19 August 2013

Tamil actor Dhanush Bio Data and Profile Biography

Tamil Cinema Actor Dhanush 

Tamil actor Dhanush is recently very famous throughout the world by singing the song Why this Kolaveri di. The real name of Actor Dhanush is Venkatesh Prabhu. He is one of the best and shining actors of the Kollywood film industry. Other than acting, he spends his time as a lyricist, music director, and singer. He started his cinema life as an actor. The first movie of Dhanush was commercially success and his Tamil cinema travel started to move in his own style. Now he was acted more than twenty-five number of movies. 

Tamil actor Dhanush Bio Data

Tamil actor Dhanush Real Name: Venkatesh Prabhu

Date of birth: 28-07-1983

Age: 38 ( as of 2022 )
Wife name: Aishwarya ( Daughter of Rajnikanth )

Marriage Day - 18 November 2004

Divorce Date: 18 January 2022

Number of years Dhanush lived with Aishwarya Rajinikanth - 18 years

Children Names: Yatra and Linga

Debut movie: Thulluvadho Ilamai ( 2002 )

He has crossed 18 years so far in Cinema.

Father name - Kasthuri Raja ( Director )

Mothers native place - Sankara Puram ( 110 KM from Madurai )

Brother Name - Selva Raghavan ( Director )

Sisters - Vimala Geetha and Karthika Devi

School -Thai Sathya Matriculation, Sali Gramam, Chennai ( till 10th std ) | St Johns Matriculation school, Chennai & JRK MAtriculation school ( Chennai ) -  11th and 12th Standard. 

Favorite Actress: Sushmita Sen; Scarlett Johansson

Height - 173 CM

Weight - 70 KG

Chest - 38 Inches

Waist - 28 Inches

Biceps - 11 Inches

Zodiac Sign / Star / Raasi - Leo

College - He did not go for regular college studies as he started acting from 11th standard and he did his degree through Madurai Kamaraj University ( Distance Education )

Hobbies:  Playing Snooker, Table Tennis, and Writing

Best Quality he believes in - Sincerity 

Interesting Facts about Dhanush :

He is shy in character. 

Before becoming an actor he wanted to be a cook/chef. 

In the very first day shooting of Dhanush, he acted without interest as he did not even have the interest to become an actor.

He was not nervous in his first-day shooting of Thulluvadho Ilamai also he did not feel pleasant. 

He has revealed that he will do a movie for director Vetrimaaran even without listening to the story. 

The first-day shoot of Rhanjana ( debut movie for Dhanush in Bollywood ) was pleasant for him. He has taken the first-day shoot of Rhanjana as an opportunity to feel the first-day shoot which he had to miss in his first-day shoot of Tamil cinema.

It has been difficult for him to act by talking in Hindi for that movie as Dhanush does not know Hindi. He had to memorize the whole dialogue throughout the movie.

He treated his debut to Hollywood movies only as of the third language movie that he is doing to act in.

Dhanush beating Amitabh Bachan scene for Shamitabh movie shooting was conducted right on the exact date of VIP movie release date. 

Initially, he refused the director to act in Pudhupettai movie, and then he was convinced by one of the technicians of the movie. 

One of the famous directors Cheenu Ramasamy has expressed his wish of directing movies with Dhanush in an interview. 

He used to say in all of his interviews that his brother is the reason for the good position he is in the industry now. 

While working for his Bollywood movie, Rhanjanna, he has put his hard work by doing all the following stuff:

1. Getting the scene paper one day before
2. Translate them to Tamil
3. Act and record the scene in Tamil first
4. Memorize the Hindi dialogues then
5. Acting by talking in the Hindi language. 
6. Comparing his acting in both languages to make sure he is not missing any performance. 

Words of Celebrities on Dhanush:

Tamannah: Genuine Friend in Tamil cinema Industry. 

Personal Life of Dhanush:

He married the daughter of Super Star Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rajnikanth in 2004 and he has got divorced in the year 2022. . 

During his childhood, he used to go and spend time in the village namely Sankarapuram near Madurai to spend his summer holidays. 

