Yash (actor)

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Yash
Actor Yash Image.jpg
Yash in 2017
Born Naveen Kumar Gowda[1]
(1986-01-08) 8 January 1986 (age 32)
Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)
Website nimmayash.in

Naveen Kumar Gowda, known by his stage name Yash, is an Indian film actor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. Prior to films, he appeared in theater plays and television soaps.[2][3]

Yash made his film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi, playing a supporting role in the film. In his second film, Moggina Manasu (2008), he played the male lead opposite 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) and Masterpiece (2015). His rise to success in Kannada cinema has been well documented by the media, and has been often rated as one of the popular actors in Karnataka.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on 8 January 1986 in Bhuvanahalli, a town in Hassan district of Karnataka to Vokkaliga family.[6] His father, Arun Kumar J., formerly worked 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[edit]

Early days[edit]

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[edit]

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 films in Kannada cinema industry, and which made him one of the highest paid actor 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 next film is KGF, which is having the highest budget of whopping ₹50 crore in Kannada industry.[30]

Personal life[edit]

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 in December 2016 in a private ceremony in Bangalore.[33]

Other work[edit]

In 2017 Yash along with his actress wife Radhika Pandit founded an organization and named it as "YashoMarga Foundation" which marks their contribution towards the betterment of the society.[34] As a first step, the foundation took up the water crisis issue in Koppal district of Karnataka by reportedly investing 4Crores towards the desiltation of the lakes and providing pure drinking water to the drought affected areas.[35]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Jambada Hudugi Supporting role
2008 Moggina Manasu Rahul
2008 Rocky Rocky
2009 Kallara Santhe Somu
2009 Gokula Raja
2010 Thamassu Imran Special appearance
2010 Modalasala Karthik
2011 Rajadhaani Raja
2011 Kiraataka Nandisha
2012 Lucky Lucky / Vikram
2012 Jaanu Siddharth
2012 Drama Venktesa
2013 Chandra Himself Bilingual film (Kannada, Tamil)
Special appearance in song "Tasse Otthu"
2013 Googly Sharath
2013 Raja Huli Raja Huli Remake of Tamil movie Sundarapandian
2014 Gajakesari Krishna
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ramachari Also playback singer for song "Annthamma"
2015 Masterpiece Yuva Also playback singer for song "Annange Love Aagide"
2016 Santhu Straight Forward Santhu
2018 KGFFilms that have not yet been released Rocky Filming
2018 RaanaFilms that have not yet been released TBA

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Uttarayana
Nanda Gokula
2006 Preethi Illada Mele
2007 Male Billu
Shiva

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year[a] Film Award Category Result
2009 Moggina Manasu Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor – Kannada Won[36]
2013 Drama Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[37]
2014 Googly Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[38]
2014 Googly SIIMA Awards Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[39]
2015 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Won[40]
2015 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari SIIMA Awards Best Actor – Kannada Won[41]
2016 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Male (Kannada) Won[42]
2016 Masterpiece Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[43]
2016 Masterpiece SIIMA Awards Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[44]
2016 Masterpiece IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Male (Kannada) Nominated
2017 Santhu Straight Forward SIIMA Awards Best Actor – Kannada Nominated[45]

Footnotes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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