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Dhanush is a Actor and Producer Indian born on 28 july 1983 at Chennai (Inde)

Dhanush

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Birth name Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nationality Inde
Birth 28 july 1983 (35 years) at Chennai (Inde)
Creator of Wunderbar Films
Awards National Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, known by his stage name, Dhanush is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film Aadukalam. He has won six Filmfare Awards. He received his second National Award for producing the best children's film Kaaka Muttai in 2015.

His first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age movie directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. Over the next ten years, Dhanush featured in 25 movies and made his Hindi debut in Raanjhanaa in the year 2013. He produces films under his production company, Wunderbar Films.

Biography

Born to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja, Dhanush entered acting after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan. Dhanush married Aishwarya, Rajinikanth's daughter, on 18 November 2004. They have two sons who were born in 2006 and 2010.He studied at the Thai Sathiya Matriculation High School.

Usually with

Velraj
Velraj
(6 films)
Selvaraghavan
Selvaraghavan
(5 films)
Manobala
Manobala
(9 films)
Karunas Sethu
Karunas Sethu
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dhanush (43 films)

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Actor

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir
Directed by Luc Bossi, Marjane Satrapi, Ken Scott
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Gemma Arterton, Laurent Lafitte, Erin Moriarty, Stefano Cassetti
Roles Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod
Rating68% 3.449823.449823.449823.449823.44982
Ajatashatru est fakir. Un jour, il quitte New Delhi pour la France. Il y rencontre rapidement une Parisienne, dont il tombe amoureux. Mais Ajatashatru est accidentellement expulsé avec des clandestins africains. Envoyé aux quatre coins de l'Europe, il va tenter de retrouver celle qu'il aime.
Kaaka Muttai, 1h49
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Babu Antony, Silambarasan, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ramesh Thilak., Nivas Adithan, Dhanush
Rating83% 4.1951954.1951954.1951954.1951954.195195
In a tiny concrete-and-tin Chennai home in the slums live two young brothers with their mother and grandmother. With the boys' father in prison for unknown reasons and with an ageing mother-in-law, the mother does her best to keep the kitchen fires burning. The brothers spend their time playing games and stealing and devouring eggs from crows' nests. Their love for these eggs leads them to start calling themselves Crow's Egg the Elder and Crow's Egg the Younger.
Vai Raja Vai, 2h5
Directed by Aishwarya R. Dhanush
Genres Thriller, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Sunny Leone, Mayilsamy, Taapsee Pannu, Vivek
Roles Kokki Kumar (Guest appearance)
Rating56% 2.8082752.8082752.8082752.8082752.808275
Karthik (Gautham Karthik) is a middle-class boy who works at an IT company, gifted with an extrasensory perception. He has a girlfriend, Priya (Priya Anand). During school days, he scores good in the exams using his power, so his father asks him suppress this power and forget its existence. Then, he meets Pandian aka Panda (Vivek) at his office and befriends with him. Panda, who is a gambler, gets to know about Karthik's power and asks him to play cricket gambling by using his power. Rande (Daniel Balaji) is in charge of the cricket gambling under an unknown man known as Kumar. Karthick wins 1 crore in the gambling and uses 10 lakhs for his elder sister Gayathri's (Gayathri Raguram) marriage. Panda , Karthick and Sathish goes on a vacation to Goa to spend the gambling money. There Rande threatens Karthick to play Roulette in the Casino Royale ship. Initially Karthick hesitates but Rande threatens him by kidnapping Priya. Karthick accepts to play. By this incident Priya comes to know about Karthick's power.To train Karthick, Shreya (Taapsee Pannu) comes to help. Karthick plays the game and tricks Rande to take his place in gambling . The officials of the casino suspect Rande and arrest him . Karthick, with his money won in the gambling with Panda, Sathish and Priya, escape and go back home. Shreya helps Rande to escape from guards by the saying of Kumar. Rande traces Karthick and takes him to his place. There Karthick using his power to fight Rande's sidekicks and threatens Rande with his own gun. At that time a Rolls-Royce Phantom comes and is revealed that the unknown man Kumar is Kokki Kumar(Dhanush) and ask Karthik to play for him in Politics.
Anegan
Anegan (2015)
, 2h40
Directed by K. V. Anand
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dhanush, Karthik, Amyra Dastur Waqar, Jagan, Atul Kulkarni, Soori
Roles Ashwin, Murugappa and Kaali
Rating66% 3.3472953.3472953.3472953.3472953.347295
