Yash Biography (Who is Yash?)
Naveen Kumar Gowda, better known as Yash (Rocking Star Yash), is an Indian actor and singer who works mainly in Kannada language films. He is one of the most successful and highest-paid actors in the Kannada film industry. He has been rated as one of the popular Kannada film actors.
He made his debut with Moggina Manasu (2008). Yash then went on to star in many commercially successful films, including Modalasala (2010), Rajadhani (2011), Kirataka (2011), Drama (2012), Googly (2013), Raja Huli (2013), Gajakesari (2014), Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014), Masterpiece (2015), Santhu Straight Forward (2016), K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018), K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022).
|Real Name||Naveen Kumar Gowda|
|Date of Birth||8 January 1986|
|Birthplace||Boovanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India|
|Current Residence||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Age||36 years old as of 2022|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches(180 cm)|
|Zodiac Sign (Horoscope)||Capricorn|
|Spouse(s)||Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)|
Daughter: Ayra (Born in December 2018)
Son: Ayush (Born in October 2019)
|Debut TV Serial||Uttarayana (2004)|
|Debut Movie||Jambada Hudugi (2007)|
Yash Early Life, Education, and Family (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister):
Naveen Kumar Gowda AKA Yash was born on 8 January 1986. He was born and raised in a Vokkaliga family in Boovanahalli, a village in the Hassan district of Karnataka.
His father, Arun Kumar J. worked in the KSRTC transport service, and later in the BMTC transport service as a driver, and his mother, Pushpa, is a homemaker. He has a younger sister, Nandini.
His childhood days were spent in Mysore, where he did his pre-university course (PUC) in Mahajana Education Society (MES), and after finishing his studies, he joined the Benaka drama troupe which was formed by noted dramatist B. V. Karanth.
Yash started his acting career with the teleserial Uttarayana (2004), and later he appeared in Nanda Gokula (2005) directed by Ashok Kashyap, which aired on ETV Kannada. He went on to appear in several other teleserials such as Malebillu “muktha” and Preeti Illada Mele.
In 2007, Yash made his on-screen debut with Jambada Hudugi. In 2008, he acted in Moggina Manasu directed by Shashank, where he appeared in a supporting role alongside his Nanda Gokula co-star Radhika Pandit. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film.
Yash then starred as lead characters in the films Rocky (2008), Kallara Santhe (2009), and Gokula (2009). However, Modalasala (2010) became his first commercial solo hit.
In 2013, Yash and Kriti Kharbanda starrer Googly became one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of the year.
Yash and Radhika Pandit starrer Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014) collected an estimated ₹50 crore and went on to become one of the highest-grossing Kannada cinema, which made him one of the highest-paid actors in Sandalwood.
In 2018 he starred in K.G.F: Chapter 1, which had the highest production budget (₹80 crore) and the highest-grossing film in the Kannada industry, collecting over ₹250 crore. “K.G.F”, provided Yash pan-India success, acclaim, fame and he rose to superstardom.
Yash is set to next appear in K.G.F: Chapter 2. The film is the most anticipated Kannada film as well as the most expensive film (Budget: ₹100 crore) in the Kannada film industry.
|Moggina Manasu||2008||Rahul Parallel|
|Lucky||2012||Vikram Kumar / Lucky|
|Drama||2012||T. K. Venkatesha|
|Raja Huli||2013||Raja Huli|
|Gajakesari||2014||Krishna / Bahubali|
|Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari||2014||Ramachari|
|Santhu Straight Forward||2016||Santhu|
|K.G.F: Chapter 1||2018||Rocky / Raja Krishnappa Bhairya|
|K.G.F: Chapter 2||2022||Rocky / Raja Krishnappa Bhairya|
Yash TV Series:
|2006||Preethi Illada Mele|
Yash Music Video:
|Spirit of Chennai||2016|
Yash Awards and Nominations:
|2008||Moggina Manasu||Filmfare Awards South||Best Supporting Actor – Kannada||Won|
|2013||Drama||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2014||Googly||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2014||Googly||SIIMA||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2015||Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actor – Kannada||Won|
|2015||Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari||Filmfare Awards South||Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada “Annthamma”||Nominated|
|2015||Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari||SIIMA||Best Actor – Kannada||Won|
|2016||Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari||IIFA Utsavam||Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada||Won|
|2016||Masterpiece||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2016||Masterpiece||SIIMA||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2016||Masterpiece||IIFA Utsavam||Best Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada||Nominated|
|2016||Masterpiece||IIFA Utsavam||Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada “Annange Love Aagidhe”||Nominated|
|2016||Masterpiece||Zee Kannada Dashakada Sambhrama||Hero Of The Decade – Kannada||Won|
|2017||Santhu Straight Forward||SIIMA||Best Actor – Kannada||Nominated|
|2019||KGF: Chapter 1||SIIMA||Best Actor- Kannada||Won|
|2019||KGF: Chapter 1||SIIMA||Style Icon of South India||Won|
|2019||KGF: Chapter 1||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actor – Kannada||Won|
Yash Net Worth:
There is no exact amount of Yash’s net worth. However, he is the highest-paid actor in the Kannada industry.
Yash Private Life, Girlfriend, Relationship, and Love Affairs:
Yash had been in a relationship with actress Radhika Pandit for a long, especially after their film, Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014), which saw them portray the lead pair, and their third time together in films.
Before the two disclosed it in public, their engagement took place in Goa on 12 August 2016. They married on 9 December 2016 in a private ceremony in Bangalore, while Yash had openly invited everyone from Karnataka for their reception at Bangalore Palace.
They have a daughter Ayra (Born in December 2018) and a son Ayush (Born in October 2019).