Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja (born 28 July 1983),known peofessionally as Dhanush, is an Indian actor, producer, director, lyricist and playback singer who primarily works in Tamil of the highest paid actors in Indian Cinema, he has been included in the Forbes India celebrity 100 list six times. Initially He wished to go to a school of hotel management and become a chef. However his brother, director Selvaraghavan, pressured him to become an actor.  Dhanush’s first film was Thullavadho llami, a 2002 coming -of -age film directed by his father, kasthuri Raja. Dhanush married Aishwarya, actor Rajinikanth ‘s eldest daughter on 18 November 2004.They have two sons. The couple announced their separation on January 2022.


Top Achievements :

  • Film fare Award for Best Actor -Tamil 2019,2015,2013
  • Film fare Award for Best Male Debut 2014
  • Zee Cine Award for Best male Debut 2014
  • Filmfare Award for best male playback singer 2013
  • Vijay Award for Entertainer of the year 2018,2012,2009
  • Vijay Award for best Actor 2015,2013
  • IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Lyrics 2016
  • IIFA Utsavam Award for Best playback singer 2016
  • IIFA Award for star Debut of the year 2014
  • Asianet film Award for most popular in tamil 2012