Dhanush (Actor) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More

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Dhanush (Actor) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More

Venkatesh Prabhu or Dhanush is an Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and playback singer well recognized for his work in Tamil cinema. In the last 15 years, he has starred in over 25 films. His first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. He won the Best Actor award at the 58th National Film Awards for his performance in Aadukalam (2010). In 2011, Dhanush’s popular song “Why this Kolaveri Di” became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube. Dhanush produces films under his production company, Wunderbar Films. He has won three National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards.

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Personal Life

Name: Venkatesh Prabhu 
Actor, producer, director
July 28, 1983
Birth Place:
Chennai ,Tamil Nadu, India
Home Town: 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Home Address:
16/5, Rajamannar Salai, T Nagar, Chennai
Best Friends: Not known
Hobbies: Playing snooker & table tennis, reading, novels, writing


Debut Work: Film: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001, Tamil) and Raanjhanaa (2013, hindi), Directorial Debut: Power Paandi (2017), Singing Debut: “Naatu Sarakku” in the film Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan (2004)
Movies:  Kadhal Kottai (1996), Aval Varuvala (1998),Kadhal Mannan (1998), Amarkalam (1999), Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Attahasam (2004), Varalaru (2006), Mankatha (2011), Arrambam (2013), Veeram (2014), Yennai Arindhaal (2015) and Vedalam (2015)
Not Applicable


Physical Statistics

Height: 163centimetres
63 kilograms
Chest Measurements: 38 Inches, Waist Measurements: 30 Inches, Bicep Measurements: 11 Inches
Hair Color:


Marital Status: Married
Aishwarya R.Dhanush (movie director)
GF: Not applicable
Kids: Two
Kasthuri Raja (producer and director)
Mother: Vijaylakshmi
Relatives: K. Vimala Geetha and Karthika Devi (sisters), Selvaranhavan (brother), Rajinikanth (father-in-law), Anirudh Ravichander (cousin), Soundarya, Hrishikesh (cousin)


School: Thai Sathiya Matriculation High School, Saligramam
College (Graduation):
Madurai Kamraj University (Distance Education)
College (Post-Graduation):
Not attended
Educational Qualification: BCA (Correspondence)


Cars: Audi A8, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Jaguar XE, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Bikes: Not known
House: Apartment in Mumbai


Movies 10-15 crores/film (estimate)
TV Shows:
Not Known
Net Income: $15 million (estimate)

Likes/ Dislikes

Film: Netri Kann, Baasha, Pudhupettai (Tamil) and Drushyam (Telugu)
Actor: Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Al Pacino,Tom Hanks
Siman, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Song: Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu from the film Avatharam (2014)
Tennis, Snooker
Musician: Ilayaraja

More Information and Facts about Dhanush

  • Ajith Kumar is the unassailable King of South Indian Film Industry. Apart from acting, he is a professional car racer as well.
  • Though Dhanush was born to the family of the filmmakers, he was never interested in acting; instead, he wanted to be a Marine Engineer.
  • Earlier, his family had faced tough times as his father worked as a mill worker before working as an assistant director.
  • He won the National Film Award in the Best Actor category, for the film Aadukalam (2011).
  • He is the son-in-law of well-liked South Indian actor Rajinikanth.
  • He is an enthusiastic devotee of Lord Shiva has that’s why he has named his two sons Yatra (Pilgrimage) and Linga (Shiv Lingam).
  • His song “Kolaveri Di” made him a household name and become the first Indian video to cross 100 million views in 2011. Dhanush wrote this song in just 6 minutes and its rough version was recorded in around 40 minutes.



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