He entered politics when he was a student at Patna University, and he was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 as a candidate for the Janata Party. At the age of 29, he became one of the youngest members in Parliament. Yadav became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990 but resigned in 1997 after being caught in a corruption case on the Fodder Scam. From 1997 to 2005, his wife Rabri Devi became Chief Minister. His term as Chair of the state Minister was criticized in the legal sphere and was dubbed the Forest Worship.
Early life: Yadav was born in Phulwaria, Bihar. His father's name is Kundan Rai and his mother's name is Marachhiya Devi. He was the second child of six of his parents' sons. He entered a local secondary school before moving to Patna with his brother. He is a Bachelor of Laws and Master in Political Science from the BN College, Patna University. He won the title of Honorary Doctor of Patna University in 2004.
Personal life: Yadav married Rabri Devi on June 1, 1973, in a traditional wedding ceremony held by their parents. Although India issued a family planning policy a decade later, people became shocked when they learned that Laloo had nine children, even though he was a leader.
Biography: Sankarshan Thakur is the author of a book about his life entitled The Making of Laloo Yadav, The Unmaking of Bihar, the book was later updated and reprinted by Picador India under the title "Subaltern Sahib: Bihar and the Making of Laloo Yadav".
In popular culture: Yadav has many fans in Bollywood. The actor who became politician of Shatrughan Sinha, who was a political opponent of Yadav, once said, "Even though Yadav cannot be a politician, he can become an actor". He also has a variety of comedians such as Shekhar Suman and Johnny Lever. A Bollywood film titled Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav was released in 2004. Although the name appears in the title, the film does not tell about him, but the characters are named Padmashreee, Laloo, Prasad and Yadav, even though a politician makes a guest appearance in the film. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation once produced a four-hour documentary entitled India Rising in 2007 featuring Indians from various fields and Yadav, the only politician in the documentary, who talked about the Indian Railroad.