Dhanush (born 28 July 1983), is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. His Original Name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil movie Aadukalam and he is the singer of most viewed Indian song on YouTube. That song is “Why This Kolaveri Di” from the movie “3”.
Dhanush entered acting after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan. His first mnovie was “Thulluvadho Ilamai”, directed by his father Kasthuri Raja and second one is “Kadhal Konden” directed by Selvaraghavan. Now Dhanush featured in above 25 movies and made his Hindi debut in Raanjhanaa in the year 2013.
Dhanush married Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya, on 18 November 2004. They have two sons, Yatra born in 2006 and Linga born in 2010.