Actor, producer, playback singer and a national award winner, Dhanush
turns a year older on July 28. On this occasion, we bring you a few facts of his journey to stardom.
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Despite being a simple looking guy, the ‘Kolaveri Di’
sensation Dhanush aka ‘Prince of South’ has made it large in the industry
Though the actor has mainly worked in Tamil regional cinema, he earned accolades for his incredible performance in Anand Rai‘s Bollywood
. With his powerful acting, he overshadowed the roles of other leads in the movie.
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Born as Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, Dhanush is his stage name with which he debuted in the Tamil cinema in 2001. After that he acted in his brother’s debut directorial venture – Kadhal Kondein
, wherein he essayed the character of a mentally disturbed youth. The film won critical acclaim and became a major commercial success.
After this, he never looked back and received the National Award
for Best Actor for Aadukalam
In 2004, Dhanush married Aishwarya, the elder daughter of Rajnikanth
, and the couple has two sons.
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He stumbled into acting by chance; Dhanush always wanted to be a Marine Engineer but nevertheless is happy about being in the industry and earning a name for himself.
In 2011, he bagged the title of India's 'Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity' and became the Brand Ambassador of PETA
We wish Dhanush a very Happy Birthday and good luck for his future projects.