Rocking Star Yash Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts(Actor)

Naveen Kumar Gowda (born January 8, 1986), better known by his stage name Yash, is an Indian actor best recognized for his performances in Kannada films.

Rocking Star Yash Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts(Actor)
Starting of Rocking Star Yash
Naveen Kumar Gowda, also known as Yash, is an awesome Kannada actor. He was born on 8th January 1986 in Hassan, Karnataka. His father, Arjun Kumar J., worked as a driver in transport service companies. Her, mother, Pushpa, is a housewife. Yash also has a younger sister, Nandini. 
He got his education from Mahajana High School, Mysore. After the completion of his studies, Yash joined the drama group of B.V. Karanth. He made his debut in acting through Nanda Gokula TV Series. He then started his career in this field by working in many TV series like Malebillu, Shiva, and many more. 
He then started his career in the film industry by performing a small role in the movie Jambhada Hudugi. This movie was directed by Priya Hassan and was released in 2007. With his good acting skills, he was taken for a supporting role in the movie Moggina Manasu. 
It was released in 2008 and was directed by Shashank. He got highlighted in acting through this movie as he got a Filmfare award for this movie for the best supporting role. After this, he got the lead role in many movies like Rocky and Modalsala. The latter was his first hit movie. 
However, his next movie Rajdhani did not perform well despite his amazing acting skills. The Karnataka movie which was released the same year got a hit. Googly's movie enhanced his acting career as it was the highest gross movie in the Kannada film industry. Yash is not only performing well in the film industry but has also contributed to the betterment of society by starting an organization, Yash Margo Foundation. He had also sung in movies like Masterpiece and Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari. His 2018 film KGF Chapter - 1 was released in 5 different languages and is arguably one of the biggest hit films in the Kannada film industry. This film's next installment "KGF 2" is among the most awaited movie of 2020, but the KGF 2 is released in April-2022.

Movies of Yash

Year Title Role(s) Notes
2007 Jambada Hudugi Un­known Film debut
2008 Moggina Manasu Rahul Supporting role
Rocky Rocky Debut in the lead role
2009 Kallara Santhe Somu
Gokula N Raja
2010 Thamassu Imran Cameo appearance
Modalasala Karthik
2011 Rajadhani Raja
Kirataka Nandisha
2012 Lucky Vikram Kumar / Lucky
Jaanu Siddharth
Drama T. K. Venkatesha
2013 Chandra Dancer Cameo appearance in song "Tasse Otthu"/"Raaja Raajan"
Googly Sharath
Raja Huli Raja Huli
2014 Gajakesari Krishna / Bahubali Dual Role
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Ramachari
2015 Masterpiece Yuva
2016 Santhu Straight Forward Santhu
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 Rocky / Raja Krishnappa Bhairya
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2

Yash Net Worth

The total net worth of Yash is estimated to be 7 Million Dollars, which in Indian Currency is approximately equal to 53 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e approx Fifty Three Crore INR). The majority of Yash’s earnings come from movies, ads, and brand endorsement. Yash also takes home the profit share from his movies apart from his acting fees. He takes a huge sum of money for brand endorsement.

Name Yash
Full Name Naveen Kumar Gowda
Net Worth (2022) $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 2022

Yash Net Worth Summary

Yash has done multiple mainstream roles in movies which makes him one of the most versatile and talented actors in the field of Cinema. With such a huge profit and earnings, Yash is always in the top spot when comes to sharing, charity, and social work.  Mr. Yash is also in the top spot when it comes to paying Income tax, he is one of the highest taxpayers in the country.

Average earning/remuneration:

Net worth in 2022 Rs. 53 Crore INR
Net worth in 2021 Rs. 30 Crore INR
Net worth in 2020 Rs. 23 Crore INR
Net worth in 2019 Rs. 18 Crore INR
Net worth in 2018 Rs. 11 Crore INR
Annual Income Rs. 6 Crore INR
Luxury cars Rs. 4 Crore INR
Houses Rs. 15 Crore INR

Family, Wife & Caste
Yash was born into a Hindu Family. His father, Arun Kumar, was a former BMTC employee, and his 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).

