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

Dhanush's Tamil film might release in February, 2017

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   1:54 pm
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Dhanush-starrer upcoming Tamil romantic actioner "Enai Noki Paayum Thota", directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, is set to hit the screens during the Valentine's Day weekend next year, a source said. View More..

Casting SRK is the demand of the role: Aanand L. Rai

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   1:00 am
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Director-producer Aanand L. Rai, who is all set to start shooting for his next directorial venture starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, said that he did not cast Shah Rukh Khan because of his stardom but for the demand of the role. View More..

My daughter has no acting plans, says Gautami

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   12:14 pm
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Gautami Tadimalla has quashed rumours about her daughter Subbulakshmi making her acting debut in Dhanush-starrer Tamil action-drama "Vella Illa Pattathari 2". She says her full focus now is on her education. View More..

First look of Dhanush's next on November 27

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   12:00 pm
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) The makers of Dhanush-starrer upcoming Tamil romantic actioner "Enai Nokki Paayum Thota", have confirmed that the films first look will be unveiled next week. View More..

Shot songs in Dhanush's film without composer: Gautham Menon

    Updated On : Nov 13,2016   12:18 pm
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon and Dhanush have teamed up for upcoming Tamil romantic actioner "Enai Nokki Paayum Thota", and its songs have been shot even before the composer could be finalised. View More..

Ritika Singh plays a Pawan Kalyan fan in 'Guru'

    Updated On : Nov 13,2016   12:18 pm
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Kick boxer-turned-actress Ritika Singh plays a Pawan Kalyan fan in upcoming Telugu drama "Guru", a remake of R. Madhavan-starrer "Irudhi Suttru". The film is about the relationship between a protege and her washed-up boxing coach. View More..

Soundarya Rajinikanth to direct Dhanush in 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   2:58 pm
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Dhanush and Soundarya Rajinikanth on Thursday announced they are collaborating for the sequel to the 2014 Tamil action drama "Vella Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP". View More..

'Visaranai' brings curtains down on DIFF 2016

    Updated On : Nov 07,2016   1:02 am
Dharamsala, Nov 7 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) came to an end on Sunday with the screening of National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's Tamil drama "Visaranai", which has been named as India's official entry for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. View More..

For me, repetition is death: Karthi

    Updated On : Oct 29,2016   11:50 am
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Actor Karthi says his act in the latest Tamil film "Kaashmora" is something that he hasn't done before. And that's important as repetition is like death to him. View More..

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..