Yash (1986-0) is a Kannada Actor known for the movies Thamassu(2010), Gokula(2009), Masterpiece(2015)

TitlesRocking star
Other NamesYash kannada actor, Naveen Kumar Gowda, Rocking star Yash
Date Of Birth8 January 1986
Age38 years 5 months 14 days
Place Of BirthBhuvana Halli, Hassan, Karnataka, India
Birth NameNaveen Kumar Gowda
ResidenceBanashankari 2nd stage, near water tank, Bangalore, Karnataka, India , Paduvaaralli, Mysore city, Karnataka(Home town / Village)
FatherArun Kumar(BMTC Driver)
Education (Middle School)Mahajana High School
Debut MovieJambada Hudugi
Facebook Profilehttps://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialYash
Official Websitewww.nimmayash.in/
Twitter Profilehttps://twitter.com/nimmayash


Childhood & Family


Yash Childhood Photo
Yash childhood Photo from Album


Kannada actor popularly known as Yash was born as Naveen Kumar Gowda on 8th January 1986, Wednesday in Bhuvanahalli, Hassan to Arun Kumar, a BMTC Driver by profession & Pushpa Arun Kumar, House wife. The word Yash means Success.

Sister: He has a sister named Nandini who is younger to him.

Yash Childhood Picture
From His school Days

Childhood: Though he was born in Hassan, he was brought up in Mysore. He was a long time resident of Paduvarahalli locality of Mysore.


  • He studied in Mahajana High School, Mysore. 
  • Later he joined Benaka, Drama team founded by the famous B V Karanth, where he gained formal experience in acting.
Yash Family Photo: Mother, Father, Sister & Brother In-law
Yash Family: Mother-Pushpa, Father-Arun & Sister Nandini.

 He currently resides in his house at Banashankari 2nd stage, near water tank, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Love & Marriage

Yash met Radhik Pandit on the sets of his first ever TV serial "Nanda Gokula" where Radhika Pandit & Yash played Brother & Sister.

They have been said to be long time lovers, some speculate romance was in the air since their early days in TV. 

Yash & Radhika Pandit


The duo got engaged in Goa on 12 August 2016, Goa is Radhika Pandit's grand parents' home, so it was both a traditional engagement as well as a modern one.

Wedding: Yash & Radhika Pandit got married on the 9th December 2016 at Taj West End,Bangalore the sets deigned by Arun Sagar resembled the Somanatheshwara temple of Kolar. Their Costumes were designed by their colleague fom the industry Sania

Yash is from the Vokkaliga Caste, While Radhika is from the Brahmin Caste, the marriage rites were conducted according to both the traditions, they wedded at 11:45 am, Friday.

The event was attended by many of the famous names of Sandalwood like Puneeth Rajkumar, Ravichandran, Sudeep, Shivarajkumar, Jayanthi, Bharathi among others. 

Reception: Reception was held at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore on 11th December 2016 from 11 in the morning and the event was open to all to attend.

Yash & Radhika Wedding
Yash & Radhika Wedding

Career in TV Serials & Films

TV Serials: Yash started his career as a TV actor, he incidentally met his future wife Radhika Pandit on the sets of "Nanda Gokula" , his first serial directed by Ashok Kashyap, which ran on ETV Kannada. Later he appeared in few other serials.

  • Nanda Gokula (2004)- Aired on ETV Kannada
  • Uttarayana (2004)- Aired on Udaya TV
  • Malebillu (2006)- Aired on ETV Kannada
  • Preeti Illada Mele (2006)- Aired on ETV Kannada
  • Shiva  (2007)- Aired on DD Chandana

are some of the TV serials he appeared in.

Debut in Films: In 2007, Yash made debut into films through Jambada Hudugi, a directorial venture by Priya Hassan.

Debut as lead actor: Moggina Manasu (2008) directed by Shashank was Yash's first movie in the lead role. The movie had 3 leading female roles, coincidentally it was also the same movie which brought Radhika Pandit to limelight as the lead actress.

Later he starred in the movie Rocky (2008), he appeared in the title role, the movie was a failure, yet it brought Yash as a promising lead actor. His next movies Kallara Santhe (2009), Gokula (2009) wre modest in Box office collection.

Yash's big break came through Modala Sala (2010) a box office hit, a first for Yash, his next movies Kirathaka(2011), Rajadhani (2011) with Prakash Rai, Drama (2011) directed by Yograj bhat with Radhika Pandit in opposite him in the lead role, Jaanu (2012), Lucky (2012) with Ramya, Rajahuli (2012) with Meghana Raj, Googly (2013) with Kriti Kharbanda, Mr & Mrs Ramachari(2014) again with Radhika Pandit.

Yash in Collaboration with Jayanna-Bhogendra has acted in many hits in the Kannada film industry. Their collaboration has given successful movies year after year.


  • 2009: Yash won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "Moggina Manasu". (Filmfare Awards South) 
  • 2013: He was nominated in the Best actor category for Drama (Filmfare Awards South)
  • 2014: He was nominated in the Best actor category for Googly (SIIMA Awards)
  • 2014: He won the award in Best actor category for Googly (Filmfare Awards South)
  • 2015: He won the award in Best actor category for Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (SIIMA Awards)


Yash: Photos, Pictures

(All Yash Photos)
Yash celebrates 27th birthday with his family. father arun kumar, mother pushpa, sister nandini and sister husband.
Yash celebrates 27th birthday with his family. father arun kumar, mother pushpa, sister nandini and sister husband.
Radhika pandit with yash
Radhika pandit with yash
Yash childhood photos
Yash childhood photos
Yash childhood photos
Yash childhood photos

Yash: Videos

MasterPiece 2015 Kannada Movie Trailer | Rocking star Yash , Shanvi Srivastava
MasterPiece 2015 Kannada Movie Trailer | Rocking star Yash , Shanvi Srivastava

"Annange Love Aagidhe" Song Making Video - Masterpiece 2015 Kannada Movie

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Gajakesari was released in more than 180 screens at once.
  2. Yash & Radhika's film Mr & Mrs Ramachari collected 20 crore with in the first 30 days.

Yash: Filmography (21)

(All Yash Movies)
List By:
2016 Santhu Straight Forward[Actor(Santhu)]
2015 Masterpiece[Actor(Hero)]
2015 Master Piece[Actor(Yuva),Playback Singer]
2014 Gajakesari[Actor(Krishna / Bahubali)]
2014 Mr & Mrs Ramachari[Actor(Ramachari),Playback Singer]
2013 Chandra[Actor]
2013 Googly[Actor(Sharath)]
2013 Rajahuli[Actor(Raja Huli)]
2012 Lucky[Actor]
2012 Jaanu[Actor(Siddhartha)]
2012 Drama[Actor(Venkatesha)]
2011 Rajadhani[Actor(Raja)]
2011 Kirathaka[Actor(Nandeesha)]
2010 Thamassu[Actor]
2010 Modala Sala[Actor(Karthik)]
2010 Sri Moksha[Actor]
2009 Gokula[Actor(N. Raja)]
2009 Kallara Santhe[Actor(Somu)]
2008 Moggina Manasu[Actor(Rahul)]
2008 Rocky[Actor(Rocky)]
2007 Jambhada Hudugi[Actor]