Biography

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor playback singer, and film producer. His filmography includes critically acclaimed films like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Aadukalam, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and commercially successful films like Thiruda Thirudi, Thiruvilayadal Arambam, Polladhavan, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Padikathavan. He is the son Kasthuri Raja and the brother of Selvaraghavan, both directors in Tamil cinema.

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Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor playback singer, and film producer. His filmography includes critically acclaimed films like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Aadukalam, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and commercially successful films like Thiruda Thirudi, Thiruvilayadal Arambam, Polladhavan, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Padikathavan. He is the son Kasthuri Raja and the brother of Selvaraghavan, both directors in Tamil cinema.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1983-07-28

Place of Birth Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Also Known As

  • Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta as Raghu
2017 Velaiyilla Pattadhari 2 as Raghuvaran
2017 Vada Chennai
2017 Pa Paandi as Younger Paandian Pazhanisami (Power Paandi)
2016 Kodi as Kodi & Anbu
2016 Thodari as Poochiappan
2015 Thangamagan as Thamizh Vijayraghavan
2015 Maari as Maari
2015 Vai Raja Vai as Kokki Kumar (Guest appearance)
2015 Anegan as Ashwin, Murugappa and Kaali
2015 Shamitabh as Danish
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari as Raghuvaran
2013 Naiyaandi as Chinna Vandu
2013 Maryan as Mariyaan
2013 Raanjhanaa as Kundan
2013 Ethir Neechal as (Special appearance)
2013 Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath as Himself
2012 3 as Ram
2011 Mayakkam Enna as Karthik Swaminathan
2011 Venghai as Selvam
2011 Mappillai as Saravanan
2011 Seedan as Saravanan
2011 Aadukalam as Karuppu
2010 Uthama Puthiran as Siva
2010 Kutty as Kutty
2009 Padikathavan as Jeeva
2008 Kuselan as Special Appearance
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini as Vasu
2007 Polladhavan as Prabhu
2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram as Azhagu Sundaram
2006 Thiruvilaiyadal Aarambam as Thirukumaran
2006 Pudhupettai as Kumar
2005 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam
2004 Devathayai Kanden
2004 Dreams as Shakti
2004 Sullan as Subramani
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan as Saravanan
2003 Kadhal Konden as Vinod
2003 Thiruda Thirudi as Vasu
2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai as Mahesh
1900 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Production

2018 KaalaProducer
2017 TharangamProducer
2017 Velaiyilla Pattadhari 2Producer
2016 KodiProducer
2016 Amma KanakkuProducer
2016 VisaranaiProducer
2015 Naanum RowdydhaanProducer
2015 Kaaka MuttaiProducer
2015 Kakki SattaiProducer
2015 ShamitabhProducer
2014 Velaiyilla PattathariProducer
2013 Ethir NeechalProducer

Writing

2017 Velaiyilla Pattadhari 2Dialogue
2017 Velaiyilla Pattadhari 2Story
2017 Pa PaandiDialogue
2017 Pa PaandiStory
2017 Pa PaandiScreenplay

Directing

2017 Pa PaandiDirector

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