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Dhanush Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja known as Dhanush is an Indian actor, producer, director, lyricist, and playback singer who is known for working in Tamil and Hindi films. He was born on 28th July 1982 In Tamil Nadu to Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi. His father is a Tamil film and producer. He has a brother, Selvaraghavan. He has two sisters, Karthika Devi and K. Vimala Geetha. He did his schooling at Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai. He completed his B. Com. In Computer Application from Madurai Kamaraj University through distance education.

In his childhood, he wanted to become a chef. He made his acting debut with the Tamil film, Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002. Next, he appeared in the film Kaadhal Konndein in 2003. In that year, he also appeared in the film, Thiruda Thirudi.

In 2004, he appeared in three films, Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, Sullan, and Dreams and In 2005, he starred in two films, Devathaiyal Kanden and Adhu Ora Kana Kaalam. Next year, he was seen in films, Pudhupettai and Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam. His performance was critically acclaimed and praised.

He has two releases in 2007, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram and Polladhavan. His performance in Polladhavan was praised by critics and nominated for the Best Actor Award in Vijay Awards.

In 2008, he was seen in the films, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Kuselan.

In 2009, he has a single release, Padikkadavan.

In 2010, he appeared in two films, Kutty and Uthamaputhiran.

2011 was a successful year for Dhanush. He got wide recognition for her roles. He appeared in five films, Aadukalam, Seedan, Mappillai, Venghai, and Mayakkam Enna. He won National Award for her role in Aadukalam. He also won and was nominated for several awards.

3 is his only release in 2012. He sings “Why This Kolaveri Di” for the film. The song became the first video from India to gain 100 million youtube views. He also won several awards and nominations for his acting and also for the song.

In 2013, Dhanush made his Malayalam debut with a special appearance in Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath. He also made his Hindi debut that year, with Raanjhanaa. His performance in Raanjhanaa helped him to earn the Filmfare Best Debutant Actor award and many more. He also acted in three films in that year, such as Ethir Neechal, Maryan, and Naiyaandi.

In 2014, he has a single release, Velailla Pattadhari.

In 2015, Dhanush appeared in five films, Shamitabh, Anegan, Vai Raja Vai, Maari, and Thanga Magan. He won positive reviews for his performance in Shamitabh and Anegan.

In 2016, he has two releases, Thodari and Kodi. He earned in films, Pa Paandi and Velailla Pattadhari 2 in 2017.
In 2018, he made his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. In that year, he appeared in the films, Vada Chennai and Maari 2.

In 2019, Dhanush won another National Award for her performance in Asuran. The film was critically acclaimed and praised by everyone. He won several other awards. In that year, he had another release, Enai Noki Paayum Thota.

In 2020, he has a single release, Pattas. He has three releases in 2021, Karnan, Jagame Thandhiram, and Atrangi Re. His last release was Maaran in 2022. He has several upcoming films, such as The Gray Man, Thiruchitrambalam, Naane Varuven, Vaathi, Sir, and Captain Miller.

As a roducer, he aroduced several films, such as 3, Ethir Neechal, Maari, Maari 2, VIP 2 etc.

He sings and has written several songs in his career. As a layback singer, he sings, “Why This Kolaveri Di”, What a Karavad”, “Danga Maari”, “Maari Thara Local”, “Bagulu Odayam Dagulu Mari”, “Kodi”, “Life of Raghuvaran”, “Rowdy Baby”, “Little Little” etc. He has written several songs, such as “Why This Kolaveri Di”, “Velailla Pattadhari”, “Thara Local”, “Kodi”, “Maari Thara Local”, and “Little Little” etc.

He made his directorial debut with film Pa Paandi.

Dhanush married legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya on 18th November 2004. Together, they have two sons, Yatra Raja, who was born on 21st June 2010, and Linga in 2006. In 2022, they separated.

Birth NameR K Vengadesha Prabu
Real NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Also Known asDhanush K Raja
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, and Playback Singer
Date of Birth28 July 1982 (Wednesday)
Age39 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceGovernment Children’s Hospital in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
HometownThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
CollageMadurai Kamaraj University
DebutFilm (Tamil; As an actor): Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002) as Mahesh


Film (Hindi; As an actor): Raanjhanaa (2013) as Kundan Shankarin


Film (English; As an actor): The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2015) as Lavash Patel



Film (Tamil; As a producer): 3 (2012)



Film (Tamil; As a lyricist): Kadhal En Kadhal from ‘Mayakkam Enna’ (2011)

ReligionHinduism 
CasteNaicker (Backward class community)
Zodiac SignLeo
Hobbies Reading

