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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

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  • Naveen Gowda was born to a Kannadiga family on January 8, 1986.
  • His journey from a bus driver's son to becoming a pan-India actor includes several hurdles.

KGF fame Rocky Bhai portrayed by Kannada star Yash has become a household name. His popularity scaled boundaries with the release of the first chapter of KGF. However, Rocking star was already Yash basking with success in the Kannada Film Industry much before the release of KGF.

Yash has already established a fandom with several blockbuster movies in his 13 years career. Rocking star extended his territory and reach with the release of KGF Chapter 1 in 2018.

By now, fans are well aware that 'Yash' is the Rocking Star's screen name while his original name is Naveen Kumar Gowda. But, do you know why the Kannada actor opted to keep Yash as his screen name?

Naveen Gowda was born to a Kannadiga family on January 8, 1986. His journey from a bus driver's son to becoming a pan-India actor includes several hurdles.

Yash set off his journey as an actor with theatre plays and then made his foray into tele-serials. His first television serial was Nanda Gokula which also starred Radhika Pandit. With the growing popularity, the actor went on to play in several tele-serials like Uttarayana, Malebillu, Preethi Illada Mele and Shiva.

To accelerate his career growth, the actor then stepped into the Kannada Film Industry in 2008. He made his first silver screen appearance in Moggina Manasu in 2008 in a supporting role and bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his stellar performance in the movie

His first film as the lead character was Rocky. The actor has never looked back since then and starred as the lead character in movies and now he is among the highest-paid actors in the Sandalwood industry.

According to a post by PVR Cinemas on its verified Twitter handle, Naveen Gowda aka Yash was suggested to change his name with some other fancy names when he started his full-fledged acting career. Then the actor decided to keep his childhood name Yash replacing his real name for the film industry.

Yash was also addressed as ‘Tiger’ by his friends.

Well, this is something that many fans of Rocky Bhai aka Yash may be unaware!

Yash's most anticipated movie KGF Chapter 2 release date has been rescheduled for April 14 next year. Till then anticipating fans have to keep patience and wait until the gangsters fill the theatres and the monster roars aloud.

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