Naveen Kumar Gowda, better known by his stage name Yash, is an Indian actor who works in Kannada films. He is the recipient of three Filmfare Awards South. Yash began his career with appearances in several television series in the 2000s. He made his film debut in 2007 with Jambada Hudugi.
The 2008 romantic drama Moggina Manasu, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, proved to be a breakthrough for Yash. His first film in a leading role, Rocky (2008), was poorly received critically and a box office flop.