Dhanush Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Son, Net worth, Family
Venkatesh Prabhu, better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter and playback singer who is associated with Tamil Cinema. He won a 2012 Best Actor Award from the Filmfare Awards South for his role in ‘Aadukalam’. He also gained fame for his roles in ‘3’,’ Polladhavan’, and ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’.
Dhanush was born on February 25, 1983, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the son of Kasthuri Raja, a director. His brother’s name is Selvaraghavan who is also a film director. He studied at the St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School Alwarthirunagar before beginning his acting career. His first film was ‘Thulluvadho Ilamai’ that was directed by his father only. His second film ‘Kadhal Kondein’ was directed by his brother. He slowly picked up films from other directors and starred in movies like ‘Thiruda Thirudi’, ‘Sullan’ and ‘Dreams’.
Dhanush’s film ‘Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram’, did not go well in the market. He saw many ups and down in his career. His film ‘Mayakkam Enna’ was another collaboration with his brother. He even released a song called ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’, which went on to become the most viewed Indian song on YouTube. The song got international recognition and Dhanush began to be known by other people outside the Tamil industry.
As of 2014, Dhanush has won five Filmfare Awards. Some of his other films include ‘Velaiyilla Pattathari’, ‘Maryan’, ‘Maari’ etc. He also made his directorial debut in film ‘Power Paandi’ in 2017. Dhanush has also signed on to appear in his first international film, titled ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’, to be directed by Ken Scott.
Dhanush has recorded music, particularly for his films. He has even sung songs for the films ‘Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan’, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ and ‘Mayakkam Enna’. Dhanush has won and received several nominations at the National Film Award, Filmfare Awards