Naveen Kumar Gowda was born on 8th January 1986, and is better known by his stage name Yash.
He began his career with appearances in several television series in the 2000s and made his film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi.
In 2008, he starred in the romantic drama Moggina Manasu, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and proved to be a breakthrough for Yash. His first film in a leading role, Rocky (2008), was unfortunately poorly received.
He followed it up with a series of romance films with mixed commercial prospects, and received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination for Drama in 2012.
Yash went on to establish himself as a leading actor with Googly (2013), comedy-drama Raja Huli (2013), fantasy action Gajakesari (2014), romantic comedy Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014). And Prashanth Neel's 2018 period action film K.G.F: Chapter 1, which became the highest-grossing Kannada film and helped Yash attain worldwide recognition.
He won further praise for his performance in the sequel, K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022), which ranks as the fourth highest-grossing Indian film.
He is married to actress Radhika Pandit.
Yash promotes various social and philanthropic causes through the YashoMarga Foundation.
In 2017, Yash, along with Pandit, founded the YashoMarga Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works for the welfare of society. In their first mission, the foundation addressed a water crisis in Karnataka's Koppal district by investing 40 million Indian rupees towards desilting lakes and providing pure drinking water to 40 villages in the region.
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