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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.


Atrangi Re to hit the theatres in August

February 20, 2021 9:14 am

Directed by Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re stars Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush. The film releases in theatres on August 6.

Dhanush's Karnan to hit theatres in April 2021

January 31, 2021 6:29 pm

Dhanush-starrer Karnan has been directed by Mari Selvaraj of Pariyerum Perumal fame.

Selvaraghavan reunites with brother Dhanush for Aayirathil Oruvan 2

January 03, 2021 9:17 am

This is the fourth time that Dhanush is collaborating with Selvaraghavan. They have earlier worked together on films like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Mayakkam Enna.

Dhanush joins forces with brother Selvaraghavan for his next

December 24, 2020 7:03 pm

The yet-to-be-titled movie also marks the reunion of Selvaraghavan with music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematographer Aravind Krishna.

When Dhanush and Yathra had a funny argument over a T-shirt

August 23, 2020 8:45 pm

Dhanush is spending some quality time with his family due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Blast from the past: Dhanush’s top mindless films

July 28, 2020 12:09 pm

While Dhanush has delivered a slew of films that showcases why he is one of the best physical actors, there was a time when he did over-the-top, cheesy, loud crowd-pleasers.

Atrangi Re: Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush to resume shoot from October

July 27, 2020 10:50 am

Atrangi Re is being directed by Aanand L Rai. The film's upcoming schedules will take place in Madurai, Delhi and Mumbai.

Streaming Guide: Movies that showcase Dhanush’s best physical acting

May 11, 2020 9:56 am

As Dhanush completes 18 years in the film industry, we have made a list of his best movies that you can stream right now.

Dhanush's next film to be scripted by Suhas and Sharfu of Virus fame

March 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Suhas and Sharf are writing Dhanush's next movie, which will be directed by Karthick Naren.

Selvaraghavan to team up with Dhanush for Pudhupettai 2

March 07, 2020 3:36 pm

Pudhupettai 2 will mark Dhanush’s fifth collaboration with Selvaraghavan following Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002), Kaadhal Kondein (2003), Pudhupettai (2006), and Mayakkam Enna (2011).


Atrangi Re cast and crew give warm send-off to Dhanush

December 31, 2020 7:41 am

Atrangi Re's cast and crew hosted a party for Dhanush on the film's set in Delhi as he completed shooting his portions of the Aanand L Rai’s film. The movie also stars Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan.

Trisha, Mohanlal, Dhanush win big at SIIMA 2019

August 17, 2019 3:42 pm

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

June 06, 2019 7:20 am

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

November 14, 2018 7:32 am

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

May 07, 2018 12:48 pm

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

June 25, 2017 7:18 pm

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

June 09, 2016 2:44 pm

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

Shruti Haasan, Dhanush, Rana Daggubati shine at SIIMA 2015

August 09, 2015 9:15 am

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

June 01, 2015 10:34 am

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

February 06, 2015 11:26 am

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