Dhanush Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Dhanush Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja (born 28 July 1983), known professionally as Dhanush, is an Indian actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, dancer and playback singer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Starring in 44 films over his career, among Dhanush’s awards include 13 SIIMA Awards, nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Vikatan Awards, five Edison Awards, four National Film Awards (two as actor and two as producer), and a Filmfare Award. He has been included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times, which is based on the earnings of Indian celebrities.

Dhanush’s first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. He achieved further success in Polladhavan (2007) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful. His role as a rooster fight jockey in Aadukalam (2010) won him Best Actor at the 58th National Film Awards and Best Tamil Actor Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South. He continued success with films including 3 (2012), Maryan (2013), Anegan (2015), Kodi (2016), Vadachennai (2018) and Asuran (2019). Vadachennai emerged as the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film of all time, while Asuran entered the 100 Crore Club earning a revenue of ₹100 crore within a month of its release, when adding the theatrical box office collections with non-theatrical revenue such as satellite, digital, and audio rights. During the 2010s, Dhanush also starred in the action comedy film series Maari (2015) & Maari 2 (2018) and Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014) and Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017).

In 2011, Dhanush’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. He made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa (2013). His performance as an obsessive one-sided lover in the film won him the Best Male Debut Award and earned a Best Actor nomination at the 59th Filmfare Awards. Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films, and he made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017). His song “Rowdy Baby” from Maari 2 became one of the most-viewed Indian songs of all time. It is the only South Indian video song to receive 1 billion views on YouTube. Dhanush won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for Asuran (2019).

Early and Personal Life

Dhanush was born as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja on 28 July 1983. He entered acting after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan.

Dhanush married Aishwarya, Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter on 18 November 2004. They have two sons named Yatra and Linga, who were born in 2006 and 2010 respectively.


Dhanush occasionally records music, generally for his own films. He was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, by its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and collaborated again with him in his brother Selvaraghavan’s directorial, Pudhupettai. He sang further numbers in Selvaraghavan’s films Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna; the former featured him alongside his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth.

“Why this Kolaveri Di” was released on YouTube in 2011 as part of the soundtrack to the film 3, the directorial debut of Aishwarya Dhanush. The song became the most searched video in India. Anirudh Ravichander was the soundtrack composer for the film and Dhanush wrote much of the lyrics. He has also sung “No Problem” in the Kannada movie Vajrakaya and “Thikka” in the Telugu movie Thikka.

Dhanush has sung for the debutant musician Ganesh Chandrasekaran in the film Ezhumin. The song was received well among the audience as he famously renders it emotionally.

Dhanush Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Birth nameR K Vengadesha Prabu
Real nameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Other nameDhanush K Raja
Profession(s)Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, and Playback Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 11 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Tamil; As an actor): Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002) as Mahesh
Film (Hindi; As an actor): Raanjhanaa (2013) as Kundan Shankarin
Film (English; As an actor): The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2015) as Lavash Patel
Film (Tamil; As a producer): 3 (2012)
Film (Tamil; As a lyricist): Kadhal En Kadhal from ‘Mayakkam Enna’ (2011)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsNational Film Awards
2010: Best Actor for Aadukalam
2014: Best Children’s Film (co-producer) for Kaaka Muttai

2015: Best Feature Film in Tamil (co-producer) for Visaranai
2019: Best Actor for Asuran

Filmfare Awards (Bollywood)
2013: Best Debutant Actor for Raanjhanaa

Filmfare Awards South
2011: Best Actor for Aadukalam
2012: Best Male Playback Singer for Why This Kolaveri Di from the film 3
2012: Best Actor for 3
2013: Critics Best Actor award for Maryan
2014: Best Actor for Velaiyilla Pattathari
2015: Best Film for Kaaka Muttai (co-producer)
2018: Best Actor for Vada Chennai

Vijay Awards
2008: Best Entertainer of the Year for Yaaradi Nee Mohini
2011: Best Crew (actor) for Aadukalam
2012: Best Lyricist for “Po Nee Po” from 3
2013: Best Crew (producer) for Ethir Neechal
2014: Best Actor for Velaiyilla Pattathari

South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)
2011: Best Actor for Aadukalam
2011: Best Male Playback Singer for “Voda Voda” from Mayakkam Enna

IIFA Utsavam
2015: Best Lyricist – Tamil for “Don-u Don-u Don-u” from Maari
2018: Best Actor for Vada Chennai
2018: Best Film for Vada Chennai (co-producer)

Edison Awards (India)
2013: Best Actor for Maryan
2018: Best Actor for Vada Chennai
2019: Best Actor for Asuran

Note: He has many more accolades to his name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 July 1982 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022)40 Years
BirthplaceGovernment Children’s Hospital in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signLeo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College/UniversityMadurai Kamaraj University
Educational QualificationBachelor of Computer Application (distance education)
CasteNaicker (Backward class community)
Food HabitVegetarian
Controversies• There were reports that Shruti Haasan and Dhanush got carried away while shooting for a romantic scene on the sets of ‘3’ movie in 2011, which later turned out to be an affair. However, Dhanush’s wife slammed such rumours.

