Known as Venkatesh Prabhu before his acting venture, Dhanush is a famous Indian actor, director, producer, writer and playback singer. He is identified better for his work to the Tamil film industry.
Having a cinema background, he was forced into acting by his family and made a debut in his father’s (Kasthuri Raja) directorial ThulluvadhoIlamaiand next appeared in his brother’s (Selvaraghavan) first film called KadhalKondein. both films achieved a huge positive response from the audiences. These successes didn’t stop here as he continued making more films and his collaborations with director Mithran Jawahar proved to be very successful hits, Aadukalam, his 2011 release marked his dream project as he bagged the National Film Award for Best Actor. In 2012, he starred in his wife’s directorial “3” and sang a song called Why This Kolaveri Di. He also ventured into Bollywood in 2013 with Raanjhanaa and in 2015 with Shamitabh. Both received positive reviews but didn’t do well at the box offices. 2014 his 25th film VelaiyillaPattathari gave him a success. Maari, his action-comedy movie was also released in Tamil and received a great response. Currently, Velaiyillapattathari 2 directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth and m
The majority of dialogues by himself is undergoing last finishing touches to be his first movie of the year.
He seldom sings songs for some movies which are usually his own. Why This Kolaveri Diin 2011 became a YouTube sensation and became the most searched song in India. He has also sung for the neighbouring films industries like the Telugu and Kannada films.
He also worked with WWF India to start funding and give support to Earth Hour 2012. He is also the brand ambassador for Center Fresh Chewing Gum.
He received 3 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards. He also produces films under his company called Wunderbar Films.