UPDATED: April 13, 2021 16:16 IST
Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav, popularly known as Nirahua, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The actor was shooting for a film in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh.
Two crew members of the film – a cameraman and an assistant – have also tested positive for the virus. The news was confirmed by the film’s director Padam Singh.
Recently, Bhojpuri actress Aamrapali Dubey also tested positive for the virus. She took to Instagram to share the news. She wrote, “Hello everyone. I am here to inform you’ll that I have been tested COVID + earlier this morning. I and my family have taken all the precautionary measures and medical care. Please don’t worry we are completely fine. Just keep me and my family in your prayers.”
Nirahua is among the most successful Bhojpuri actors. He also owns the production house Nirahua Entertainment Pvt Ltd. He made his debut in the Bhojpuri film industry with the 2007 film Chalat Musafir Moh Liyo Re as a supporting actor with Kalpana Patowary and Sunil Chhaila Bihari. He was seen in a lead role in the 2008 film Nirahua Rikshawala.
Dinesh Lal Yadav (born 2 February 1979), popularly known as Nirahua, is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, television presenter, and politician associated with Bhojpuri language films. He is among the most successful Bhojpuri actors, with successive five box office successes released in 2015. He owns the production house Nirahua Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Dinesh Lal Yadav was a contestant on Bigg Boss 6 in 2012.
He belongs to the famous Birha family of Ghazipur but spent most of his childhood days in “Belghoria” at 4 no. railway gate (Agarpara) area of Kolkata where his father used to work in a factory. He completed his education in the same suburbs of Kolkata. Famous Birha singer Vijay Lal Yadav known as “Birha Samrat” and lyrics writer Pyare Lal Yadav (Kaviji) who has penned most of the songs in Bhojpuri cinema are his first cousins.