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

'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..

Dhanush's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   8:10 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Tuesday confirmed that his forthcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2" will hit the screens on August 11. View More..

Intensified Mission Indradhanush drive from October 7: Officials

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   6:12 pm
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Aiming to focus on areas with low immunisation coverage, all the states in the country will conduct Intensified Mission Indradhanush drives starting from October 7, officials said on Tuesday. View More..

Seven Tamil films set for Independence Day weekend release

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   4:06 pm
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Seven Tamil films are vying for screens for August 11 release. They are "Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam", "Thappu Thanda", "Maayavan", "Kurangu Bommai", "Magalir Mattum", "Sathya" and "Naan Aanaiyitaal". View More..

Sagar Mala project to transform logistic sector: Modi

    Updated On : Jul 27,2017   3:22 pm
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Centre's ambitious Sagar Mala project would transform the logistic sector and change the lives of those living along the 7,500 km coastline in the country. View More..

Lot of responsibility with 'VIP-2', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   6:16 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is helming the second installment of the popular film "Velaiilla Pattadhari", says there was a lot of responsibility that came with taking on the project. View More..

Talent matters, Soundarya Rajinikanth on nepotism (Lead, correcting para 2)

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing her brother-in-law Dhanush in the upcoming film "VIP 2 - Lalkar", says talent matters in the world of showbiz regardless of the background the artistes come from. View More..

Talent matters, Soundarya Rajinikanth on nepotism

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   4:46 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing her brother-in-law Dhanush in the upcoming film "VIP 2 - Lalkar", says talent matters in the world of showbiz regardless of the background the artistes come from. View More..

Can't ask for more: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   4:40 pm
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tamil actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who is gearing up for his first Hollywood film "The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir", says he could not ask for more and adds that it has been a great journey for him. View More..

Dhanush and I play strong characters in 'VIP 2': Kajol

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   11:36 am
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making a much anticipated comeback after two decades to Tamil filmdom with "VIP 2", says she as well as Dhanush play very strong characters in the film. View More..

Dhanush's 'Maari 2' to roll from September

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   2:00 pm
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Dhanush is on a sequel signing spree. As he awaits the release of Tamil film "VIP 2", he is also gearing up to commence work on the sequel to his 2015 Tamil blockbuster "Maari", a source said. View More..

'VIP 2' more stylish than 'VIP': Amala Paul

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   3:28 pm
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul says the second installment in the Tamil film "VIP" franchise will be more stylish than the first part. View More..

Acting with Rajinikanth a lifetime achievement: Samuthirakani

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   2:24 pm
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Samuthirakani considers sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" as a lifetime achievement. View More..

'VIP' franchise will continue: Dhanush

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   10:42 am
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned. View More..

India's health policy in tune with SDG-3 targets: Nadda

    Updated On : Jul 06,2017   8:02 pm
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Calling the National Health Policy - 2017 well aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals - 3 targets, India's Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday said it will improve the country's vaccine programmes and drugs security. View More..

Rajinikanth's selfie video goes viral

    Updated On : Jul 06,2017   11:34 am
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) A selfie video featuring superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently holidaying in the US, has gone viral on social media. View More..

Photo featuring Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar from 'Kaala' goes viral

    Updated On : Jun 29,2017   1:04 pm
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) A photograph showing superstar Rajinikanth and actor Nana Patekar bonding on the set of upcoming Tamil film "Kaala", being directed by Pa. Ranjith, has gone viral on social media. View More..