Dhanush Biography, Facts & Life Story

Dhanush Indian Actor, Filmmaker, Singer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Dhanush, Bruce Lee of Kollywood

Full Name:Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

Profession:Actor, Filmmaker, Singer

Nationality:Indian

Age (as of 2019):36 years old

Date of Birth:July 28, 1983

Birthplace:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 9 inches (1.70 m)

Weight:63 kg (139 lbs)

Chest:38 inches

Waist:30 inches

Biceps:11 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Playing snooker & table tennis, reading novels, writing

Favorite Actor:Amitabh Bachchan, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Rajinikanth

Favorite Actress:Siman, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci

Favorite Food:Idiyappam, Kadala Curry

Favorite Color:Black


Dhanush is a famous actor of Tollywood born on 28th July, 1984. His real name is Venkatesh Prabhu. He is the younger brother of director Selvaraghavan and son of director Kasthuri Raja. Dhanush completed his higher education and appeared into the showbiz field because of his brother’s pressure.

Dhanush married Aishwarya Rajinikanth in 2004 and has two sons named Linga and Yathra. Moreover, he has two elder sisters who are doctors by profession. He first time debuted in the movie Thulluvadho Ilamai in the direction of his Dad Kasthuri Raja. This movie became a mega hit all across Tamil Nadu. Afterward, Dhanush was nominated by his elder brother Selvaraghavan for the movie Kadhal Konden and it got massive fame for Dhanush.

Afterward, Thiruda Thirudi a commercial film also became a mega hit on box office. Then, Dhanush encountered his first failure Pudhukottaiyilirindhu Saravanan a movie directed by Stanley. After that, the movie Sullan also fell in the similar category owing to his poor body structure and both of these action films ultimately flopped.

Once again, Dhanush teamed up with his elder brother for the movie Pudhupettai. In this movie, he played the title role of a gangster, his acting and body language earned him voluminous fans, though the movie did only average business on box office. Afterward, Dhanush savored the success after period of 3 years with the megahit movie Thiruvilayadal Arambam. This movie presented the love story of a rich girl and very poor guy in a comical sense.

Dhanush also played the role, for his father-in-law Rajinikanth’s project Kuselan.  Once again, Dhanush worked with Vetrimaran and the film got encouraging reviews. He also received award for the Best actor of 2011 in 58th National Awards for the film Aadukalam.

The film 3 was directed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth, his wife. This movie became a mega hit and his song “Why this Kolaveri Di” became a big super hit on YouTube, which paved the way of his Hindi film debut Ranjhanaa.  He was selected to become brand ambassador of PETA by the title of India’s Erotic Vegetarian Celebrity of 2011.

Facts You Never Knew About Dhanush!

    • Dhanush is a pure vegetarian.
    • He acted for the first time when he was only 16 years old in a film directed by his father.
    • Dhanush cannot speak good Hindi.
    • He is big fan of FC Barcelona.
    • Dhanush married to Aishwarya at the age of 21 years.
    • Dhanush wife Aishwarya is 2 years olderthan him.
    • He failed in his class 12th examinations.
    • Typically he takes only a single day for dubbing for his films.
    • He is the first actor of South Indian who crossed 4M followers on twitter.
    • Dhanush is youngest personality who won The National Award.
    • He won 7 filmfare awards, 3 national film awards as singer, actor and producer.
    • His song “Why This Kolaveri Di” was the very first Indian video song to cross more than100 million views on YouTube.
    • “Kolaveri Di” song was written within 5 minutes by Dhanush.
    • In 2011, Dhanush received India’s Hottest Vegetarian Award.
    • Dhanush is an Indian Film Actor, director, Producer, Writer, Playback Singer, Lyricist and Screenplay Writer. He was born on 28 July 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
    • Dhanush works in Tamil Film Industry and established himself as a leading & commercial successful Actor.
    • Dhanush was received 5th National Film Awards for Best Actor by the Film Aadkalam (2010).
    • Dhanush’s Popular Song “Whay This Kolaveri Di“, which is the first Indian Video Song to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He has received several Awards including three times National Film Awards and seven times Filmfare Awards.
    • Dhanush produces movies under his own production company named Wunderbar Films.
    • Dhanush married to Aishwarya R. Dhanush in 18 November 2004. Dhanush wife Aishwarya R. Dhanush works as Director and Classical Dancer. The couple have two sons named Yatra, born in 2006 and Linga, born in 2010.

Dhanush Education

Qualification: BCA

School: Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai

College: Madurai Kamaraj University

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Dhanush Career

Profession: Actor, Filmmaker, Singer

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Film: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2011)
  • Directorial Debut: Power Paandi (2017)

Salary: 10-15 crore/film

Net Worth: $15 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Kasthuri Raja

Mother: Vijaylakshmi

Brother(s): Selvaraghavan

Sister(s): K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Aishwarya Rajinikanth (m. 2004-present)

Children: 2

Son(s): Yatra (2006) and Linga (2010)


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