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Born on July 28, 1983, Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian actor, director, producer, lyricist, and playback singer who mostly performs in Tamil films. His credits include fourteen SIIMA Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, a Filmfare Award, and four National Film Awards (two as an actor and two as a producer). He has starred in 46 films over his career. Listed six times in Forbes India Celebrity 100, he is one of the most paid actors in Indian film.
Early Life And Career
The 2002 coming-of-age film Thulluvadho Ilamai, which was helmed by Dhanush's father Kasthuri Raja, was his debut feature. With the critically and commercially successful films Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Polladhavan, he found greater success. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Tamil and the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as a rooster fight jockey in Aadukalam. With films like Maryan, Velaiilla Pattadhari, Anegan, Kodi, Vadachennai, Asuran, Thiruchitrambalam, and Vaathi (2023), he maintained his success. Within a month after its release, Vaathi and Thiruchitrambalam joined the 100 Crore Club, and Vadachennai became the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film ever. In the decade of 2010.
Personal Life
On November 18, 2004, Dhanush wed Aishwarya, the eldest daughter of actor Rajinikanth. Yatra and Linga, their two kids, were born in 2006 and 2010, respectively. The pair declared their split on January 17, 2022. Dhanush has named his two boys Shaivite since he is a devoted follower of the Hindu deity Shiva. Dhanush abstains from meat.