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Naveen Kumar Gowda (born 8 January 1986), known by his stage name as Yash, is an Indian actor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He began as an actor appearing on stage and in television shows in Kannada language. Yash made his feature film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi, playing a supporting role. In his second film, Moggina Manasu (2008), he played the male lead opposite wife Radhika Pandit. The film was a success and earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star in many commercially successful films including Modalasala (2010), Kirataka (2011), Drama (2012), Googly (2013), Raja Huli (2013), Gajakesari (2014), Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014) Masterpiece (2015) and K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018). His rise to success has been well documented by the media, and has been often rated one of the popular actors in Karnataka.

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Yash
Yash at the trailer launch event of K.G.F: Chapter 1, 2018
Born
Naveen Kumar Gowda[1]

(1986-01-08) 8 January 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceBangalore, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)
Children1

Naveen Kumar Gowda (born 8 January 1986), known by his stage name as Yash, is an Indian actor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He began as an actor appearing on stage and in television shows in Kannada language.[2][3]

Yash made his feature film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi, playing a supporting role. In his second film, Moggina Manasu (2008), he played the male lead opposite wife Radhika Pandit. The film was a success and earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star in many commercially successful films including Modalasala (2010), Kirataka (2011), Drama (2012), Googly (2013), Raja Huli (2013), Gajakesari (2014), Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014) Masterpiece (2015) and K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018). His rise to success has been well documented by the media, and has been often rated one of the popular actors in Karnataka.[4][5]

Early life

Naveen Kumar Gowda was born in Bhuvanahalli, a town in Hassan district of Karnataka to Vokkaliga family.[6] His father, Arun Kumar J., working in the KSRTC transport service, and later in the BMTC transport service, and his mother, Pushpa, is a homemaker.[7] He has a younger sister, Nandini. His childhood days were spent in Mysore where he did his schooling in Mahajana High School. Soon after his studies, he joined the Benaka drama troupe which was formed by noted dramatist B. V. Karanth.[8]

Career

Early days

Yash started his acting career with the teleserial Nanda Gokula directed by Ashok Kashyap, which aired on ETV Kannada. He went on to appear in several other teleserials such as Malebillu and Preeti Illada Mele.[9] He had a small role in a 2007 film directed by Priya Hassan, Jambhada Hudugi. He then acted in Moggina Manasu directed by Shashank in 2008, 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.[10] Yash then starred in lead roles in the films Rocky (2008), Kallara Santhe (2009), Gokula (2009).

In 2010, Yash starred in Modalasala which became his first commercial solo hit. His next film was Rajadhani in 2011, which got good reviews[11] and his performance was critically acclaimed[12] although the film's return was below average at the box office. The same year, his next film Kirataka was a commercial success. Yash received positive reviews[13] for his performance in the village comedy film.[14][15] In 2012 Yash had two major releases, Lucky (opposite Ramya) and Jaanu, both of which met with mixed response[16] upon release and became average grossers at the box office.[17][18][19] His next film of the same year, the romantic comedy Drama directed by Yograj Bhat was a commercial success. The film was one of the major grossers of 2012.[20]

2013–present: Success and stardom

In his first release of 2013, Googly, a romance-drama, apart from a special appearance in a song sequence in Chandra[21] who falls for Swati (played by Kriti Kharbanda). Directed by Pavan Wadeeyar, the film performed well, and was one among the highest-grossing Kannada films of the year.[22]

In 2014, he starred in Gajakesari, which was directed by Krisha, and became commercially successful at the box office.[23]

Yash's next film Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari opposite Radhika Pandit had its theatrical release on 25 December 2014, and opened to positive reviews and collected an estimated 50[24] crore and went on to become one of the highest grossing Kannada cinema, and which made him one of the highest-paid actors in Sandalwood.[25][26][27] In 2015, he acted in Masterpiece, which opened to mixed reviews by the critics.[28] In 2016, he starred in Santhu Straight Forward which performed well at the box-office by collecting ₹30 crore.[29] His latest film is KGF, which is made with a budget of 80 crores, and released in Kannada along with its dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam and has the highest production budget in Kannada cinema industry.[30]

Personal life

It was speculated in the media that Yash had been in a relationship with actress Radhika Pandit for long, and especially after their film, Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, that saw them portray the lead pair, and their third time together in films.[31] Before the two disclosed it in public, their engagement took place in Goa in August 2016.[32] 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.[33] Their first child, a daughter, was born on 2 December 2018.[34]

Other work

In 2017 Yash along with his actress wife Radhika Pandit founded an organization and named it as Yasho Marga Foundation which marks their contribution towards the betterment of the society.[35] As a first step, the foundation took up the water crisis issue in Koppal district of Karnataka by reportedly investing 4 crores towards the desiltation of the lakes and providing pure drinking water to the drought affected areas.[36]

Films

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

All the films are in Kannada language, unless otherwise noted.

Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Jambada Hudugi 2007 Priya Hassan
Moggina Manasu 2008 Rahul Shashank [37]
Rocky 2008 Rocky S. K. Nagendra Urs
Kallara Santhe 2009 Somu Sumana Kittur
Gokula 2009 Raja Prakash
Thamassu 2010 Imran Agni Shridhar Cameo appearance
Modalasala 2010 Karthik Purushottham C. Somanathapura
Rajadhani 2011 Raja Sowmya Sathyan N. R.
Kirataka 2011 Nandisha Pradeep Raj
Lucky 2012 Vikram / Lucky Dr. Suri
Jaanu 2012 Siddharth Preetham Gubbi
Drama 2012 T. K. Venkatesha Yogaraj Bhat
Chandra 2013 Himself Roopa Iyer Bilingual (Kannada, Tamil)
Cameo appearance in song "Tasse Otthu"
Googly 2013 Sharath Pavan Wadeyar
Raja Huli 2013 Raja Huli Guru Deshpande
Gajakesari 2014 Krishna / Bahubali S. Krishna Dual role
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 2014 Ramachari Santhosh Ananddram Also playback singer for song "Annthamma"
Masterpiece 2015 Yuva Manju Mandavya Also playback singer for song "Annange Love Aagide"
Santhu Straight Forward 2016 Santhu Mahesh Rao [38]
K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 Raja Krishnappa Bairya "Rocky" Prashanth Neel [39]
K.G.F: Chapter 2dagger 2020 Raja Krishnappa Bairya "Rocky" Prashanth Neel [40][41]

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2004 Uttarayana [42]
2004 Nanda Gokula [43]
2004 Silli Lalli
2006 Preethi Illada Mele [44]
2007 Male Billu
2007 Shiva

Awards and nominations

Year[lower-alpha 1]FilmAwardCategoryResultRef
2009Moggina ManasuFilmfare Awards SouthBest Supporting Actor – KannadaWon[45]
2013DramaFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – KannadaNominated[46]
2014Googly Filmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – KannadaNominated[47]
GooglySIIMABest Actor – KannadaNominated[48]
2015Mr. and Mrs. RamachariFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – KannadaWon[49]
Mr. and Mrs. RamachariSIIMABest Actor – KannadaWon[50]
2016Mr. and Mrs. RamachariIIFA UtsavamPerformance In A Leading Role – KannadaWon[51]
MasterpieceFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actor – KannadaNominated[52]
MasterpieceSIIMABest Actor – KannadaNominated[53]
MasterpieceIIFA UtsavamBest Performance In A Leading Role – KannadaNominated
2017Santhu Straight ForwardSIIMABest Actor – KannadaNominated[54]
2018 KGF : Chapter 1 Filmibeat Best Actor – Kannada Nominated

Footnotes

  1. Refers to the year in which the award ceremony was held.

References

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