Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer
|Full Name:||Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja|
|Profession:||Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer, and Screenwriter|
|Famous for:||Acting and Singing|
|Birthday:||28 July 1982|
|Marriage Date:||8 November 2004|
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Who is Dhanush? about Actor
Dhanush is an Indian Actor better known for his stylish look and Verstallity in the Characters that he portrays. He is one of the most successful self-made actors. He is one of the few South Actors to play Hollywood movies. He is also a versatile person from his profession. Besides Acting, he is a Singer, Film Producer, and Director, Screenwriter, and Lyricist.
He was born on July 28, 1982, in a hospital in Chennai. His father’s name is Kasthuri Raja who worked in a mill but turned into a director and his mother’s name is Vijaylakshmi. He has an elder brother named Selvarghavan who is also a film director. He has two sisters K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi(Doctor). He was an average student in his class.
He debuted in South films in the 2002’s movie Thulluvadho Ilamai. This movie was directed by his father. He played several movies but his breakthrough came up in the 2011’s superhit movie 3. Actually, he became a superstar over a night. One of the songs of this movie is titled “Why This Kolaveri Di?” became the greatest of all time. It was the first Indian song to cross the milestone of 100 Million Views on Youtube.
Later he got several movies. He debuted in Bollywood movies in 2013’s movie Rannjhanaa which won him the best male debut in the 59th Filmfare Awards. He’s one of the famous movie series is Maari. His Rowdy Hero, Rowdy Hero 2, and Maari are some of the best action movie series of this era. He was married to Aishwarya R. daughter of Rajhnikant on 8th November 2004. The couple is blessed with 2 sons named Yatra and Lingaa.
Life History/Career Path of Dhanush
Dhanush is one of the most stylish and versatile actors of this era. He is an Indian Actor, Film Producer, and Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer, Screenwriter, and writer. He has been working in the movie industry for 19 years. He is one of the South Indian actors to make his debut in Hollywood Movies.
He was born on the 28th of July 1982 in a hospital in Chennai. His father’s name is Kasturi Raja and his mother’s name is Vijaylakshmi. He has an elder brother and two sisters. His brother’s name is Selvarghavan who is a film director. His sisters’ names are K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi(Doctor).
In the early days, his father used to work as a millworker to generate some income. The situation was crucial for them before his father became an assistant director. He studied in Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai. He wanted to pursue Hotel Management and to be a chef. But his elder brother advised him to pursue acting as his career.
He first time acted in his father’s directed movie Thulluvadho Ilamai(2002). After this, he played several movies. But they weren’t such a massive hit. His breakthrough came up when he played the movie 3(2011). He became the superstar over a night with a song only. His song “Why This Kolaveri Di?” gained much popularity in a short time. It was the first-ever Indian Music to cross 100 Million Views on Youtube.
In 2013, he debuted in Bollywood Industry with the movie Raanjhanaa. He was achieving much more popularity in Bollywood too. He has played Hindi movies like Raanjhanaa, Shamitabh. He is the lead cast of one of the famous south Indian movie series Maari. He has been part of Rowdy Hero, Rowdy Hero2, and Maari. Now, he is ready to debut in Hollywood movies. His first Hollywood movie will be The Gray Man.
|Age (as in 2021):||39 Year|
|Date of Birth:||July 18, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Governments Children Hospital in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Hometown:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|School:||Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai|
|College/University:||Madurai Kamaraj University|
|Educational Qualification:||Bachelor of Computer Application|
|Cast/Sect:||Naicker(Backward class community)|
|Ethnicity:||Not revealed yet|
|Hobbies:||Play snooker & Table Tennis, Reading Novels, Writing|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil|
|Famous as:||Actor, Singer, Director|
|Height (approx.):||in feet inches, 5 ft 9 in in meters 1.75 m|
|Weight(approx.):||70 kg (in kilograms) 154 lbs (in pounds)|
|Body Measurements (approx.):||-Chest: 38 Inches -Waist: 30 Inches -Biceps: 11 Inches|
|Eye Colour :||Dark Brown|
|Blood Group:||Not Known Yet|
Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife:
|Divorce Date||Not yet|
|Marriage Date||8 November 2004|
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
|Fiance||Aishwarya R. Dhanush|
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Sons- Yatra(born:206), Linga (Born:2006)
Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
K. Vimala Geetha
|Sister in Law|
Favourite Things of Dhanush
All the things given below are Dhanush’s very favorite things that we have collected by looking at online and news magazines and wiki.
|Favourite watch brand:||None|
|Favourite Foods:||Idiyappam, Kadala Curry|
|Favourite Actors:||Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachhan, Al Pacino, Tim Hanks|
|Favourite Actresses:||Simran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci|
|Favourite Film/Movie:||Netri Kann(1981), Baashha(1985), Pudhupettai(2006) and Drushyam(2014)|
|Favourite Perfume:||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport:||Tennis, Snooker, Football|
|Favourite Song:||“Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu” from the film Avatharam(2014)|
|Favourite Cars:||Bentley flying spur|
|Books||Love Story by Erich Segal|
|Favourite Device Games||None|
Dhanush Rowdy Baby:
Maari 2 was released in December 2018. The movie has a song named Rowdy Baby. Rowdy baby song went viral on youtube and social media. Rowdy Baby is the first South Indian song to hit 1 Billion views on Youtube. The song Rowdy baby reached the milestone on the 9th Anniversary of Kolaveri di.