Acting career of Tamil cinema Actor Dhanush

Dhanush Upcoming movies are - Vaathi ( directed by Venky Athuri ) and Captain Miller. 

List of Dhanush movies in 2022:

Naane Varuven:

This movie came in theaters with the combination of Dhanush - Yvan Shankar Raja - Selva Raghavan ( Director ) which has given big block buster movies in early days. This movie had Indhuja Ravichandran and Eli Avr Ram as main female actors. 


In this movie, Tiruchitrambalam Dhanush did the protoganist with 3 heroins - Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar. under the direction of Jawahar.. It was a block buster movie with good critic reviews. 

The Gray Man:

This is a hollywood movie. In this movie Dhanush has done a remarkable role as Lone Wolf under the direction of Antony Russo. 


This movie was released in OTT - Disney Plus Hotstar, in which he acted with Malavika Mohanan under the direction of Karthik Naren. 

Year 2021 released Dhanush movies:

Atrangi Re :

A hjindi movie in which he acted with Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and other famour Bollywood actors under the direction of Anand L Rai. 

This movie was directed by Karthik Subbaraj. It was released by OTT - Netflix. This movie got negative reviews from critics. 

This was one of the biggest blockbuster movies of the year also it got positive reviews from critics. 
This movie was directed by Mari Selvaraj and the heroine of this movie is Rajisha Vijayan. Lal, Gauri G Kishan and others did major roles in this movie. 

Atrange Re:

This is the only Bollywood movie released in the year 2021 for Dhanush. 

Tamil Actor Dhanush Cinema Entry 

Cinema entry of Dhanush started in the year 2001. The debut movie of Tamil actor Dhanush is thulluvadho ilamai, which was directed by his father Kasthuri Raja. For this movie, he paired with beautiful actress Sherin. The first movie of Dhanush was a blockbuster. The story and the performance were liked by youths. A group of fans started to follow his after the success of the first movie. The second movie was released in the year 2003. The movie director is Selvaraghavan, who is the brother of Dhanush. The movie Kadhal Kondein was a super hit movie and the movie was liked by all age group people. The acting performance of Dhanush is always natural and excellent. He won the film fare best actor for this movie.

In Kadhal Kondein movie he acted like a psycho youngster, the name of the character he played is Vinodh. The story of Kadhal Kondein is a love subject. He paired with Tamil actress Sonia Agarwal. The third movie of Dhanush was released in the year 2003. Thiruda Thirudi is the third movie, he got good comments for this move. The song Manmadha Rasa Kanni Manasa kollathey was super hit for its fast beat and Dhanush Chaya Singh dance. It is the next commercial success movie of Dhanush.

Tamil Actor Dhanush Cinema Career Continues:

After getting success in the first three films, Dhanush continued his cinema travel with great hope. The next movie Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan was directed by S. S. Stanley was released in the year 2004. The movie was not in the expected range. It has disappointed the expectations of the audience and especially fans of Tamil actor Dhanush. Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan got many negative comments and the movie is the first flop to Dhanush. The next movie Sullan was also not in the expected range. Another movie named Dreams was released in the same year. Director of Dreams is Kasthuri Raja, movie stamped as a failure and to date the biggest failure of Dhanush is Dreams. Then he continued in the year 2005, Dhanush movies released In 2005 are Devathaiyai Kanden, Adhu Oru kana kalam.

Dhanush in Pudhupettai was released in the year 2006. This was a big-budget movie directed by Selvaraghavan. Actress Sneha and Sonia Agarwal are the heroines of Pudhupettai Tamil film. The dhatha role played by Dhanush is 'Kokki' Kumar. This is totally a new subject to the actor, his past movies are based on love and romance but Pudhupettai showed the other side of Dhanush’s acting talent. Pudhupettai was dupped in Dhoolpet in the Telugu language. The success of the movie is better than Tamil in Telugu. In the same year, Thiruvilayasal Aramban was released and it is a big flop.

