Dhanush's Profile

Full Name :

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

Other Name's :

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja



Date of Birth :

28th July 1983



Height :

5 ft 6 in.

Born Place :

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Actor, producer, singer, lyricist, screenwriter

Personal Details

  • Mother's : Vijayalakshmi
  • Father's : Kasthuri Raja
  • Sibling's : Selvaraghavan, K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi
  • Education : St. John's Matriculation Higher Secondary School Alwarthirunagar
  • Residence : -
  • Spouse : Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush
  • Children's : Yatra (born 2006) , Linga (born 2010)

Dhanush Latest and Upcoming Movies

Nenu Rowdy Ne

29th Jan 2016

Nava Manmadhudu

18th Dec 2015

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

22nd May 2015


6th Mar 2015


6th Feb 2015

Raghuvaran B.Tech

1st Jan 2015

Dhanush Quotes

"Unfortunately, I can only act; I do not have the looks, but I am very happy with what God has given me."

"Many people find their calling very early in their lives. These are the kind of people we read about in school books and newspapers. Then there are some who don't have a clue of what they want to do in their lives; I am belong to the latter category."

"You can't always expect to work with a director who guarantees success."

"There is no such thing as a Bollywood hero or Hollywood hero. All you see on the screen is the lead actor's interpretation of the role that has been conceived by the writer."

"I have no clue as to where my interest and love for music came from. In fact, I have never learnt any music either, though I wish that I could just close my eyes and play the piano - that is my most cherished desire."

"I get emotionally attached with every film I do, and that stops me from being critical. I can't fight my emotions."

"Music is my breath , blood and food - without music I would perish; the actor in me would die."

"I have played so many romantic roles that I don't know if I am really a romantic in real life. I get confused about the real me."

"I've always known that I'm very, very ordinary looking. But I'm not alien looking. I am an artist here to play characters."

"Trust me, it has been anything but easy to make it as an actor."

"If I was not an actor, I would have been working in a five star hotel as a chef."

"Every man plays many roles. So far, I have played father the best."

"Definition of love differs for different humans. If I will talk about me then its something that makes you forget about everything else."

"I don't know why, but rain comes into my head the minute I think of my childhood."

"I think it is not easy to impress a girl, especially with the looks that I have. It is quite tough."

Dhanush Movies List

Year Film Role Language
2013 Kammath & Kammath Himself Malayalam
2013 Ethir Neechal Soup Boy Tamil
2013 Raanjhanaa Kundhan Shankar Hindi
2013 Maryan Maryan Joseph Vijayan Tamil
2013 Naiyaandi Chinna Vandu Tamil
2012 3 Ram Tamil
2011 Aadukalam K. P. Karuppu Tamil
2011 Seedan Saravanan Tamil
2011 Mappillai Saravana Kumar Tamil
2011 Venghai Selvam Tamil
2011 Mayakkam Enna Karthik Swaminathan Tamil
2010 Kutty Kutty Tamil
2010 Uthama Puthiran Sivaramakrishnan -Siva Tamil
2009 Padikkadavan Radhakrishnan -Rocky Tamil
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Vasu Tamil
2008 Kuselan Himself Tamil
2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Azhagu Sundaram Tamil
2007 Polladhavan Prabhu Tamil
2006 Pudhupettai Kokki Kumar Tamil
2006 Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Thirukumaran Tamil
2005 Devathaiyai Kanden Babu Tamil
2005 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Seenu Tamil
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Saravanan Tamil
2004 Sullan Subramani -Sullan Tamil
2004 Dreams -2004 film Sakthi Tamil
2003 Kaadhal Kondein Vinod Tamil
2003 Thiruda Thirudi Vasu Tamil
2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai Mahesh Tamil

Dhanush As Producer

Year Film
2015 Shamitabh
2015 Kaaki Sattai
2015 Kaaka Muttai
2015 Visaranai
2015 Maari
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan
2015 Soodhadi
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari
2013 Ethir Neechal
2012 3

Dhanush As Singer

Year Song Film
2014 Amma Amma
Poo Indru Neeyaya
What A Karvaad
Velaiyilla Pattathari
2014 Aathadi Aathadi
Danga Maari Oodhari
2014 No Problem Vajrakaya
2013 Local Boys
Nijamellam Maranthupochu
Ethir Neechal
2013 Pazhangalla Veshamulla Irandam Ulagam
2013 Teddy Bear Naiyaandi
2012 Why This Kolaveri Di
2012 Sachin Anthem A Tribute to Sachin
2011 Voda Voda Voda
Kadhal En Kadhal
Mayakkam Enna
2011 Saravana Samayal Seedan
2010 Un Mela Aasadhaan Aayirathil Oruvan
2006 Enga Area Pudhupettai
2005 Thunda Kaanom Devathayai Kanden
2004 Naattu Sarakku Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan

Dhanush As Lyricist

Year Song Film
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari
Amma Amma
Po Indru Neeyaga
What A Karvaad
Ey Inga Paaru
Udhungada Sangu
Velaiyilla Pattathari
2014 Move Your Body Vai Raja Vai
2013 Nijamellam
Boomi Ennai Suthudhe
Ethir Neechal
2013 Kadal Raasa Naan Maryan
2012 Idhazhin Oram
Come on Girls
Nee Paartha Vizhigal
Why This Kolaveri Di
Po Nee Po
2011 Pirai Thedum
Voda Voda
Kadhal En Kadhal
Mayakkam Enna

Dhanush Awards

National Film Award
Year  Role Language Refs.
2010 Karuppu  Tamil  Best Actor
Filmfare Awards
Year  Category  Film  Result
2013 Best Debutant Actor -Male Raanjhanaa  Won
2013 Best Actor  Raanjhanaa  Nominated
Filmfare Awards South
Year  Category  Film  Result
2003 Best Actor  Kadhal Kondein  Nominated
2008 Best Actor  Yaaradi Nee Mohini  Nominated
2010 Best Male Playback Singer  Un Maele Aasathan from Aayirathil Oruvan  Nominated
2011 Best Actor  Aadukalam  Won
2011 Best Male Playback Singer  Voda Voda Voda from Mayakkam Enna  Nominated
2012 Best Male Playback Singer  Why This Kolaveri Di from 3  Won
2012 Best Actor  3 Won
2013 Critics Best Actor  Maryan  Won
Vijay Awards
Year  Category  Film  Result
2007 Best Actor  Polladhavan  Nominated
2007 Favourite Hero  Polladhavan  Nominated
2008 Best Entertainer of the Year  Yaaradi Nee Mohini  Won
2008 Best Actor  Yaaradi Nee Mohini  Nominated
2011 Favourite Hero  Aadukalam  Nominated
2011 Best Actor  Aadukalam  Nominated
2011 Best Entertainer of the Year  Aadukalam & Mayakkam Enna  Won
2012 Best Actor  3 Won
2012 Best Male Playback Singer  Why This Kolaveri Di from "3"  Nominated
South Indian International Movie Awards
Year  Category  Film  Result
2011 Best Actor  Aadukalam  Won
2011 Best Male Playback Singer  Voda Voda Voda from Mayakkam Enna  Nominated
2011 Sensation of South Indian Cinema  Tamil Cinema  Won
2011 Best Lyricist  Pirai Thedum from Mayakkam Enna  Nominated
2012 Best Actor  3 Won
2012 Best Lyricist  Kannazhaga from '3'  Won
2012 Best Singer  Why This Kolaveri Di  Won
2012 Best Debutant Producer  Wunderbar Films  Nominated
2012 Sensation of Innovative Marketing  Wunderbar Films for 3  Won
2013 Critics Best Actor  Maryan  Won