Contestant||Entered day 36, exited day 55|
|2022||"Matak Matak"||Vishwajeet Chaudhary|||
|2012||Sajan Chale Sasuraal||"Tohra Mein Basela Paranwa"||Ashok Kumar Deep||Anamika Singh|
|"Bhaiya Arab Gaile Na"||Indu Sonali|
|"Kuchh Din Kare Da Gujar"|
|2017||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna||"Kawna Devta Ke Garhal Sawaral"||Rajnish Mishra||Shyam Dehati|
|"Laga Ke Fair Lovely"||Khushboo Jain|
|"Balamua Ho Tohre Se Pyar Ho Gail"||Rajnish Mishra||Kalpana Patowary|
|"Sarso Ke Sagiya"||Pyare Lal Yadav||Priyanka Singh|
|"E Ka Hamke Piyawale Re"||Khushboo Jain|
|"Jaan Gayini Ye Ho Jaan"||Rajnish Mishra||Kalpana Patowary|
|"Sakhi Re Bar Pa Gaini"||Pyare Lal Yadav||Indu Sonali, Aalok|
|2018||Border||"Deewani Bhaili Nagma"||Rajnish Mishra||Aazad Singh|
|"Bol Yarwa Bol Bol"||Alok Kumar, Paresh Lal Yadav, Rajnish Mishra|
|2020||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna 3||"Kehu Dil Ke Kewadi Khat Khatawata"||Pyare Lal Yadav|
|"Hothwa Se Madhu Chuye"||Ajit Hulchal||Khusboo Jain|
|"Laga Ke Vaseline"||Yadav Raj||Priyanka Singh|
|"Patar Patar Pan Ke Danti"||Ajit Hulchal|
|"Chumma Have Ki Hawe Baam"|
|"Jawan Bujhaye Tawan Kala Rajaji"|
|2021||Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye||"Dil me Dhuka ke"||Yadav Raj|
|"Ho gail E Sanam"||Rajnish Mishra|
|"Kamar se sariya"||Kundan Prit||Priyanka Singh|
|"Raat bhar rahta"||Ajit Hulchal|
|"Tohke Dilwa Me Aise"||Kundan Prit|
|Pyar Kiya To Nibhana||"Ladki Pata Rahe Hai"||Rajnish Mishra||Shyam Dehati||Priyanka Singh|
|"Aathwa Ajooba banawle"||Ajit Hulchal|
|"Na Diya Chumma"||Ashutosh Tiwari||Khusboo Jain|
|"De De Pyar De"||Santosh Utprati||Priyanka Singh|
|"Pyar Ke Amrit"||Ashutosh Tiwari|
|2022||Aashiqi||"Man Magan Magan"||Om Jha||Shyam Dehati||Swati Sharma|
|"Tu Hi Aashiqi"||Snigdha Sarkar|
|"Apna Dil Ke"|
|"Tu Ladki Hai 420"||Swati Sharma|
|"Saree Ke Palet"||Arya Sharma||Vijay Chauhan||Shilpi Raj|
|Shadi Ho To Aisi||"Baap Re Baap"||Dhananjay Mishra||Pyare Lal Yadav||Priyanka Singh|
|"Makai Ke Dana"|
|Dulhaniya London Se Layenge||"Rajau Kahike Bolawa"||Rajnish Mishra||Yadav Raj||Khushbu Tiwari|
|"Doston Ki Bhabhi"|
|"Dilwa Me Aake Aayise Samayilu"||Rajnish Mishra||Priyanka Singh|
|"Oth Ganna Jas"||Yadav Raj||Khushboo Tiwari|
|"High Heel Ke Sandal Me"||Shyam Dehati|
|"Love Ke Laltain"||Ajit Hulchul||Khushboo Tiwari|
|"Kehuwo Se Dilwa Lage Na Ram Ji"||Rajnish Mishra||Priyanka Singh|
|Rowdy Inspector||"Alkatara"||Om Jha||Satya Sawarkar||Alka Jha|
|"AC Tani Best Ka Ke"||Arya Sharma||Prakash Barud||Priyanka Singh Chauhan|
|"Marad Kya Sambhalogi"||Om Jha||Vinay Nirmal||Priyanka Singh|
|"Rangreza Ho"||Arvind Tiwari||Priya Singh Rajput|
|Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||"Dil Ke Galti Ba"||Arya Sharma||Vijay Chauhan||Priyanka Singh|
|"Hariyarki Odhaniya"||Shilpi Raj|
|"500 Me Ka Ka Karbu"||Krishna Bedardi||Honey B|
|"Kariha Kothariya Me Pyar"||Chhote Baba||Sumit Singh Chandravanshi||Anamika Tripathi|
|"Laal Ghaghra"||Golu Yadav||Priyanka Singh|
|"Sutela Balam Godthariye"||Alka Jha|
|2014||Koyelaanchal||"AK-47"||Sushant-Shankar||Surendra Mishra||Song was in Bhojpuri language|
|2016||Global Baba||"Holi me ude"||Angel Roman &
|Shurya Upadhyay||Sona Mohapatra||He did a cameo in this song|
|2018||Premika mil gail||"Thik Hai"||Ashish Verma||Azad Singh &
|2021||Bandook||"Bandook"||Ajay Verma||Bittu Vidyarthi||Kanishka Negi|
|Babua ke khus ka da||"Arrah me dobara"||Ajay Sharma||Vishal Bharti||Shilpi Raj|
