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Dhanush: Age, Height, Wife Name, Family, Networth, Movies List, Career, Biography, Wiki

Dhanush (Actor): Age, Height, Wife Name, Family, Networth, filmography, Debut Film, Hit Movies, Upcoming Movies, Photos, Career, Biography, Wikipedia
Dhanush: Age, Height, Wife Name, Family, Networth, filmography, Career, Biography, Wiki

Dhanush (Actor): Age, Height, Wife Name, Family, Networth, Movies List, Debut Film, Hit Movies, Upcoming Movies, Photos, Career, Biography, Wikipedia

Dhanush is an Indian film actor, his real name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raja. Apart from the film actor, Dhanush is a good director, producer, dancer and playback singer, who mostly works in Tamil cinema. Dhanush has acted in 46 films during his career so far. Let us give you some quick information about Dhanush.


Dhanush age, wife, family biography
Birth Name Venkatesh Prabhu
Real Name Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Other Name Dhanush
Profession Actor
Playback Singer
Personal Life
Date of Birth 28 July, 1983
Age 40 Years (As 2022)
Height 175cm (In Centimeters)
1.75M (In Meters)
5'9" (In feet/inches)
Birthplace Egmore, Channai (Tamil Nadu)
Nationality Indian
Home Town Channai (Tamil Nadu)
School Thai Sathya High School, Channai
College/University Name Kamaraj University, Madurai
Education Qualification BCA (Bachlor of Computer Application)
Religion Hindu
Food Habit Vegetarian
Money Factor
Net Worth Rs. 170 Crores (Approx) as on 2022
Fees Per Film Rs. 8 Crores
Yearly Income Rs. 12 Crores+
Monthly Income Rs. 1 Crores+
Debut Film Tamil Film: Thuluvadho Illamai (2002) as an actor
Hindi Film: Ranjhanaa (2013) as an actor
English Film: The extraordinary journey of the fakir (2015) as an actor
Awards, Achievement National Film Awards
Film Fair Awards
Vijay Awards
Read in Details
Hit Movies 3 (2012)
Ranjhanaa (2013)
Maari (2015)
Vada Chennai (2018)
Asuran (2019)
Karnan (2021)
Jagame Thandhiram (2021)
Upcoming Movies Maaran (Feb 2022)
Sir (May 2022)
Naane Varuven (Jun 2022)
Vaathi (Oct 2022)
D 46 (2023)
Aayirathil Oruvan 2 (2024)
Marital Status Seperated
Marriage Date 8 November, 2004
Marriage Place Channai, Tamil Nadu
  • Aishwarya R. Dhanush
  • Shruti Hassan (Actor) Rumoured in 2011
  • Trisha Krishanan (Actor) Rumoured
Wife Name Aishwarya R. Dhanush (Film Director & Classical Dancer) (Mg. 2004 - Div. 2022)

*Note: On 17 Jan 2022 Couple End Their 18 Year Relation.
Children(s) Two Sons
  • Yatra (Born 2006)
  • Linga (Born 2010)

Parents Father: Kasthuri Raja (Film Maker)
Mother: Vijya Lakshmi Devi
Brother Sepvaraghvan (Elder, Film Director)
  • K. Vimla Geetha
  • Karthika Devi (Doctor)
Other Relatives Rajnikant (Father-in-Law)
Favourite Things
Food Kadala Curry
Book Love Story (Erich Segal)
Sports Football, Tennis
Color Black
Actor Mohanlal
Abhitabh Bachhan
Film Drushyam (2014)

Early (Personal) Life

Dhanush was born in Madras (now Chennai) by the name Venkatesh Prabhu. Dhanush's father's name is Kasturi Raja, who is a film director and producer. Dhanush also has an elder brother named Selvaraghavan, who is also a film director.

On November 8, 2004, Dhanush married Aishwarya, the elder daughter of South's superstar Rajinikanth. They have two sons, Yatra and Linga, born in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

But recently, on January 17, 2022, Dhanush posted on social media and told that they are going to Seperate Now. Aishwarya also post on social media about their Divorce. Couple ended their 18-year-old relationship.

Acting Career

Dhanush started his acting career with the 2002 film Thulluvadho Ilamai. This film was directed by Dhanush's father Kasturi Raja. The film proved to be a blockbuster and Dhanush became an overnight star.

After this Dhanush acted in his brother Selvaraghavan's first directed film Kaadhal Kondein which proved to be a super hit. And this was Dhanush's biggest break through in Tamil cinema. After two films became a hit, Dhanush's next film was Thiruda Thirudi.

Dhanush worked in Tamil cinema till 2011 but after 2011 he got amazing success in cinema and for the last 9 years, Dhanush is sitting in Tamil cinema. Meaning Dhanush got proper success in Tamil cinema after 2011.

Dhanush's film 3 was released in 2011. In this, Shruti Haasan was seen with Dhanush, this film was directed by Dhanush's wife Aishwarya, the song of this film 'Why this Kolaveri' became very popular. This year he also got many awards from the film industry.

Since then, Dhanush has given blockbuster films like Maari, Maari 2, Wada Chennai, Asuran, Pattas, Karanan, Jagame Thandhiram etc. Recently his Bollywood film Atrangi Re with Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan has been released.

