Yash (actor)

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Yash
Yash kgf event.jpg
Yash at K.G.F: Chapter 1 film event
Born
Naveen Kumar Gowda[1]

(1986-01-08) 8 January 1986 (age 34)[2]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 2016)
Children2
Websitenimmayash.in

Naveen Kumar Gowda, known by the stage name Yash, is an Indian film actor from Kannada cinema. He is known for his roles in the movies Rajadhani, Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, Kirataka, Googly (film) and K.G.F: Chapter 1. His latest film, K.G.F: Chapter 2, is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2020.[1][3][4]

Yash made his feature film debut with Moggina Manasu (2008) he played the male lead opposite his future wife Radhika. 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), Rajadhani (2011), 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 he has been rated one of the popular actors in South India.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on 8 January 1986. He was born to Kannada speaking community in Bhuvanahalli is a village near by Hassan city Hassan district of Karnataka.[7] 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 latha, is a homemaker.[8] 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),[9] and after finishing his studies, he joined the Benaka drama troupe which was formed by noted dramatist B. V. Karanth.[10]

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.[11] He 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.[12] Yash then starred in lead characters 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[13] and his performance was critically acclaimed[14] 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[15] for his performance in the village comedy film.[16][17] In 2012 Yash had two major releases, Lucky (opposite Ramya) and Jaanu, both of which met with mixed response[18] upon release and became average grossers at the box office.[19][20][21] 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.[22]

2013–2016: Success and stardom[edit]

In his first release of 2013, Googly, a romance-drama he played a Young and dynamic businessman Sharat[23] who falls for Swati (played by Kriti Kharbanda). Directed by Pavan Wadeyar, the film performed well, and was one among the highest-grossing Kannada films of the year.[24] In 2014, he starred in Gajakesari, which was directed by Krisha, and became commercially successful at the box office.[25]

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[26] 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.Ramachari was a wholesome entertainer which the perfect blend of romance action and comedy.Yash stamped his authority as one of the Superstars of Kannada Film Industry with this film. [27][28][29] In 2015, he acted in Masterpiece, which emerged as a commercial hit at the box office.His looks and dialogues in the film were highly appreciated. [30] In 2016, he starred in Santhu Straight Forward which performed fairly well at the box-office by collecting ₹30 crore.[31]

2018–present[edit]

In 2018 he starred in KGF, which was released in Kannada along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, had the highest production budget in the Kannada cinema industry, and emerging as highest Grossing film in Kannada industry, collecting over ₹250 crore.[32]KGF has a cult following among film lovers all across India.The Character Rocky Bhai played by Yash is one of the most loved film characters in recent times.

Personal life[edit]

It was speculated in the media that Yash had been in a relationship with actress Radhika 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.[33] Before the two disclosed it in public, their engagement took place in Goa on 12 August 2016.[34] 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.[35] Their first child, a baby girl Ayra was born on 2 December 2018.[36]

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.[37] 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.[38]

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 noted.

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2008 Moggina Manasu Rahul [39]
Rocky Rocky
2009 Kallara Santhe Somu
Gokula Raja
2010 Thamassu Imran Cameo appearance
Modalasala Karthik
2011 Rajadhani Raja
Kirataka Nandisha
2012 Lucky Vikram / Lucky
Jaanu Siddharth
Drama T. K. Venkatesha
2013 Chandra Himself Bilingual (Kannada, Tamil)
Cameo appearance in song "Tasse Otthu", "Raaja Raajan"
Googly Sharath
Raja Huli Raja Huli
2014 Gajakesari Krishna / Bahubali
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ramachari
Also playback singer for "Anthamma" Song
2015 Masterpiece Yuva Also playback singer for song "Annange Love Aagide"
2016 Santhu Straight Forward Santhu [40]
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Raja Krishnappa Bairya "Rocky" [41]
2020 K.G.F: Chapter 2 [42]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2004 Uttarayana [43]
2004 Nanda Gokula [44]
2004 Silli Lalli
2005 Shiva (Dooradarshan)
2006 Preethi Illada Mele [45]
2007 Male Billu
2007 Sa

Music video appearances[edit]

Title Year Composer Director Role Notes Ref.
"Spirit of Chennai" 2016 C. Girinandh Vikram Himself non-album single [46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year[a] Film Award Category Result Ref
2009 Moggina Manasu Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor – Kannada Won [47]
2013 Drama Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [48]
2014 Googly Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [49]
Googly SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [50]
2015 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Won [51]
Filmfare Awards South Best Male Playback Singer - Kannada "Annthamma" Nominated
SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Won [52]
2016 IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Won [53]
Masterpiece Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [54]
SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [55]
IIFA Utsavam Best Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Nominated
IIFA Utsavam Best Male Playback Singer - Kannada "Annange Love Aagidhe" Nominated
Zee Kannada Dashakada Sambhrama Hero Of The Decade - Kannada Won
2017 Santhu Straight Forward SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated [56]
2018 KGF : Chapter 1 Filmibeat Best Actor – Kannada Nominated
2019 Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kanndiga Best Actor - Kannada Won
SIIMA Best Actor- Kannada Won
SIIMA Style Icon of South India Won
Dadasaheb Phalke Award South Outstanding Performance Of The Year Won
GQ50 Most Influential Young Indian Won [57]
Siddashri National Award Achievement In Social Service Won
Kannada Kala Bhushana Achievement In Cinema Won
BehindWoods Gold Medal The Sensation Of South Indian Cinema Won
Tv9 Kannada Nava Nakshatra Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor - Kannada Won [58]

Footnotes[edit]

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

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