Yodrak Salakjai's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Yodrak Salukjai Figure 90 x 90

Yodrak Salakjai

“Every time I see His Majesty the King’s portrait, I feel blessed to be born in his reign.”

Yodrak Salakjai began his career as a singer at a young age. He went on to become one of the most popular folk singers in Thailand

Throughout his career he recorded over 4,100 songs including one of his most memorable songs “Sam Sip Young Jaew” (“30 still cool”) and “Dek mun yuaw” (“Don’t tease me, babe”) which became such a hit that he re-released it 9 times

In 1980 Yodrak received the Gold Record Award from His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej for his contribution in using the Thai language creatively in his song, “Kam Nan Kam Nai”. In 2008, he became the first singer to be honoured
posthumously as “the most beloved artist among Thai people” from the Office of the National Culture Commission

Born Nipon Praiwan on 6th February 1956 in Phichit province, Thailand

Died on 9th August 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand

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