A phenomenal juggler of many remarkable roles, be it as an actor, producer, lyricist, or playback singer, you name it and Dhanush has done it all. On his birthday, we share some interesting facts about this vibrant powerhouse of the South!
Dhanush made his smashing entry in the Indian Film Industry at the tender age of 16, in 2002 with the film Thulluvadho Ilamai directed by his dearest father, Kasthuri Raja.
The dynamic Dhanush changed his name from Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja to his stage name Dhanush, as he shared his name with other famous Tamil actors, Prabhu and Prabhu Deva.
Surprisingly, a commendable actor like Dhanush never even dreamt of becoming an actor. He wanted to become a chef and pursue hotel management instead. All thanks to his elder brother, Selvaraghavan and his father, he gave it a shot in the industry and we owe both of them a great debt for pursuing him to act!
Dhanush is a super spiritual person and is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He’s also married to the living legend Rajinikanth’s daughter, Aishwarya Rajinikanth and has two sons Yatra (pilgrimage) and Linga (synonymous with Shiva Lingam).
All of us know that our favorite ‘Kolaveri Di’ was an ultimate hit all around the world, but what you won’t believe is that Dhanush wrote this power-packed song’s lyrics within 6 minutes and to top it the rough version was recorded in 35 minutes only! How amazing is that!
This zestful star is also inclined towards producing Tamil films and is an incredible singer as well. He also owns a production house Wunderbar Films and it’s jointly managed by his wife Aishwarya R. Dhanush.