Superstar Yash is no more just a Kannada star but he has become an Indian superstar after the massive success of his KGF franchise. The actor has gained a lot of popularity from his character Rocky Bhai. But did you know that the actor was not born with a silver spoon? Yash was born into a non-filmy family background but he had a dream to become an actor and to rule the screens.
Naveen Kumar Gowda aka Yash was born in Boovanahalli a small village in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Coming from a struggling background where his father held a job as a bus conductor, Yash had to work very hard to achieve his dreams. But his family always encouraged him to pursue his career in acting. His parents allowed him to go and work on the sets of a film but hoped that he would return in two days or at max, a week. “They thought okay, maximum one or two days he will be there, or a week, and he will come back. He will realize what life is,” the actor said in an interview with Variety.
Yash revealed that back then when he had started working as an assistant director on a film’s set, unfortunately, the film got shelved after two days, he was left with no place to stay in the big film city. Later, he found a theatre group that used to be run by popular dramatist, the late BV Karanth. Yash saw his calling on the stage and worked with the Benaka drama troupe for a long time.
Yash said. “I never had a plan B, I always thought I’m a hero. That’s because, in childhood, I used to participate in a lot of cultural activities, and I used to get that extra attention – people used to clap and whistle. So I think I got addicted to it at a very young age.”
Well, the struggle race of Yash had come to its end as in 2008, Yash grabbed the role of a lead character in a film titled Rocky, later the name itself created the path for the superstar with the KGF franchise. Speaking about it, the actor said, “Just by doing that one step so much has changed for our industry. People received it in every part of the country and nobody expected this to happen. If you’re confident about your product, I think you should go out and explore.”