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Actor , Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist

Also Known As: Venkatesh Prabhu
Born: 28 July 1982
Birth Place: Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Languages Known For: Tamil, Hindi


Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, writer, lyricist, and playback singer and well-known face of Tamil cinema. Dhanush made his film debut with film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002), directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. In 2011, Dhanush received international attention with his popular song "Why this Kolaveri Di", which became the first Indian video song to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He starred in two Bollywood films - Raanjhanaa (2013) and Shamitabh (2015). He also owns a production company, Wunderbar Films. Dhanush married Aishwarya, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter, on 18 November 2004. They have two sons named Yatra and Linga. His acclaimed movies are Aadukalam (2011), Vada Chennai (2018) and Asuran (2019).

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D51: Rashmika Mandanna to star opposite Dhanush

Published On: 14 August 2023

The highly talented actor Dhanush has embarked on a collaboration with renowned Telugu director Sekhar Kammula, celebrated for his exceptional films like "Happy Days" and "Love Story," for an upcoming project. ... Read more

D51 Rashmika Mandanna director Sekhar Kammula

Dhanush's Captain Miller update: another popular actor wraps up filming for his role

Published On: 05 July 2023

The latest update on Dhanush's upcoming film, "Captain Miller," reveals that another popular actor has wrapped up filming for his role in the movie.... Read more

Captain Miller Priyanka Arul Mohan Shivaraj Kumar Sundeep Kishan Merku Thodarchi Malai hero Antony

'D50' - Dhanush to romance top actress who once played his villain

Published On: 05 June 2023

'D50' is an upcoming film in which Dhanush, the popular actor, will be seen romancing a top actress who had previously played the role of his villain. ... Read more

'D50' Trisha Krishnan S.J. Suryah Kalidas Jayaram Vishnu Vishal

Vetrimaaran-Dhanush’s next film to be set in the backdrop of 'KGF’

Vetrimaaran-Dhanush’s next film to be set in the backdrop of 'KGF’

Published On: 04 May 2023

With back-to-back films that are turning out to be both critical and commercial successes, Vetrimaaran has become one of the biggest names in the country. Dhanush continues to excite his fans by coming up with projects cutting across language lines. ... Read more

Vetrimaaran KGF

Dhanush's new project with Mari Selvaraj

Dhanush's new project with Mari Selvaraj

Published On: 11 April 2023

Actor Dhanush, who last produced 'Maari 2' in 2018 under his Wunderbar Films, is all set for his next production venture. ... Read more

Mari Selvaraj

Shivarajkumar joins the shoot of 'Captain's Miller' at Courtallam

Published On: 08 March 2023

Kannada superstar Shivarajkumar gets his debut in Tamil cinema rubbing shoulders with superstar Rajinikanth and Dhanush. Recently Shivarajkumar finished his portions in 'Jailer' at Mangalore schedule of the film and there is a strong rumour that Shivarajkumar will be seen as Bhairathi Ranagal in 'Jailer', his most famous character from 'Mufti'.... Read more

Captain's Miller Shivarajkumar

Vaathi Movie Review : Dhanush's effortless performance and screen presence is the highlight in this tale of empowerment

Vaathi Movie Review : Dhanush's effortless performance and screen presence is the highlight in this tale of empowerment

Published On: 17 February 2023

Storyline: Despite all the politics around education an assistant maths teacher takes up the tedious task of transforming underprivileged students in the 90s.... Read more

Vaathi Movie Review Samyuktha Menon Tanikella Bharani Sai Kumar

Dhanush's 'Vaathi' is all set to release in theatres tomorrow

Published On: 16 February 2023

Dhanush's 'Vaathi' the bilingual drama is releasing simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu along with the Hindi dubbed version. 'Vaathi' is expected to release on over 500 screens in Tamil Nadu. The FDFS for the film is to begin at 8 AM IST, while fans are ready with massive celebrations to welcome their favorite star.... Read more

Vaathi Samyuktha Samuthirakani

Dhanush's 'Vaathi' audio launch on February 4

Published On: 03 February 2023

Dhanush's next film ‘Vaathi’ is all set to release in theatres on February 17.... Read more

Vaathi Samyuktha Menon director-Venky Atluri

Dhanush's 'Nene Vasthunna' teaser released

Published On: 16 September 2022

Tamil superstar Dhanush will be seen in the highly-anticipated 'Naane Varuvean'. The makers announced yesterday that leading producer Allu Aravind will present the Telugu film "Nene Vasthunna."... Read more

Naane Varuvean Indhuja Ravichandran Elli AvRam Prabhu Yogi Babu Shelly Kishore director-Selva Raghavan