Wednesday, 8 April 2015


<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="" height="640" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Venkatesh Prabhu (born 28 July 1983), known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked 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 in YouTube. As of 2014, he has won five Filmfare Awards South.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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 &amp; his second film in Hindi is Shamitabh.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><table class="infobox biography vcard" style="background-color: #f9f9f9; border-spacing: 3px; border: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170); clear: right; color: black; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 12.3199996948242px; line-height: 1.5em; margin: 0.5em 0px 0.5em 1em; padding: 0.2em; width: 22em;"><tbody><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Born</th><td style="vertical-align: top;"><span class="nickname">Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja</span><br />28 July 1983&nbsp;<span class="noprint ForceAgeToShow">(age&nbsp;31)</span><br /><span class="birthplace">Chennai,&nbsp;Tamil Nadu, India</span></td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Residence</th><td class="label" style="vertical-align: top;">Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Nationality</th><td class="category" style="vertical-align: top;">Indian</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Occupation</th><td class="role" style="vertical-align: top;">Actor,&nbsp;producer,&nbsp;singer,&nbsp;lyricist,screenwriter</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Years&nbsp;active</th><td style="vertical-align: top;">2002–present</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Religion</th><td class="category" style="vertical-align: top;">hindu</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;"><span style="white-space: nowrap;">Spouse(s)</span></th><td style="vertical-align: top;">Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush<br /><small>(2004–present)</small></td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Children</th><td style="vertical-align: top;">2</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Relatives</th><td style="vertical-align: top;">Selvaraghavan&nbsp;(Brother)<br />Rajinikanth&nbsp;(father-in-law)</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="padding-right: 0.6em; vertical-align: top;">Awards</th><td style="vertical-align: top;">National Film Award for Best Actor&nbsp;(2011)</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><h2 style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-size: x-large;"><div style="text-align: justify;">Personal life:</div></span></h2><div><div style="text-align: justify;">Born to Tamil film director and producer Kasthuri Raja, Dhanush entered acting after being pressured by his brother, director Selvaraghavan. Dhanush married Aishwarya, actor Rajinikanth's daughter, on 18 November 2004. They have two sons, Yatra born in 2006 and Linga born in 2010.</div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">present:</span></h2><div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">Dhanush's first release in 2011, which he had shot for over three years, was Aadukalam, marking his second collaboration with Vetrimaran. Dhanush played the role of a local cock fighter and described the venture as his "dream project" during production. The film gained highly positive reviews and won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards, with Dhanush receiving the National Film Award for Best Actor, becoming the youngest actor to win the award. Dhanush appeared in an extended guest appearance in Subramania Siva's Seedan. His next two ventures were action-masala films: Mappillai, a remake of his father-in-law's same-titled 1989 comedy flick and Venghai, by Hari, which received mixed reviews but was average box office hit.</div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">His next film, Mayakkam Enna, in which he again collaborated with his brother, casting him with Richa Gangopadhyay, received largely positive reviews. His only 2012 release was 3 directed by his wife, Aishwarya Rajinikanth with Shruti Haasan. The movie was a moderate success, owing to the popularity of the song Why this Kolaveri Di. In 2013 he appeared in Maryan opposite Parvathi Menon, which was applauded by critics and declared as an above-average grosser at the box office. His next release was Naiyaandi, directed by A. Sarkunam, which did not make any notable impact in the box office.</div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">His next 2014 released film was VIP his 25th venture also known as #D25 directed by Velraj opened up with mostly positive reviews from critics and audience alike declared as Blockbuster Now, His next 2015 released films was shamitabh, which was directed by r balki which was critically acclaimed but it was declared as commercial failure and his next film was romantic action thriller directed by Kv Anand's anegan,which was generated positive reviews from critics and it is a blockbuster hit in box office and his next film is maari,directed by balaji mohan and also acting in the film soodhadhi,which is directed by vettri maran.</div></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">Dhanush occasionally records music, generally for his own films. He was introduced as a playback singer in Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan by its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and collaborated again with him in his brother Selvaraghavan's directorial, Pudhupettai. He sung further numbers in Selvaraghavan's films Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna; the former featured him alongside his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth. "I'm not a playback singer, so my voice isn't perfect," Dhanush has said, in response to the popularity of his song Why this Kolaveri Di.</div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">The song was released on YouTube in 2011 as part of the soundtrack to the film 3, the directorial debut of Aishwarya Dhanush. The song became the most searched video in India and an internet phenomenon across Asia. The title, 'Why this kolaveri di?' is a Tamil phrase that roughly translates to Why this murderous rage towards me, girl?. Anirudh Ravichander was the soundtrack composer for the film and Dhanush wrote much of the lyrics.</div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div></div><div><div style="text-align: justify;">Dhanush was honoured as the brand ambassador of PETA with the title of India's hottest vegetarian celebrity of 2011. He worked with WWF India to support Earth Hour 2012. In August 2013, Dhanush was signed by Perfetti India Ltd. as their brand ambassador for Center Fresh chewing gum.</div></div></div>

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