The film begins in a fantasy sequence taking place in Madhumitha's (Amyra Dastur) imagination as she shares the story with her psychiatrist, Dr. Radhika (Lena): Munaruna (Dhanush) is a Tamil worker in Burma. His friend Saamuda (Jagan) falls in love with Mallika (Aishwarya Devan), but Mallika loves Munaruna instead. Munaruna saves Samudra (Amyra Dastur), the daughter of a Burmese army general, from a Ferris wheel accident and they fall in love. When Mallika learns about this, she is devastated and marries Saamuda. The Burmese general disapproves of the union between Munaruna and Samudra, and revokes the privileges that the Tamil immigrants had until then. Violence breaks out and the Tamil nationals flee Burma. Munaruna and Samudra also join the refugees on on a ship along with Saamuda and Mallika. When Samudra's father comes looking for her, Mallika spitefully reveals where they are hiding. As Samudra and Munaruna try to escape by diving into the ocean, Munaruna is shot and killed. Samudra drowns after promising to be together forever.
Maari
Maari (2015)
, 2h18
Directed by Balaji Mohan
Genres Action
Actors Dhanush, Kajal Agarwal, Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar, Kaali Venkat, Shanmugarajan
Roles Maari
Rating61% 3.099923.099923.099923.099923.09992
The movie starts off with a Constable talking to the new subinspector Arjun about Maari, a local rowdy, who apparently rose to fame after killing a rival rowdy. Maari (Dhanush) happens to be an irritating guy, who along with his henchmen Sanikilamai (Robo Shankar) and Adithangi (Kalloori Vinoth), constantly pester the people in the locality and extort them. His main line of work is in training pigeons to perform in races and performance events. His boss is Velu, a bigger don who also is involved in the pigeon races as well as smuggling of sandalwood. Maari constantly has fights with "Bird" Ravi (Mime Gopi), another local rowdy who is also working under Velu. That is when Sridevi (Kajal Agarwal) enters, trying to open a boutique in Maari's locality. Maari forcefully becomes her partner in the business, which angers her after she loses some customers. So she helps Arjun in catching Maari by getting close to him, pretending to fall in love with him and incriminating him with an evidence of his confession of trying to kill the rival gang leader, but failing after which he was killed by someone else and the fame comes to Maari. Maari gets arrested and after he is released, he finds out that Velu also has been arrested, Arjun and Ravi are working together and has arrested some people in the area under the pretext of smuggling. Maari decides to take revenge on the duo. He first frees the local people from the extortion by Ravi's gang, when Sridevi also falls in love with him. Later he captures one of Arjun's smuggling vehicles and the driver and forces him to release Velu. When he takes revenge by burning the pigeon coop of Maari, he gets angry and beats up Ravi and Arjun, with the former agreeing to confess to everything. Angered, Arjun stabs Ravi but eventually gets arrested by the Revenue Department after his constable reveals all the secrets. Finally Sridevi approaches Maari to confess her love, which he rejects, returning to pester the local people and extort them for cash.
Velaiyilla Pattathari, 2h13
Directed by Velraj
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Amala Paul, Dhanush, Samuthirakani, Vivek, Saranya, Sathish
Roles Raghuvaran
Rating77% 3.8950853.8950853.8950853.8950853.895085
Raghuvaran is a graduate in Civil Engineering, but has been unemployed for four years. He is adamant about working in a job related to his field only and is unwilling to accept any other profession. He often comes into conflict with his father, who considers him irresponsible. His younger brother, Karthik, works in an IT company, earning well and, evidently, his father's approval. Raghuvaran's mother, Bhuvana, however, supports him. Raghuvaran falls for his neighbour's daughter, Shalini who hates him initially, but warms up to him after hearing about the difficulties he is facing and eventually reciprocates his love.
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath, 2h40
Directed by Kanal Kannan
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Mammootty, Dileep, Narain, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal, Baburaj
Roles Himself
Rating36% 1.8477151.8477151.8477151.8477151.847715
Kammath and Kammath is a duo in the hotel business. It includes Raja Raja Kammath (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kammath (Dileep). Sulaiman sahib (Rizabawa) is their rival. He runs a non-vegetarian hotel that is opposite a now defunct Brahmin vegetarian hotel. He has a target of acquiring this hotel's land.
Ethir Neechal, 2h2
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Priya Anand, Sivakarthikeyan, Nandita Swetha, V. Jayaprakash, Ravi Prakash, Sharath Lohithaswa
Roles Special Appearance in "Local Boys" Song
Rating67% 3.396513.396513.396513.396513.39651
