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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South Stream: M Manikandan's Kaaka Muttai

Kaaka Muttai, is about a spirited revolt led by two kids against big corporates and the social order, which recognises them nothing better than slum kids.

Gautham Menon-Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota gets a release date

Enai Noki Paayum Thota director Gautham Menon thanked educationist and producer Dr Ishari K Ganesh of Vels Films International for "helping him realising his vision".


Malayalam actor Lal joins Dhanush's next film

Lal and Dhanush will be sharing screen space in the upcoming Mari Selvaraj directorial.

Vetrimaaran and Dhanush never fail to deliver quality films. Here's why

Filmmaker-actor duo Vetrimaaran and Dhanush have complimented each other’s growth in the industry over the course of 12 years. Let’s trace their journey and try to see why their combination never fails to work.

Sean Roldan replaces Yuvan Shankar Raja in Dhanush-Selvaraghavan's next

The project, produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under V Creations, will go on floors towards the end of this year or early 2020.

Asuran movie review: Dhanush is terrific in this well-made revenge drama

Asuran movie review: With this Dhanush starrer, Vetrimaaran proves he's one of the finest directors in Indian cinema, yet again. Only few filmmakers like him can pull off a mainstream cinema, balancing ‘realism’ and commercial elements.


Asuran trailer: Dhanush looks fierce in Vetrimaaran film

Asuran trailer: Expectations are high as Vetrimaaran-Dhanush are known for making critically and commercially successful films. Asuran marks the fourth collaboration of the duo after Pollathavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai.

Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota postponed

Written and directed by Gautham Menon, Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota has been neck-deep in financial problems from the beginning.

Game of Thrones star James Cosmo joins Karthik Subbaraj-Dhanush film

James Cosmo is a Scottish actor who has been part of Hollywood films like Braveheart, Trainspotting, Troy and Wonder Woman among more. However, he is most known for his roles in television series, Game of Thrones and Sons Of Anarchy.

Brother’s Day song Nenjodu Vinaa: Dhanush pays ode to mother’s love

Dhanush has written and sung a song for Prithviraj starrer Brother's Day. The film is the directorial debut of actor Kalabhavan Shajohn.

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Trisha, Mohanlal, Dhanush win big at SIIMA 2019

The annual South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) concluded in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

Dhanush launches The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir trailer with Aishwaryaa

Dhanush launched the trailer of his much-awaited film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir on Wednesday. Dhanush's wife Aishwaryaa R Dhanush and the film's director Ken Scott attended the trailer launch.


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.