Dhanush started the year 2007 with a Kannada dubbed movie called Jogi. In Kannda Jogi is a box office hit mother sentiment movie. Jogi Tamil remake Paratti Engira Azhagu Sundaram, Tamil audience has seen many mother sentiment movies, so the movie did not touch the heart of the audience, again Paratti Engira Azhagu Sundaram pairing with Tamil actress Meera Jasmine was a failure to Dhanush. In the same year he did another movie Polladhavan super hit movie. Then he acted many movies like Yaaradi nee Mohini pairing with Tamil actress Nayantara and Tamil movie Padikathavan pairing with Tamil actress Tamanna Bhatia, Kutty with Shriya Sharan, and Uthama Puthiran pairing with Tamil actress Genilea Dheshmukh. These movies are neither hit, not flop.

Dhanush in Aadukalam Super Hit movie

Dhanush's in super hit movie Aadukalam was released in the year 2011. This movie was a box office hit after a long time. Aadukalam director Vetrimaran. In this movie, Dhanush paired with Tamil actress Taapsee Pannu. Adukalam movie story is based on a cockfight. In this movie, he acted as a local cock fighter. This movie was accepted by the Tamil audience and gained a more positive response. Aadukalamgot awards in a national film festival, for this movie Dhanush won the National award for best actor. Dhanush is the youngest actor who won the national award in the Tamil film industry. His next projects are Seedan, Mappillai; In the movie Maappillai, Dhanush paired up with Tamil actress Hansika Motwani and this is the debut movie for her and Tamil actress Manisha Koirala also acted in this movie. In maappillai, Dhanush comedy with Vivek was hilarious.

Then Dhanush acted in the Tamil movie Venghai pairing with Tamil actress Tamannah under the direction of Tamil cinema director Hari. Then Dhanush acted in Mayakkam Enna Tamil Movie was directed by Selvaragavan. The songs are good and the movie is a box office hit.In this movie, Dhanush acted as a photographer who loves to become a wildlife photographer and facing a number of huge troubles in his career. As this role got a high hope for Dhanush to act, he did his role well and good and got applause from the audience. In this movie, Tamil actress Richa Gangopadhyay did the female lead role of this movie with a strong character.

After that Tamil actor, Dhanush acted in the movie Moonu ( 3 ) pairing with Tamil actress Shruti Hassan under the direction of his own wife, Aishwarya Dhanush. In this movie Dhanush acted with two get-ups; one is a Schoolboy and the other is a youngster after marriage. The video song of Why this Kolaveri of this movie with the own voice and acting of Tamil actor Dhanush got a huge response all around the world. After that Dhanush made a cameo role in a Malayalam movie namely Kammath and Kammath.

Then she acted Dhanush made a cameo appearance in the Tamil movie Ethir Neechal which is his own production movie. Then Dhanush acted in the Bollywood movie Raajhanna and won the Filmfare award in Bollywood for the best debut actor in the year 2013. After that Dhanush acted in Maryan under the direction of Bharath Bala and Tamil actor Parvathy did the pairing role with Dhanush in this movie. On seeing the acting of Dhanush in this movie, most of the people believed that Dhanush will receive his second national award for this movie for the second movie in his career.

Then Dhanush acted in the movie Naiyaandi pairing with Tamil actress Nazriya Nazim and this movie did not go well with the box office. After a gap, Tamil actor Dhanush acted in the movie Velai Illa pattadhaari under the direction of Velraj. The role of Dhanush in velai illa pattadhaari ( VIP ) is an unemployed youngster is facing many problems and insults in his life as he does not have a job and then how he wins in life and love with Tamil actress Amala Paul. This movie got a huge hit.

After that Dhanush acted in Anegam movie under the direction of KV Anand pairing up with Amyra Dasdut. In this movie Actor, Karthik did one of the main roles as the MD of a Gaming company. Dhanush got nominated for a Filmfare award for his nice performance in this movie. The main story of this movie was talking about how the employees working for a Gaming company are getting affected by showing 3 parallel stories combining all together in the climax.

After that he did a kind of cameo role in Vai Raja Vai movie as the director of that movie is his wife, Aishwarya R. Dhanush. In this movie, Dhanush acted as Kokki Kumar which is the role he did in the movie, Pudupettai. The hero of the movie Vai Raja Vai is Gautham Karthik who is the son of actor Karthik.

