Born : July 28, 1983
Age : 31
Birthplace : Chennai, India
Height : 5.7
Danush is officially known as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja who was born on 28th July 1983. He is a known actor, producer and playback singer who is a big name in Tamil Movies. In the year 2011, he is the man who got awarded with National Film Award for Best actor category for the movie called Aadukalam, while the very same year he was again noticed for his song Why This Kolaveri Di that went viral among the youths and people of other age groups in India and abroad. While his latest movie Velaiyilla Pattathari turned out to be among the highest grosser of Tamil movie, which crossed 50 crore mark in just ten days.
Wiki – This man comes from Tamil Nadu born in a popular family of Kasthuri Raja the known producer from south. Dhanush entered in the acting world after being pushed by his director brother called Selvarghavan. He married to Aishwarya (Rajni Kant’s daughter) and has two sons. He started his film career with the movie called Thulluvadho Ilamai, directed by Kasthuri Raja, which got applauds from the audience and critics. Later the movie Kadhal Kondein from his brother too helped him to carve his niche in Tamil Cinema. Later his movie Thiruda Rhirudi also was among the blockbuster movies of South. Since then it is no looking back to this actor. In the row of 13 years he has worked in more than 30 movies with most of them being made in Tamil a few in Malayalam and 2-3 in Hindi. Currently he is busy with a Hindi movie called Shamitabh. As producer he has two movies are scheduled Kaaka Muttai and Taana.
He has also passion for music, which is an occasional in the form of recording music, which he does only for his movies. However, he is the same man who got into film with music and was then seen giving playback singing with songs like Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, which was composed by Yuvan Shankar Rajaand and he then collaborated with his brother Selvaraghavan’s directorial, Pudhupetta to sing a couple of songs for him. His other songs like Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna for his brother’s movie really made him popular all. And with songs like Why This Kolaveri Di, he simply broke all the records as this is among the most popular Indian song posted on YouTube. It was composed for his movie 3 and turned out to be one of the most viral ones over the web and social media.
Apart from acting, production and music, he is also involved in different social activities, which include being the brand ambassador of PETA. He is among the hottest male actor to be vegetarian. He has participated in WWF India event in order to support the Earth Hour 2012, while in August 2013, Dhanush was seen signing up for by Perfetti India Ltd. as their brand ambassador of a chewing gum called Center Fresh- Zaban par lagam laga de. As far as awards are concerned, he has been awarded with all the prestigious awards under different categories include production, acting, singing and music for Tamil and even Hindi movie – Ranjahana of 2012.