Yash Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 16, 2023

Date of Birth

8 / January / 1986


38 Years


Actor Singer

Naveen Kumar Gowda, widely recognized by his stage name Yash, is a highly acclaimed Indian actor who has made a significant mark in the Kannada film industry. With a diverse range of performances, Yash has firmly established himself as one of the most prominent actors in the region.

Yash Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Naveen Kumar Gowda, born on 8 January 1986, is a renowned Indian actor who is widely recognized by his stage name Yash. He has primarily made his mark in the Kannada film industry and has been honored with three prestigious Filmfare Awards South. Yash’s journey in the world of entertainment began with notable appearances in various television series during the early 2000s, showcasing his acting prowess and garnering attention from viewers.


Born on January 8th, 1986, in the quaint village of Boovanahalli, located in Hassan, Karnataka, Yash entered the world with a unique set of names. His parents, influenced by astrological beliefs and the traditions of his mother’s side of the family, bestowed upon him the names Naveen and Yashwanth. However, they ultimately settled on Yashwanth as it fulfilled the astrological requirements associated with his birth time, which mandated a name commencing with a specific letter.

Arun Kumar Yash Father

Arun Kumar Yash Father

Pushpa Yash Mother

Pushpa Yash Mother

Nandini Yash Sister

Nandini Yash Sister

Radhika Pandit Yash Wife

Radhika Pandit Yash Wife

Ayush Yash Son

Ayush Yash Son

Ayra Yash Daughter

Ayra Yash Daughter

Yash Childhood Pics

Yash Childhood Pics

Early Life

On the auspicious day of January 8, 1986, in the serene village of Boovanahalli nestled in the scenic landscapes of Hassan, Karnataka, a star was born. This radiant soul was bestowed with a dual nomenclature, carefully selected by his mother’s side of the family. While legally known as Naveen, his family name became Yashwanth, a moniker that held a deep astrological significance.


As he completed grade 10, a crucial juncture in his academic journey, Yash expressed a strong desire to leave school and immerse himself fully in the world of acting. However, his parents, driven by their aspirations for his future, urged him to complete his high school education before delving into his passion.

Personal Life

Yash was born on 8th January 1986 in Karnataka Village Bhuvanahalli, He completed his schooling in Mysore and also grew up in the same town. Rocky Bhai completed his further education at Mahajana Education Society and after finishing his study, he joined the “Benaka Drama” troupe which runs by dramatist B.V. Karanth.


When Yash was 16 years old, an opportunity arose for him to explore the world of cinema. With his parents’ permission, he made the bold decision to relocate to Bangalore, leaving behind the familiar comforts of his hometown. In 2003, he embarked on a new chapter of his life as an assistant director on a film project.

However, fate had other plans in store for Yash. After just two days of filming, the project was unexpectedly shelved, leaving him at a crossroads. Despite this setback, Yash’s determination and passion for the craft pushed him to make a life-altering decision. He chose to stay in Bangalore, embracing the city as his new home and continuing his pursuit of a career in the film industry.

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Title Role(s) Notes Year
Jambada Hudugi Lakshmikanth 2007
Moggina Manasu Rahul 2008
Rocky Rocky 2008
Kallara Santhe Some 2009
Gokula N Raja 2009
Thomas Imran Cameo 2010
Modalasala Karthik 2010
Rajadhani Raja 2011
Karnataka Nandita 2011
Lucky Vikram Kumar (Lucky) 2012
Jaanu Siddharth 2012
Drama T. K. Venkatesha 2012
Chandra Dancer Simultaneously made in Kannada and Tamil;
Cameo in song “Tasse Otthu”/”Raaja Raajan”
Google Sharath 2013
Raja Huli Raja Huli 2013
Gajakesari Krishna / Mahabali Dual roles 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ramachari 2014
K.G.F: Chapter 1 Raja Krishnappa Bairya “Rocky” 2018
K.G.F: Chapter 2 Raja Krishnappa Bairya “Rocky” 2022


Title Role Year
Uttarayana Un­known 2004
Silli Lalli Un­known 2004
Nanda Gokula Un­known 2005
Preeti Illada Mele Un­known 2006
Male Billu Arjun 2007
Shiva Aditya 2007

Music videos

Title Artist Notes Year
“Spirit of Chennai” C. Girinandh Non-album single 2016


Track Album Year
“Annthamma” Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 2014
“Annange Love” (with Chikkanna) Masterpiece 2015

Awards and Nominations

Award Category Film Result Year
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor – Kannada Moggina Manasu Won 2009
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Drama Nominated 2013
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Google Nominated 2014
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Kannada Nominated 2014
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Won 2015
Filmfare Awards South Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada “Annthamma” Nominated 2015
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Kannada Won 2015
IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Won 2016
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Masterpiece Nominated 2016
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Kannada Nominated 2016
Zee Kannada Dashakada Sambhrama Hero of the Decade None Won 2016
IIFA Utsavam Best Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Masterpiece Nominated 2017
IIFA Utsavam Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada “Annange Love Aagidhe” Nominated 2017
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Kannada Santhu Straight Forward Nominated 2017
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor – Kannada K.G.F: Chapter 1 Won 2019
South Indian International Movie Awards Style Icon of South India Won 2019
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Won 2019

Net Worth

Yash, the immensely popular South Indian actor, is estimated to have a net worth surpassing $7 million (approximately Rs. 53 crores) as of 2023.

Net Worth (2023) $7 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs. 53 Crore
Profession Actor
Monthly Income And Salary 1 Crore +
Yearly Income 12 Crore +
Source of Income Movies, Brands, Ads
Last Updated 2023

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Body Measurements Chest: 44 Inches
Biceps: 16 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Birth Place Bhuvanahalli Hassan Karnataka India
Children Daughter: Ayra
Son: Ayush
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 180 CM
Height In Meter 1.80 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Arun Kumar
Mother: Pushpa
Profession Actor Singer
Siblings Sister: Nandini
Spous Radhika Pandit
Weight 75 Kg >br> 165 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Capricorn


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