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

'Maari 2' shoot begins

    Updated On : Jan 22,2018   2:10 pm
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) The shooting for the upcoming Tamil action-comedy "Maari 2" has begun. View More..

Ilaiyaraaja sings for 'Maari 2'

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   12:42 pm
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he is thrilled that music-composer Ilaiyaraaja sang a song for the upcoming film "Maari 2". View More..

Right intention leads to success, says Aanand L Rai

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   1:12 pm
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After "Newton", "Mukkabaaz" is one film to have done a box office turn-around. Producer Aanand L Rai, a common factor in both projects, says when the intention is right, success is the reward. View More..

Dhanush launches first single under Gautham Menon's banner

    Updated On : Jan 14,2018   1:28 pm
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush on Sunday launched "Koova", the first single under Gautham Vasudev Menon's Ondraga Originals, aimed at promoting independent music. View More..

'Paddington 2' an over-cute pain (Movie Review: Rating **)

    Updated On : Jan 12,2018   11:34 am
Film: 'Paddington 2'; Director: Paul King; Starring: Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonnerville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson; Rating: ** View More..

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to share stage

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   2:40 pm
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth and veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will be seen together at the Natchathira Vizha 2018 festival in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. View More..

Bailout not good but banks need to be strengthened: Jaitley

    Updated On : Jan 04,2018   11:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Noting that the "bailout" for state-run banks through the Rs 2.12 lakh crore recapitalisation plan has turned out to be a "moral hazard" in view of the corporates' inability to repay loans, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that capital infusion is solely aimed at strengthening the banking system. View More..

Bailout not good but banks need to be strengthened: Jaitley

    Updated On : Jan 04,2018   9:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Noting that the "bailout" for state-run banks through the Rs 2.12 lakh crore recapitalisation plan has turned out to be a "moral hazard" in view of the corporates' inability to pay back loans, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that capital infusion is solely aimed at strengthening the banking system. View More..

10 must-see Bollywood films of 2018

    Updated On : Jan 02,2018   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Like every year, a lot of films are ready to hit the screens in 2018. So, know where to put your money. View More..

Dhanush's next directorial with Sri Thenandal Films

    Updated On : Dec 29,2017   11:10 am
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Dhanush says his next directorial venture will be with Tamil film production and distribution house Sri Thenandal Films. View More..

Rs 52,000 cr infused in Public Sector Banks since 2015-16: Centre

    Updated On : Dec 20,2017   10:12 pm
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that it had so far infused a capital of Rs 51,858 crore in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) under its 'Indradhanush Plan' since 2015-16. View More..

Rajinikanth turns 67, celebs wish him long life

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) On superstar Rajinikanth's 67th birthday on Tuesday, celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life. View More..

MoU inked between Health Ministry, Rotary India to boost immunisation

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   9:28 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has inked an MoU with Rotary India to provide support and accelerate the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunisation including Mission Indradhanush, said an official statement. View More..

Awards for states, districts with 90% immunisation coverage

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   8:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said that his Ministry will give awards to the best performing districts and states who have achieved 90 per cent full immunisation coverage under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush. View More..

Health Ministry awarded for creative display at IITF

    Updated On : Nov 27,2017   7:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Monday bagged the bronze medal for its "creative and informative display" at the 37th India International Trade Fair 2017. View More..

PM reviews steps taken to reduce under-nutrition

    Updated On : Nov 25,2017   12:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress and efforts being made to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and related problems in the country. View More..

Spell out stand on Sethusamudram project, SC asks Centre

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   11:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to spell out its stand on the controversial Sethusamudram project initiated to facilitate navigation between India's east and west coasts. View More..

Treasure all movies I've done till date: Parul Yadav

    Updated On : Nov 12,2017   3:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Parul Yadav, who is all set to be seen in the Kannada remake of the 2014 Bollywood film "Queen", says she treasures all the movies she has done till date. View More..

Dhanush shares photographs from 'Vada Chennai' set

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   11:36 am
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush says he continues to explore and learn as he shoots with director Vetrimaaran for their next venture, "Vada Chennai". View More..

Anirudh to unveil mobile-friendly indie Hindi song

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   3:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Singer-composer Anirudh Ravichander is excited about releasing "Bewajah" -- his first independent song in Hindi. Its video was shot in a vertical format, which is mobile-friendly. View More..