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.

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Rajinikanth visits hospital to enquire about Jaya's health

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   9:14 pm
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth along with his daughter Aishwarya Dhanush visited Apollo Hospitals here on Sunday where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment, to enquire about her current health condition. View More..

Winds of change blow through Jharkhand's Latehar, all targeted 5,517 kids immunised (Health Feature)

    Updated On : Oct 11,2016   12:40 pm
Latehar (Jharkhand), Oct 11 (IANS) The broad smiles on the faces of two-year-old Nazeen and her mother Gufran Parveen are telling. The toddler is one of 5,517 targeted children, all of whom have undergone routine immunisation (RI), the absence of which saw the young succumb to dreaded diseases like measles -- once very rampant but now sharply declining. View More..

Dhanush gets nostalgic as son turns 10

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   2:02 pm
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is busy with his "Power Paandi" directorial debut, can't believe his elder son Yathra has already turned 10. View More..

When Dhanush stunned brother with directorial skills

    Updated On : Oct 04,2016   11:38 am
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan, who saw the rushes of his brother Dhanush's upcoming Tamil directorial debut film "Power Paandi", was blown away by the magic he has created with the film. View More..

Aishwaryaa wants National Film Award for stuntmen

    Updated On : Oct 01,2016   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush met Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to submit a request letter seeking introduction of Stunt Choreography Category in National Film Awards. View More..

Dhanush to play cameo in his directorial debut

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   11:48 am
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is gearing up for his Tamil directorial debut "Power Pandi" will be seen playing a cameo in the film, a source said. Veteran actor Raj Kiran has been roped in to play the title role. View More..

Keerthy Suresh in Allu Arjun's Tamil debut

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   11:32 am
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Keerthy Suresh, last seen in Dhanush's "Thodari", has been roped in to play Allu Arjun's love interest in his upcoming yet-untitled bilingual project which marks his Tamil debut, says a source. View More..

Story of the defenceless deserves recognition: 'Visaranai' writer

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   7:58 pm
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Auto-rickshaw driver M. Chandra Kumar, on whose novel "Lock Up" the National Award-winning Tamil drama "Visaranai" is based, feels his story of the defenceless deserves worldwide recognition. View More..

Dhanush overjoyed at 'Visaranai' becoming India's Oscar entry

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   6:56 pm
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Dhanush is elated over his production and critically acclaimed Tamil drama "Visaranai" becoming India's official pick for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. He has thanked everyone for believing in him and supporting his vision. View More..

Tamil film 'Visaranai' is India's Oscar entry

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   5:36 pm
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's critically acclaimed Tamil drama "Visaranai" was on Thursday named as India's official pick for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. View More..

Tamil film 'Visaranai' is India's Oscar entry

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   4:44 pm
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's critically acclaimed Tamil drama "Visaranai" was on Thursday announced as India's official pick for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. View More..

'Thodari' release delayed in Karnataka

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   1:38 pm
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The release of Dhanush-starrer Tamil action-thriller "Thodari", which is completely shot on a moving train, has been delayed in Karnataka owing to the ongoing dispute over the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. View More..

No meaningful roles for a heroine in south: Samantha

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   11:54 am
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has blockbusters such as "Theri", "A...Aa" and "Janatha Garage" to her credit this year, rues that there are no meaningful roles for a southern heroine and that it's very disheartening. View More..

Dhanush's 'Thodari' to finally release on Sep 22

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   11:24 am
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Dhanush's long-delayed Tamil romantic-thriller "Thodari", which was completely shot in a train, is set to hit the screens worldwide on September 22. View More..

Gautham Menon approached to play antagonist

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   12:08 pm
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is currently busy wrapping up the Dhanush-starrer "Ennai Nokki Paayum Thota", has been offered the antagonist's role in upcoming Tamil thriller "Imaikaa Nodigal". View More..

Dhanush to shoot for Hollywood project from January 2017

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   2:24 pm
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is busy gearing up for his Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi", will start shooting for his maiden Hollywood film "The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard" from January 2017. View More..

Nadiya to play lead in Dhanush's directorial debut?

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   12:52 pm
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Nadiya, last seen on screen in Telugu romantic-drama "A…Aa" has been roped in to play the leading lady in actor Dhanush's upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi", a reliable source said. View More..

Dhanush to don director's hat

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   1:00 pm
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Actor-producer Dhanush will make his directorial debut with upcoming Tamil project "Power Paandi", which will star veteran actor Rajkiran in the lead. The project's first look was revealed on Wednesday. View More..

Nadda to lead yoga session at WHO conference

    Updated On : Sep 06,2016   10:08 pm
Colombo, Sep 6 (IANS) Health Minister J.P. Nadda will lead the yoga session at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of the Southeast Asia region here on Wednesday, a statement said. View More..

Harshvardhan Rane waiting to star in Bejoy Nambiar's next

    Updated On : Sep 01,2016   2:48 pm
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who considers himself a "big admirer" of Bejoy Nambiar, says he is keenly waiting to start shooting for the filmmaker's next movie -- a remake of Mani Ratnam's 1988 film "Agninatchathiram". View More..