Dhanush (Actor) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

One of the most Iconic and Dedicated stars, Dhanush born with the name of Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja is an Indian Actor, Filmmaker, singer, writer, lyricist, and screenwriter who primarily featured in the Tamil film industry.

He is well known with the name of Bruce Lee of Kollywood. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Vikatan Awards, and five Edison Awards. His song “Why this Kolaveri Di” in 2011 breaks the internet and became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 28 July 1983, Dhanush turned 37 years old in the year 2020. He is tall with a height of 173 in centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. He possesses a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 70 in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.

He seems more handsome with his Black eyes and Black hair. His body measures 38 inches chest, 30 inches waist and biceps size is 11 inches

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Dhanush is $20 Million approx.

Education / Family

Dhanush was born and raised up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and belongs to a Hindu family. He is born to his father Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker) and his mother Vijaylakshmi. He has one brother Selvaraghavan (Elder, Director), and two sisters K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi.

He completed his schooling from Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai, and further attended Madurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu to complete his higher studies.



Real Name Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
Nickname Dhanush, Bruce Lee of Kollywood
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Of Birth 28 July 1983
Age 40 Years
Height In centimeters – 173 cm

In feet inches –5’9”

Weight In kilograms- 70 kg

In pounds- 154 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Actor, Filmmaker, Singer
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Thai Sathya Matriculation High School, Chennai
College Madurai Kamraj University (Distance Education) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Debut Tamil Film: Thulluvadho Ilamai (2001)

Hindi Film: Raanjhanaa (2013)

Directorial Debut: Power Paandi (2017)

Singing Debut: “Naatu Sarakku”

Fathers Name Kasthuri Raja (Filmmaker)
Mothers Name Vijaylakshmi


Dhanush with his parents
Dhanush with his parents

Brothers Selvaraghavan (Elder, Director)

Dhanush with his brother & sisters
Dhanush with his brother & sisters

Sister K. Vimala Geetha, Karthika Devi

Career / Fashion And Style

He started his career with the film Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002. But he got success in 2007 with the films Polladhavan and Yaaradi Nee Mohini. Both of these films were commercially successful. Next, in the film Aadukalam, he played the role of rooster fight jockey.

For his role in this film, he won Best Actor at the National Film Awards and Best Tamil Actor Award at the Filmfare Awards South. Later he continued his successful works with the films like Asuran, Vadachennai, Kodi, Anegan, Maryan, and 3.

His film Vadachennai emerged as the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film by grossing ₹100 crores within a month of its release. In 2015, he starred in the action-comedy film series Maari and the sequel Maari 2 in 2018. In 2013, he made his debut in the Bollywood film Raanjhanaa. In 2017, he made his debut as a director with the film Pa Paandi.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

He got married to Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter, Aishwarya in 2004 with whom he welcomed two sons Yatra and Linga.

Girlfriend Aishwarya (Director)

Shruti Haasan (Actress, Rumoured)

Dhanush with his ex-girlfriend Shruti
Dhanush with his ex-girlfriend Shruti

Marital Status Married
Wife Aishwarya R. Dhanush (Director and Classical Dancer)

Dhanush with his wife Aishwarya
Dhanush with his wife Aishwarya

Children Son – Yatra (born; 2006) and Linga (born; 2010)

Dhanush with his son
Dhanush with his son

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.

Favorite Actors Rajinikanth, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Actress Simran, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Monica Bellucci
Favorite Musician Ilaiyaraaja
Favourite Book(s) Love Story by Erich Sega
Favorite Sport Tennis, Snooker, Football
Favorite Song “Thendral Vanthu Theendum Pothu”
Favorite Food Idiyappam, Kadala Curry
Favorite Football Club FC Barcelona
Favorite Color(s) Black


Some Interesting Facts About Dhanush

  • 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.
  • Initially, he wanted to be a Marine Engineer.
  • He is the first actor from the South who crossed the 4M followers mark on Twitter.
  • Dhanush is the youngest actor who got The National Award.
  • He wrote “Kolaveri Di” in just 6 minutes.