Dhanush (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More


Real NameVenkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
NicknameDhanush, Bruce Lee of Kollywood
ProfessionActor, Filmmaker, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 63 kg
in Pounds- 139 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 11 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 July 1983
Age (as in 2017)34 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
SignatureDhanush signature
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolThai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
CollegeMadurai Kamraj University (Distance Education)
Educational QualificationsBCA (Correspondence )
DebutFilm Debut: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001, Tamil Movie)
Thulluvadho Ilamai
Raanjhanaa (2013, Bollywood)
Directorial Debut: Power Paandi (2017)
Power Paandi
Singing Debut: "Naatu Sarakku" in the film Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan (2004)
Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan
FamilyFather- Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
Mother- Vijaylakshmi
Dhanush with his parents and wife
Brother- Selvaraghavan (Elder, Director)
Sisters- K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi
Dhanush with his brother and sisters
Address16/5, Rajamannar Salai, T Nagar, Chennai
HobbiesPlaying snooker & table tennis, reading, novels, writing
Controversies• There were reports that Shruti Haasan and Dhanush got carried away with their romantic scenes on the sets of a 2011 film, which later turned out to be an affair. However, Dhanush’s wife slammed such rumours.
• In November 2016, Kathiresan and Meenaal, an old couple from Thiruppuvanam, Tamil Nadu, claimed that they are the real parents of Dhanush. They said that Dhanush's original name is 'Kalaiyarasan' and he left the house in 2002 after his poor exam results, after which he came to Chennai to become an actor and has never visited them again. Not only this, they filed a complaint in the police and the Chief Minister's special cell, and appealed the authorities "in getting their son back" and a monthly maintenance of 65000/month (INR) from Dhanush. Later, it was found that there was no truth to the couple's claim.
Dhanush fake parents controversy
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodIdiyappam, Kadala Curry
Favourite ActorMohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Al Pacino,Tom Hanks
Favourite ActressSiman, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Favourite FilmTamil: Netri Kann, Baasha, Pudhupettai
Telugu: Drushyam
Favourite MusicianIlayaraja
Favourite SongThendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu from the film Avatharam (2014)
Favourite BookLove Story by Erich Sega
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite SportTennis, Snooker
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseAishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer, m. 2004-present)
Dhanush with his wife
Marriage Date18 November 2004
ChildrenSon- Yatra (2006) and Linga (2010)
Dhanush with his wife and children
Daughter- N/A
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi A8, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Jaguar XE, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Money Factor
Salary10-15 crore/film (INR)
Net Worth $15 million


Some Lesser Known Facts About Dhanush

  • Does Dhanush Smoke?: No
  • Does Dhanush Drink Alcohol?: No
  • 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.
  • Not many people know that for the first time Dhanush acted at the age of 16 in a film directed by his father.
  • He is the son-in-law of popular South Indian actor Rajinikanth.
  • He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva has that’s why he has named his two sons Yatra (Pilgrimage) and Linga (Shiv Lingam).
  • His wife Aishwarya is 2 years older than him.
  • He met Aishwarya at the screening of the film Kaadhal Kondein (2003).
  • He is passionate about music and has written & sung Tamil songs.
  • He won the National Film Award in the Best Actor category, for the film Aadukalam (2011). Aadukalam
  • In 2011, his song “Kolaveri Di” made him a household name and become the first Indian video to cross 100 million views. Dhanush wrote this song in just 6 minutes and its rough version was recorded in around 40 minutes.
  •  In 2011, he was awarded as the hottest vegetarian by PETA.
  • On one of his birthday, he visited Kotiswari, a 12-year-old dying fan (last stages of blood cancer). Dhanush celebrated his birthday with Kotiswari
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