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Dhanush Profile

  • Name:
  • Dhanush
  • Other Name:
  • Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
  • Born:
  • July 28, 1983
  • Father:
  • Kasthuri Raja
  • Mother:
  • Vijayalakshmi
  • Spouse:
  • Aishwarya Rajinikanth
  • Awards:
  • Asianet Film Award for Popular Tamil Actor in 2011

    National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Aadukalam in 2011

    SIIMA Award for Best Actor in Tamil for the film Aadukalam 2011

    Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year for the film Yaaradi Nee Mohini in 2008

    Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year for the films Aadukalam, Mayakkam Enna in 2011

    Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for the film Aadukalam in 2011

Dhanush Biography

Dhanush is an Indian film actor and producer concentrating in Tamil film industry. He belongs to a family of cinematic background and has won many awards for this performance. He started to act in films at his age of 20 and has given many hit films to date. He became popular worldwide after the mega hit song Why This Kolaveri Di.


Dhanush was born on 28th July 1983 in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. His original name is Venkatesh Prabhu. His father Kasthuri Raja is a popular director. His mother’s name is Vijayalakshmi. He has one elder brother named Selvaraghavan who is also a film director and two sisters. He completed his schooling at St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Awarthirunagar and entered acting after that. He married Aishwarya, the daughter of the famous actor Rajinikanth on 18th November 2004 and has two sons named Yatra and Linga.


His father casted him in the lead role in the film he directed namely Thulluvadho Ilamai. It went on to be a blockbuster getting many positive reviews. But he got a big break only after performing in the movie Kadhal Kondein directed by his brother. It turned a huge commercial success.


Many of his films were huge hits including Pudhupettai, Thiruvilayadal Arambam, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundarami, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Polladhavan to name a few. He also has worked as a playback singer in some of his own films like Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, Pudhupettai, Mayakkam Enna and Aayirathil Oruvan.


His film list includes the films namely Thulluvadho Ilamai, Thiruda Thirudi, Sullan, Dreams, Devathaiyai KAnden, Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam, Polladhavan, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Kutty, Uthama Puthiran, Aadukalam, Seedan, Mayakkam Enna, Vengai, etc.

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Updated: September 14, 2017

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