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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dhanush: Who is he?

Cinemimi [Saturday, March 31, 2012]
Dhanush is an Indian film actor, occasional playback singer and lyricist, working in the Tamil film industry. Dhanush has been in the spotlight in the wake of the mass success of his song Why This Kolaveri Di from the movie 3 .

The movie 3 is directed by his wife, Aishwarya Rajinikanth with Shruti Haasan paired opposite Dhanush.

The film 3 released on March 30, 2012, worldwide, with subtitles as well as dubbed languages such as Hindi and Telugu. The film will release 400 prints in Tamil and 600 prints for the Hindi version.

Dhanush was born to film director Kasthuri Raja as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja. He finished higher education at St. John's Matriculation Higher Secondary School Alwarthirunagar and entered acting, after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan.

He was married in 2004 to actor Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya. They have two sons, named Yatra and Linga.

Dhanush's filmography includes critically acclaimed films like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai, Mayakkam Enna and commercially successful films like Thiruda Thirudi, Thiruvilayadal Arambam, Polladhavan, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Padikathavan.

Dhanush's biggest film, in terms of budget, till date is the 2006-released Pudhupettai.

He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Aadukalam. He is the son of Kasthuri Raja and the brother of Selvaraghavan, both directors in Tamil cinema.

He has signed a fantasy period film Mareesan to be directed by Chimbu Deven, as well as his first Hindi film titled Raanjhnaa that would be directed by Aanand L Rai paired opposite Sonam Kapoor.

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