Yash (actor)

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Yash
Born Naveen Kumar Gowda[1]
Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India
Residence Bangalore, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)
Website nimmayash.in

Naveen Kumar Gowda known mononymously by his screen name Yash, is an Indian actor who works in Kannada films. 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) and Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014). 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

Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on 8 January 1986 in Bhuvanahalli, a town in Hassan district of Karnataka.[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

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]

On 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

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]

Filmography

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 Rajadhani Raja
2011 Kirataka 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
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
2017 KGFFilms that have not yet been released Filming

Television

Year Title Aired on Notes
2004 Uttarayana Udaya TV
Nanda Gokula ETV Kannada
2006 Preethi Illada Mele ETV Kannada
2007 Male Billu ETV Kannada
Shiva DD Chandana, DD9

Awards and nominations

Year Film Award Category Result
2009 Moggina Manasu Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor Won[34]
2013 Drama Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Nominated[35]
2014 Googly Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Won[36]
SIIMA Awards Best Actor Nominated[37]
2015 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Filmfare Awards South Best Actor Won[38]

References

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  2. ^ "Yash looking for success". Indiaglitz. 6 October 2006. 
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  4. ^ "SUDEEP, RADHIKA EMERGE AS TOP SANDALWOOD ACTORS". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "These hunks are the most desired men". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Weekend With Ramesh - Episode 7 - August 23, 2014 (in Kannada). 23 August 2014. Event occurs at 2:50. Retrieved 26 January 2017. Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on 8 January 1986 in a government hospital in Bhuvanahalli in Hassan district to Arun Kumar J. and Pushpa 
  7. ^ "Actor Yash family, childhood photos". Celebritykick. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Yash honed his acting skills in theatre". The Times of India. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kannada Television Artistes Who Made It Big In Films". filmibeat. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Moggina Manasu bags five Filmfare awards. Filmibeat (3 August 2009). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  11. ^ Rajadhani review. Rajadhani Kannada movie review, story, rating. IndiaGlitz.com (3 June 2011). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  12. ^ Rajadhani Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 11 November 2016.
  13. ^ Review: Kirataka is a breezy entertainer – Rediff.com Movies. Rediff.com (27 June 2011). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  14. ^ Kirathaka Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 11 November 2016.
  15. ^ Kirathaka review. Kirathaka Kannada movie review, story, rating. IndiaGlitz.com (25 June 2011). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  16. ^ Review: Lucky is a treat to watch – Rediff.com Movies. Rediff.com (24 February 2012). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
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  18. ^ Jaanu Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (1 June 2012). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  19. ^ Kannada Review: 'Jaanu' is worth a watch – News18. Ibnlive.com (3 June 2012). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  20. ^ It is over flow for DRAMA – Kannada Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (30 November 2012). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  21. ^ Talukdar, Taniya (21 July 2013). "Googly is unpredictable: Yash". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  22. ^ S. Shiva Kumar (29 August 2013). "How different are they?". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  23. ^ "Gajakesari, Manam Affect Kochadaiyaan’s Box Office Collection At Bangalore". filmibeat. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari enters 50 crore club". 
  25. ^ Box Office Collection: 'PK', 'Mr & Mrs Ramachari' Dominate Bengaluru Collection Centres. Ibtimes.co.in (9 January 2015). Retrieved on 2016-11-11.
  26. ^ "Birthday gift to Yash: Ramachari to enter cr club soon!". www.sify.com. 
  27. ^ "'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' Review: Audience Live Response". ibtimes.co.in. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  28. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/masterpiece-movie-review-live-audience-response-660740
  29. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/santhu-straight-forward-box-office-collection-yash-radhika-starrer-hit-by-demonetisation-706471
  30. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/kannada/2017/apr/04/kgf-rockets-through-every-budget-barrier-1589884--1.html
  31. ^ "Yash's mom ready to take care of his wife!". The Times of India. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  32. ^ "Actors Yash and Radhika get engaged in Goa". India Today. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  33. ^ "Kannada actors Yash and Radhika Pandit tie the knot in a dream wedding, see pics". The Indian Express. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  34. ^ "56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008 South: The winners". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 (South) Nominations". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "61st Idea Filmfare Awards (South) Nomination list". Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2014: Nominees and winners List for Kannada Movies". The Indian Express. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "Yash, Shwetha Srivatsav are Filmfare best actors". Retrieved 27 June 2015. 

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