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Yash (KGF Actor) Wiki, Height, Age, Relationship, Family, Biography & More



BioData / Biography

Yash is a famous actor in Kannada as well as in Hindi cinema. Yash got a lot of success and popularity after his Superhit Film KGF. He married his long-time girlfriend Kannada actress Radhika Pandit in 2016. He is 36 years old as of 2022. Recently he is garnering news headlines for the sequel of his super hit movie KGF Chapter 2. His net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 80 Crore as in 2022.

Yash with her wife Radhika
Genuine Name  Naveen Kumar Gowda
Pet &NicknameYash
Profession LineActor, Singer
WifeRadhika Pandit (m. 2016-present)
ChildrenSon: Ayush (birth- October 2019),
Daughter: Ayra (birth- December 2018)
Marriage Date9 December 2016
GirlfriendRadhika Pandit (actress)
Fan Following6.3 million on Instagram

Morphology (Physical Appearance)

Weight70 kg,
154 pounds
Height      180 centimeters
1.80 meters
5’feet 11’’inches  
BodyChest: 44 Inches
Biceps: 16 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches    
Eye Color  Brown  
Hair Color  Black  
Skin ColorAlmond

Career Path

  • Yash started his acting career through the TV serial “Uttarayana” in 2004, then he appeared in the drama serial Nanda Gokula which was telecasted on ETV Kannada, he also worked in various TV serials.
  • Naveen Gowda also worked in a Kannada movie Moggina Manasu in a supporting role opposite actress Radhika Pandit, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
 Moggina Manasu
  • Naveen got the lead role in the film Rocky in 2008 and also acted in various action films such as Gokula in 2009.
Yash in KGF Chapter 2
KGF Chapter 2
  • In 2010, his first commercially successful movie Modalasala with Bhama, and his romantic movie Googly in 2013 with famous actress Kirti Kharbanda become one of the highest-grossing movies of the year.
  • In 2018, he received immense popularity from her superhit movie KGF: Chapter 1, critics and the audience gave positive reviews for the movie
  • This movie becomes highly successful at the box office that year, movie generates Rs. 250 Crore. After the movie KGF, Yash was known by the name of Rocky Bhai.
Rocky Bhai
  • Recently he is grabbing news headlines for the Sequel of his movie KGF Chapter 2, the movie collected more than 134 crores on the first day of its opening.
2007Jumba Hudugi
2018KGF 1Rocky
2021KGF 2Rocky
  • Rocky Bhai is a good singer and sang many songs like “Annthamma” and “Annange Love Aagide” in the film Masterpiece in 2015.

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Id @thenameisyash

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.
yash actor childhood
  • 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.
  • He is known for his stage name Yash but his real name is Naveen Kumar Gowda.
Yash with family
Yash With his Family
  • During the making of the film Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari in 2014, he fell in love with actress Radhika Pandit and the couple got married in 2013 in Banglore.
  • The couple had two children one daughter Ayra and one son Ayush.
Date of birth  8 January 1986 (Wednesday)
Age  35 years (as in 2021)  
Birth Place  Bhuvanahalli, Hassan, Karnataka (India)
Birth & Zodiac sign  Capricorn (based on the date of birth)  
Nationality  Indian  
Religion  Hinduism  
EthnicityNot known
Home villa  Bangalore, Karnataka, India  
School Academy  Mahajana High School, Mysore, Karnataka
University/College Name  Mahajana Education Society (MES)
Last QualificationGraduate
Food & Dietary habits  Vegetarian    
Interest & Hobbies   Singing and Riding
Awards        Filmfare Awards South
2009: Best Supporting Actor in Kannada-Moggina Manasu
2015: Best Actor in Kannada-Mr. and Mrs. Ramchari
KGF: Chapter 1
2019: Most Influential Young Indian- GQ50
2019: Style Icon of South India- SIIMA
2019: Filmfare Award South for Best Actor    
Net WorthRs. 40 Crore (INR)

Family & Ancestor

yash actor father
MotherPushpa (housewife)
FatherArun Kumar (Work in Karnataka transport service BMTC as a driver)
Sister Nandani
Sister Nandani

Favourite & Beloved things

FoodVada Pav
Actor  Salman Khan, Rajinikanth
Actress  Late Sridevi
CricketerVirat Kohli
Holiday &
Festivity Destination(s)  
Dubai, Chennai
Color & Dye(s)White

Luxury Style

Yash had a huge crush on Yamaha RX 100 bike since her childhood, his parents gifted him RX100 when he was studying in college later he modified his bike.

Tattoo Design  Not Known
Car CollectionAudi A6, Rolls Royce Wraith

Some minor known facts about Yash

  • Yash does not smoke and drinks alcohol.
  • Rocky Bhai is the founder of the organization “Yasho Marga Foundation”. This foundation works to provide pure water and upliftment of the peoples of the villages of Karnataka.
Yash Daughter
  • When he becomes a father he posted a post with his daughter Ayra on his Twitter handle for his fans.
  • More than 6.3 million followers follow him on Instagram.

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