Yash is an Indian Actor and a Singer, popular in Kannada film industry. His birth name is Naveen Kumar Gowda but, later, adapted his stage name Yash. He is well-known for his role as Ramachari in the Kannada film Mr and Mrs Ramachari, which was released in 2014. Let’s find out some more interesting facts about Yash and his life.
Yash was born on 8 January 1986 (age 37 years; as of 2023) in Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India. He did his schooling from Mahajana High School, Mysore, Karnataka. Further, he joined Benaka Theatre, established by B.V. Karanth and gained formal acting skills. He made his debut with stage shows and TV serials. Yash is also known to the industry as a singer.
Yash has a well-built body measuring 42″ at chest, 32″ at waist and 14″ at biceps. He is 5’ 11”, weighs around 75 kg and has brown eyes and black hair.
Family, Wife & Caste
Yash was born into a Hindu Family. His father, Arun Kumar, was a former BMTC employee and mother, Pushpa, is a Homemaker. He has a younger sister, Nandini.
Yash met Radhika Pandit on the sets of Nanda Gokula. They both fell for each other after being friends for a long time. They got engaged in Goa in August 2016 and subsequently tied the knot on 9th December 2016. The couple has a daughter, Ayra (born on 2 December 2018), and a son, Ayush (born in October 2019).
Yash started his acting career through TV serial “Uttarayana” in 2004 and further appeared in Nanda Gokula, Preeti Illada Mele, Shiva aired in few famous Kannada channels.
In 2007, Yash made his debut in movies with a supporting role in Jambada Hudugi. In 2008, he played the lead in Moggina Manasu opposite his wife, Radhika Pandit. He also appeared in Modala Sala (2008), Kirathaka (2011), Rajadhani (2011), Drama (2011), Jaanu (2012), Lucky (2012), Rajahuli (2012), Googly (2013), Mr. & Mrs. Ramachari (2014), K.G.F: Chapter – 1 (2018) and so on. He is referred to be one of the leading actors of the Kannada film industry. Other than acting, Yash is also famous for being a playback singer.
- In 2009, Yash won Best Supporting Actor – Kannada in Filmfare Awards South for his film Moggina Manasu.
- Yash was nominated for Best Actor – Kannada in Filmfare Awards South for his movies Drama (2013) and Googly (2014).
- In 2015, Yash achieved Best Actor – Kannada in Filmfare Awards South and SIIMA Awards and also Performance in a Leading Role – Kannada in IIFA – Utsavam for his blockbuster movie Mr. & Mrs Ramachari.
- He won the Best Actor (Kannada) award at the 11th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) for the film ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’ in September 2023; the event was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
- Yash and Radhika Pandit played the role of brother and sister in the TV serial Nanda Gokula and became good friends.
- As a playback singer, Yash sang several songs including ‘Annthamma’ from the film- Mr and Mrs Ramachari (2014) and ‘Annange Love Aagide’ from the film- Masterpiece (2015).
- Yash surprised his fans with the news of him going to be a father through Twitter.
— Yash (@TheNameIsYash) July 25, 2018