Dhanush Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Dhanush’s real name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raja. Dhanush is not only an Indian cine actor, he is also a producer, lyricist and playback singer and mainly works in Tamil cinema. He has also received the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film ‘Aadukalam’. He got international recognition when his song ‘Why this Kolaveri Di’ became a hit on YouTube. At that time this song was on the child’s tongue. After that song, most of the people started knowing him. Dhanush has been honored with the 67th National Film Award for Best Actor for the 2019 Tamil film Asuran.

Dhanush Bio/Wiki

Birth NameR K Vengadesha Prabhu
Real Name/ Full NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Profession Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Screenwriter & Playback Singer
Debut MovieTamil- Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002)
Hindi- Raanjhanaa (2013)
English- The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018)
Physical Stat
Dhanush Height In Centimeter- 175 cm 
In Meter- 1.75 m
In Feet- 5’9”
WeightIn Kilogram- 70 kg  
In Pound- 154 lbs
Body MeasurementChest- 38 Inches
Waist- 30 Inches
Biceps- 11 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Dhanush Date Of Birth28 July 1982
Dhanush Age (2021)39 Years
Birthplace Government Children Hospital Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Home town Chennai, Tamil Nadu
School Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College/University Madurai Kamaraj University
Religion/CastHinduism/ Naicker (Backward Class Community)
Food HabitVegetarian
Family member
Marital StatusDivorce
Affairs/GirlfriendAishwarya R Dhanush
Shruti Haasan (Actress) (Rumored)
Trisha Krishnan (Actress) (Rumored)
Dhanush WifeAishwarya R Dhanush
Dhanush Marriage Date18 November 2004
Dhanush- Aishwarya Divorce 17 January 2022
ChildrenSon– Yatra (2006), Linga (2010)
Daughter– None
Parents Father– Kasthuri Raja (Film Director)
Mother– Vijaylakshmi
SiblingBrother– Selvaraghavan (Director) (Elder)
Sister– K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi (Doctor)
Dhanush Net worth (2021)20 Million USD
Charges Per Movie7 to 8 Crore INR
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Family, Early Life and Education

Dhnush was born on 28 July 1983 to Kasturi Raja, a director and producer of Tamil films. At the behest of his brother director Selva Raghavan, he turned to films. He is also the son-in-law of South’s superstar Rajinikanth.

He is married to Aishwarya on 18 November 2004, who is the daughter of superstar Rajinikanth. They have two children – Yatra and Linga. On 17 January 2022, Dhnush and Aishwarya announced their divorce after 18 years of marriage.

Venkatesh Prabhu adopted the screen name “Dhanush” after being inspired by the fictional covert operation from Kuruthipunal (1995).

Dhanush Career

His career started with the film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002)  which was appreciated by most of the critics and public. After this he worked in many films and showed his acting skills.

In 2011, Dhnush’s popular song “Why this Kolaveri Di” from the romantic psychological thriller film 3 became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.

His debut in Hindi films was with the film Raanjhanaa (2013) which won the hearts of the critics as well as the audience. He entertained everyone with the character ‘Kundan’ played by him, while on the other hand he also made everyone emotional. His work was praised everywhere.

Dhnush produced films through his production company, Wunderbar Films, and he made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017).

In 2021, he was seen in the Tamil films Karnan and Jagame Thandhiram and the Hindi film Atrangi Re

Awards and Honors

National Film Awards:

58th- 2010- Best Actor- Aadukalam

62nd- 2014- Best Children Film (Co-producer)- Kakka Muttai

63rd- 2015- Best Feature Film In Tamil (Co- Producer)- Visaranai

67th- 2019- Best Actor- Asuran

Filmfare Awards: 2013- Best Debutant Actor- Raanjhanaa

Apart from this, he has won many awards like Filmfare Awards South, Vijay Awards, South Indian International Movie Awards(SIIMA), Edison Awards (India), Vikatan Award, IIFA Utsavam.

Some Facts About Dhanush

  • Dhnush wanted to become a chef instead of an actor. He has a great passion for cooking.
  • Dhnush’s Kolaveri Di music is well known throughout the world. The lyrics for the song was made by Dhanush in just six minutes. It took only 35 minutes for the rough version of the song to be recorded.
  • In 2011, Dhnush was given the title of India’s hottest vegetarian celebrity. He also became the brand ambassador of PETA, an animal welfare organization. 

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