Dhanush was born on 28 July 1983 to the known south director and producer Kasthuri Raja. Dhanush started his acting career in 2002 through the coming-of-age drama Thulluvadho Ilamai, which became a sleeper hit at the Box Office and also marked his first Kollywood success. The film was directed by his brother Selvaraghavan.
The actor got his first National Award as the Best Actor for the sports film Aadukalam (2010), and further made his debut in Bollywood through the romantic drama film Raanjhanaa (2013) where he starred alongside Sonam Kapoor.
The talented actor has his own production house named Wunderbar Films, he, under the production house, bankrolled his first movie ‘3’ in the year 2012. It was directed by his former wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth. She is the eldest daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, the couple parted ways on 17 Jan 2022, after being in 18 yrs of togetherness.
However, Dhanush has received two national awards as a producer also, his films Kaaka Muttai(2014) and Visaranai (2015) won the award in the category of Best Children’s Film and Feature Film in Tamil respectively.
From 2017 Tamil comedy-drama film Pa Paadi marked the directorial debut of Dhanush. Apart from being a successful Actor, Producer, and Director. The talented actor has also broken many records in singing too, his song ‘Why This Kolaver Di'(2011) was the first Indian song that crossed the 10 crore views on SM Platform YouTube.
His other song Rowdy Baby (2018) is the first Telugu song that has been viewed over 100 crore times on YouTube. He has given many successful Films like Polladhavan(200), Aadukalam (2010), 3, Maryan(2013), Kodi (2016), Maari (2015), Raanjhana, etc.
In the year 2019, the period action Tamil film Asuran marked the second national award for Best Actor for Dhanush. His full name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, he adopted the name Dhanush after being inspired by the 1995 Kamal Haasan starrer film Kuruthipunal.
Dhanush Upcoming Movies 2023 & 2024
|Movie||Budget||Release Date||Star Cast||Director||Producer|
|Captain Miller||N/A||2023||Dhanush||Arun Matheswaran||Sathya Jyothi Films|
|Tere Ishk Mein||N/A||2024||Dhanush||Anand L Rai||Anand L Rai|
|Sekhar Kammula’s Next||N/A||2023||Dhanush, Sanjay Dutt||Sekhar Kammula||SunielNarang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao|
|Raayan||N/A||2024||Vishnu Vishal, SJ Surya, Kalidas Jayaram, Dushara Vijayan||Dhanush||Kalanidhi Maran|
1- Captain Miller
Dhanush is to play the lead in Captain Miller, directed by Arun Matheswaran under Sathya Jyothi Films banner. Ace music director GV Prakash to give music for another much-hyped film.
2- Shekhar Kammula’s Next
Trilingual (Tamil, Hindi and Telugu) film by national award winner director Shekhar Kammula, not titled yet to be led by Dhanush, Sanjay Dutt to play main antagonist in the film.
Dhanush is all set for directing a film for the second time after Pa Paandi (2017), while he has worked as producer for several films.