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 and Sneha wrap up first shoot schedule of their upcoming movie

Dhanush and Sneha will be seen together on-screen after a gap of 13 years. They were last seen in the cult film, Pudupettai (2006), directed by Dhanush’s brother Selvaraghavan.

Dhanush launches Thanimai teaser

Besides Sonia Agarwal, S Sivaraman directorial Thanimai stars Sandy, Ganja Karrupu and Swaminathan.


Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota to release in April

Apart from Dhanush, Gautham Menon directorial Enai Noki Paayum Thota stars Megha Akash, Sunaina and Sasikumar among others.

Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Kajal Aggarwal celebrate Maha Shivratri together

While Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Dhanush wished their fans on Maha Shivratri, Rana Daggubati celebrated Maha Shivratri with friends Tamannaah Bhatia, Kajal Aggarwal and Aditi Rao Hydari.

Karthik Subbaraj and Dhanush are all set to work on their next film

Karthik Subbaraj and Dhanush are doing extremely well in the industry. The director is currently revelling in the success of his latest film, Petta, while Dhanush has his plate full with exciting projects.

Dhanush’s Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta gets U/A certificate

Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, starring Dhanush and Megha Akash in the lead, is said to be a romantic action thriller. Sunaina and Sasikumar will be seen in important roles, while Telugu hearthrob Rana Daggubati will be seen in a cameo.


Dhanush starrer Asuran goes on floors

Dhanush revealed the first look poster of Asuran on his official Twitter handle. In the poster, he is looking fierce and heading towards someone angrily with a spear.

GV Prakash to compose music for Dhanush’s Asuran

In December, Dhanush had released the first look and title of his fourth collaboration with Vetrimaaran -- Asuran -- after Pollathavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai. Asuran will go on floors from January 26.

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.

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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.