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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Aishwarya Lekshmi to star opposite Dhanush in Karthik Subbaraj's next

The yet-to-be-titled film is touted to be a gangster drama and will be entirely filmed in London. The project is scheduled to go on floors next month.

Vada Chennai 2 not shelved, clarifies Dhanush

Putting an end to rumours, Dhanush took to Twitter and clarified Vada Chennai 2 “was very much on”.


Karthik Subbaraj to direct Dhanush next?

Dhanush might team up with Karthik Subbaraj, after finishing his existing commitments - Vetrimaaran's Asuran and an untitled film with Durai Senthilkumar.

India has a lot of energy and happy faces: Ken Scott

Canadian writer-director Ken Scott shares his experience of working in India and shooting across the world.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Everything about this naive fairy tale is ordinary

We need to understand not all compelling stories can be made into compelling films.

The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir review: Dhanush-starrer is unsubstantial

What saves The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is the twinkly life-is-tough-but-all-can-be-well sincerity of Dhanush. He really does have extraordinary powers to please even when he is doing nothing special.


Bérénice Bejo: I am an actor of the world

Oscar-nominated actor Bérénice Bejo, on her thumkas with Dhanush and love for different cultures.

Dhanush's The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir: Everything we know so far about the international film

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir has already been showcased at many international festivals. The Dhanush starrer hits screens on June 21.

A star can give you an opening but that's it: Dhanush

Dhanush is currently gearing up for the release of his first international project The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The adventure film is directed by Ken Scott and will release on June 21.

Dhanush: I am very ordinary and that is my strength

Ahead of the release of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, Dhanush talks about dancing with French actor Bérénice Bejo, music being his lifeline and his love for direction

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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.

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.