Yash (actor)

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Yash
Yash in Santu straight forward.jpg
Yash in 2015
BornNaveen Kumar Gowda[1]
08 January 1986 08:31
Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)

Naveen Kumar Gowda, known by his stage name as Rocking Star Yash is an Indian actor best known for his work in Kannada cinema. Prior to films, he appeared in theater plays and television soaps in Kannada language.[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) Masterpiece (2015), Santhu Straight Forward (2016), KGF (2018) and the upcoming movies My Name is Kiraataka and Raana in 2019. His rise to success in Sandalwood has been well documented by the Broadcast media, and has been often rated as one of the top actors in Karnataka.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Naveen Kumar Gowda was born 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 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 next film is KGF, which is having the highest budget of whopping ₹80 crore in Kannada cinema 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 on 9 December 2016 in a private ceremony in Bangalore, while Yash has openly invited everyone from Karnataka for their reception at Bangalore Palace.[33] In August 2018, Radhika Pandit and Yash posted a video on social media as 'YGF – Yash is Going to be a Father' , as an announcement to the world for their first baby. They are expecting their first child in December 2018.

Other work[edit]

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.[34] 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.[35]

Filmography[edit]

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 noticed.

Year In No Film Role(s) As Notes Ref
2007 -- Jambada Hudugi Supporting role
2008 01 Moggina Manasu Rahul
02 Rocky Rocky
2009 03 Kallara Santhe Somu
04 Gokula Raja
2010 -- Thamassu Imran Cameo appearance
05 Modalasala Karthik
2011 06 Rajadhaani Raja
07 Kiraataka Nandisha
2012 08 Lucky Vikram
09 Jaanu Siddharth
10 Drama Venktesa
2013 -- Chandra Himself Kannada, Tamil
Cameo appearance in song
"Tasse Otthu"
11 Googly Sharath
12 Raja Huli Raja Huli
2014 13 Gajakesari Krishna / Bahubali Dual role
14 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ramachari Also playback singer for song
"Annthamma"
2015 15 Masterpiece Yuva Also playback singer for song
"Annange Love Aagide"
2016 16 Santhu Straight Forward Santhu
2018 17 KGFFilms that have not yet been released Rocky Post – Production
2019 18 My Name Is KiraatakaFilms that have not yet been released Pre – Production
19 RaanaFilms that have not yet been released Raana Announced

Television[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year[a] Film Award Category Result Ref
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]
Googly SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [39]
2015 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Won [40]
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Won [41]
2016 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Won [42]
Masterpiece Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [43]
Masterpiece SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [44]
Masterpiece IIFA Utsavam Best Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Nominated
2017 Santhu Straight Forward SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [45]

Footnotes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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