Actor Dhanush


Full Name  Venkatesh Prabhu
Film name  Dhanush
Lovingly called by fans  Indian ‘Bruce Lee’, Poor man’s ‘Rajini’
Profession  Actor
Date of birth  July 28
Native  Chennai
Weight  Less than some of his heroines
Father  Kasturi Raja (director)
Mother  Vijayalakshmi
  • Brother- Selvaraghavan(director)
  • Two sisters
  • School- St.John’s
  • College- BCA (Correspondence Madurai Kamraj University)
  • Films-Thulluvatho Illamami
  • Singing-Pudukottailirundhu Saravanan
Person to recognize his talent  His Brother
Best films Thulluvatho Illamami, Kaadhal Konden
Entry into films Accidental( the actor to play the hero dropped out at the last moment)
  • sport- tennis
  • clothing – Jeans and cotton shirt
  • food – chinese
  • author – Erich Segal
  • novel- love story
  • colour – black
Actors he admires
  • Kollywood- Rajinikanth
  • Bollywood- Amitab Bachan
  • Hollywood- Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey
Favourites in his profession
  • Heroine- Kushboo
  • Director- Selvaraghavan( his brother)
  • Musician- Illayaraja
  • Comedian- Goundamani
  • Close friend in the industry- Yuvan Shankar Raja
Hobbies   Playing snooker, listening to music and singing
Strengths   Self Confidence
Weakness  Trusting all people
If not in films  Hotel Management
Likes to do   Anti-hero roles
Does not like  To be called as Bruce lee( thinks it is a humiliation to Bruce Lee)
Salaray  Around 60 lakhs per film
Contact Address   16/5, Rajamannar Salai,
T Nagar, Chennai.
Email id-
 Other opinions
  • Director Balu mahendra-‘His unconventional looks and abundance of talent set him apart from the other chocolate-faced heroes. He will go places.
  • Actor Surya- ‘My favourite actor is Dhanush for now’
Goal  To become a superstar
Quotes  “A successful actor is 80 percent talent and 20 percent luck”

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