These Are Some Of The Lesser Known Facts About KGF Star Yash
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These Are Some Of The Lesser Known Facts About KGF Star Yash

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Yash popularly known as Rocky Bhai from the film KGF is one of the most popular actors in the Sandalwood film industry. Yash began his career with Jambada Hudugi. He got the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Moggina Manasu in 2008. His last film, KGF was a great success and gained him much attention. It was dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam and became the highest-grossing Kannada film. The advance booking of the KGF Chapter 2 is already started and surely it will bring a tsunami at the box office. Here are some of the fascinating facts about Yash aka Rocky Bhai.

 

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  • Yash was born to a father who worked as a bus driver for the KSRTC and then the BMTC transportation services. His mother Pushpa is a housewife. Yash’s family is from a small town in Karnataka’s Hassan district.
  • Naveen Kumar Gowda is Yash’s birth name. He has a younger sister named Nandini. He grew up in Mysore and attended Mahajana Education Society for his pre-university education. Yash afterward joined a drama group.

 

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  • Yash’s acting career began with TV series and minor roles in films. Nanda Gokula was his first series to work on. Ashok Kashyap directed the film.
  • It took Yash some time to break into the film industry. He made his acting debut in Jambada Hudugi (2007) and played a minor part in Moggina Manasu in 2008. He was named Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards.

 

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  • Rocky was Yash’s debut solo film that was released in 2008. Modalasala was released in 2010 and gave him more popularity. Purushottham C. Somanathapura wrote and directed the film. His first solo commercial success came with this film.
  • After 2010, Yash continued to make commercially successful films. Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, which he co-starred in with Radhika in 2014, became the highest-grossing film of that year. This was his fifth commercially successful film in a row. In Sandalwood, he became the highest-paid Kannada actor.
  • Yash also contributed his vocals to two songs in the film. He sang ‘Annthamma’ in Mr. and Mrs. Ramachaari. He sang ‘Annange Love Angle’ for Masterpiece, on the other hand.
  • On the set of his debut series, Nanda Gokula, Yash met his wife Radhika. They collaborated on multiple films together. For a long time, they kept their relationship a secret.

 

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  • On August 12, 2016, Yash and Radhika secretly hitched in Goa. Later, on December 9, 2016, they married in a secret ceremony in Bangalore. Yash invited everyone from Karnataka to their reception at Bangalore Palace.
  • The couple has two children together. Arya, their first daughter, was born on December 2, 2018. Their son Yatharv, on the other hand, was born on October 30, 2019.

 

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  • Yash and Radhika founded a charity to aid the poor. Yasho Marga Foundation was the name chosen by the couple. They have provided Rs. 4 crores to the Koppal district to assist with the lakes and provide clean drinking water.
  • Yash was a member of an expensive project in 2018. He was cast as the lead in KGF, a film with an estimated budget of 80 crores. There will be a sequel to the film.

 

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  • KGF, directed by Prashanth Neel became the highest-grossing film of the year. He is the only Kannada actor to reach the milestone of 200 crores. The film was dubbed in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.
  • Yash is believed to charge 15 crores for every project after the success of KGF. As a result, he became the highest-paid actor.

 

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  • Yash’s next film is Prashanth Neel’s KGF Chapter 2. The advance booking is already started and has brought a tsunami at the box office. KGF Chapter 2 will hit theatres on April 14, 2022. Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon are also playing prominent roles in the film.

These are some of the lesser-known facts about Yash. Were you aware of these facts? Let us know in the comments below.

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