Dhanush Biography


Dhanush BiographyDhanush is a megastar in Tamil film industry. He is multi-faced personality, actor, lyricist, producer and playback singer.

Dhanush was born on 28th July, 1983. He studied at the St. John Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Alwar thirunagar. His father, Kasthuri Raja was a famous film director.

 His brother, Selvaraghavan a popular director forced him into acting career.

Dhanush made his debut in Tamil film industry through ‘Thulluvado Llamai’ which had many stars such as Sherin, Abhinay, Ramesh, Shilpa, Gangeshwari and Ramesh Khann.

In 2007, he acted in Parattai EngiraAzhagu Sundaram which was blockbuster. This film was a remake of a Kannada film.

Dhanush also acted in Bollywood’s highly appraised film Raanjhaana that made him a hero in Hindi film industry. He played the lead role opposite Sonam Kapoor. This film was highly acclaimed by the audience as well as the critics.

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Dhanush filmographyDhanush is a very good playback singer. He sung many songs in various Tamil films such as ‘3’, ‘Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan’, Pudhupettai’, ‘Aayirathi lOruvan’ and ‘MayakkamEnna.’

He received numerous awards. In 2011, Dhanush won Asianet Film Award in the ‘Popular Tamil Actor’ category. He received the National Film Award for the ‘Best Actor’ category, for the 2011 film, ‘Aadukalam’, directed by Vetrimaran.

In 2011, Dhanush was honoured with SIMA Award for the Best Actor (Tamil) category for ‘Aadukalam’. He won the Vijay Award for being the Entertainer of the year, for ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’ in 2008.

Dhanush won the same award for ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘MayakkamEnna’ in 2011. Dhanush had also won the Filmfare Best Tamil Actor award for ‘Aadukalam’ in the year 2011.

Dhanush married Aishwariya in 2004, who is the daughter of superstar, Rajnikanth. They have two sons Linga and Yatra.

Dhanush Latest News

Tiger, Disha start 'Baaghi 2' shoot

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   12:18 pm
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The shooting for the second instalment of "Baaghi" featuring actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani has started. View More..

Rains ease up in Kerala

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   7:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After heavy downpour last week, parts of Kerala saw milder weather on Monday, with the capital district mostly bright and sunny, while rain continued in Idukki, Palakkad and northern districts. View More..

'Kaala' could be Ranjith's fastest shot film

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   2:44 pm
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) As much as 70 per cent of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" has been completed. The pace at which it is being shot could make it the fastest shot film in director Pa. Ranjith's career, a source has said. View More..

Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island (Travelogue)

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   11:34 am
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Off the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, some 500 km south of Chennai, lies Pamban Island. Seemingly a stone's throw from neighbouring Sri Lanka, this is an island steeped in historical significance, and with some of the most resilient people alive. View More..

Learnt a lot about filmmaking on my Hollywood project: Dhanush

    Updated On : Sep 04,2017   2:20 pm
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Dhanush says his Hollywood debut film "The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir", based on the popular novel of the same name, has been a revelation and it has helped him to learn about filmmaking. View More..

'Arjun Reddy' remake on cards

    Updated On : Sep 04,2017   12:12 pm
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Vijay Devarakonda starrer Telugu romantic drama "Arjun Reddy", a modern-day retelling of Devdas, will soon be remade in multiple languages, a source said. View More..

Aanand and I would risk our lives for each other: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   4:54 pm
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Dhanush says he and director Aanand L Rai, who are set to team up next year for the second time after "Raanjhanaa", would put their lives at risk for each other. View More..

Blessed to have directed dad once: Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   3:22 pm
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth says she is not sure if she will work with her father superstar Rajinikanth once again, but she considers herself extremely blessed to have directed him in her film "Kochadaiiyaan". View More..

Project with brother may happen next year: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   2:16 pm
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, currently basking in the success of Tamil action-drama "VIP 2", says he may reunite with his filmmaker brother Selvaraghavan next year for a project. View More..

'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   7:00 pm
Film: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2 View More..

Singapore firm's $150 mn fund to be invested in India, China

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   5:52 pm
Singapore, Aug 19 (IANS) Singapore-based investment banking and advisory firm Midas Investments Consulting has launched a $150 million fund. The Midas Global Media Opportunities fund will have a primary geographic focus on India and China. View More..

India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   5:10 pm
Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Would love to direct 'VIP 3', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   11:52 am
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer "VIP 2", director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the "VIP" franchise. View More..

'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 18,2017   12:14 pm
Film: "VIP 2: Lalkar"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Verma, Balaji Mohan, Samuthirakani, Vivek; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Would like to spread positivity through cinema: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   4:00 pm
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) From a reluctant actor to a multi-faceted artist, Dhanush has come a long way in his 17-year-old career. Basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "VIP 2", he says he would like to spread positivity, love and hope through his movies. View More..

Ajith's charisma is mind-blowing: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   2:04 pm
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Dhanush has praised southern star Ajith, saying his charisma in the upcoming film "Vivegam" is mind blowing. View More..

'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   5:40 pm
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it. View More..

'VIP 2' gets animated stickers

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   3:50 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Dhanush and Kajol-starrer "VIP 2" animated stickers are now available to make conversations for Hike users more interesting. View More..

On Friendship Day, celebs share love for friends

    Updated On : Aug 06,2017   1:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) On the occasion of Friendship Day on Sunday, Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Sonam Kapoor shared their love for their friends who have stood by them through the thick and thin. View More..

25 years of Ajith, the star continues to inspire his peers

    Updated On : Aug 03,2017   4:38 pm
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) Actors such as Dhanush, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishna and director Siva on Thursday took to Twitter to thank Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar for continuing to inspire them and spreading goodwill as he steps into his 25th year in the industry. View More..