Yash

Yash

Naveen Kumar Gowda or better known as Yash is an Indian film actor from the Kannada film industry. Best known for his role in K.G.F Chapter 1, Yash made his debut in the 2008 film Moggina Manasu in which he played opposite to his future wife Radhika Pandit. KGF 2, his latest film is slated to release in October 2020.
Born in a Kannada speaking community in Bhuvanahalli, Yash aka Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on the 8th of January 1986. Arun Kumar J, his father worked as a driver in state-operated buses whereas his mother, Pushpa Latha is a housewife. After spending his days in the city of Mysore where he studied at the Mahajana Education Society to complete his pre-university course. He later joined the Benaka drama troupe after finishing his studies. His acting career was launched on ETV Kannada where he debuted in the Ashok Kashyap directed Nanda Gokula. He went on to star in other TV serials such as Preeti IIIada Mele and Malebillu. He won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2008 film Nanda Gokula.
His film career took a different turn after his film Googly was released in 2013 where he played the role of a young and dashing businessman named Sharat. Kriti Kharbanda played opposite to Yash in this film and the film turned out to be one of the highest grossing Kannada films of the year. Subsequently his 2014 film, Gajakesari also turned out to be a commercial success at the box office. His next film Mr and Mrs Ramachari was released in the winter of 2014 on the day of Christmas which went on to collect about 50 crores from the box office also making it one of the highest grossing Kannada film of the year. Yash and his wife Radhika founded the Yasho Marga Foundation to work towards the betterment of society. The Foundation invested about 4 crores on providing drinking water to the drought affected areas of the Koppal district of Karnataka.
In 2018, KGF was released which was an instant hit in the entire country. The was released in Kannada along with dubbed versions in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. KGF had the highest production budget in the Kannada film Industry. KGF turned out to be the highest grossing film in the industry after it collected over 250 crores from the box office which also helped it to receive the cult status. Yash’s portrayal of the character of Rocky Bhai is one of the most loved characters from recent history.
After doing three films together in the lead roles, the media speculated that Yash and actress Radhika Pandit had been long in a relationship. The two got engaged in Goa in August 2016 before making their relationship public. The two married on the 9th of December in 2016 in Bangalore where they held a private party among friends and family. However, the reception was grand and was hosted at the Bangalore Palace. Their daughter, Arya was born in 2018.
Yash aka Naveen Kumar Gowda’s rise to success has been very well documented by the media and he is one of the best known actors not only in the southern part of India but also in other northern parts as well, especially after his role in KGF.

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