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

Dhanush to reunite with 'Kodi' director

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   11:56 pm
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Tuesday said he will reunite with his "Kodi" director Durai Senthil Kumar for another project. View More..

Motherhood teaches you priorities in life: Farah Khan (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, who has triplets with husband Shirish Kunder, says becoming a mother has taught her priorities in her life. View More..

Didn't feel sidelined: Aanchal on Tamil film debut

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   1:20 pm
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Aanchal Munjal, last seen on screen in "Ghayal Once Again", says she didn't feel sidelined while working on her upcoming maiden Tamil project "Sei". View More..

Divyadarshini performed with ease, confidence: Dhanush

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   6:34 pm
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Sunday said he enjoyed working with television anchor-turned-actress Divyadarshini for his upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi". He said she performed with ease and confidence. View More..

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. View More..

Bank of Maharashtra eyes 10% loan growth in 2017-18

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   7:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Public sector lender Bank of Maharashtra is aiming at a 10 per cent loan growth in the next fiscal, an official said on Friday. View More..

Dhanush's directorial debut ready to be wrapped up

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   4:22 pm
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush's Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi", which stars veteran actor Raj Kiran in the lead, is just five days away from being wrapped up. View More..

Bejo joins Dhanush in 'The Extraordinary Journey...'

    Updated On : Feb 09,2017   12:18 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Berenice Bejo will be joining Indian actor Dhanush in "The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir", an upcoming adventure-fantasy film directed by Ken Scott. View More..

Won't rest till I make 'Pudhupettai 2': Selvaraghavan

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   11:22 pm
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he won't rest until he makes the sequels to two of his critically-acclaimed Tamil films - "Aayirathil Oruvana and "Pudhupettai". View More..

Government assures healthcare for all: President

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   1:26 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The government has taken several initiatives to provide healthcare to all, including an immunisation programme that helped 55 lakh children, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. View More..

Government assures healthcare for all: President

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   11:46 am
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that the government has taken several initiatives to provide healthcare to all, including an immunisation programme that helped 55 lakh children. View More..

Dhanush artillery gun makes debut at parade

    Updated On : Jan 26,2017   11:32 am
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The indigenously developed Dhanush artillery gun made its debut at the Republic Day parade here on Thursday. View More..

Kajol plays suave businesswoman in 'VIP 2'

    Updated On : Jan 25,2017   1:20 pm
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) In her comeback appearance in Tamil filmdom after a decade, actress Kajol will be seen playing a sophisticated businesswoman in Dhanush's upcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2", a source has revealed. View More..

Breaking notions about Indian films a challenge at Oscars: Vetrimaaran (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jan 25,2017   11:24 am
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) After 15 years, "Visaranai" became the ninth Tamil film to represent India at the Oscars. It made an impact, but couldnt make it to the contenders of the Best Foreign Language Film category. National Award winning director Vetrimaaran says its a challenge for filmmakers to break the notion about "Indian films" abroad. View More..

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..