Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja (born 28 July 1983) is a twice winning National Award 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 and in the same year, he received international attention for his song “Why This Kolaveri Di”, which went on to became the most viewed Indian song on YouTube. As of 2014, he has won two Filmfare Awards South. 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 & his second film in Hindi is Shamitabh. He produces films under his production company, Wunderbar Films.
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, Yatra born in 2006 and Linga born in 2010.[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Photo Gallery”]