Rowdy Baby song was released on YouTube in January 2019. The song took the storm on the Internet. ‘Rowdy Baby’ clocked in hundreds of millions of views on YouTube ever since its release but, as of this week, it has officially crossed the 1 billion views mark making it the first South Indian song to do so.
Both Actors Dhanush and Shai Pallavi celebrated this milestone by sharing their thoughts on Twitter.
Thank you all for owning Rowdy baby ❤️ 1 Billion love and counting ❤️🙈
— Sai Pallavi (@Sai_Pallavi92) November 16, 2020
What a sweet coincidence this is ❤️❤️ Rowdy baby hits 1 billion views on same day of the 9th anniversary of Kolaveri di. We are honoured that this is the first South Indian song to reach 1 billion views. Our whole team thanks you from the heart ❤️❤️
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) November 16, 2020
1.The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir | Dhanush | B4U Star Stop
2. Kajol, Dhanush & Soundarya Interview with Anupama Chopra | VIP 2
3. Dhanush's 'Veshti' story | Fun Interview with Anegan Team | Sun TV Throwback
1.Maari 2 - Rowdy Baby (Video Song)
2. Why This Kolaveri Di Official Video
3. Raanjhanaa Hua Mai Tera (Video Song)
Dhanush Cars Collection:
Bentley Flying spur
|3||2012||Filmfare Awards South||Favorite Actor||Won|
|2012||Filmfare Awards South||Best Male Playback Singer||Won|
|Maryan||2013||Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Vada Chennai||2018||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2018||Edison Awards||Best Actor|
|Pa Paandi||2017||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Debut Director||Won|
|2017||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Lyricist||Won|
|2017||Vijay Awards||Best Entertainer of the year||Won|
Assets/Properties of Dhanus:
|House||Not revealed yet|
|Land or assets with the approximate value||Not revealed yet|
Dhanus Net Worth / Salary:
|Net Worth||$20 Million(July 2021) (approx.)|
|Indian Rupees||Rs. 145 Crores|
|Monthly Income||INR 1 Crore+|
|Money Factor:||Acting and Advertisements|
Best Photos of Dhanush
Top 5 Dhanush Quotes
Did you know about Dhanush Facts!!
1. His became superstar over a night by his one of the movie's music video.
One of the movies of Dhanush titled 3 has to have a song for a scene. Then he wanted to finish it fast. So, he made lyrics within 5 minutes and the song was composed in 15 minutes. He himself sang the song just for fun and liked it and made it in his movie. He didn’t expect that it would be the most viewed music video of 2011. The video got 3.8 Million views on youtube within a week when social media was not more used and won several awards for this song. Also, he was invited by the Japanese Prime Minister for dinner. The song which he made for fun made him start over a night.
2. He changed his name when to joined the movie industry.
Dhanush is not his actual name. Actually, his birth name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raaja. As his father was a filmmaker he got to work in South Industry easily. He started working in the South movies when he was just 16. As his name was long, he was happy about it and was going to be an actor. He thought that to look like a celebrity some stylish names should be there. So he changed his name from Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raaja to Dhanush
3.He is a big saint of Lord Shiva.
Since his childhood he was religion. He was interested in mythology. He used to collect information about God mentioned in Hinduism. He was a saint of Lord Shiva. He used to respect and follow the principles of Lord Shiva that are mentioned in Hindu Holy Books. He has named his two sons in respect of Shiva. His sons’ names are Yatra and Lingaa which means Yatra is the tour for religious sites and Lingaa is the symbol of Lord Shiva.
4. He got married to Aishwarya Rajnikanth when he was just 22 years old.
He is married to Aishwarya Rajnikanth. He first time met Aishwarya R. on the set of his film Kadhal Kondaen. During the filming of this movie, they fell in love with each other. She is 2 years older than him but he didn’t think about it. He got married to Aishwarya R. on 8th November 2004 when he was just 22 years old. The couple is blessed with two sons Yatra and Lingaa.
5. His song "Why this Kolaveri DI" is the first Indian music video to cross 100 Million videos on youtube.
A song from his movie 3 became the first-ever Indian music to cross 100 Million views on Youtube. The lyricist of this song was himself and wrote it in flat 6 minutes. The composing was done in almost 15 minutes. The song was recorded inside not in a week or a day, it just took 35 minutes to record the song. The song that they made in fun made him the most famous celebrity over a night.
FAQs About the Handsome Actor Dhanush?
He got to debut in the 2002’s movie titled Thulluvadho Ilamai.
He was born on July 28, 1981, in a hospital in Chennai.
In 2021, he holds a net worth of $20 Million that is approximately INR 145 Crore.
He is married to Aishwarya Rajnikanth on 8th November 2004.
His upcoming movie is Atrangi Re where he will be with Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan.
He is ready to debut in the Hollywood movie The Gray Man(2021) where he will be opposite Chris Evans.
His first Bollywood movie was Raajhanaa(2013).
He is a versatile person. Besides acting, he is a Lyricist, Film Producer, and Director, Writer, and Screenwriter and Playback Singer.
He has two sons Yatra and Lingaa.
His most famous song is the one and only “Why This Kolaveri Di?” from the movie 3. It is the first Indian song to cross 100 Million Views on Youtube.