Artist Birtday : 28/07/1983 (Age 40)
Born In : Madras, Tamil Nadu
Occupation(s) : Actor, Director, Producer, Playback Singer, Lyricist
Genres : Indian Folk

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja was born on 28 July 1983, well-known professionally as Dhanush, is an Indian producer, director, actor, lyricist, and playback vocalist who primarily works in Tamil films. Starring in 46 movies over his profession, among his honors, are four National Film Awards (two as producer and two as actor), 7 Filmfare Awards South, 14 SIIMA Awards, 9 Vijay Awards, 7 Filmfare Awards South, 5 Vikatan Awards, 5 Edison Awards, and a Filmfare Award. He has been retained in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list 6 times, which is established on the yields of Indian megastars.

Dhanush’s foremost movie was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 forthcoming-of-age movie produced by his dad, Kasthuri Raja. He gained further success in Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Polladhavan both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially prosperous. His part as a rooster fighting jockey in Aadukalam (2010) bested him Best Actor at the Best Tamil Actor Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South and 58th National Film Awards. He resumed success with movies including Asuran, Maryan, Kodi, Vadachennai, and Anegan. Vadachennai appeared as the leading-grossing A-rated Tamil movie of all time, while Asuran documented the 100 Crore Club gaining revenue of ₹100 crores within a month of its release when adding the theatrical box office collections with non-theatrical earnings such as digital, satellite, and audio rights. During the 2010s, Dhanush also starred in the action movies Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014), Maari (2015) and Maari 2 (2018).