About Yash:

Yash was born on 8 January 1986 in Karnataka. His father Arun Kumar J is a bus driver in the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation in BMTC Transport Service in Bangalore and his mother Pushpalata is a duodenum. Yash spent his childhood in Mysore. If you love action-comedy and serious entertaining films, you might be a fan of Yash. Here are some of the amazing facts about Yash:

Yash was born on 8 January 1986, in the state of Karnataka, India. His real name is Naveen Kumar Gowda

Name Yash
Real Name Naveen Kumar Gowda
Profession Actor
Age 36 years old (2022)
Birth Date 8 January 1986
Height: in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
weighs: Around 75 kg
Birth Place Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Capricorn
Debut Film: Jambada Hudugi (Kannada, 2007)
TV: Uttarayana (Kannada, 2004)
Spouse: Radhika Pandit (m. 2016)
Children 2
Country India
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 53 Crore INR
Estimated Annual Salary 12 Crore


  • Yash's birthname is Naveen Kumar Gowda and he has a younger sister Nandini. He spent his childhood in Mysore and did his pre-university at Mahajana Education Society. Later on, he joined a drama troupe. 

  • Yash's career began with TV shows and supporting roles in movies. The first series he worked on was Nanda Gokula. It was directed by Ashok Kashyap. 

  • Yash took some time to enter the film industry. He made his debut with Jambada Hudugi (2007) and in 2008 he played the supporting role in Moggina Manasu. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

  • Yash's first solo movie was in 2010 with Modalsala. It was written and directed by Purushottham C. Somanathapura. The movie was his first solo commercial hit. 

  • Post-2010, Yash went on to deliver commercial hit movies. His movie with his co-star Radhika in 2014, Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari became the highest-grossing film. This marked his fifth consecutive movie to be commercially hit. He became the highest-paid Kannada actor in Sandalwood.

  • Yash also gave his voice for two songs in his movie. In Mr. and Mrs. Ramachaari he sang 'Annthamma'. On the other hand, he sang 'Annange Love Angle' for Masterpiece.

  • Yash met his wife Radhika on the set of his first series, Nanda Gokula. They worked together on several movies together. They kept their relationship a secret for a long time.

  • Yash and Radhika got secretly engaged in Goa on August 12, 2016. Later on, they got married in a private ceremony in Bangalore on December 9, 2016. For their reception, Yash invited everyone from Karnataka to Bangalore Palace. 

  • Yash and Radhika founded an organization to help the poor. The couple named it as Yasho Marga Foundation. They have donated 4 crores to the Koppal district to help them with the lakes and provide them with pure drinking water. 

  • In 2018, Yash became a part of an expensive project. He became the lead actor in KGF which was made on a budget of 80 crores. The movie will also have a sequel. 

  • Yash's KGF became the highest-grossing movie. He is the only Kannada actor to enter the 200-crore club. The movie was dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. 

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
2008 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor – Kannada Moggina Manasu Won
2013 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Drama Nominated
2014 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Googly Nominated
SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Googly Nominated
2015 Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada "Annthamma" Nominated
SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Won
2016 IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Masterpiece Nominated
SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Nominated
IIFA Utsavam Best Performance In A Leading Role – Kannada Nominated
IIFA Utsavam Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada "Annange Love Aagidhe" Nominated
Zee Kannada Dashakada Sambhrama Hero Of The Decade – Kannada Won
2017 SIIMA Best Actor – Kannada Santhu Straight Forward Nominated
2019 SIIMA Best Actor- Kannada KGF : Chapter 1 Won
SIIMA Style Icon of South India Won
Filmfare Awards South Best Actor – Kannada Won

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