Dhanush Age Height Wife Biography Net Worth


Age40 years (.2023)
Height5 feet 4 inches
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, and Playback Singer
Weight65 kg – 143 lbs
Birthday28 July

Parents Family

FatherKasthuri Raja
SisterK. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi


Affairs/GirlfriendAishwarya R. Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Trisha Krishnan
Wife/SpouseAishwarya R. Dhanush
SonsYatra, Linga
Daughtername yet to be uploaded


Real NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nick NameDhanush K Raja
Famousfilm actor, producer, lyricist, and playback singer
Zodiac SignLeo
Date of Birth28 July 1982

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HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
HobbiesTraveling, Singing, playing cricket

Source of money

Net worth$20 million-145 Crore INR-2022
salary$1 MIllion (.approx)
Income$12 MIllion (.approx)
Appeared In The Gray Man, Atrangi Re, Maaran, Thiruchitrambalam,…
Source Source Of Income Acting, Producer, Director, Writing, Lyricist, Screenwriting, and Playback Singing

Physical fitness

Eye colorThe Color of the Eye is dark brown
Hair ColorThe Color of Hair is Black
bodyThe body Complexion is slim
skin colourThe Skin Color is fair
BodyThe Body Measurement is 38-11-30 inches

Physical state

Marital Status/DateMarried
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Height F5 feet 8 inches
Height m1.75 in meter
Height cm175 in centimeter

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EducationQualification Bachelor of Computer Application
Collegecollege name N/A
UniversityMadurai Kamaraj University
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School
DegreeBachelor of Computer Application


TownTown name N/A
EthnicityEthnicity name N/A
Old CityN/A
Address CityChennai, Tamil Nadu


FoodFavorites Food Idiyappam’Kadala Curry
ActorFavorites Actor Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino’Tom Hanks
Actress Favorites Actress Simran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor’ Monica Bellucci
SportsTennis, Snooker Football
SongFavorites Songs N/A

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Personal Information

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja is an Indian actor, producer, director, lyricist, and playback singer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema.

Starring in 46 films over his career, among his accolades are four National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, 14 SIIMA Awards, nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, and five Vikatan Awards, five Edison Awards, and a Filmfare Award.

He has been included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times, which is based on the earnings of Indian celebrities.

Dhanush’s first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja.

He achieved further success in Polladhavan (2007) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

His role as a rooster fight jockey in Aadukalam (2010) won him Best Actor at the 58th National Film Awards and Best Tamil Actor Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South.

He continued success with films including 3 (2012), Maryan (2013), Anegan (2015), Kodi (2016), Vadachennai (2018), and Asuran (2019).

Vada Chennai emerged as the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film of all time, while Asuran entered the 100 Crore Club earning revenue of ₹100 crores within a month of its release when adding the theatrical box office collections with non-theatrical revenue such as satellite, digital, and audio rights.

During the 2010s, Dhanush also starred in the action films Maari (2015) and Maari 2 (2018) and Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014) and Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017).

In 2011, Dhanush’s popular song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ from the romantic psychological thriller film 3 became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.

He made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L. Rai’s Raanjhanaa (2013).

His performance as an obsessive one-sided lover in the film won him the Best Male Debut Award and earned a Best Actor nomination at the 59th Filmfare Awards.

Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films, and he made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017).

His song ‘Rowdy Baby’ from Maari 2 became one of the most-viewed Indian songs of all time.

It is the only South Indian video song to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.

Dhanush won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for Asuran (2019).

Dhanush was born as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja in Madras, Tamil Nadu.

Initially, he wished to go to a school of hotel management and become a chef.

However, his brother, director Selvaraghavan, pressured him to become an actor.

Dhanush married Aishwarya, Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter on 18 November 2004.

They have two sons, Yatra and Linga, who were born in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

The couple announced their separation on 17 January 2022.

