We Bet You Didn’t Know These 6 Facts About Superstar “Dhanush”

Dhanush seems to be on a roll in 2021 since his last two releases i.e Karnan and Jagame Thandiram turned out to be the biggest blockbusters to be released on streaming platforms. Dhanush is undoubtedly the most talented actor the Tamil industry has ever seen, and his talent has been recognized not only by the regional cinemas but nationally too. This National Award winning actor has over the years carved himself as a breakthrough performer. His films and the role he portrays has so much life in it, that you instantly connect with them. 

Today, the actor turns 38! As we wish the supremely talented actor a Happy Birthday, we are also happy to bring to you the latest poster of D43 which has been titled Maaran. The poster is the best birthday gift for all the Dhanush fans! The poster features Dhanush slamming a goon’s face on a glass table and interestingly, each and every scattered glass piece reflects the face of Dhanush, creating an impact. 

Fans are really happy to have received this treat on his birthday. They are on cloud nine. They have been doing the countdown to the poster release for a long time now! And finally, Maaran is here!  Here’s the proof! 

Dhanush with his hard-hitting performances has proved that success is his middle name. Be it Ranjhana, Asuran, Karnan, or Jagame Thandiram, Dhanush proved that he will push his bar to the next level each time he comes on screen. Now, since it’s his birthday today, let us tell you about some interesting facts, we bet you didn’t know about this star. 

1. Real Name

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja! Well, that’s the name of Dhanush in real life. Every document is registered by this name! Then wondering why he chose Dhanush as his stage name? Well, it was simply because he didn’t want to share his stage name with other actors like Prabhu and Prabhu Deva. (Now, this is what we call a smart move) He has now become the supreme ‘D’ who is reckoned as the force of acting. 

2. Not An Actor By Choice?

Dhanush was forced into acting! Shocking, right? Well, the National award-winning actor who hails from the family of directors never wanted to be in front of the camera. He always loved cooking and wanted to pursue Hotel management. He revealed in an interview that crying and throwing tantrums didn’t work too, his dream of becoming a chef stays unfulfilled. He had revealed that he loves cooking and he would serve it to his father first and then wait for his compliment. His elder brother Selvaraghavan insisted he joins acting. Then in the year 2002, Dhanush made his acting debut at the age of 16 under his father Kasthuri Raja’s directorial Thulluvadho Ilamai, a coming-of-age story of six high school students. 

3. Why This Kolaveri Di?

The song Why This Kolaveri Di went on to become one of the most popular songs when it was released, reaching more than 100 million views on Youtube and winning a lot of awards. But, did you know that this song was written in less than 10 minutes? Yes! Six minutes to be precise. If this wasn’t enough, proceeded to record it with Anirudh Ravichander in just half an hour. A lot of covers followed after the release, but the most popular one has to be the version played by a marching military band at the Beating the Retreat ceremony in 2012 in front of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

4. Pure Love Story

When Dhanush announced his marriage to Superstar Rajnikanth’s daughter Aishwarya Rajnikanth, it left the internet soaring with happiness. Nobody knew how this couple met and what is the actual love story, but they just saw them together and they knew this is a forever kind of one. Aishwarya visited the Albert Theatre to watch Dhanush’s movie Kadhal Konden. She then sent flowers to him congratulating him for the performance he portrayed. They started talking and within 6 months they realized that they are meant to stay together. Dhanush married Aishwarya when he was just 21. 

5. Dhanush’s Parentage

Just imagine having to prove that you are your parent’s kid? Well, Dhanush had to go through this. Dhanush has been fighting a legal battle with a couple Kathiresan and Meenakshi who claim to be his real parents, for years. Born to filmmaker Kasthuri Raja and his wife Vijalakshmi, Dhanush had to go through a lot of legal battles and issues to prove that he was indeed their son. It was claimed that Dhanush had run away from home to become an actor and the couple even demanded 65000 as monthly maintenance. They eventually lost the battle. 

6. Link Up With Shruti Hassan?

Links up rumors are common for actors. Dhanush had to go through them too. While he was shooting for film 3, he was linked to Shruti Hassan. It was said that they got too close. This didn’t go well with Aishwarya Rajnikanth. Dhanush reportedly even ignored Aishwarya at various events. Then, Rajnikanth had to intervene and sort issues to save their marriage! 

Well, above were the few unknown instances from the star’s life. Let us tell you that he is working on a lot of projects including a Bollywood movie with Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan titled Atrangi Re. We all are excited to see him in yet another Bollywood movie. Well, till then shoot your birthday wishes for him in the comment section below. 

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