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Dhanush

Dhanush

Actor/Singer/Lyricst
Biography:  Dhanush is a Tamil actor who was born on July 28, 1984. Venkatesh Prabhu is his birth name. He is the son of director Kasthuri Raja and the younger brother of director Selvaraghavan. He completed his higher secondary education and entered the film field due to his brother's compulsion. Personal Life Dhanush was born as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja. He entered acting after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan . On November 18, 2004, he married Aishwarya Rajinikanth. He has two sons named Yathra and Linga. The couple announced their separation on January 17, 2022. Career Dhanush debuted in the film Thulluvadho Ilamai under the direction of his father, Kasthuri Raja. The film became a big hit all over Tamil Nadu. Then, Dhanush was handled by his brother Selvaraghavan for Kadhal Konden, which was Selva's debut movie, and it earned fame for Dhanush. Next, Thiruda Thirudi, a commercial movie, also became a blockbuster. Then came his first failure, Pudhukottaiyilirindhu Saravanan, which was directed by Stanley. Then, Sullan's movie also fell into the same category due to his poor physique, and both of these action movies flopped. Again, he teamed up with his brother for Pudhupettai. Dhanush played the role of a gangster; his body language and acting earned him many fans, but the movie had an average run at the box office. After three years, he achieved commercial success with Thiruvilayadal Arambam. The movie showed the love story of a poor guy and a rich girl in a comic sense. Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram was released, and it became a big disaster in his career. It was a remake of the Kannada movie Jogi. Then came Polladhavan during Deepavali, directed by a debutant named Vetrimaran, which became a hit. He also made a cameo appearance in his father-in-law Rajinikanth's film, "Kuselan." For the second time, he worked with Vetrimaran, and the movie gained positive reviews. Dhanush won the "Best Actor" award in 2011 at the 58th National Awards for the movie Aadukalam. The movie "3" was directed by his wife, Aishwarya Rajinikanth. The film was a commercial success, and his song "Why This Kolaveri Di" became a YouTube hit, landing him his Hindi debut film, Ranjhanaa. For the first time, he appeared in Bharath Bala's film Mariyaan, a music film by A. R. Rahman. Other Works Dhanush occasionally works as a playback singer and lyricist as well, generally in his own films. He was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan by its composer, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and collaborated again with him in his brother Selvaraghavan's directorial, Pudhupettai. He sang further numbers in Selvaraghavan's films, Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna. The song "Why This Kolaveri Di" from his wife's film 3 was his biggest success.The song became viral on the internet and gained an overwhelming response, earning Dhanush nationwide fame. He had also sung another song, "Kannazhaga," from the same film with his co-star Shruti Haasan. He was nominated to become the brand ambassador of PETA with the title of "India's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2011." Dhanush joined hands with WWF India to support Earth Hour 2012. He also started his own production banner, Wunder Bar .
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Dhanush Movies

Movie Director
Tamil
as Actor
Sekhar Kammula Jan 2025
Tamil
as Actor
Arun Matheshwaran Oct 2025
Tamil
as Actor
Selvaraghavan 2024
Dhanush 14 May 2024

Dhanush: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

Dhanush

Name Dhanush
Profession(s) Main Profession
Actor, Producer, Singer

Other Profession
Date Of Birth 28 Jul 1983
Age 41
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Current Residence Alwarpet, Chennai
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 1.73 m
Zodiac Sign Leo
Hobbies Playing snooker & table tennis, Reading novels, Writing

Dhanush Family

Father Kasthuri Raja (flimmaker)
Mother Vijaylakshmi
Sibling Selvaraghavan (Director), Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi (Doctor)
Spouse Aishwarya Dhanush (m. 08 Nov 2004)
Children Yatra (born 2006), Linga (borrn 2010)

Dhanush Education

Education Qualification Bachelor of Computer Application
College(s) Kamaraj University, Madurai.
School(s) Thai Sathya Matroiculation Hr Seceondary School.

Dhanush Net Worth

Net Worth $20 Million

Dhanush Debut Movies

Tamil Thulluvatho Ilamai
Hindi Raanjhanaa
English The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Telugu Sir

Dhanush Awards

Year Award Category status movie
2018 Edison Awards Best Actor Winner
2018 Vikatan Award Best Actor Winner
2014 Filmfare Awards Best Male Debut Winner

Dhanush Unknown Facts

  • In just six minutes, Dhanush wrote Why This Kolaveri Di, his most well-known song to date. In fact, according to accounts, the first recording of the song was done in less than 35 minutes.
  • The guy, who hails from a background of film directors, felt compelled to pursue acting. But he intended to specialize in the hotel business and work as a chef.
  • Dhanush is two years younger than Aishwarya. In 2003 After they met at the Kadhal Kondaen launch, she gave him a bouquet of flowers and requested to stay in touch. In 2004, the pair were married.
  • Everyone is aware that Venkatesh Prabhu is Dhanush's real name. He chose the name Dhanush, after being inspired by the mission's name in the 1995 Kamal Haasan film "Kuruthipunal,"
  • Dhanush earned PETA's title for "Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity" in 2011.
  • In addition to being a strict vegetarian, Dhanush is a devoted follower of Lord Shiva. As a nod to Lord Shiva, he gave his two kids the names Linga and Yatra. Whenever he wants to recharge his positive energy, he enjoys visiting Shiva temples.

Dhanush Photos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dhanush

  • The age of Dhanush in the 2024 was 41.

  • The Dhanush's was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu..

  • The DOB for Dhanush was 28 Jul 1983.

  • The Dhanush is approximately 1.73 m tall.

  • The most recent movies for Dhanush is Captain Miller.

  • Dhanush is best known for the films Thulluvatho Ilamai and Kaadhal Kondein.

  • In just six minutes, Dhanush wrote Why This Kolaveri Di, his most well-known song to date. In fact, according to accounts, the first recording of the song was done in less than 35 minutes. and The guy, who hails from a background of film directors, felt compelled to pursue acting. But he intended to specialize in the hotel business and work as a chef. .

  • The Dhanush had $20 Million's worth of wealth.

  • Kubera were Dhanush's upcoming films.

  • The educational background of Dhanush was Bachelor of Computer Application.

  • The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir was Dhanush first movie in Hollywood

  • The Dhanush Instagram account is dhanushkraja.

  • The Dhanush Twitter handle is dhanushkraja.

  • Dhanush's next feature film with Sekhar Kammula.

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