DEC 28, 2021

10 Things you didn’t know about Dhanush

Real Name

Dhanush’s real name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja

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Unique Star

He didn’t want to share his stage name with other actors like Prabhu and Prabhu Deva and hence opted for the name Dhanush

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Actor by choice?

The National Award-winning actor was forced into acting

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He revealed in an interview that he always loved cooking and wanted to pursue Hotel Management

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Just 6 Minutes!

His viral song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ was written by him in less than 10 minutes

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Dhanush married superstar Rajnikanth’s daughter Aishwarya, who is two years older than him when he was just 21

Married young

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He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and named his two sons Yatra and Linga


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In 2011, Dhanush won the Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity award by PETA

Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity

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Reportedly, his cameo appearance in Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) was cropped out without him knowing and the incident hurt the actor

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

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Dhanush loves music more than acting and had said in an interview that it’s music that drives the actor in him

Music Lover

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