Born in 1928 in village Lamahi, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Kailash Yadav was initiated and trained in the music of his region by Mahabir Yadav. He has a large repertoire of various traditional devotional songs and Birha in particular. He has performed extensively in Uttar Pradesh and has acquired renown as a singer of the folk songs of his region. Several audio-cassettes of his music have been issued. In recognition of his art, the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi has honoured him with its Award in 1990. Shri Ram Kailash Yadav receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to the folk music of Uttar Pradesh.