Dhanush : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Dhanush, born as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja12, is a renowned Indian film actor who has made significant contributions to Bollywood and Tamil cinema. The Bollywood actor his journey from a debutant to one of the highest-paid actors in Indian cinema is a testament to his talent, hard work, and relentless pursuit of excellence.


Early Life and Upbringing

Born on July 28, 1983, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, Dhanush was introduced to the world of cinema at a young age, being the son of film director and producer Kasthuri Raja. Despite his early exposure to the film industry, Dhanush initially aspired to become a chef and wished to attend a school of hotel management. However, his brother, director Selvaraghavan, encouraged him to pursue acting.

Dhanush - Early Life And Upbringing
Dhanush – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Dhanush - Personal Life
Dhanush – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja 
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Dhanush K Raja 
Date of Birth28 July 1983 
Age (as of 2023)40 years
Zodiac SignLeo 
BirthplaceGovernment Children’s Hospital in Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu 
Current AddressN/A
Education QualificationBachelor of Computer Application (distance education) 
Hobbies and InterestsReading, writing, playing chess, listening to music 
Languages KnownTamil, Hindi, English 
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkDhanush – Wikipedia
IMDb Profile linkDhanush – IMDb
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Dhanush - Physical Appearance
Dhanush – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeSlim 
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)38 – 30 – 11 inches 
Height in feet, inches, cm5’ 9”, 175 cm 
Weight in kg, lbs70 kg, 154 lbs 
Chest38 inches 
Waist30 inches 
Biceps11 inches 
Eye ColourBlack 
Hair ColourBlack 
HairstyleShort and curly
Distinctive FeaturesSharp features, thin mustache, pierced ears

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Dhanush was married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth, and they have two children together. However, the couple separated in 2022. Dhanush’s personal life, like his professional journey, has been under the public eye, contributing to his profile as a public figure.

Dhanush - Family And Relationships
Dhanush – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusSeparated
Spouse – WifeAishwarya Rajinikanth (ex) 
FatherKasthuri Raja (film director and producer) 
Children Yatra (son), Linga (son) 
Siblings Selvaraghavan (brother), Vimala Geetha (sister), Karthika Devi (sister) 
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Shruti Haasan (rumored) 
Significant RelationshipsRajinikanth (father-in-law), Soundarya Rajinikanth (sister-in-law) 

Rise to Stardom

Dhanush’s acting career began with the 2002 coming-of-age film “Thulluvadho Ilamai”, directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed films “Polladhavan” (2007) and “Yaaradi Nee Mohini” (2008).

His portrayal of a rooster fight jockey in “Aadukalam” (2010) won him the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil.

Dhanush - Rise To Stardom
Dhanush – Rise To Stardom

Dhanush – Debut Film – Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002)

Dhanush - Debut Film
Dhanush – Debut Film
Thulluvadho Ilamai Exclusive Full Movie Comedy | Dhanush | Sherin | Ramesh Khanna

Dhanush – Successful Film – Maari (2018)

Dhanush - Successful Film
Dhanush – Successful Film
Maari 2 - Official Trailer (Tamil) - Dhanush | Balaji Mohan | Yuvan Shankar Raja

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Over his career, Dhanush has starred in over 46 films. His accolades include four National Film Awards (two as an actor and two as producer), fourteen SIIMA Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, and a Filmfare Award.

His song “Why This Kolaveri Di” from the film “3” (2012) became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.

Dhanush - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Dhanush – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and playback singer 
Debut FilmThulluvadho Ilamai (2002) as Mahesh 
Notable Roles Aadukalam, Raanjhanaa, Asuran, Vada Chennai, Velaiilla Pattadhari 
Recent Films – New Movies Thiruchitrambalam, Vaathi, Jagame Thanthiram, Karnan, Atrangi Re 
Upcoming Films Naane Varuven, D43, D44, The Gray Man 
Popular Television Series N/A
Awards and Achievements Four National Film Awards, one Filmfare Award, seven Filmfare Awards South, fourteen SIIMA Awards, among others 
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Center Fresh, Parachute, Pothys, Malabar Gold, Lux, Tata Sky, etc.
Philanthropy/Charity Work Donated ₹1.5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund for the 2015 South Indian floods, donated ₹15 lakh to FEFSI workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, supported various social causes such as education, health, and environment
Professional Associations Wunderbar Films (co-founder and co-owner), Y Not Studios (co-owner), Sony Music India (collaborator) 
Training and EducationLearned acting from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai 
Production CompanyWunderbar Films 
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Aadukalam, Raanjhanaa, Velaiilla Pattadhari, Maari, Asuran, Thiruchitrambalam, Vaathi 
Critical Acclaim Movies Aadukalam, Raanjhanaa, Maryan, Vada Chennai, Asuran 

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Dhanush - Assets And Finances
Dhanush – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars₹150 crore, $20 million 
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars₹10-15 crore, $1.3-2 million 
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars₹2-3 crore, $0.26-0.4 million 
Sponsorship Deals Center Fresh, Parachute, Pothys, Malabar Gold, Lux, Tata Sky, etc.
Business Ventures Wunderbar Films, Y Not Studios, Sony Music India 
Investments N/A
Real Estate Holdings A luxurious bungalow in Chennai, a farmhouse in Madurai
Luxury Items/Properties Owned A Rolls Royce Ghost, a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, a Jaguar XE, a Harley Davidson bike, etc.
Cars Collection A Rolls Royce Ghost, a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, a Jaguar XE, a Harley Davidson bike, etc.

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Dhanush - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Dhanush – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorRajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino 
Favorite ActressSimran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci 
Favorite FilmNetrikan, Baasha, Pudhupettai, Drishyam, The Godfather 
Favorite Music BandsIlaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Anirudh Ravichander 
Favorite SportChess, snooker, tennis 
Favorite BooksLove Story by Erich Segal, The Godfather by Mario Puzo 
Favorite ColorBlack 
Favorite FoodIdli, dosa, biryani, chicken curry 
Things s/he likeReading, writing, playing chess, listening to music 
Things s/he dislikeSmoking, drinking, gossiping, negativity 

Top 5 Best Films – Dhanush

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Raanjhanaa2013Kundan Shankar
Vada Chennai2018Anbu

Controversies – Dhanush

  • Suchi Leaks: Singer Suchitra Karthik accused Dhanush and composer Anirudh of sexual harassment.
  • Alleged Affair with Shruti Hassan during the shoot of “3”.
  • Accused of being the reason behind actress Amala Paul’s divorce.
  • Legal battle with an elderly couple in Tamil Nadu who claimed to be his real parents.
  • Accused of supporting PETA during Jallikattu Protest.
Dhanush Controversies
Dhanush Controversies

Interesting Facts – Dhanush

  • Dhanush made his acting debut at the age of 16.
  • He is a huge fan of FC Barcelona.
  • His song “Rowdy Baby” is the only South Indian video song to receive 1 billion views on YouTube.
  • He has his own production company, Wunderbar Films.
  • Dhanush wrote the lyrics of “Kolaveri Di” in just six minutes.
  • He is a pure vegetarian.
  • Dhanush cannot speak good Hindi.
  • He got married when he was 21 years old.
  • Dhanush failed in his class 12th examinations.
Dhanush - Interesting Facts
Dhanush – Interesting Facts

Dhanush’s journey in the Indian film industry is a testament to his talent and versatility. His contributions to Bollywood and Tamil cinema have left an indelible mark, making him a cherished icon in the world of Indian cinema.

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