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Dhanush Profile
July 28, 1983

Dhanush is a popular South Indian actor who has starred in many Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films. He made his debut in the Tamil film Thirumalai (2003) and has since gone on to appear in over 50 films. Some of his notable roles include the lead character in the hit film Subramaniapuram (2008), as well as supporting roles in blockbusters such as Billa 2 (2012) and Jilla (2014). He is also a successful producer, having produced several successful films including Engeyum Eppodhum (2011) and Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen (2017).

Born into a family of actors, He was always destined for a career in the entertainment industry. His father, V. K. Ramasamy is a veteran supporting actor who has worked in several acclaimed films such as Nayagan (1987) and Muthu (1995), whilst his mother, Vijaya Shanthi is a former actress who was popular in the 1980s.

Early life and family

Dhanush was born in a small village in South India. He was the youngest of five children and his family was very poor. When he was just a few years old, his father died and his family had to move to the city to find work. He grew up on the streets of the city and never had any formal education. He learned to read and write by watching people around him and listening to their conversations. When he was 10 years old, he started working as a shoeshiner to help support his family. He continued working odd jobs until he was finally discovered by a talent agent who helped him get started in the film industry.

Acting career


Dhanush is an Indian actor, playback singer, writer, and director best known for his work in Tamil cinema. He made his acting debut in 2002 with the coming-of-age drama Thulluvadho Ilamai and has since appeared in over 25 films. Following a series of commercially successful releases, including the sleeper hit Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), he established himself as one of the leading actors in Tamil Nadu. Dhanush's first film as a producer was Pa Paandi (2017). He has also starred in the Bollywood film Raanjhanaa, which was a huge hit at the box office. He has also won several awards for his work, including two National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards.


The South Indian film industry is one of the most vibrant and exciting in the world. It is home to some of the most talented actors and actresses, who bring their own unique style to the screen.

Dhanush is one of the leading actors in the South Indian film industry. He has worked in a variety of films, from action-packed thrillers to light-hearted comedies. No matter what genre he is working in, He always brings his own special brand of charisma and charm to his roles.

Dhanush has cemented his place as one of the top actors in the South Indian film industry. His talent, combined with his good looks and down-to-earth personality, make him a favorite with audiences all over the world.


Full NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Date of BirthJuly 28, 1983
Age Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Educational QualificationBCA
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College/ UniversityMadurai Kamaraj University
Zodiac SignLeo ♌
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Singer
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 9 inches ( 1.75 m)
Weight70 kg ( 154 lbs )
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Food Idiyappam, Kadala Curry
ActorTom Hanks, Al Pacino, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth
ActressSiman, Kajol, Monica Bellucci
HobbiesPlaying snooker & table tennis, reading novels, writing
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusDivorced (2022)
FatherKasthuri Raja
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)-
Son(s)Yatra and Linga
Sister(s)K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Singer
Net Worth$20 Million
Famous forSouth Indian Actor
DebutThulluvadho Ilamai (2011)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Filmfare Awards,
Filmfare Awards South,
Vijay Awards,
South Indian International Movie Awards(SIIMA)
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Movie List

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Naane Varuven
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The Gray Man
[ 2022 ]
[ 2021 ]
Jagame Thandhiram
[ 2021 ]
Atrangi Re
[ 2021 ]
[ 2020 ]
[ 2019 ]
Enai Noki Paayum Thota
[ 2019 ]
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
[ 2018 ]
Vada Chennai
[ 2018 ]
Maari 2
[ 2018 ]
Pa Paandi
[ 2017 ]
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
[ 2017 ]
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[ 2016 ]
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[ 2015 ]
Vai Raja Vai
[ 2015 ]
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Thanga Magan
[ 2015 ]
Velaiilla Pattadhari
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Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath
[ 2013 ]
Ethir Neechal
[ 2013 ]
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Mayakkam Enna
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Yaaradi Nee Mohini
[ 2008 ]
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Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
[ 2007 ]
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Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam
[ 2006 ]
Devathaiyai Kanden
[ 2005 ]
Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam
[ 2005 ]
Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan
[ 2004 ]
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Kaadhal Kondein
[ 2003 ]
Thiruda Thirudi
[ 2003 ]
Thulluvadho Ilamai
[ 2002 ]

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