Dhanush is an Indian actor, mainly works in Tamil films. Born as Venkatesh Prabhu to filmmaker Kasthuri Raja and Vijayalakshmi, he debuted with 2002 film Thulluvadho Ilamai, directed by his father. His second film Kaadhal Kondein came out in 2003, which was directed by his brother Selvaraghavan and established him as a bankable talent in the Tamil film industry. His next film released in the same year, Thiruda Thirudi, romantic comedy, made him a hit with the masses. Dhanush again

collaborated with his brother Selvaraghavan in 2006 film Pudhupettai, a gangster drama, which showcased his talents in pulling off a serious role with great intensity. He later delivered back-to-to back hits like Polladhavan, Padikkadavan, Kutty and among others. His second film with director Vetrimaran titled Aadukalam in 2010, helped him with his first National Award in Best Actor category. Dhanush's popularity shot up worldwide with his viral song "Why this Kolaveri Di", from his 2012 film 3. He debuted in Bollywood with 2013 film Raanjhanaa and he later shared the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan with his 2015 Hindi film Shamitabh. He is married to superstar Rajinikanth's first daughter Aishwarya and has two sons, Yatra and Linga.

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Dhanush signs two films with Sathya Jyothi Films

Dhanush will be doing two films for Sathya Jyothi Films banner. He is also shooting for Vetrimaaran's Asuran. He will also start working on the second part of gangster trilogy, Vada Chennai.

Maari 2 box office collection Day 2: Dhanush starrer outperforms other new Tamil releases

Maari 2 box office collection Day 2: The Balaji Mohan directorial, starring Dhanush and Sai Pallavi, shines at the box office and receives mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike.


Dhanush releases first look of his upcoming film Asuran

Vetrimaaran and Dhanush have announced the title of their next movie titled Asuran. The actor shared the first look of the movie on his official Twitter account. In the poster, Dhanush is seen with tobacco-stained teeth and holy ash on his forehead.

Maari 2 box office collection Day 1: Dhanush film faces tough odds

Maari 2 box office collection Day 1: The Balaji Mohan directorial is the sequel to 2015's action comedy Maari, which also starred Dhanush.

Maari 2 movie review: Even a star like Dhanush can’t save this gangster drama

Maari 2 movie review: Maari 2 fails to convince you and feels like a long stretch. The film has a run time of 150 minutes, and the makers could have trimmed it to make it racier.

Maari 2 press meet highlights: Dhanush hints at Maari 3

Maari 2 press meet highlights: Directed by Balaji Mohan, Maari 2 stars Dhanush, Sai Pallavi and Tovino Thomas among others. The film will hit screens on December 21.


Maari 2 song Aanandhi: Ilaiyaraaja croons a romantic melody for Dhanush starrer

Maari 2 song Aanandhi: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja has sung the song along with MM Manasi. The romantic melody is penned by Dhanush.

Maari 2 song Maari Gethu: Another fun and peppy song

The second single of Maari 2 titled "Maari Gethu" is out. The lyric video of the song features stills of actors Dhanush, Sai Pallavi, Krishna among others.

Maari 2 trailer: Dhanush resumes playing the 'naughtiest don'

Maari 2 trailer: Maari 2, like its predecessor, is filled with many colourful characters, fun music (Yuvan Shankar Raja), energetic dance moves, a barrage of punchlines and umpteen slow-motion shots.

Dhanush's Maari 2 to take on a slew of films on December 21

Maari 2 will be locking horns with a slew of films, including Vijay Sethupathy’s Seethakaathi, Jayam Ravi’s Adanga Maaru and Vishnuu Vishal’s Silukkuvar Patti Singam.

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Who's who of Maari 2

Maari 2 is all set to release in December. Director Balaji Mohan’s sequel will pick up right from where the first movie ended and will have new characters as well. The makers have been unveiling the look of its star cast.

Rajinikanth is back in Chennai, celebrates grandson Ved's birthday

Superstar Rajinikanth, who will be seen next in Tamil gangster drama Kaala, was recently seen at his grandson Ved's third birthday celebration.


Dhanush is in Mumbai for VIP 2, Mira Rajput turns heads, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor also spend a busy weekend

Several Bollywood celebrities including Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Dhanush and Athiya Shetty were spotted in Mumbai. Mira Rajput turned heads at Mumbai airport. Dhanush was also seen at the airport.

Salman, Fawad, Ranbir, Shahid: A look at the actors birthday girl Sonam Kapoor romanced on screen

A look at Bollywood actors whom Sonam Kapoor has romanced on screen.

Shruti Haasan, Dhanush, Rana Daggubati shine at SIIMA 2015

Shruti Haasan, Rana Daggubati, Dhanush, Malaika Arora Khan attended South India International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2015 held in Dubai recently.

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid, Dhanush at 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' success bash

Kangana Ranaut celebrated the success of 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' with Shahid Kapoor, Dhanush, Tanishaa and Sophie.


‘Shamitabh’s star-studded screening: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Aishwarya, Abhishek

Shamitabh's star-studded screening was held in Mumbai on Thursday night (February 5).

Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan bring 'Shamitabh' to Delhi

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was seen in the national capital promoting his upcoming movie 'Shamitabh'. Accompanying him were his co-stars from the movie - Dhanush and Akshara Haasan.

Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush launch 'Shamitabh' trailer with Akshara Haasan

Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush, lead actors of R. Balki's forthcoming film 'Shamitabh', launched the trailer of the film at a grand event at Eros theatre in Mumbai.

Abhishek reminisces old times with father Amitabh Bachchan; Big B with late Sitara Devi

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to facebook to share some of his oldest memories with veteran actors like Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor and Manoj Kumar.