This is Just a Demo Page Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthoori Raja (born 28 July 1982) better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter and playback singer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Starring in 44 films over his career, he has won nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Vikatan Awards, five Edison Awards and three National Film Awards.
Dhanush’s first film was
, a 2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. He collaborated with debutant director Vetrimaaran in (2007) which was critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Polladhavan He collaborated with Vetrimaaran for the second time in (2010), where his role as a Aadukalam rooster fight jockey in the film won him Best Actor at the 58th National Film Awards and Best Tamil Actor Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South.
Dhanush made his
Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai‘s (2013). His performance as an obsessive one-sided lover in the film won him the Raanjhanaa Best Male Debut Award and earned a Best Actor nomination at the 59th Filmfare Awards. Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films. He made his directorial debut with (2017). Pa Paandi
In 2011, Dhanush’s popular song “
Why this Kolaveri Di” from the film (2012) became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on 3 YouTube. His song “ Rowdy Baby” from the action comedy film (2018) became one of the Maari 2 most-viewed Indian songs of all time. As of March 2020, it is the only South Indian video song to receive more than 800 million views on YouTube. Personal life
Dhanush was born to Tamil film director and producer
Kasthuri Raja on 28 July 1982. 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. filmography
Year Film Role(s) Director(s) Note(s) Ref. 2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai Mahesh Kasthuri Raja  2003 Kaadhal Kondein Vinod Selvaraghavan Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2003 Thiruda Thirudi Vasu Subramaniam Siva  2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Saravanan S. S. Stanley  2004 Sullan Subramani (Sullan) [a] Ramana  2004 Dreams Sakthi Kasthuri Raja  2005 Devathaiyai Kanden Babu Boopathy Pandian  2005 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Seenu Balu Mahendra  2006 Pudhupettai Kokki Kumar Selvaraghavan  2006 Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Thiru Kumaran Boopathy Pandian  2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Azhagu Sundaram (Parattai) [a] Suresh Krissna  2007 Polladhavan Prabhu Vetrimaaran   2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Vasu Mithran Jawahar Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2008 Kuselan Himself P. Vasu Special appearance in the song “Cinema Cinema”  2009 Padikkadavan Radhakrishnan (Rocky) [a] Suraj  2010 Kutty Kutty Mithran Jawahar  2010 Uthamaputhiran Siva Mithran Jawahar  2011 Aadukalam K. P. Karuppu Vetrimaaran National Film Award for Best Actor Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2011 Seedan Saravanan Subramaniam Siva Cameo appearance  2011 Mappillai Saravanan Suraj  2011 Venghai Selvam Hari  2011 Mayakkam Enna Karthik Swaminathan Selvaraghavan  2012 3 Ram Aishwarya R. Dhanush Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil  2013 Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath Himself Thomson K. Thomas Malayalam film Cameo appearance  2013 Ethir Neechal Himself R. S. Durai Senthilkumar Special appearance in the song “Local Boys”   2013 Raanjhanaa Kundhan Shankar Aanand L Rai Hindi film Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor    2013 Maryan Maryaan Bharat Bala Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil   2013 Naiyaandi Chinna Vandu A. Sarkunam  2014 Velaiilla Pattadhari Raghuvaran Velraj Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2015 Shamitabh Danish R. Balki Hindi film  2015 Anegan Ashwin, Murugappa, Kaali [b] K. V. Anand Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2015 Vai Raja Vai Kokki Kumar Aishwarya R. Dhanush Special appearance  2015 Maari Maari Balaji Mohan  2015 Thanga Magan Thamizh Velraj  2016 Thodari Poochiyappan Prabhu Solomon  2016 Kodi Kodi, Anbu [c] R. S. Durai Senthilkumar Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil  2017 Pa Paandi Paandi (Paandian Pazhanisami) [d] Dhanush Also director and screenwriter  2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Raghuvaran Soundarya Rajinikanth Also screenwriter Simultaneously shot in Telugu as VIP 2   2018 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Ajatashatru Lavash Patel (Aja) [a] Ken Scott English film   2018 Vada Chennai Anbu Vetrimaaran  2018 Maari 2 Maari Balaji Mohan  2019 Asuran Sivasamy Vetrimaaran  2019 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Raghu Gautham Menon  2020 Pattas Shakthi, Thiraviyaperumal [c] R. S. Durai Senthilkumar  2020 Jagame Thandhiram TBA Karthik Subbaraj Filming  2020 Karnan TBA Mari Selvaraj Filming  2021 Atrangi Re TBA Aanand L. Rai Hindi film; Filming