Happy Birthday Dhanush : The 'Prince Of South'

| July 28 , 2015 , 10:58 IST
dhanush 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. ALSO READ: Dhanush Special Gift To ‘Maari’ Team Despite being a simple looking guy, the ‘Kolaveri Di’ sensation Dhanush aka ‘Prince of South’ has made it large in the industry. 1b11995e-6c70-455b-8045-0fec65387fa9OtherImage Though the actor has mainly worked in Tamil regional cinema, he earned accolades for his incredible performance in Anand Rai‘s Bollywood film Raanjhnaa. With his powerful acting, he overshadowed the roles of other leads in the movie. dhanush-still-from-raanjhnaa_13668865230 ALSO READ: ‘Maari’ Review: Dhanush Saves A Badly Written Film 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. images After this, he never looked back and received the National Award for Best Actor for Aadukalam. fd199e79c7f3e6d3afee0d5bb9ef-grande In 2004, Dhanush married Aishwarya, the elder daughter of Rajnikanth, and the couple has two sons. Dhanush-Family ALSO READ: Aishwaryaa Dhanush To Launch Youtube Channel For Short Filmmakers To Promote Original Content 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. 3_133343222923 In 2011, he bagged the title of India's 'Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity' and became the Brand Ambassador of PETA. 1700150200 We wish Dhanush a very Happy Birthday and good luck for his future projects.