Dhanush Biography, Wiki, Lifestyle, Family, Movies, Salary, Networth, Facts & More


Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian South actor, lyricist, director, writer, screenwriter, producer and playback singer who primarily acts in Tamil cinema. Due to his martial arts moving fight scenes in his movies, Indian media and his fans give him the nickname of “Indian Bruce Lee”.

Dhanush Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family & Facts


Dhanush was Born In Theni, Tamil Nadu, India on 28 July 1983 (age 37; in 2020) to a prominent South Indian family. Dhanush did his primary schooling from Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai and later Dhanush enrolled himself at Madurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu to complete his graduation and he completed his graduation in BCA (Correspondence)

Dhanush Childhood Photo
Dhanush Childhood Photo

Physical Statistics And More

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 70 Kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family, Cast & Wife

Dhanush is from a Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

Dhanush Father’s Name is Kasthuri Raja, who is the Filmmaker of Multiple South movies. Dhanush mother’s name is Vijaylakshmi. Dhanush has an elder brother Selvaraghavan who is also a movie director in Indian South movies. Dhanush has two sisters Vimala Geetha and Karthika Devi.

Dhanush And his Father Mother and his wife
Dhanush And his Father Mother and his wife
Dhanush with his brother and his two sisters
Dhanush with his brother and his two sisters

Relationship, Wife & Children

Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter Aishwarya married Dhanush on 18 November 2004. They have two sons named Linga (2010) and Yatra (2006).

Dhanush and his Wife And His Sons
Dhanush and his Wife And His Sons

Dhanush  Career

Dhanush debuted in the 2002 movie Thulluvadho Ilamai, a movie directed by his father Kasturi Raja, which received mostly positive reviews from the Public and the critics. Then Dhanush appeared in the 2003 movie Kadhal Kondin, led by his brother Selvaraghavan.

Dhanush in 
Thulluvadho Ilamai
Dhanush in Thulluvadho Ilamai

He played the role of Vinod, a mentally disturbed youth, who was longing for his friend’s love, after all, he had. Upon release, the film garnered critical acclaim and also became a major commercial success, eventually becoming Dhanush’s first important success in Tamil movies. His next movie was Thiruda Thirudi.

After shot for three years, he’s first release was Edukalam, marking his second collaboration with Vadukaran. Dhanush performed the character of a local cockfighter and represented the venture as his “dream project” during production.

The movie received highly positive reviews and also won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards, with Dhanush receiving the National Film Award for Best Actor, and He becomes the youngest actor to win the award.

Dhanush Subramania performed in an extended guest role in Siva’s Sedan. His next two movies were action films, Mapillai, a remake of his father-in-law’s 1989 movie and Venghai, by Hari, which received mixed reviews but gets commercial success.

2002Thulluvadho IlamaiMaheshKasthuri Raja
2003Kaadhal KondeinVinodSelvaraghavan
2003Thiruda ThirudiVasuSubramaniam Siva
2004Pudhukottaiyilirundhu SaravananSaravananS. S. Stanley
2004DreamsSakthiKasthuri Raja
2005Devathaiyai KandenBabuBoopathy Pandian
2005Adhu Oru Kana KaalamSeenuBalu Mahendra
2006PudhupettaiKokki KumarSelvaraghavan
2006Thiruvilaiyaadal AarambamThiru KumaranBoopathy Pandian
2007Parattai Engira Azhagu SundaramAzhagu Sundaram Suresh Krissna
2008Yaaradi Nee MohiniVasuMithran Jawahar
2010KuttyKuttyMithran Jawahar
2010UthamaputhiranSivaMithran Jawahar
2011AadukalamK. P. KaruppuVetrimaaran
2011SeedanSaravananSubramaniam Siva
2011Mayakkam EnnaKarthik SwaminathanSelvaraghavan
20123RamAishwarya Dhanush
2013Proprietors: Kammath & KammathHimselfThomson Thomas
2013Ethir NeechalHimselfR. S. Durai Senthilkumar
2013RaanjhanaaKundhan ShankarAanand L Rai
2013MaryanMaryaanBharat Bala
2013NaiyaandiChinna VanduA. Sarkunam
2014Velaiilla PattadhariRaghuvaranVelraj
2015ShamitabhDanishR. Balki
2015AneganKaali, Murugappa, AshwinK. V. Anand
2015Vai Raja VaiKokki KumarAishwarya R. Dhanush
2015MaariMaariBalaji Mohan
2015Thanga MaganThamizhVelraj
2016ThodariPoochiyappanPrabhu Solomon
2016KodiAnbu, KodiR. S. Durai Senthilkumar
2017Pa PaandiPaandian PazhanisamiDhanush
2017Velaiilla Pattadhari 2RaghuvaranSoundarya Rajinikanth
2018The Extraordinary Journey of the FakirAjatashatru PatelKen Scott
2018Vada ChennaiAnbuVetrimaaran
2018Maari 2MaariBalaji Mohan
2019Enai Noki Paayum ThotaRaghuGautham Menon
2020PattasThiraviyaperumal, ShakthiR. S. Durai Senthilkumar
2020Jagame ThandhiramSuruliKarthik Subbaraj
2020Karnan Not KnownMari Selvaraj
2021Atrangi ReNot KnownAanand L. Rai

