Dhanush Wiki, Age, Bio, Wife, Net Worth & More

Dhanush is one of the most promising Indian film actor from  Kollywood industry. With his ordinary looks he was able to pull out the most extraordinary performances before the screen. Today he has made his mark in nearly 60 movies, and rose to be one of the most sought after actors in Indian film industry. He is well known for his humble and down-to-earth behavior.

Dhanush Profile/Introduction

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Dhanush’s real name was Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja. Dhanush entered the film industry as an actor. However he has also made his presence in various fields as director, producer, playback singer and lyricist. He debuted in  2002 at a young age of 16, in the movie Thulluvadho Ilamai, directed by his father Kasthuri Raja. Following is debut, e did is second movie, Kaadhal Kondein (2003), directed by his brother Selvaraghavan.  The movie established him as an asset to the Kollywood industry.

Birthname Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nickname N/A
Profession Actor, Director, Producer, Playback Singer, Lyricist
Famous for/as Tamil Movie Actor

Dhanush Personal Life Info & More

He was born on 28 July 1983 in Madras, a city in Tamil Nadu, India. He is 39 years old (as of 2022). He is an Indian by nationality. He grew up at Madras in Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Leo. He is a Hindu by birth, and is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, that he named his kids related to Lord Shiva.

Date of Birth/Birthday 28 July 1983
Age (as in 2022) 39
Birthplace Madras, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Hometown Madras
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign Leo
Religion Hindu
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Dhanush Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) in meters – 1.75 m
in feet-inches – 5′ 9”
Weight (approx.) in Pounds – 154 lbs
in Kilograms – 70 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black

Dhanush Family Members Names & Information

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He was born to filmmaker, Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi. His brother Selvaraghavan is also a film maker in Tamil industry.He has two elder sisters. Vimala Geetha is a doctor. She works as a senior lecturer at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai. Karthika is also a doctor, working at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.

Father Kasthuri Raja
Mother Vijayalakshmi
Sisters Vimala Geetha & Karthika
Brother Selvaraghavan

Dhanush Marital Status & More 

Dhanush was married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth in 2004, and has two children Yatra and Linga. They got divorced recently in January 2002. There were several rumors regarding extra marital relationships between Dhanush and Shruti Hassan, as well as with Trisha Krishnan. Talk over the industry suspects this as a reason for their divorce.

Marital Status Married in 2004, and divorced in January 2022
Wife/Spouse Aishwarya Rajinikanth
Affairs/Girlfriends Shruti Haasan and Trisha Krishnan
Children 2

Dhanush Education Qualification, School & College

Dhanush finished his schooling from different schools. He could not get into college and continue his studies due to pressure from home to enter the film industry despite his disinterest and continual disapproval. However he later completed Bachelors in Computer Application from Madurai Kamaraj University as distant education.

Educational Qualification 10th grade, BCA (distant)
School Thai Sathiya Matric HSS, ST. John’s HSS, JRK Matric HSS.
College/University N/A
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Dhanush Favourite Things/Like & Dislike

Favourite Musician Ilayaraja
Favourite Colors N/A
Favourite Foods Dosa Sambar, Kara Kuzhambu etc.
Hobbies N/A

Dhanush Money Factor

Net Worth $22 Million

Dhanush Biography & Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Dhanush:

He had to change his name to Dhanush as he entered film because he shared it with famous Tamil actors, Ilaya Thilagam Prabhu and Prabhu Deva. And thus, Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja became Dhanush. He said in an interview that he was watching Kurudipunal which featured a covert mission – operation Dhanush. He liked the name and chose ‘Dhanush’ as the name to his new turning in life.

Dhanush’s entry into film industry was fatal. He actually wanted to pursue a career in Hotel Management and planned on becoming a chef. He enjoyed cooking a lot. But his elder brother Selvaraghavan, who is now a director, pressurized him to get into acting. When his disapproval found no support he was left with no options but to follow his brother. Thus was the birth of actor Dhanush.

He was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, by its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. His viral song “Why this Kolaveri Di”, from his 2012 film 3,  became the first Indian video song to cross 100 million views on YouTube, shot up his fame world wide. Interestingly, Dhanush wrote the lyrics of this song in just three minutes.

He also debuted in Bollywood through the movie Raanjhanaa in 2013. He also had the fortune to share the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan with his 2015 Hindi film Shamitabh.

In 2011, Dhanush bagged the title of India’s ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity’ awarded by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He has also worked with WWF to support the ‘Earth Hour’ initiative in 2012.

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Dhanush Awards:

  • Won National Award for Best Actor for in 2011 for the film Aadukalam 
  • Won National Award for Best Childern’s Film in 2015 for the film Kakka Muttai
  • Won National Award For Best Actor in 2020 for the film Asuran

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