The Rocking Star of India, Yash, turns 36 today on January 8 2022. The superstar enjoys a massive fan following all across the country and rose to Pan-India fame with his 2018 action blockbuster KGF: Chapter 1, where he essayed the role of Rocky Bhai. With his fans celebrating the actor across social media platforms, we have curated a list of 7 facts about the actor that you must know!
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Yash Isn’t The Superstar’s Real Name!
There’s only one Yash and there is no doubt about that. But do you know that this isn’t the rocking star’s real name? The KGF star’s birthname is Naveen Kumar Gowda, althought he is popularly known by his stage name Yash.
Hails From A Middle Class Family
The Rocky star was born in the small town in Hassan district of Karnataka in a middle-class family, where his father worked as a bus driver in the transport service. During the a promotional event for KGF, Baahubali director SS Rajamouli had said “I was amazed after knowing that Yash is the son of a bus driver. I’m told that his father insists on continuing with his profession even today since it is the point from where his son became a household name. To me, Yash’s father is the real star more than the actor”.
Began His Journey With Television
Did you know that before he ventured into movies, Yash acted in TV serials. He made his first appearance in a TV series Nanda Gokula directed by Ashoke Kashyap back in the year 2005.
In 2014, He Became One Of The Highest Paid stars In Kannada Industry
The 2014 film Mr. and Mrs. Ramachaari where he worked alongside actress Radhika Pandit, who is also his wife, was a roaring hit and became the highest-grossing movie of that year. With this, he became the highest-paid actor in Kannada cinema. Interestingly, he also sang two songs for this film: Annthamma, and Annange Love Angle.
KGF And The Superstardom
In 2018 he starred in K.G.F: Chapter 1, which was released in Kannada along with dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, had the highest production budget in the Kannada cinema industry, and emerging as highest Grossing film in Kannada industry, collecting over ₹250 crore.
An Active Social Worker
In 2017, Yash along with his actress wife Radhika Pandit founded an organization and named it as Yasho Marga Foundation. The foundation took up the water crisis issue in Koppal district of Karnataka by reportedly investing ₹4 crores towards the desalination of the lakes and providing pure drinking water to the drought affected areas.
KGF 2 All Set To Set The Screen On Fire This April
With the thundering success of KGF: Chapter 1 in 2018, the makers of the Yash starrer are back with the highly-awaited second installment of the mega action blockbuster, KGF: Chapter 2 that is set to release in cinemas on April 14, 2022.