Dhanush Controversy

• There some reports that Dhanush and Shruti Haasan parted ways with their romantic scenes on the sets of the film ‘3’ in 2011, which later became an affair. But, Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya dismissed such rumors.

Dhanush and Shruti Haasan

• In November 2016, Meenaal and Kathiresan, an old couple from Thiruppuvanam in Tamil Nadu, claimed that they were Dhanush’s real parents. He said that Dhanush’s original name is ‘Kalirasan’ and that he left home in 2002 after his poor exam results, after which Dhanush came to Chennai to become an actor and never visited him again. Not only this, but he also lodged a complaint in the Special Cell of the Police and the Chief Minister and appealed to the authorities to “get his son back” and give them monthly maintenance of 65 thousand rupees from Dhanush. Later, it found there was no such evidence to the couple’s case.

Meenaal and Kathiresan
Meenaal and Kathiresan

Dhanush  Awards

YearNational Award (Category)MovieResult
Best ActorAadukalamWon
2014Best Children’s Film (co-producer)Kaaka MuttaiWon
2015Best Feature Film in Tamil (co-producer)VisaranaiWon
2013Best Debutant ActorRaanjhanaaWon
Best ActorRaanjhanaaNominated

Note – Dhanush Has Recived many Awards but we shown some of them

Dhanush Cars And Bikes Collection

He has a lot of luxury cars including Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Audi A8, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, Jaguar XE.

Dhanush With His Car

Dhanush Salary And Networth

Dhanush Charges 20 Crores Per Movie.

Dhanush has an approximated total Networth of 200 Crores (33 Million) 2020, and his main source of income is acting, and producing movies.

Dhanush Favorite Things

  • Food: Chicken, Kadala Curry
  • Actors: Chiranjeevi and Amir khan and Salman khan
  • Actress: Monica Bellucci, Kareena Kapoor
  • Movies: Tamil– Pudhupettai
    Telugu– Drushyam
  • Singer: Arjit Singh
  • Colour(s): white
  • Sport: Cricket, Tennis, Football
  • Destinations: London

Some UnKnown Facts About Dhanush ……………

• Dhanush’s family had faced tough times, and his father also worked as a mill worker before working as an assistant director.

• He was born into a family of filmmakers, but Dhanush was not interested in acting; Alternatively, he wanted to become a Marine engineer.

• Dhanush met Aishwarya at the shooting of movie Kahal Kondin (2003).

• Aishwarya is 2 years older then him.

• Dhanush is the son-in-law of one of the popular star of indian cinema Rajinikanth.

• He is the first south actor who made 4 Million followers on twitter.

• Dhanush’s song “Kolaveri Di” became the first Indian video to cross 100 million views on youtube. its rough version was recorded in about 40 minutes and he wrote the song in just 6 minutes.

• Dhanush is a lover of Lord Shiva and that’s the reason that he named his two sons Linga (Shiv Lingam) and Yatra (Pilgrimage).

• He is the youngest actor who received the National Award in just age of 26.

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