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Dhanush Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, Family, Net Worth & Wiki

Dhanush is a well-known Indian Actor, Director, Singer, Lyricist, and Screenwriter. He predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Due to his martial arts-inspired fight scenes in movies, he has been nicknamed the Indian Bruce Lee by Indian media and fans. Dhanush has been covered in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list 6 times, which is based on the profits of Indian celebrities.

Dhanush was born on 28 July 1983 in Theni Allinagaram, Tamilnadu, India. He was born to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja, and his mother’s name is Vijayalakshmi. He has a brother Selvaraghavan, a director. On 18 November 2004, Dhanush married Aishwarya, Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter. The couple is blessed with 2 sons named Yatra and Linga.

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Dhanush Wiki/Bio

Birth NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nick Name• Dhanush
• Bruce Lee of Kollywood
Age(as in 2020) 37 Years
Debut• Tamil Film: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001)
• Hindi Film: Raanjhanaa (2013)
• Directorial: Power Paandi (2017)
• Singing: "Naatu Sarakku" in the film Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan (2004)
Famous ForSinging 'Why this Kolaveri Di'
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLeo
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth28 July 1983
NationalityIndian
Residence16/5, Rajamannar Salai, T Nagar, Chennai
Home TownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HobbiesPlaying Snooker & Table Tennis, Reading Novels, Writing

Family

Mother's NameVijaylakshmi
Father's NameKasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
Dhanush Family

Dhanush Family

BrotherSelvaraghavan (Elder, Director)
Sister• K. Vimala Geetha
• Karthika Devi

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Aishwarya (Director)
• Shruti Haasan (Actress, Rumoured)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseAishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer)
Dhanush Wife

Dhanush Wife

Marriage Date18 November 2004
Children• Yatra (born; 2006)
• Linga (born; 2010)

Education

SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College/UniversityMadurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationBCA (Correspondence)
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Singer
Brands EndorsedNot Known
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size38 inches
Biceps Size11 inches
Waist Size30 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityHindu
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size6 US
Shoe Size8 US

Style Quotient

Cars Collection• Audi A8
• Bentley Continental Flying Spur
• Jaguar XE
• Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodIdiyappam, Kadala Curry
Favourite ActorsMohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks
Favourite ColorsBlack
Favourite SportTennis, Snooker, Football
Favourite ActressesSimran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Favourite FilmsTamil: Netri Kann, Baasha, Pudhupettai
Telugu: Drushyam
Favourite MusicianIlaiyaraaja
Favourite Football ClubFC Barcelona
Favourite BookLove Story by Erich Sega
Favourite SongThendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu
Controversies• There were reports that Shruti Haasan and Dhanush got carried away with their romantic scenes on the sets of '3' movie in 2011, which later turned out to be an affair. However, Dhanush’s wife slammed such rumors.
• In November 2016, Kathiresan and Meenaal, an old couple from Thiruppuvanam, Tamil Nadu, claimed that they are the real parents of Dhanush. They said that Dhanush's original name is 'Kalaiyarasan' and he left the house in 2002 after his poor exam results, after which he came to Chennai to become an actor and has never visited them again. Not only this, they filed a complaint in the police and the Chief Minister's special cell, and appealed the authorities "in getting their son back" and a monthly maintenance of ₹65000/month from Dhanush. Later, it was found that there was no truth to the couple's claim.

Life Journey

Dhanush completed his schooling at Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai. Then he went to Madurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu, and completed his degree in BCA (Correspondence).

He debuted in the movie Thulluvadho Ilamai under the direction of his father Kasthuri Raja. The movie became a great hit all over Tamil Nadu. Then, he was marketed by his brother Selvaraghavan for Kadhal Konden, it was Selva’s debut film and it received big fame for Dhanush. Following, Thiruda Thirudi a commercial film also became a blockbuster.

Dhanush Net Worth

Dhanush’s net worth is estimated net worth is around 20 Million USD (INR 142 crores) as of 2020.

