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

Modi to visit MP on Tuesday

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   9:00 pm
Mandla/New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district for a day on Tuesday to participate in a host of public programmes. View More..

Can't force its forces to buy weapons 'Made in India': Sitharaman

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   10:20 pm
Thiruvidanthai (Tamil Nadu), April 11 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot walk a "thin line" to compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence trade fair that projects India - world's biggest global arms importer - as one of the major military equipment manufacturing hubs. View More..

Cooperation critical for women, child health: Nadda

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   9:08 pm
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said cooperation of all stakeholders is required for the successful formulation of policies and their implementation to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. View More..

Can't force forces to procure indigenous weapons: Sitharaman

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   3:54 pm
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence exhibition that projects India -- the biggest global arms importer -- as one of the major defence manufacturing hubs in the world. View More..

BJP embarks on mega programme to woo Dalits

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   4:08 pm
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Dalits after facing attacks over "dilution" of the SC/ST Atrocities Act, the BJP on Friday said that it has embarked on a massive programme that will take party leaders to over 20,000 Dalit and tribal majority villages. View More..

TN auto driver commits suicide over Cauvery

    Updated On : Apr 04,2018   4:22 pm
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) M. Prabhu, a 38-year-old autorickshaw driver in Tamil Nadu, died on Wednesday after consuming rat poison over escalating tensions over the Cauvery waters, police said. View More..

Won't damage Ram Sethu: Centre

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   1:34 pm
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that "in the interest of the nation" it has decided not to damage the 'Ram Sethu' bridge for the Sethusamudram project initiated to facilitate navigation between India's east and west coasts. View More..

PM sets 2025 deadline for TB-Free India

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   4:50 pm
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday set deadline of 2025 to free India from tuberculosis (TB), five years ahead of the global deadline set by World Health Organisation (WHO). View More..

'Kaala' teaser postponed due to Kanchi seer's demise

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   11:06 am
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The teaser of the upcoming movie "Kaala" was slated to release on Thursday, but will now be unveiled a day later, says producer Dhanush. The decision has been taken as a mark of respect to Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, who expired on Wednesday. View More..

Government will not tolerate embezzlement of public money : Modi

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the massive PNB scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government will take strong action against those indulging in financial irregularities and asked supervisory agencies responsible to do their job to prevent such frauds. View More..

India successfully test fires 'Dhanush'

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   5:20 pm
Bhubaneswar, Feb 23 (IANS) India on Friday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha. View More..

Extraordinary journey: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

    Updated On : Feb 10,2018   11:30 am
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who has shared a poster and teaser of his Hollywood debut "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir", says it has indeed been a journey extraordinaire. View More..

'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..