Dhanush’s father-in-law and Superstar of Tamil cinema Rajinikanth are reportedly involved in talks in trying to save the couple’s marriage and are the most affected by the couple’s separation news.

He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and gave his two sons Shaivite names.

Dhanush is an occasional singer, generally for his films.

He was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan by its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and collaborated again with him in his brother Selvaraghavan’s directorial, Pudhupettai.

He sang further numbers in Selvaraghavan’s films Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna: the former featured him alongside his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth.

‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ was released on YouTube in 2011 as part of the soundtrack to film 3, the directorial debut of Aishwarya Dhanush.

The song became the most searched video in India.

Anirudh Ravichander was the soundtrack composer for the film and Dhanush wrote much of the lyrics.

He has also sung ‘No Problem’ in the Kannada movie Vajrakaya and ‘Thikka’ in the Telugu movie Thikka. Dhanush has sung for the debutant musician Ganesh Chandrasekaran in the film Ezhumin. The song was received well among the audience as he famously renders it emotionally.

In 2004, his project was Naattu Sarakku. In 2005, his project was Thunda Kaanom. In 2006, his project was Enga Area. In 2010, his project was Un Mele.

In 2011, his project was Oda Oda, Kadhal En Kadhal, Kadhal Yen Kadhal.

In 2012, his project was Why This Kolaveri Di, Kannazhaga, Why This Kolaveri Di, Unna Pethavvan, Po Nee Po, Nee Partha, Kannazhaga, Boomi Enna Suthude, Kadal Raasa Naan, Nijamellam Maranatha.

In 2013, his project was Teddy Bear, Nijamellam.

In 2014, his project was Amma Amma, Po Indru Neeyaga, What a Karavad, Amma Amma, Ey Inga Paru, Vellailla Pattathari, Po Indru Neeyaga, Udhungada Sangu, What a Karuvad, Move your body.

In 2015, his project was Danga Maari, No problem, Pazhankala, Oh Oh, Nikitha, Jodi Nilavu, Maari Thara Local, Don’u Donu’u Don’u, Bagulu Odayam Dagulu Mari, Enna Solla, Jodi Nilave, Tak bak, Thara Local, Oru Vitha Asai.

In 2016, his project was Maalai Varum Vannilla, Kodi, Thikka, Kodi.

In 2017, his project was Solli Tholaiyen Ma, Soorakathu, Venpanimalare, Pudhuvai, Torture of Raghuvaran, Life of Raghuvaran, Venpanimalare, Soorakathu.

In 2018, his project was Goindhammavala, Engleesu loves, Local Sarakka, Ezhava, Maari Gethu, Rowdy Baby, Maari Thara Local, and Anandhi.

In 2019, his project was Nenjodu Vinaya, Polladha Bhoomi, Kannazhagu Rathiname, Ilamai Thirumbuthe, and Nenjodu Vinaya.

In 2020, his project was Chill Bro, Kaathodu Kathleen.

In 2021, his project was Thattaan Thattaan, Tata Bye Bye, Nethu, Rakita Rakita Rakita, Little Little.

Awards List

  • 2012: Most Popular in Tamil, Mirchi Music Awards for Royal Stag Make It Large
  • 2013: Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil
  • 2014: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male, Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut
  • 2013, 2015: Vijay Award for Best Actor
  • 2016: IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Lyrics – Tamil, Best Playback Singer – Male – Kannada
  • 2009, 2012, 2018: Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year
  • 2013, 2015, 2019: Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
  • 2011, 2021: National Film Award for Best Actor
Questions About Dhanush

What is the real name of Dhanush?

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

Why is Dhanush famous?

His hit chartbuster number ‘Why This Kolaveri Di? ‘.

What is the salary for Dhanush?

Rs 7 to 8 crore per film

What is Dhanush’s 1st movie?

Thulluvadho Ilamai

Is Dhanush a big star?

Suriya and Dhanush are two among them, who are both good performers and are big stars as well.

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