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.

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

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1983-07-28

Place of Birth Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja
  • Danush
  • Thanush

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Asuran
Enai Nokki Paayum Thota as Raghu
2018 Maari 2 as Maariyappan aka Maari
2018 Vada Chennai as Anbu
2018 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir as Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 as Raghuvaran
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 Comedy Nights with Kapil (1 episode) as Himself
2013 Raanjhanaa as Kundan
2013 Ethir Neechal as Special Appearance in "Local Boys" Song
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 Shivaramakrishnan/(Dandapani)
2010 Kutty as Kutty
2009 Padikathavan as Radhakrishnan (Rocky)
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 Kokki Kumar
2005 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam
2005 Devathayai Kanden as Babu
2004 Dreams as Shakti
2004 Sullan as Subramani
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan as Saravanan
2003 Thiruda Thirudi as Vasu
2003 Kadhal Konden as Vinod
2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai as Mahesh

Production

2018 Maari 2 Producer
2018 Kaala Producer
2017 Tharangam Producer
2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Producer
2016 Kodi Producer
2016 Amma Kanakku Producer
2016 Visaranai Producer
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan Producer
2015 Kaaka Muttai Producer
2015 Kaaki Sattai Producer
2015 Shamitabh Producer
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari Producer
2013 Ethir Neechal Producer

Writing

2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Dialogue Story
2017 Pa Paandi Story Dialogue Screenplay

Sound

2018 Maari 2 Playback Singer

Directing

2017 Pa Paandi Director

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