A renowned south Indian actor, and the man behind the Kolaveri Di sensation.
Age and Height
Dhanush was born on 28th July 1983 to the famous South Indian director Kasthuri Raja. Very few people know that the real name of Dhanush is Venkatesh Prabhu. He is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and is 35 years old (as of 2018). Many of us might know him from his jaw-dropping performance in Raanjhanaa as Kundan.
Dhanush got married to Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya on 18th of November 2004. It has almost been four years since their marriage, which is quite a long period for a relationship that started as a mere media speculation. Aishwarya was Dhanush’s sister's friend and when the rumours of their relationship were garnering huge media coverage, Dhanush went on record and stated that she (Aishwarya) was just his sister's friend.
The unravelling of their love story was just a matter of time, the families too got involved, and we all know the rest. This marriage grabbed eyeballs from all corners. Probably, it was one of the most lavish yet traditional marriages of 2004.
Dhanush was born in a family, which had its roots in the South Indian film industry. He was the son of famous south director Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi. His brother, Selvaraghavan is a director and he was the driving force which made Dhanush take up the acting profession. Having said that, Dhanush is not just an actor, he is a director, playback singer, producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He married Rajinikanth's daughter, Aishwarya in 2004 and they have two sons, Yatra the elder one and Linga the younger one.
Dhanush made his debut in 2002 opposite Sherin Srinagar in the movie Thulluvadho Ilamai, which was directed by Dhanush's father Kasthuri Raja. The movie was well received by fans and critics alike. He then acted in the movie Kaadhal Kondein which was the directorial debut of his brother Selvaraghavan. Some of the honoruable mentions in his early period of filmography include Thiruda Thirudi, Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, and Sullan. He reunited with his father in 2004 for a film called Dreams, which was highly appreciated by the critics. Following the reunion with his father, he acted in a movie called Pudhupettai, which was directed by his brother. He was also seen in a cameo role in the movie Kuselan, in which his father-in-law played the lead role.
In 2011, Dhanush received the national film award for his excellent performance in the movie Aadukalam. In 2012, his lone release was 3 which was directed by his wife and he was cast opposite Shruti Hassan. Then came the song in 2013, which was an impromptu act according to the singing avatar of Dhanush. Yes, we are talking about the song "Why this Kolaveri Di".
In the year 2013, Dhanush made his Bollywood debut opposite Sonam Kapoor in the movie Raanjhanaa which was directed by Anand L Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma. Shamitabh, written and directed by R Balki was Dhanush's next Bollywood movie. It had the superstar Amitabh Bachchan and the daughter of Kamal Hassan, Akshara Hassan.
Dhanush has done a bunch of movies lately, the notable movies include Velaiilla Pattadhari 2, Maari, and its sequel.
Dhanush has been a part of several controversies, but the controversy that took the centre stage was the image leaks in the twitter account of Sucharita, a singer/RJ accusing Dhanush of harassment. Later, the singer came up with a statement that her account was hacked.
Dhanush received the National Film Awards in 2010 for Best Actor, in 2014 for Best Children’s Film and in 2015 for Best Feature Film in Tamil. He also won the Norwegian International Film Festival Award for category The Ray of Sunshine. In 2013, he won the Film Fare Awards Best Debutant Actor (Male).
He also received the Filmfare Awards South in 2011 for Best Actor, in 2012 for Best Male Playback Singer and Best Actor, in 2013, for Critics Best Actor, in 2014 for Best Actor and in 2015 for Best Film.
The man with many talents, Dhanush will soon be making his Hollywood debut with the movie- The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir. Though not much information about the role is revealed, which makes it even more interesting.
|Famous Role||K.P. Karuppu In Aadukalam|
|Height (In Cm)||173|
|Figure Measurement||Not known|
|Date of Birth||1983-7-28|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Madurai Kamraj University Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|Education Qualification||BCA (Correspondence)|