Upcoming Movies of Dhanush

Film Name Director Starring Release
Maaran Karthick Naren Dhanush, Malavika Mohanan February 2022
Sir Venky Atluri Dhanush May 2022
Naane Varuven Selvaraghavan Dhanush June 2022
Mithran R Jawahar Dhanush October 2022
Vaathi Venky Atluri Dhanush October 2022
D 46 Sekhar Kammula Dhanush 2023
Aayirathil Oruvan 2 Selvaraghavan Dhanush 2024

Dhanush's Awards & Achivements

2010 National Film Award Best Actor (Adukalam)
2011 Filmfare Award (South)
Vijay Award
Best Actor (Adukalam)
Best Actor (Adukalam)
2012 Filmfare Award (South)

Filmfare Award (South)
Best Playback Singer (why this kolavery di)

Best Actor (3 Three)
2013Filmfare Award (Bollywood)

Filmfare Award (South)
Best Debut Actor for Ranjhanaa

Critics Best Award for Maryan
2014 National Film Award

Filmfare Award (South)
Best Child Film (Kaaka Muttai)

Best Actor for Vellaiyilla Pattathari
2015National Film Award

Filmfare Award (South)
Best Feature Film in Tamil (Visaranai)

Best Film (Kaaka Muttai)
2016 N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2018 Filmfare Award (South)
Edison Award
Best Actor For Vada Channai
Best Actor For Vada Channai
2019 National Film Award Best Actor for Asuran
2020 N/A N/A

Dhanush Movies List

No Name of Film
Year of Release Final Verdict
1 Thulluvadho Ilamai 2002 Flop
2 Kaadhal Kondein 2003 Super Hit
3 Thiruda Thirudi 2003 Super Hit
4 pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan 2004 Average
5 Sullan 2004 Flop
6 Dreams 2004 Flop
7 Devathaiyai Kanden 2005 Average
8 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam 2005 Average
9 Pudhupettai 2006 Blockbuster
10 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram 2007 Flop
11 Polladhavan 2007 Super Hit
12 Yaaradi Nee Mohini 2008 Blockbustery
13 Padikkadavan 2009 Hit
14 Kutty 2010 Average
15 Uthama Puthiran 2010 Average
16 Aadukalam 2011 Blockbuster
17 Seedan 2011 Flop
18 Mapillai 2011 Flop
19 Mayakkam Enna 2011 Hit
20 Venghai 2011 Average
21 3 (Three) 2012 Super Hit
22 Raanjhanaa 2013 Super Hit
23 Maryan 2013 Average
24 Naiyaandi 2013 Flop
25 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2014 Blockbuster
26 Shamitabh 2015 Flop
27 Anegan 2015 Hit
28 Maari 2015 Hit
29 Thanga Magan 2015 Average
30 Thodari 2016 Flop
31 Pa Paandit 2017 Hit
32 Enai Noki Paayum Thota 2017 Flop
33 Velaiila Pattadhari 2 2017 Average
34 The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir 2018 Average
35 Vada Chennai 2018 Blockbuster
36 Maari 2 2018 Hit
37 Asuran 2019 Blockbuster
38 Enai Noki Paayum Thota 2020 Above Average
39 Pattas 2020 Average
40 Karnan 2021 Hit
41 Jagame Thandhiram 2021 Hit
*42 Maaran 2022 N/A
*43 Sir 2022 N/A
*44 Naane Varuven 2022 N/A
*45 Thiruchitrambalam 2022 N/A
*46 Vaathi 2022 N/A
*47 D 46 2023 N/A
*48 Aayirathil Oruvan 2 2014 N/A
*Will Release

Unknown Facts About Dhanush

Below we have told some interesting facts about Dhanush.

  • Dhanush did not want to enter the world of cinema, his elder brother Selvaraghavan, who is a film director, forcibly persuaded Dhanush to act in the film.
  • Dhanush does not smoke and consume alcohol.
  • When Dhanush was in school, he wanted to become a Chief Engineer or Marine Engineer when he grew up.
  • Dhanush had failed in the 12th class board exam, after that he did his graduation through distance learning.
  • Dhanush is a great devotee of Lord Shiva, so he has named his two sons Yatra (Pilgrimage) and Linga (Shivalingam).
  • In an interview, Dhanush told that he met Aishwarya for the first time on the screen of the film Kaadhal Kondein. Tora became friends, later they started dating each other and they married in a traditional way.
  • It is said that their parents were friends with each other, so they decided to get their children married.
  • During an interview, Dhanush has told that at the beginning of his career, he had to face a lot of problems due to poor English.
  • Dhanush won his first National Award in 2011 from the Tamil film Adakalam.
  • In 2012, Dhanush released the song Why This Kolaveri Di on YouTube. As soon as it was released, this song created panic on YouTube
  • After the first Bollywood debut film Ranjhanaa (2013), Dhanush did his second Hindi film Shamitabh (2015), in which he got an opportunity to work with Bollywood's big star Amitabh Bachchan.
  • In the year 2011, American Animal Rights Organization PETA gave Dhanush the title of Most Honest Vegetarian Celebrity. But Dhanush did not like it at all. According to Dhanush, this was Insult.
  • Dhanush earns crores of rupees annually, has been in Forbes India's Top 100 Celebrity List 6 times so far.

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Last Words

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Real Name of Dhanush?

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja is Real Name of South actor Dhanush.

What is Dhanush Age?

As on 2022, Dhanush is 40 Years Old.

Who is Dhanush wife?

Rajnikant's Elder Daughter Aishwarya R. Is Wife of South actor Dhanush.

What is the name of Dhanush wife?

Aishwarya R. Dhanush

What is Dhanush Height?

Here is the Information of Dhanush Height... 175cm (In Centimeters) 1.75M (In Meters) 5'9" (In feet/inches)

What is Total Networth of Dhanush?

According to Report Dhanush Have a Rs. 170 Crores Networth.

What is Fees per film Dhanush takes?

Dhanush Normally Takes Rs. 8 Crores per Film.

Who is Girlfriend of Dhanush?

Aishwarya R. Dhanush was a Wife of Dhanush, on 17 January 2022 Both Couple Decide to Seperate.

What is Nick Name of Dhanush?

Dhanush Known as 'Ilaiya Superstar' of Tamil Cinema.

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