Dhanush Career

  • Dhanush made his acting debut with the Tamil film, Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002.
  • Next, he appeared in the film Kaadhal Konndein in 2003. In that year, he also appeared in the film, Thiruda Thirudi.
  • In 2004, he appeared in three films, Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, Sullan, and Dreams.
  • In 2005, he starred in two films, Devathaiyal Kanden and Adhu Ora Kana Kaalam.
  • Next year, he was seen in films, Pudhupettai and Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam.
  • He has two releases in 2007, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram and Polladhavan.
  • In 2008, he was seen in the films, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Kuselan.
  • In 2009, he has a single release, Padikkadavan.
  • In 2010, he appeared in two films, Kutty and Uthamaputhiran.
  • 2011 was a successful year for Dhanush.  He appeared in five films, Aadukalam, Seedan, Mappillai, Venghai, and Mayakkam Enna.
  • 3 is his only release in 2012. He sings “Why This Kolaveri Di” for the film.
  • In 2013, Dhanush made his Malayalam debut with a special appearance in Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath. He also made his Hindi debut that year, with Raanjhanaa. He also acted in three films in that year, such as Ethir Neechal, Maryan, and Naiyaandi.
  • In 2014, he has a single release, Velailla Pattadhari.
  • In 2015, Dhanush appeared in five films, Shamitabh, Anegan, Vai Raja Vai, Maari, and Thanga Magan.
  • In 2016, he has two releases, Thodari and Kodi.
  • He aeared in films, Pa Paandi and Velailla Pattadhari 2 in 2017.
  • In 2018, he made his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. In that year, he appeared in the films, Vada Chennai and Maari 2.
  • In 2019, Dhanush appeared in the film, Asuran. In that year, he had another release, Enai Noki Paayum Thota.
  • In 2020, he has a single release, Pattas.
  • He has three releases in 2021, Karnan, Jagame Thandhiram, and Atrangi Re.
  • His last release was Maaran in 2022.
  • As a roducer, he aroduced several films, such as 3, Ethir Neechal, Maari, Maari 2, VIP 2 etc.
  • He sings and has written several songs in his career. As a layback singer, he sings, “Why This Kolaveri Di”, What a Karavad”, “Danga Maari”, “Maari Thara Local”, “Bagulu Odayam Dagulu Mari”, “Kodi”, “Life of Raghuvaran”, “Rowdy Baby”, “Little Little” etc. He has written several songs, such as “Why This Kolaveri Di”, “Velailla Pattadhari”, “Thara Local”, “Kodi”, “Maari Thara Local”, and “Little Little” etc
  • He made his directorial debut with film Pa Paandi.

Dhanush Family 

Father Name Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
Mother Name Vijaylakshmi

Brother Selvaraghavan (Elder, Director)
Sister K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi (Doctor)
Wife Aishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer) (m. 2004; div. 2022)

Dhanush Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Divorced
Affairs / Girlfriend Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Shruti Haasan (Actor; rumoured in 2011)
Trisha Krishnan (Actor; rumoured)
Wife/ Spouse Aishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer) (m. 2004; div. 2022)
Marriage date 8 November 2004
Marriage Place Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam, Chennai
ChildrenSon(s)- Yatra (born; 2006) and Linga (born; 2010)

Actor Dhanush Divorce News: Dhanush and his wife Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth  part ways as a couple
Dhanush with his wife Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth
Dhanush with his father-in-law Rajinikanth

Dhanush Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Dhanush Favourite 

Favourite  Actor MohanlalAmitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks
Favourite  Actress Simran, KajolKareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Favourite  MusicianIlaiyaraaja
Favourite  Movie Netri Kann (1981), Baashha (1995), Pudhupettai (2006), and Drushyam (2014)
Favourite  foodHome made food
Favourite  Color White, Black
Favorite Sport Tennis, Snooker, Football
Football ClubFC Barcelona
Favourite  Destination 

Dhanush Education 

School Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
Collage Madurai Kamaraj University
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Computer Application (distance education)

Dhanush Net Worth

Net WorthRs. 31.75 crore (as of 2019)
SalaryRs 2 Crore per film
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionAudi A8
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2
Jaguar XE

Some Unknown facts about Dhanush

  • Does Dhanush smoke?: No
  • Does Dhanush drink alcohol?: No
  • His birth name was R K Vengadesha Prabu.
  • He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.
  • He doesn’t drink or smoke.
  • While he was in school, he wanted to become a chef or marine engineer.
  • Dhanush is an Indian actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and playback singer.
  • In 2012, he released a song “Why This Kolaveri Di” on YouTube which went viral across the world. Later, the song was released in the Tamil film ‘3’ starring Dhanush and Shruti Haasan.

  • Dhanush and his wife started a film production company ‘Wunderbar Films’ on 20 May 2010, and their first film as a producer was the Tamil film ‘3’ released in 2012.
  • Some of his other films as a producer includes ‘Ethir Neechal’ (2013), ‘Kaaki Sattai’ (2015), ‘Maari’ (2015), ‘Kaala’ (2018), and ‘Maari 2’ (2018).
  • He debuted as an actor in his father’s directorial film ‘Thulluvadho Ilamai’ in 2002.
  • In 2003, he acted in the Tamil film ‘Kadhal Kondein’ directed by his brother Selvaraghavan.
  • Dhanush has been featured on the cover page of various renowned magazines.
  • Based on his yearly earnings, he has been listed in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for six times.
  • On one of his birthdays, he visited Kotiswari to meet his 12-year-old fan who was in the last stage of blood cancer.
  • In an interview, he shared that when he started his career as an actor, his English-speaking skills were poor. He said,

“My English was pretty bad in 2005. To fix that, I got into the habit of reading English books. It would take me more than six months initially to read a book; I’d fall asleep before finishing a single chapter.”

  • He won his first National Award for the Tamil film ‘Aadukalam’ (2011) in which he played the role of a rooster fight jockey.
  • He is a lyricist too and has penned down the lyrics of various songs like “Why This Kolaveri Di” from ‘3’ (2012), “Po Indru Neeyaga” from ‘Velaiilla Pattadhari’ (2014), “Venpanimalare” from ‘Pa Paandi’ (2017), and “Ilamai Thirumbuthe” from ‘Petta’ (2019).
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