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

India helps Nepal install 2,700 shallow tube wells

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   7:18 pm
Kathmandu, Jan 19 (IANS) In an effort to impart growth to Nepal's agricultural sector through enhanced facilities, India has assisted the Himalayan nation install 2,700 shallow tubewells to meet irrigation needs in the Terai region. View More..

Long process to complete 'Vada Chennai' trilogy: Vetrimaaran

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   2:08 pm
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he will take his own sweet time to complete the "Vada Chennai" trilogy, which stars Dhanush in the lead, as he will get "bored" if he chooses to complete three parts in succession. View More..

Ayushmann, Bhumi in Hindi remake of 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham'

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   11:08 am
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, who had earlier starred in "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", are reuniting for upcoming quirky romantic-comedy "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", the remake of Tamil comedy "Kalyana Samayal Saadham". View More..

India procuring another 155 mm self-propelled gun, says Parrikar

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   10:36 pm
Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said after successful field trials of indigenously developed howitzer Dhanush, India was in final stages of ordering another 155 mm self-propelled gun. View More..

Vetrimaaran's 'Vada Chennai' not put on hold

    Updated On : Jan 08,2017   12:44 pm
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) The shoot of Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai" has not been put on hold and a new schedule of the film will begin in March, says its director Vetrimaaran. View More..

When Megha made Dhanush comfortable in lip-lock scenes

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   11:12 am
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Debutante Megha Akash made her co-star Dhanush feel comfortable while filming some intimate scenes in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Enai Nokki Paayum Thota", a source said. View More..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' starts rolling

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   12:24 pm
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Actor Dhanush's sequel to 2014 Tamil blockbuster "Vela Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP" went on floors on Wednesday. View More..

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy (Book Review)

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   10:58 am
Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399 View More..

Never expected biopic on my life: Mariyappan Thangavelu

    Updated On : Jan 02,2017   12:30 pm
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) Indian Paralympic gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu, on whose life filmmaker Aishwarya Dhanush is making a biopic, says he never expected such a film to be made. View More..

Dhanush wishes good luck to wife for 'Mariyappan'

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   2:02 pm
Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS) Actor Dhanush has wished good luck to his wife and filmmaker Aishwarya for her next Tamil directorial, a biopic on Indian Paralympic high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu. View More..

Aishwarya Dhanush's next a biopic on Mariyappan Thangavelu

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   1:52 am
Chennai, Jan 1 (2017) Filmmaker Aishwarya Dhanush Rajinikanth's next Tamil directorial will be a biopic on Indian Paralympic high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu, and it was announced on Sunday to coincide with the New Year. View More..

Would love to work with Dhanush: Iswarya Menon

    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   3:26 pm
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Iswarya Menon, who is making her debut as a lead with upcoming Tamil actioner "Veera", says it's on her wish list to work with Dhanush. View More..

Sundar C's 'Sanghamitra' to roll from April 2017

    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   11:38 am
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Sundar C's Rs 150 crore mega budget Tamil period drama "Sanghamitra", which will star Jayam Ravi and Arya in the lead, will roll from April next year, a source said. View More..

Would've joined Bollywood as child artiste if I could: Harshvardhan Rane

    Updated On : Dec 28,2016   5:16 pm
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who made his Hindi film debut in 2016 with "Sanam Teri Kasam", says he would have come as a child artiste in Bollywood, if he had a chance. View More..

2016: 5 reasons for India to feel more (and less) secure (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Dec 28,2016   2:00 pm
A worsening of the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), the signing of a $8.9-billion (Rs 60,520 crore) deal for French Rafale fighter jets and new deals for artillery were among the top five determinants of Indias uncertain security situation in 2016. India made many high-profile defence purchases in 2016 and carried out much-publicised surgical strikes against Pakistan-based terrorists, but an IndiaSpend examination of defence data revealed gaping security holes. View More..

Megha Akash plays actress in Dhanush's next

    Updated On : Dec 25,2016   11:56 am
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Megha Akash, who plays the leading lady in Dhanush's upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Enai Nokki Paayum Thota", will be seen in the role of an actress, says a source from the movie's unit. View More..

'Maari 2' will reunite Dhanush with his sidekicks

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   11:32 am
Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) Actors Robo Shankar and Vinod, who played Dhanush's sidekicks in Tamil action-comedy "Maari", will be back in the film's sequel which is currently in the scripting stage. "Maari 2" will go on the floors next year. View More..

Teaser of Dhanush's next on Saturday

    Updated On : Dec 23,2016   11:16 am
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) The first teaser of Dhanush's upcoming Tamil romantic actioner "Enai Nokki Paayum Thota" will be unveiled on Saturday, the makers said. View More..

Will show another side of me with Nambiar's film: Harshvardhan Rane

    Updated On : Dec 21,2016   11:14 am
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane says bagging film director Bejoy Nambiar's untitled action film, after his debut romantic film "Sanam Teri Kasam", will help him showcase his another side. View More..

It's raining sequels for Dhanush

    Updated On : Dec 20,2016   1:44 pm
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) It was just last week that Dhanush officially announced the launch of upcoming Tamil actioner "VIP 2", a sequel to his 2014 blockbuster "Vela Illa Pattathari" aka "VIP". Now there's a buzz that he might also do a sequel to his 2015 Tamil hit "Maari". View More..