Then Dhanush acted in the Tamil movie Maari pairing up with actress Kajal Aggarwal under the direction of Balaji Mohan. Even though the movie did not do well in the box office, the songs and the character of Dhanush have got a good place in the Tamil cinema audience.

After passing the movie, Maari, Dhanush acted in Tamil movie Thanga Magan pairing up with 2 heroins, Samantha and Amy Jackson under the direction of Vel Raj. As the movie came up with the same combination of Dhanush and velraj in the movie VIP gave a big success, the expectation for Thanga Magan was huge but the result was not as much as expected. But again, the songs of Thanga Magan were sweet.

After that, he acted in Thodari movie pairing with Keerthy Suresh for the first time under the direction of Prabu Solomon. Music was done for this movie by D Imman. The basic story of this movie is about how extreme a pantry worker boy goes to save the life of his girlfriend he got in train travel.

As Thodari also was also not much celebrated by the audience, then he acted in Kodi in which Dhanush acted in a dual role. In this movie, Dhanush pairs were Trisha and Anupama Parameshwaran as he did dual roles of twin brothers. This was one of the completely different storylines chosen by him that the story related to twin brothers, one of them is involved in politics.

Then, Dhanush went for making the movie under his own direction namely Power Paandi having actor Rajkiran doing the main role, and Dhanush himself acted as the character comes as the young age of hero character. In this movie actress, Revathy did the female main role paired up with Raj Kiran and Madonna Sebastian did the pair for Dhanush.

Then he acted VIP part 2 under the direction of Soundarya Dhanush having Amala Paul doing the main female role, Kajol in an important role. The music for this movie was done by Sean Roldan.

After then, as a pleasant surprise to all the Tamil audience, he went to act a Hollywood movie which celebrated with pride across the region. In this movie, Dhanush took the lead male role as a north Indian man.

After doing a Hollywood movie, Dhanush came back with a bang that he joined hands with director Vetrimaaran who gave remarkable success movie Aadukalam. This time the team came with Vada Chennai a raw cult movie showing the life of North Chennai people. In this movie, director Amir did an important role. Then actresses Aishwarya Rajesh and Andrea Jeremiah had good characters to play.

Then he acted in Maari 2 the sequel of Maari with the same director Balaji Mohan. Sai Pallavi, Robo Shankar, and other actors acted in this movie. The song took place in this movie starting with Rowdy Baby got a huge hit in youtube crossing 910M views and still going on.

Then the sincere / success combo of Dhanush and Vetri maaran happened again for the movie Asuran. In this movie, Dhanush acted as a village family man who is saving the life of his young son who does a murder. This movie was made based on a Tamil novel namely Vekkai.

Dhanush acted in Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta ( ENPT ) under the direction of Gautham Menon in the first quarter of 2016. for some reason, this movie got a delay in releasing till 2019 end. In this movie, Megha Akash acted with Dhanush. All the songs of this movie got a good reach to all classes of audiences with the work of Darbuka Siva as Music director.

Then Dhanush acted in the Tamil movie Pattas which was released for Pongal 2020. For this movie, the director is R S Durai Senthil Kumar. Sneha did a major role after a long time in this movie and the other heroine of this movie is Mehreen Pizada.

Bollywood movie Shamitabh - Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachan is acting in this movie and the second daughter of Tamil actor Kamal Hassan namely Akshara Hassan is making her debut in this movie.

Tamil movie Soodhadi - Dhanush is acting in the movie under the direction of Vetri maaran. Tamil actress Meenakshi is entering Tamil cinema after a long gap.

Dhanush Facebook Account

In the year August 2009, the Facebook account in the name of Dhanush Kasthuri Raja was not his real Facebook account. This was a fake account. This account held more than 4000 friends. Dhanush asked to delete the account which was in his name and the account was deactivated later.

Awards of Dhanush

Total number of awards won by Dhanush so far - 46
Total Number of award nominations - 76
Dhanush won the national best actor award for Adukalam Tamil movie in the year 2011
Won National Award for Co-Producing Kaakka Muttai movie ( 2014 )
Won National Award for Co-Producing Visaranai ( 2015 )

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