Dhanush Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nick-nameDhanush, Bruce Lee of Kollywood
Date Of Birth28 July 1983
Age38 Years (as in 2022)
Profession / OccupationActor, Producer, Screenwriter  (Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam)
Mother TongueTamil
Zodiac SignLeo
Height / Weight5′ 9” / 70kg
First MovieThulluvadho Ilamai (2001, Tamil)
First Debut MovieActor: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001, Tamil)
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath (2013, Malayalam)
Raanjhanaa (2013, Hindi)
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018, Hindi)
Producer: 3 (2012, Tamil)
Director: Pa Paandi (2017, Tamil)
FatherKasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
BrothersSelvaraghavan (Elder, Director)
SistersK. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi
WifeAishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer, m. 2004-present)
Marital StatusMarried (18 November 2004)
SonsYatra (born; 2006) and Linga (born; 2010)
Girlfriends/ AffairsAishwarya (Director)
Shruti Haasan (Actress, Rumoured)
Height in Centimeters173 cm
Height in Meters1.73 m
Height in Feet Inches5′ 9”
Body Measurement38-30-11
Chest Size38 inches
Waist Size30 inches
Biceps Size11 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Rajinikanth, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks
Favorite ActressKajol, Kareena Kapoor, Simran, Monica Bellucci
Favorite FoodIdiyappam, Kadala Curry
HobbiesPlaying Snooker & Table Tennis, Reading Novels, Writing
Favorite MusicianIlaiyaraaja
Favorite MoviesTamil: Netri Kann, Baasha, Pudhupettai
Telugu: Drushyam
Favorite Song“Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu” from the film ‘Avatharam’ (2014)
Favorite BookLove Story by Erich Sega
Favorite Football ClubFC Barcelona
Favorite SportTennis, Snooker, Football
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College / UniversityMadurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Education QualificationBCA (Correspondence)
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Home TownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Present ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
House Address16/5, Rajamannar Salai, T Nagar, Chennai

Born on July 28, 1983, as Venkatesh Lord Kasturi Raja, Dhanush is an Indian producer, writer, actor, dancer, lyricist, playback singer, and director who has worked in Tamil cinema. Dhanush has won numerous awards like Filmfare Award, Victory Award, Edison Award, National Film Award, etc. He was highly praised for his song“Why this kolhaveri kolhaveri Di”.

Dhanush Family, Education, and Caste

Dhanush was born in Tamil Nadu. Dhanush’s father, Kasturi Raja, is a well-known director and producer in Tamil Nadu and his mother Vijayalakshmi is a housemaid. He is survived by his elder brother Selvaraghavan, a well-known film director, and two sisters K. Bimala Gita, Kartika Devi. He belongs to the Nike community or Scheduled Castes. Dhanush studied at Thai Satya Matriculation High School, Chennai. Dhanush graduated with a BCA (Correspondence) degree from Madurai Kamaraj University in Tamil Nadu.

Dhanush Family, Education, and Caste
Dhanush Family, Education, and Caste

Dhanush married Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya on November 16, 2004. She then had two sons named Yatra, born in 2006, and Linga born in 2010. Aishwarya is two years older than her husband Dhanush. He is a director and singer by profession.

Acting career

Dhanush made his acting debut as Mahesh in the 2002 Tamil film Thulluvadho Ilamai. The movie was directed by his father Kasturi Raja. She then starred in the 2003 Tamil film Kadhal Kondein, directed by her brother Selvaraghvan. In 2004, he reappeared in flop movies like ‘Pudhukottailirandhu Saravanan’, ‘Sullan’ and ‘Desires’. He then acted in Tamil films like Devathaiyai Kanden (2005), Adhu Oru Kana Kalam (2005), Yaaradi Nee Mohini’(2008), and Padikkadawan (2009) which were box office hits, and Her performing career provides a kick start.

Dhanush starred in the Tamil movie Aadukalam, (2011) as a rooster fighting jockey for which he received his first nationwide award. He gained a lot of fame after this movie and critics started recognizing him as one of the best South Indian actors. He also acted in 3 films directed by his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth in 2012. The song Why this Kolaveri Di sang by him gained a lot of fame in this film. She then starred in the 2013 film, Maryan.

Acting career
Acting career

Dhanush’s first film in 2014 was Velaiyilla Pattathari, which was his 25th film and directed by Velraj. It was one of the highest-grossing Tamil films. He then starred in the Hindi movie Shamitabh (2015) with legendary Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshara Hasan who made his debut in the film as an actor.

His film Vadachennai and Maari 2, in the appendix to Maari, was released in 2018. Vada Chennai was highly acclaimed and was released. . In 2021, he rejoiced. He is also starring in Rai’s film Atarangi Re – with Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan. Dhanush’s upcoming action thriller black comedy gangster movie ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ is written and directed by Kartik Subbaraj.

Awards & Honours

Nationwide Movie Awards:

  • 2010: Finest Actor for Aadukalam
  • 2014: Finest Kids’s Movie (co-producer) for Kaaka Muttai
  • 2015: Finest Characteristic Movie in Tamil (co-producer) for Visaranai
  • 2019: Finest Actor for Asuran

Filmfare Awards (Bollywood) :

2013: Finest Debutant Actor for Raanjhanaa

Filmfare Awards South:

  • 2011: Finest Actor for Aadukalam Received
  • 2012: Finest Male Playback Singer for Why This Kolaveri Di from the movie 3
  • 2013: Critics Finest Actor award for Maryan
  • 2014: Finest Actor for Velaiyilla Pattathari
  • 2015: Finest Movie  for Kaaka Muttai (co-producer)
  • 2018: Finest Actor for Vada Chennai

Vijay Awards :

  • 2008: Finest Entertainer of the 12 months for Yaaradi Nee Mohini
  • 2011: Finest Crew (actor) for Aadukalam
  • 2012: Finest Lyricist for “Po Nee Po” from 3
  • 2013: Finest Crew (producer) for Ethir Neechal
  • 2014: Finest Actor for Velaiyilla Pattathari

South Indian Worldwide Film Awards (SIIMA):

Awards & Honours
Awards & Honours
  • 2011: Finest Actor for Aadukalam
  • 2011: Finest Male Playback Singer for “Voda Voda” from Mayakkam Enna

IIFA Utsavam:

  • 2015: Finest Lyricist – Tamil for “Don-u Don-u Don-u” from Maari
  • 2018: Finest Actor for Vada Chennai
  • 2018: Finest Movie for Vada Chennai (co-producer)

Edison Awards (India) :

  • 2013: Finest Actor for Maryan
  • 2018: Finest Actor for Vada Chennai
  • 2019: Finest Actor for Asuran

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