Yash is an Indian actor who works in Kannada ﬁlms. The original name of yash is Naveen Kumar Gowda. He started his career in several television series in the 2000s. He is better known by his stage name Yash who made his ﬁlm debut in 2007 with Jambada Hugugi. He was born in Boovanahalli, a village in Haasan district of Karnataka. He acted in many kannada ﬁlms and attained a huge fan following with the grand success of K.G.F: Chapter-1 and K.G.F:Chapter-2. Radhika Pandit is his wife. She is an Indian ﬁlm and television actress. He is the recipient of three Filmfare Awards South.
|Full Name||Naveen Kumar Gowda|
|Date of Birth||8 January 1986.|
|Birth Place||Boovanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India.|
|Age||36 years (2022)|
|Father’s Name||Arun Kumar Gowda.|
|Mother’s Name||Pushpa Gowda|
|School||e Mahajana Education Society for all his school years|
|College||K.L.E. Society’s S. Nijalingappa College.|
He completed his Bachelor of Arts with psychology and journalism among optional subjects.
|Siblings||He has a younger sister, Nandini, who is married to a computer engineer.|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches / 180.34 cm.|
|Weight||75 kg/ 165.35 Lbs.|
|Marital Status||Married (9th December 2016)|
|Wife||Actress Radhika Pandit.|
|Children||They have a daughter, Ayra born December 2018 and a son, Yatharv Yash born October 2019.|
1.1 million Followers
10.9 million Followers
8.7 million million Followers
|Net Worth||$ 7 million ( INR 55.41 Cr).|
|Last Updated||July 2022|
Yash was born on 8th january,1986 in Boovanahalli, a village in Hassan, Karnataka. He was given two names: Naveen legally and his mother’s side of the family named him Yashwanth.His father Arun Kumar Gowda was a driver for the Karnataka States Road Transport Corporation and later the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, and his mother Pushpa a homemaker.
He has a younger sister,Nandini, who is married to a computer engineer. He aspired to be an actor from a young age and actively participated in theater and dance competitions at his school in Mysore. His family also ran a provision store, where he wanted help out regularly. Yash wanted to quit school and pursue full-time acting after grade 10 but had to complete senior school on the demand of his parents. He studied at the Mahajana Education society for all his school years.
In 2003, he went to Bangalore at the age of sixteen years old to work on a ﬁlm as an assistant director, but stated that he would not be allowed to go back if he returned. The project was canceled after only two days of ﬁlming, but he decided to stay back in Bangalore. He had Rs.300 with him at the time. He joined a theater group, the Benaka drama troupe, which was formed by dramatists.B.V Karanth. He worked as a backstage worker and was paid Rs.50 per day.
While still working in theater, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at Bangalore’s K.L.E College, with psychology and journalism among optional subjects. In 2005, he was offered a role in the tv serial Nandu Gokula, where he starred alongside Radhika Pandit.
Yash debuted in 2007 with a minor role in priya Hassan’s Jambada Hudugi. He next played the romantic interest of his Nanda Gokula co-actor Radhika Pandit’s character in the teen drama. Maggina Manasu(2008), directed by Shashank.Shashank then happened to see Yash in an episode of Preeti Illada Mele and was impressed by his performance. The role won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in Kannada at the 56th Filmfare Award South.
Yash then starred in the title role in the romance Rockey (2008). In the ﬁrst of his two releases in 2009, the Saman Kittur directed action drama Kallara Santhe, he played Somu, a postgraduate student and later auto rickshaw driver.He had three ﬁlms released in 2012. The romantic comedy lucky saw him play Lucky, an aspiring commercial director.His ﬁnal release of the year was Yograj Bhat’s romantic comedy drama,starring opposite Radhika Pandit. It was one of the highest- grossing Kannada ﬁlms of 2012.
In 2014, he starred in Gajakesari,which was directed by Krishna,and became commercially successful at the box oﬃce. His next ﬁlm Mr. and Mrs.Ramachari opposite Radhika Pandit had its theatrical release on 25 dec,2014 and opened to positive reviews and collected an estimated Rs.50 crore and went on to become one of the highest grossing Kannada cinema. In 2015,he acted in Masterpiece.
In 2016, he starred in Santhu Straight Forward which performed fairly well at the box oﬃce by collecting Rs.30 crore. In 2018, Yash starred in the ﬁrst installment of the two part Prashanth Neel- directed K.G.F series K.G.F:Chapter-1, with his co-star Srinidhi Shetty. which was released in Kannada along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. Produced on a budget of Rs. 800 million, it was the most expensive Kannada ﬁlm at the time and the highest grossing Kannada ﬁlm during its theatrical run. The sequel, K.G.F:Chapter-2 (2022), which also starred Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon, became the third highest grossing Indian ﬁlm earning over Rs. 10 billion.
Yash met Radhika Pandit on the sets of Nandan Gokula in 2007. They were engaged in Goa, on 12th August,2016 at a private event with close friends and family. They married on 9th dec,2016 in Bangalore.They have a daughter,Ayra(born dec,2018) and a son Yatharv yash (born oct,2019). In 2021, he donated Rs.5000 each to 3000 workers in the Kannada ﬁlm fraternity to ease their ﬁnancial burden after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2009, 2013,2019 – Filmfare Awards South for movies Moggina Manasu, Drama and K.G.F: chapter-1
- 2014,2017 – South Indian International Movie Awards for movies Googly and Santhu Straight Forward.
- 2015 – IIFA Utsavam for Mr and Mrs Ramachari.
● His acting career started with TV series and minor roles in ﬁlms.
● Yash popularly known as Rocky Bhai from the ﬁlm K.G.F is one of the most popular actors in the Sandalwood ﬁlm industry.
● Yash was born to a father who worked as a bus driver.
● Naveen Kumar Gowda is Yash’s birth name.
● It took Yash some time to break into the ﬁlm industry.
● Yash also contributed his vocals to two songs in ﬁlms.
● Yash and Radhika founded a charity to aid the poor.
● Yash was a member of an expensive project in 2018.
Q. How old is Yash?
Ans:- As of 2022 he is 36 years old.
Q. Who is the wife of Yash?
Ans :- His wife’s name is actress Radhika Pandit.