• In November 2016, Kathiresan and Meenaal, an old couple from Thiruppuvanam, Tamil Nadu, claimed that they were the real parents of Dhanush. They said that Dhanush’s original name was ‘Kalaiyarasan,’ and he left the house in 2002 after his poor scores in exam results, after which he came to Chennai to become an actor and never visited them again. Not only this, they filed a complaint in the local police station and the Chief Minister’s special cell, and appealed the authorities to help them “in getting their son back” and asked for a monthly maintenance of ₹65000/month from Dhanush. Later, it was found that there was no truth to the couple’s claim.

• In 2017, Dhanush was accused of sexual assaults by the South Indian singer RJ Suchitra in one of her tweets. Later, her husband said that she was in depression, and her Twitter account was hacked.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Aishwarya R. Dhanush
• Shruti Haasan (Actor; rumoured in 2011)
• Trisha Krishnan (Actor; rumoured)
Marriage Date8 November 2004
Marriage PlaceRaghavendra Kalyana Mandapam, Chennai
Wife/SpouseAishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer, m. 2004-present)
ChildrenSon(s)– Yatra (born; 2006) and Linga (born; 2010)
ParentsFather– Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
Mother– Vijaylakshmi
SiblingsBrother– Selvaraghavan (Elder, Director)
Sisters– K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi (Doctor)
Other RelativeFather-in-law- Rajinikanth (Actor)
Favourite Things
FoodIdiyappam, Kadala Curry
Actor(s)Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks
Actress(es)Simran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Film(s)Netri Kann (1981), Baashha (1995), Pudhupettai (2006), and Drushyam (2014)
Song“Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu” from the film ‘Avatharam’ (2014)
BookLove Story by Erich Segal
Sport(s)Tennis, Snooker, Football
Football ClubFC Barcelona
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Audi A8
• Bentley Continental Flying Spur
• Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2
• Jaguar XE
Money Factor
Net WorthRs. 31.75 crore (as of 2019)


2002Thulluvadho IlamaiMaheshTamil
2003Kaadhal KondeinVinodTamil
2003Thiruda ThirudiVasuTamil
2004Pudhukottaiyilirundhu SaravananSaravananTamil
2004SullanSubramani (Sullan)Tamil
2005Devathaiyai KandenBabuTamil
2005Adhu Oru Kana KaalamSeenuTamil
2006PudhupettaiKokki KumarTamil
2006Thiruvilaiyaadal AarambamThiru KumaranTamil
2007Parattai Engira Azhagu SundaramAzhagu Sundaram (Parattai)Tamil
2008Yaaradi Nee MohiniVasuTamil
2009PadikkadavanRadhakrishnan (Rocky)Tamil
2011AadukalamK. P. KaruppuTamil
2011Mayakkam EnnaKarthik SwaminathanTamil
2013Proprietors: Kammath & KammathHimselfMalayalam
2013Ethir NeechalHimselfTamil
2013RaanjhanaaKundan ShankarHindi
2013NaiyaandiChinna VanduTamil
2014Velaiilla PattadhariRaghuvaranTamil
2015ShamitabhDanish (Shamitabh)Hindi
2015AneganAshwin / Murugappa / KaaliTamil
2015Vai Raja VaiKokki KumarTamil
2015Thanga MaganThamizhTamil
2016KodiKodi / AnbuTamil
2017Pa PaandiPaandian PazhanisamiTamil
2017Velaiilla Pattadhari 2RaghuvaranTamil
2018The Extraordinary Journey of the FakirAjatashatru Lavash PatelEnglish
2018Vada ChennaiAnbuTamil
2018Maari 2Maariyappan “Maari”Tamil
2019Enai Noki Paayum ThotaRaghuTamil
2020PattasShakthi / ThiraviyaperumalTamil
2021Jagame ThandhiramSuruliTamil
2021Atrangi Re Film has yet to be releasedVishnuHindi
2022The Gray Man films that have not yet been releasedTBAEnglish
2022Maaran Film has yet to be releasedTBATamil
2022Thiruchitrambalam Film has yet to be releasedTBATamil
2022Naane Varuven Film has yet to be releasedTBATamil

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