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Dhanush (Actor) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 28, 2019

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Short Biography

Dhanush was born on 28-07-1983 in Theni in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Playback Singer & Singer who is best known for his work in Tamil cinema as well as Hindi, Malayalam & Telugu movies.

Other Name: Venkatesh Prabhu, Ilaya Super Star, Young Super Star, Dhanush Kasthuri Raja, Dhanush K. Raja
Other Professions: Film Director Film Producer Screenwriter Lyricist Playback Singer Singer
Appearance: Tamil Bollywood Malayalam Telugu

Dhanush Complete Bio & Career

Known as Venkatesh Prabhu before his acting venture, Dhanush is a famous Indian actor, director, producer, writer, and playback singer. He is identified better for his work to the Tamil film industry.
Having a cinema background, he was forced into acting by his family and made a debut in his father’s (Kasthuri Raja) directorial ThulluvadhoIlamaiand next appeared in his brother’s (Selvaraghavan) first film called KadhalKondein. both films achieved a huge positive response from the audiences. These successes didn’t stop here as he continued making more films and his collaborations with director Mithran Jawahar proved to be very successful hits, Aadukalam, his 2011 release marked his dream project as he bagged the National Film Award for Best Actor. In 2012, he starred in his wife’s directorial “3” and sang a song called Why This Kolaveri Di. He also ventured into Bollywood in 2013 with Raanjhanaa and in 2015 with Shamitabh. Both received positive reviews but didn’t do well at the box offices. 2014 his 25th film VelaiyillaPattathari gave him a success. Maari, his action-comedy movie was also released in Tamil and received a great response. Currently, Velaiyillapattathari 2 directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth and the majority of dialogues by himself is undergoing last finishing touches to be his first movie of the year. He was last seen in Tamil film Maari 2 in the year 2018 and will be next seen in Tamil film Asuran.
He seldom sings songs for some movies which are usually his own. Why This Kolaveri Diin 2011 became a YouTube sensation and became the most searched song in India. He has also sung for the neighboring films industries like the Telugu and Kannada films.
He also worked with WWF India to start funding and give support to Earth Hour 2012. He is also the brand ambassador for Center Fresh Chewing Gum. He received 3 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards thus far in his career. He also produces films under his company called Wunderbar Films.

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Dhanush Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Dhanush was born to film director Kasthuri Raja & Vijayalakshmi. He has a brother named Selvaraghavan (film director) & two sisters named K. Vimala GeethaKarthika Devi. He is married to superstar Rajnikanth’s daughter named Aishwarya R Dhanush and together they have 2 sons named Yatra RajaLinga Raja.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 11
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Theni, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address 16/5, Rajamannar Salai, T Nagar, Chennai
School Thai Satya Matriculation High School,Chennai
College Madurai Kamraj University
Qualification Graduation in BCA(Correspondance)
Hobbies Playing Snooker and Table Tennis, Reading, Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Tamil Film - Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001)
Bollywood Film - Raanjhanaa (2013)
Best Movies Kaadhal Kondein (2003), Aadukalam (2011), 3 (2012), Raanjhanaa (2013), and Kodi (2016) among others
Salary 10-15 Crore/Fim(INR)
Net Worth $15 million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi 8, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, and Jaguar XE


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Tennis, Snooker
Favorite Actress Simran Bagga , Kajol Devgan , Kareena Kapoor , Monica Bellucci
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Mohanlal , Tom Hanks , Al Pacino
Favorite Movie Tamil- Neetri Kann, Basha, Telugu- Drushyam
Favorite Song Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu from the Film Avastharam(2014)
Favorite Food Idiyappam, Kadala curry

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dhanush

  • His song "Why this Kolaveri Di" became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.
  • His real name is is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raj. He changed his screen name to Dhanush to create a new identity for himself. He shared his name with Tamil actors Ilaya Thilagam Prabhu and actor Prabhu Deva.
  • He initially wanted to do a Hotel Management course and become a chef.
  • His wife Aishwarya is two years elders than him.

Dhanush Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

40 years, 8months, 27 days old age Dhanush will turn 41 on 28 July, 2024. Only 3 months, 3 days, 7 hours,37 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Dhanush has celebrated the total number of 41 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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