Dhanush Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Dhanush Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth July 28, 1983
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Aishwarya R. Dhanush

Dhanush is an Indian actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and playback singer who is best known for his work in Tamil films. This exceptionally talented gentleman is the creator and singer of India’s first music videos to have achieved more than 100 million views. Besides that, he is also much appreciated for both his exceptional skills as a producer and actor. With time, Dhanush has amassed a huge fan base with more than 9 million followers on Twitter, more than 5 million followers on Facebook, and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raja

Nick Name

Dhanush

Dhanush as seen in a picture taken during the promotion of his film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 in Delhi in 2017
Dhanush as seen in a picture taken during the promotion of his film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 in Delhi in 2017 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC-BY-3.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Theni, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Dhanush and joined St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in 1999 in grade 11 and graduated from there in 2001.

Occupation

Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Screenwriter, Playback Singer

Family

  • Father – Kasthuri Raja (Director, Producer)
  • Mother – Vijayalakshmi
  • Siblings – Selvaraghavan (Older Brother) (Film Director, Screenwriter)

Genre

Romance

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

His music has been released via various record labels including Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dhanush has dated –

  1. Aishwarya R. Dhanush (2004-Present) – They got married in 2004 and have 2 sons named, Yatra (b. 2006) and Linga (b. 2010). Aishwarya is a film director and the oldest daughter of legendary actor Rajinikanth.
  2. Trisha Krishnan – Rumored
Dhanush as seen in a picture with Bollywood sensation Amitabh Bachchan taken in July 2012 at the at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards
Dhanush as seen in a picture with Bollywood sensation Amitabh Bachchan taken in July 2012 at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Keeps the front of his hair standing
  • Often sports a mustache and goatee

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –

  • Center Fresh
  • OLX
  • Parachute Advanced
  • 7UP
  • Tata Sky
Dhanush as seen in a picture taken during the launch of his film Raanjhanaa in 2012
Dhanush as seen in a picture taken during the launch of his film Raanjhanaa in 2012 (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Dhanush Favorite Things

SourceDaily Hunt

Dhanush as seen in a picture taken after being given the best actor award from Anna university Techofes awards in March 2019
Dhanush as seen in a picture taken after being given the best actor award from Anna university Techofes awards in March 2019 (Dhanush / Instagram)

Dhanush Facts

  1. The first film that he appeared in was that of his father’s titled, Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002.
  2. It was his older brother Selvaraghavan who forced Dhanush to join the film industry.
  3. On May 20, 2010, Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya founded their very own production house under the name of Wunderbar Film.
  4. In 2011, his self-made track Why this Kolaveri Di became the first music video on YouTube to cross 100 million views.
  5. Dhanush directed the film Power Paandi in 2017, which happened to be his directorial debut.
  6. In 2017, an older couple from Madurai claimed Dhanush as their son who had left the house to join the film industry. The couple had asked for a monthly INR 65000 maintenance. Despite that, after a long-fought case, the court settled in the favor of Dhanush.
  7. Until 2019, his actor’s tab included the names of more than 2 dozen films since he first began in 2002.
  8. Amongst the many awards that he has received are distinguished ones like 58th National Film Award and several Filmfare Awards.
  9. Most of the songs that he records are for the very films he stars in.
  10. As a lyricist, Dhanush has penned down a number of tracks including Boomi Enna Suththude (2012), Vannathil (2014), Oru Vitha Asa (2015), and Nenjodu Vinaya (2019).
  11. On humanitarian grounds, he is a huge contributor and has also worked with “WWF India” to support “Earth Hour 2012”.
  12. He was signed on by Perfetti India Ltd. as the face of their chewing gum brand Center Fresh in August 2013.

Featured Image By Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC-BY-3.0

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