|Dhanush Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1983|
|Spouse||Aishwarya R. Dhanush|
Dhanush is an Indian actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and playback singer who is best known for his work in Tamil films. This exceptionally talented gentleman is the creator and singer of India’s first music videos to have achieved more than 100 million views. Besides that, he is also much appreciated for both his exceptional skills as a producer and actor. With time, Dhanush has amassed a huge fan base with more than 9 million followers on Twitter, more than 5 million followers on Facebook, and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raja
Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Dhanush and joined St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in 1999 in grade 11 and graduated from there in 2001.
Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, Playback Singer
- Father – Kasthuri Raja (Director, Producer)
- Mother – Vijayalakshmi
- Siblings – Selvaraghavan (Older Brother) (Film Director, Screenwriter)
His music has been released via various record labels including Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dhanush has dated –
- Aishwarya R. Dhanush (2004-Present) – They have 2 sons named, Yatra (b. 2006) and Linga (b. 2010). Aishwarya is a film director and the eldest daughter of legendary actor Rajinikanth.
- Trisha Krishnan – Rumored
Race / Ethnicity
- Keeps the front of his hair standing
- Often sports a mustache and goatee
He has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –
- Center Fresh
- Parachute Advanced
- Tata Sky
Dhanush Favorite Things
- Food – Idiyappa, Kadala
- Actors – Rajnikanth, Mohanlal, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Amitabh Bachchan
Source – Dailyhunt
- The first film that he appeared in was that of his father’s titled, Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002.
- It was his older brother Selvaraghavan who forced Dhanush to join the film industry.
- On May 20, 2010, Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya founded their very own production house under the name of Wunderbar Film.
- In 2011, his self-made track Why this Kolaveri Di became the first music video on YouTube to cross 100 million views.
- Dhanush directed the film Power Paandi (2017) which, happened to be his directorial debut.
- In 2017, an elderly couple from Madurai claimed Dhanush as their son who had left the house to join the film industry. The couple had asked for a monthly INR 65000 maintenance. Despite that, after a long-fought case, the court settled in the favor of Dhanush.
- Until 2019, his actor’s tab included the names of over 2 dozen films since he first began in 2002.
- Amongst the many awards that he has received are distinguished ones like 58th National Film Award and several Filmfare Awards.
- Most of the songs that he records are for the very films he stars in.
- As a lyricist, Dhanush has penned down a number of tracks including Boomi Enna Suththude (2012), Vannathil (2014), Oru Vitha Asa (2015), and Nenjodu Vinaya (2019).
- On humanitarian grounds, he is a huge contributor and has also worked with “WWF India” to support “Earth Hour 2012”.
- He was signed on by Perfetti India Ltd. as the face of their chewing gum brand Center Fresh in August 2013.
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