Dhanush Biography, History, Family, Facts, lifestyle, movies, rowdy baby, car collection, best photos, and more 2021.

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Name: Dhanush

Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer

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Full Name:Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Profession:Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer, and Screenwriter
Famous for:Acting and Singing
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Birthday:28 July 1982
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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.

Personal Life:

Age (as in 2021):39 Year
Date of Birth:July 18, 1983
Birth Place:Governments Children Hospital in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign:Leo
Hometown:Chennai, Tamil Nadu
School:Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College/University:Madurai Kamaraj University
Educational Qualification:Bachelor of Computer Application
(distance education)
Cast/Sect:Naicker(Backward class community)
Ethnicity:Not revealed yet
Hobbies:Play snooker & Table Tennis, Reading Novels, Writing
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Famous as:Actor, Singer, Director

Physical Status:

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
Bodytype: Athlete
Eye Colour : Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Blood Group: Not Known Yet
Face Shape Oval
Hips N/A
Biceps 11 inches
Waist 30 inches
Abdomen N/A
Shoe Size N/A
Dress Size N/A
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Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife:

Relationship, Girlfriend, wife
Marital Status:Married
Divorce DateNot yet
Marriage Date8 November 2004

Aishwarya R. Dhanush


Shruti Hassan

Shruti Hassan

Trisha Krishnan

FianceAishwarya R. Dhanush

Dhanush's Family:

Family Bio/Wiki

Aishwarya R. Dhanush

Aishwarya R. Dhanush


Sons- Yatra(born:206), Linga (Born:2006)


Daughters: None


Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)

Kasthuri Raja





Selvarghavan(Elder, Director)


K. Vimala Geetha
K. Vimala Geetha
Karthika Devi(Doctor)
Karthika Dev
Sister in Law

Geetanjali Selvaraghavan

Geetanjali Selvaraghavan

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 Entrepreneurs:None
Favourite Politician:None
Favourite watch brand:None
Favourite Cricketer: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 Musician:Ilaiyaraaja
Favourite ColorBlack
Favourite Perfume:Not Known
Favourite Sport:Tennis, Snooker, Football
Favourite Song:“Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu” from the film Avatharam(2014)
Favourite Brands:None
Favourite Cars:Bentley flying spur
BooksLove Story by Erich Segal
Favourite Device GamesNone
Comic CharacterNone
Favourite AppTwitter

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.

Dhanush's Movies:

Jagame Thandhiram
Maari 2
Velaiyilla Pattathari
Atrangi Re
Vada Chennai
The Gray Man
The Extraordin…
Enai Noki Paayum T…
Thiruda Thirudi
Naanum Rowdy Dh…
Devathaiyai Kanden
Aayirathil Oruvan
Kaaki Sattai
Ethir Neechal
Kaaka Muttai
Parattai Engira Az…
Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan
Adhu Oru Kana Kaal…
Vada Chennai 2
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
Kaadhal Kondein
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Thanga Magan
Mayakkam Enna
Thulluvadho Ilamai
Pa Paandi
Uthama Puthiran
Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

Dhanush's Talks:

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

Dhanush's Songs:

1.Maari 2 - Rowdy Baby (Video Song)

2. Why This Kolaveri Di Official Video

3. Raanjhanaa Hua Mai Tera (Video Song)

Dhanush Cars Collection:

Audi A8

Audi A8
Audi A8

Bentley Flying spur

Bentley Flying spur

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang

Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE
Jaguar XE

Dhanush's Awards:

Film Year Award Category Result
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:

HouseNot revealed yet
Land or assets with the approximate valueNot revealed yet

Dhanus Net Worth / Salary:

Net Worth $20 Million(July 2021) (approx.)
Indian RupeesRs. 145 Crores
Monthly IncomeINR 1 Crore+
Money Factor:Acting and Advertisements

Best Photos of Dhanush

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Dhanush Dashing look
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Top 5 Dhanush Quotes

Some people want to be rich, beautiful, famous But Me, I just want to be happy forever.

The only one who deserves you is the one who thinks he doesn't.

Tru people only fail in Love

If you are bad, I am your dad

I don't know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood

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.

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