Yodrak Salakjai

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Police Corporal

Yodrak Salakjai
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Background information
Native name
Yodrak Salakjai
(Thai: ยอดรัก สลักใจ)
Birth namePolice corporal Niphon Plaiwan
(Thai: สิบตำรวจโทนิพนธ์ ไพรวัลย์)
Born(1956-02-06)February 6, 1956
Phichit, Thailand
DiedAugust 9, 2008(2008-08-09) (aged 52)
Bangkok, Thailand
GenresLuk thung  • Pop
Occupation(s)Singer  • Actor
Years active1971–2008
LabelsAmiko  • RS Public Company Limited  • Diamond Studio  • Salakjai Promotion
Associated actsDedduang Dokrak  • Cholatree Thanthong  • Saiyan Sanya  • Pumpuang Duangjan  • Sunaree Rachaseema  • Seree Rungsawang  • Santi Duang-Sawang  • Boyd Kosiyabong

Police corporal Niphon Plaiwan (Thai: สิบตำรวจโทนิพนธ์ ไพรวัลย์) or stage name Yodrak Salakjai[1] (Thai: ยอดรัก สลักใจ) was a famous Luk thung singer.


1956–1972: early Life[edit]

His nickname is Aew (Thai: แอ๊ว). He was born in February 6, 1956 at Phichit Province. He was a son of Boontham and Bai Praiwan. He was finished educated from Thonburi teacher's college.[2]

His family life, he was married with Ladda Praiwan.

1972–2008: Entertainers[edit]

When he was young, his family financial status was very poor. He was a singer with Ked Noi Watthana Ram Wong Band, with he gain 5–10 baht.

Untii he sang a song in a restaurant in Nakhon Sawan Province, Dedduang Dokrak a famous Thai radio DJ was in the restaurant, which he was singing. His music tone was have heard for Dedduang, Dedduang so invite him for started on stage entertainers, with first stage name Yodrak Lukphichit (Thai: ยอดรัก ลูกพิจิตร), and recoorded three studio albums, but can't populared. Until in 1976, Chonlathee Thanthong was composed song title Jod Mai Jak Naew Naa (Thai: จดหมายจากแนวหน้า) for Yodrak sang, and very populared and rename his stage name from Yodrak Lukphichit to Yodrak Salakjai.


In 2008, he went to get health checked. The doctor found that he had liver cancer[3], but he didn't want his cancer treated. Until his health began to deteriorate, he died at the age of 52 at 1:05 am, in August 9, 2008,[4][5][6],


  • Jod Mai Jak Neaw Na (จดหมายจากแนวหน้า)
  • Hom Tong Non Tay (ห่มธงนอนตาย)
  • Khad Khon Hung Kaw (ขาดคนหุงข้าว)
  • Ai Num Too Pleang (ไอ้หนุ่มตู้เพลง)
  • Khad Nguen Khad Rak (ขาดเงินขาดรัก)
  • Sam Sib Yang Jeaw (สามสิบยังแจ๋ว)
  • Aao Nae (เอาแน่)
  • Jam Jai Doo (จำใจดู)
  • Long Luea Ha Rak (ล่องเรือหารัก)
  • Kha Tha Ma Ha Ni Yom (คาถามหานิยม)
  • Ar Ray Koe Koo (อะไรก็กู)
  • Khob Khun Fan Pleang (ขอบคุณแฟนเพลง)