|Jhagda||"Jhagda"||Arya Sharma||Akhilesh Kashyap|
|Pani Pani (Bhojpuri)||"Pani Pani"||Shubham Raj||Ajit Mandal||Badshah, Rini Chandra|
|Ka Kare Ara Jalu||"Ka Kare Ara Jalu"||Shyam Sundar||Pawan Pandey|
|2022||Do Ghoont||"Do Ghoont"||Subham Raj||Ajeet Mandal||Shilpi Raj|
|Jadaa Lagata||"Jadaa Lagata"||Arya Sharma||Krishna Bedardi|
|Lalu Bina Chalu Bihar Na Hoi||"Lalu Bina Chalu Bihar Na Hoi"|
|Aashiq||"Aashiq"||Subham Raj||Ajit Mandal||Priyanka Singh|
|Dream Me Entry||"Dream me entry"||Akshara Singh|
|Ja Kamay Rajau||"Ja Kamay Rajau"||Tinku Tufan Kesari||Krishna Bedardi|
|Ara Junction||"Ara Junction"||Arya Sharma|
|Pithaiya||"Pithaiya"||Chhotu Rawat||Akhilesh Kashyap||Akshara Singh|
|Mitha Rang||"Mitha Rang"||Arya Sharma||Krishna Bedardi|
|Pyar Parso Ke Kail Na Rahe||"Pyar Parso Ke Kail Na Rahe"||Raj Ghazipuri||Ajit Halchal|
|Marad Ha Piyakkad||"Marad Ha Piyakkad"||Arya Sharma||Akhilesh Kashyap
|Kajra||"Kajra"||Amit Kashyap||Akhilesh Kashyap||Shilpi Raj|
|Dev Ke Dulari Maiya||"Dev Ke Dulari Maiya"||Arya Sharma||Dheeraj Kumar Prajapati|
|Tractorwa Wala||"Tractorwa Wala"||Pawan Pandey|
|Odhani Se Gher Ke||"Diyawa Bari Odhani Se Gher Ke"||Krishna Bedardi||Krishna Bedardi||Rakhi Ragini|
|Le Le Aai Cocacola||"Le Le Aai Cocacola"||Sarvind Malhar||Prakash Barud||Shilpi Raj|
|Buniya||"Buniya"||Krishna Bedardi||Krishna Bedardi|
|Lonwe Pe Leli||"Lonwe Pe Leli"||Arya Sharma||Pawan Pandey|
|Baanh La Jawaniya||"Baanh La Jawaniya"||Keshav Studio, Patna||Krishna Bedardi||Shilpi Raj|
|Hardi Laage Jaan Ke||"Hardi Laage Jaan Ke"||Raj Ghazipuri||Akhilesh Kashyap|
|Teesra Lahar||"Teesra Lahar"||Arya Sharma||Krishna Bedardi
|Nathuniya||"Nathuniya"||Krishna Bedardi||Krishna Bedardi||Priyanka Singh|
|Current Kamariya||"Current Kamariya"||Arya Sharma||Vijay Chauhan||Shilpi Raj|
|Balma Ke Budhi||"Balma Ke Budhi"||Shyam Dehati|
|Madwa Me Yarwa||"Madwa Me Yarwa"||Krishna Bedardi|
|Sut Jala Kora Me||"Sut Jala Kora Me"||Pawan Pandey
|Baraf||"Baraf"||Priyanshu Singh||Pawan Pandey||Neha Raj|
|Jaat Biradar||"Jaat Biradar"||Arya Sharma||Akhilesh Kashyap|
|Dil Diwana||"Dil Diwana"||Pawan Pandey||Priyanka Singh|||
|Aaja Reel Pe Dekhawatani||"Aaja Reel Pe Dekhawatani"||Krishna Bedardi||Krishna Bedardi||Palak Pandey|
|Branded Laika||"Branded Laika"||JP Tiwari||Pankaj Vasudhari
|Barat Tohar Fir Jai||"Barar Tohar Fir Jai"||Arya Sharma||Krishna Bedardi||Shilpi Raj|
|UP Bihar||"UP Bihar"||Priyanshu Singh||Pawan Pandey||Priyanka Singh|
|2020||Ladki Patana||"Ladki Patana"||Vinay Vinayak||Jahid Akhtar|||
|ishq||"ishq"||Yadav Raj||Kanishka Negi|
|2021||Tere Mere Darmiyaan||"Tere Mere Darmiyaan"||Anupam Pandey|
|Romantic Raja||"Romantic Raja"||Shipra Goyal||Kunaal Vermaa||Shipra Goyal|
|Tedhi Hai Par Meri Hai||"Tedhi Hai Par Meri Hai"||Sajan Mishra||Ashutosh Tiwari, Birju Pal|
|2022||Kamariya Coca Cola||"Kamariya Coca Cola"||Vinay Vinayak||Yadav Raj|||
Sraddha Pandit Aditya Kalway
|Unke Dil Me||"Unke Dil Me"||Shubham Raj||Ajay Bacchan|
|Ya Khuda||"Ya Khuda"||Vinay Vinayak||Anupam Pandey|
|Bhojpuri Cine Awards||Best Actor (Male)||2019||Sangharsh||Won|||
|Sabrang Film Awards||Won|||
|2018||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna||Won|
|Most Popular Actor||Won|
|Bhojpuri Cine Awards||Best Actor||Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna||Won|||
|Most Popular Actor||2016||Won|||
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