Dhanush (Vankatesh Prabhu)- Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Dhanush is an Indian film actor, director, playback singer, and screenwriter, who has played in a number of Bollywood and Tamil movies. He was born on 28th July 1983 in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Dhanush has performed in many movies like “Ranjhanaa”,”Shamitabh”,”Uthama Puthiran” along with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and so on. In addition to this, he is also famous for his song “Why this Kolaveri Di”.
Dhanush’s Early life
Dhanush was born to his Indian parents Kasturi Raja (father) and Vijaylakshmi (mother), moreover, he had an elder brother named Selvaraghavan, and two sisters named K. Vimala Geetha and Karthika Devi while growing up in the family.
Dhanush is actually the son in law of the famous south Indian actor and legend Mr. Rajinikanth as he married Aishwarya Rajinikanth back in the late months of the year 2004. Furthermore, talking about the couple, the couple are now living a blissful life, with 2 children Yathra and Linga.
The 34-year-old actor Dhanush, firstly, made his acting debut with the movie; “Thulluvandho Ilamai” made under the directorship of his father in the year 2002. Even though the movie didn’t make it big in the industry, his second movie; “Kadhal Kondein” under his brother’s first directorial debut, was quite successful which got him heap load of positive reviews.
In 2011, he got international attention with his popular song “Why this Kolaveri Di” from movie “3”; which not only did crossed 100 million views on Youtube but also became the first Indian video song to break the record. Apart from the song, his acting skills are also one of the best in the south Indian movie Industry. Because of huge exposure and a strong fan base that he created, offers started pouring in for movies which certainly strengthened his position in the industry.
Even though Dhanush has performed in a number of movies from Bollywood, his first debut film in Bollywood industry is “Ranjhanaa”; which was out in the theaters in the year 2013, moreover, it was this movie that earned him the name in the Bollywood industry.
Dhanush’s Achievements and Awards
This Tamil Superstar has won many awards and achievements in his career. He has won 43 awards among 67 nominees, which includes National film Award(2010), Filmfare Award (2013), Vijay Awards, National Filmfare awards 2014, IIFA Utsavam Awards and much more.
Furthermore looking to his achievements, he has certainly marked himself as a prominent actor in the south Indian movie industry. Dhanush has certainly got the potential to make it big in the industry and is certainly one of the stars that need to be looked out for as his popularity is rising day by day.
Dhanush’s Net Worth
Dhanush the famous South Indian actor and one of the highest paid actors in South India has an estimated net worth of $10 million; which include remuneration from movies, personal investment, and income from brand endorsement. Apart from acting career, Dhanush works for WWE India to support Earth Hour 2012; and was signed by Perfetti Indian Ltd. as the brand ambassador for Central Fresh Chewing gum and 7Up.
Dhanush is passionate about cars and owns many luxurious cars like Rolls Royce, Range Rover Evoque, Audi A7, Lamborghini Aventador LP700, BMW 5 series and so on.
He has bought a house in 2013; situated in the location of Cross Street, Pammal, Chennai, India. In addition to this, he owns a number of properties that are scattered all over India.