Last Updated: 11 Jul, 2023 | Views: 474
Other Profession(s): Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Playback Singer, Lyricist
Famous For: National Film Award For Best Actor For The Tamil Film "Aadukalam"
Higher Education: Bachelor of Computer Application
Net Worth: $20 million
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, Popular as Dhanush, is a Tamil actor, producer, director, lyricist, and playback singer from India. Dhanush has won 13 SIIMA Awards, nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Edison Awards, five Vikatan Awards, four National Film Awards (two as actor and two as producer), and a Filmfare Award for his performance in 46 films. In addition, he has appeared on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times, based on Indian celebrities' earnings.
On 18 November 2004, Dhanush married Aishwarya Rajinikanth, the elder daughter of Rajinikanth. They have two sons, Linga and Yatra.
In 2002 – Dhanush began his acting career with the film "Thulluvadho Ilamai."
In 2011 – His film "Mappillai" was a box office blockbuster.
In 2013 – His Bollywood debut was with the movie "Raanjhanaa," which grossed over 135 crore rupees worldwide.
In 2017 – He made a cameo appearance in "Power Paandi," his directorial debut, which was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of the year.
In 2019 – His box office hit "Asuran" collected more than ₹100 crores in less than a month from its release.
Achievements and Awards
In 2011: He became the youngest actor to win the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film "Aadukalam."
In 2013: Dhanush received the Filmfare Best Debutant Actor Award for the film "Raanjhanaa."
In 2019: Dhanush won the Best Actor Award at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) for the film "Asuran."
Dhanush's most hit song, "Why This Kolaveri Di," took only six minutes to write. The song's first recording was completed in 35 minutes, according to reports.
Dhanush was named the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity by PETA in 2011.