The films starts in 1987 with the doctors struggling to protect a woman and her baby. Meanwhile, the woman's husband prays to his native deity that if his wife delivers his baby successfully, he would name the baby with the name of the deity. The baby is born without any problems and as per the wish, they name the baby, Kunjithapadham (Sivakarthikeyan).
Kadal
Kadal (2013)
, 2h44
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy, Lakshmi Manchu, Thulasi Nair
Rating55% 2.755382.755382.755382.755382.75538
Bergmans (Arjun), a brilliant but unruly student, is thrown out of his seminary for committing the sin of the flesh after being caught red-handed by fellow student Sam Fernando (Arvind Swamy). Blaming the good-hearted Sam for his ouster, Bergmans vows revenge and challenges to prove that evil does reign supreme in this world. Sam finishes his education and training and arrives at a village as the new Father of the local church. A local boy named Thomas of this village who is the illegitimate son of a local fisherman (Ponvannan) has grown up in a rough neighbourhood, following the death of his mother and thus being forced to fend for himself.
Raanjhanaa
Raanjhanaa (2013)
, 2h20
Directed by Allah Rakha Rahman, Aanand L. Rai
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Shilpi Marwaha
Roles Kundan
Rating75% 3.798763.798763.798763.798763.79876
Kundan Shankar (Dhanush) is the only son of a Tamil Hindu parents settled in Varanasi. Since his childhood, Kundan has had a strong and obsessive one-sided love for Zoya Haider (Sonam Kapoor), a Muslim girl residing in the same neighborhood. He always attempts to be around her but gets slapped several times in the process. Zoya finally changes her mind because of Kundan's consistency of affection. Her family is orthodox, preventing the lovers from being together. After Zoya moves to Aligarh for further studies, Kundan harmonizes with Zoya's family, assisting them with chores. Zoya gets into Jawaharlal Nehru University and discovers a long-lost strength as she confronts and then falls for student leader Akram Zaidi (Abhay Deol).
Naiyaandi
Naiyaandi (2013)
, 2h38
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Dhanush, Nazriya Nazim, Saranya, Vamsi Krishna, Soori, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Roles Chinna Vandu
Rating28% 1.4176151.4176151.4176151.4176151.417615
This story begins with Chinna Vandu's (Dhanush) brothers Paranjothi and Paranthavan (Sriman and Sathyan) who are not yet married, despite their old age. Chinna Vandu, who studied in his uncle's son home, falls in love with Vanaroja (Nazriya Nazim) who comes there to visit her Grandma (Sachu) and see the village festival. Chinna Vandu finds many ways to make Vanaroja to fall in love such as making her laugh, but she still does not fall in love with Chinna Vandu. During the village festival, Vanaroja's ring goes missing, so her father Poongavanam (Aadukalam Naren) comes there and tells everyone to find the ring for a reward of 1 lakh. Only Chinna Vandu finds it in front of Vanaroja, but he gives the ring to a poor lady to claim the prize, as Vanaroja does not like him. Seeing this, Vanaroja falls in love with him. Chinna Vandu makes a challenge to himself: to know whether Vanaroja's in love or not. He gets to know that Vanaroja is also in love with him.
Maryan
Maryan (2013)
, 2h33
Directed by Bharat Bala
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Dhanush, Parvathy, Salim Kumar, Sivabalan (Appukutty), Uma Riyaz Khan, Kajal Agarwal
Roles Mariyaan
Rating72% 3.6426653.6426653.6426653.6426653.642665
Maryan Joseph (played by Dhanush) is a fisherman in a village named Neerody. He has an auspicious bond with sea and proudly claims himself as "Kadal Raasa" (King of Ocean). There is Panimalar (played by Parvathi) who falls in love with Maryan and doesn’t shy away in confessing it to him. Maryan is loved and longed by Panimalar but sadly her feelings are not reciprocated. The more Maryan tries to keep Panimalar away from him, the closer she tries to get. This eventually leads to Maryan falling for Panimalar. Once,
Aadukalam
Aadukalam (2011)
, 2h36
Directed by Vetrimaaran
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films
Actors Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, Kishore, Dinesh, V. I. S. Jayapalan, Meenal
Roles Karuppu
Rating79% 3.9942953.9942953.9942953.9942953.994295
In Madurai, Pettaikaaran (V. I. S. Jayapalan) and Rathnaswamy (Naren) are tough competitors in cockfights and it is often Pettai who wins because nobody knows his way of maintaining the quality of the birds.
Mappillai
Mappillai (2011)

Directed by Suraj
Actors Dhanush, Hansika Motwani, Manisha Koirala, Vivek, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sathyan
Roles Saravanan
Rating29% 1.466481.466481.466481.466481.46648
Saravanan is a do-gooder, who is soft-spoken and admired by one and all. Another person named Child Chinna (Vivek) who is the head of the Namitha Fan Club in his area. Child Chinna and Saravanan come across Gayathri (Hansika Motwani), daughter of arrogant business woman Rajeshwari and they both fall for her. Child Chinna asks Saravanan to help him with his love and when he finds out it's Gayathri he still helped him.