Naveen Kumar Gowda (born 8 January 1986), known mononymously by his screen name Yash, is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Kannada films. Prior to films, he appeared in acted in theater plays and television soaps.Following this, Yash made his film debut in in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi, playing a supporting role in the film. In his second film, Moggina Manasu (2008), he played the male lead opposite Radhika Pandit. The film emerged as a commercial success and earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Yash went on to star in many commercially successful films such as Modalasala (2010), Rajadhani (2011), Kirataka (2011), Lucky (2012), Jaanu (2012), Drama (2012), Googly (2013), Raja Huli (2013), Gajakesari (2014) and Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari (2014). With a successful track record of hits, Yash established himself as one of the bankable stars of Kannada cinema.