Estimated Net Worth in 2020 (Approx)$20 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2019(Approx)Under Review
SalaryINR 10-15 crore/film
Income SourceActor, Filmmaker, Singer

Career

Dhanush’s first flop Pudhukottaiyilirindhu Saravanan which was directed by Stanley. Then, Sullan film also flopped in the same category due to his poor physique, and both these action films failed. Again, Dhanush teamed up with his brother for the film Pudhupettai. He portrayed the character of a gangster, his body language and acting received him numerous fans but the film did only a normal at the box office. Then, Dhanush enjoyed success after three years with the commercial smash of Thiruvilayadal Arambam. The film showed the love story of a poor guy and a rich girl in a funny sense.

Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram released and it became a big failure in his career. It was a remake of the Kannada film Jogi. Then came Polladhavan during Deepvali, directed by a debutant Vetrimaran, which displayed as a superhit. Dhanush also performed in a cameo role, for his father-in-law Rajinikanth’s film Kuselan. For the 2nd time, he went with Vetrimaran and the film earned positive reviews. He received the Best Actor award in 2011 in the 58th National Awards for the film Aadukalam.

The film 3 was directed by his wife, Aishwarya. The film became a commercial hit and his Why this Kolaveri Di Song became a big favorite on YouTube, which obtained him his Hindi debut film Ranjhanaa. For the first time, he appeared in A R Rahman’s music Mariyaan, a movie by Bharath Bala. He hardly acts as a playback singer and lyricist as well, usually in his individual movies. Dhanush was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan by its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and collided again with him in his brother Selvaraghavan’s directorial, Pudhupettai. Dhanush sang some songs in Selvaraghavan’s movies Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna.

Movies List

2002Thulluvadho Ilamai
2003Kaadhal Kondein
Thiruda Thirudi
2004Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan
Sullan
Dreams
2005Devathaiyai Kanden
Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam
2006Pudhupettai
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam
2007Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Polladhavan
2008Yaaradi Nee Mohini
Kuselan
2009Padikkadavan
2010Kutty
Uthamaputhiran
2011Aadukalam
Seedan
Mappillai
Venghai
Mayakkam Enna
20123
2013Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath
Ethir Neechal
Raanjhanaa
Maryan
Naiyaandi
2014Velaiilla Pattadhari
2015Shamitabh
Anegan
Vai Raja Vai
Maari
Thanga Magan
2016Thodari
Kodi
2017Pa Paandi
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
2018The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Vada Chennai
Maari 2
2019Asuran
Enai Noki Paayum Thota
2020Pattas

Facts About Dhanush

  • Does Dhanush smoke?: Not Known
  • Does he drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Though he was born into a family of filmmakers, Dhanush was never desired to become an actor, rather, he desired to be a Marine Engineer.
  • Earlier, Dhanush’s parents had faced hard times as his father struggled as a mill worker before operating as an assistant director.
  • Dhanush is an ardent believer of Lord Shiva and that’s why he has named his 2 sons  Linga (Shiva Lingam) and Yatra (Pilgrimage).
  • He was honored as the hottest vegetarian by PETA in 2011.

FAQs

Who is the best actor, Vijay Sethupathi or Dhanush?

Both are just actors. Meaning acting is their profession. Mostly they act in roles tailor-made, to fit their image imagined by their fans. Talent-wise he is far better than Sethupathy because he has got many different roles and he has proved his histrionic talents very well. Further, he has maintained his physique very carefully, which makes him more agile and spontaneous.

What are Dhanush’s best movies?

Velaiilla Pattadhari is the best movie with Dhanush. It means ‘Unemployed Graduate’. It is his 25th film. It is a big hit in Tamil. The Telugu version is Raghuvaran B.Tech, it is also a big hit.

Is Dhanush a good actor?

Yes, definitely he is good as well as one of the most promising performers among the current generation of actors. Though he is the son-in-law of Rajnikanth, never he is known for the personal relationship with the Superstar.

Who is the father of Dhanush?

Kasthuri Raja

What is Dhanush’s real name?

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

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