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

Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' starts rolling

    Updated On : May 28,2017   10:48 am
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan" commenced here on Sunday. View More..

Naidu releases 14 short films on NDA's success stories

    Updated On : May 27,2017   11:34 pm
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday released 14 short films produced by Doordarshan on success stories of the NDA government's various flagship schemes. View More..

First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched

    Updated On : May 25,2017   9:30 pm
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing "Kaala Karikaalan", on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith. View More..

Rajinikanth's next film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:00 pm
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil film, to be produced by his son-in-law Dhanush, has been officially titled "Kaala Karikaalan". View More..

Rajinikanth's next film not based on Haji Mastan, say makers

    Updated On : May 14,2017   4:12 pm
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth's next yet untitled Tamil project is not based on the life of Mumbai's late underworld don Haji Mastan, makers have clarified. View More..

Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

    Updated On : May 13,2017   5:20 pm
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease. View More..

'Methanol-blended fuel answer to cut oil import bill, reduce pollution' (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : May 02,2017   1:36 pm
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Methanol-blended fuel could be the answer to the twin challenges of slashing India's oil import bill while simultaneously reducing the country's carbon-footprint, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the NITI Aayog that has succeeded the Planning Commission, has said. View More..

Prasanna thrilled to don khaki in his next

    Updated On : Apr 29,2017   12:48 pm
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Prasanna, who will don khaki in his next yet-untitled Tamil project, is looking forward to the experience. View More..

Banks need to raise private capital to deal with bad loans: RBI

    Updated On : Apr 29,2017   12:10 am
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) The mounting problem of bad loans of banks cannot be resolved by their simple recapitalisation and options like raising private capital for state-run banks need to be considered to deal with the issue, the RBI said on Friday. View More..

Gujarat has one of India's worst immunisation records (April 24-30 is World Immunisation Week)

    Updated On : Apr 28,2017   12:16 pm
Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backward states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states. View More..

Modi talks of strictest action against corrupt railway officials

    Updated On : Apr 26,2017   11:02 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Reviewing the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that "strictest possible action" will be taken against railway officials found guilty of corruption. View More..

Defence, internal security to be part of planning process: NITI member

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:58 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a radical departure, the new 15-year long-term vision being worked out by the NITI Aayog would also include defence and internal security within its ambit, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the panel that has succeeded the Planning Commission, said on Monday. View More..

Madras High Court dismisses paternity suit against actor Dhanush

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   4:34 pm
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday quashed a petition filed by a couple in the Melur magistrate court claiming that actor Dhanush is their biological son and should pay them a monthly maintenance of Rs.65,000. View More..

'Power Paandi' will work across languages: Subramaniam Siva

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   11:24 am
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Dhanush's Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi", which released earlier this week, is set to be remade in Telugu. Director Subramaniam Siva says the film's subject will work across languages. View More..

'Power Paandi': Heart-tugging story of self-exploration (Tamil movie review)

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   12:24 pm
Film: "Power Paandi"; Director: Dhanush; Cast: Raj Kiran, Revathi, Prasanna, Chaya Singh, Madonna Sebastian and Dhanush; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

Government making efforts to drive credit growth: Jaitley

    Updated On : Apr 11,2017   9:18 pm
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government is taking various steps to drive credit growth and expansion of the economy, including recapitalisation of public sector banks. View More..

Dhanush back on 'Vada Chennai' set

    Updated On : Apr 11,2017   12:48 pm
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Tuesday said he has resumed the shoot of National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai". View More..

Would have dedicated seven years for 'Baahubali': Prabhas

    Updated On : Apr 10,2017   12:03 am
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Prabhas on Sunday said he would have dedicated seven years - not just four years - of his life for S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise without a second thought. View More..

Learning so much from Dhanush: Soundarya Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   12:26 pm
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Soundarya Rajinikanth, who has teamed up with actor Dhanush in upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", says she has learnt a lot from her brother-in-law. View More..

Had a great time working with Soundarya, says Kajol

    Updated On : Apr 01,2017   9:06 pm
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who successfully completed shooting for comeback Tamil film "VIP 2", says she had a great time working with her director Soundarya. View More..