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Happy Birthday, Dhanush: Lesser Known Facts About Pakkiri Actor That Will Leave You Amazed


July 28, 2020

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Today (July 28) on Dhanush’s 37th birthday, let’s take a look at the top lesser-known facts about the talented South star.

Dhanush, who is one of the most popular and bankable stars of Tamil cinema, celebrates his birthday today on July 28, 2020. The actor, who is considered to be a superstar in the South Indian film industry, has time and again proved his acting prowess. Yes, he has earned a huge fan following with his powerful performances on the silver screen with hit films such as Maari, Vada Chennai, Kodi, Asuran, among others.

As Dhanush turns 37 today, his fans can’t seem to keep calm; They have been pouring birthday wishes for the actor on his social media accounts. Messages have also been coming from his colleagues from the industry, close friends and family.

Check out Dhanush’s Maaya Bazaaru song from the film Pakkiri:

Dhanush’s original name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja. Those who did not know this, there are more interesting facts that you would like to know about this superstar. As the actor turns a year older today, let’s take a look at the lesser-known facts about the stylish star.

Dhanush wanted to become a Chef

# Acting wasn’t Dhanush’s first choice. Dhanush, who had pursued a course in Hotel Management, had planned on becoming a chef. However, his elder brother Selvaraghavan, who is now a director, pushed him to pursue acting and ever since then there has been no looking back for the actor.

Why this Kolaveri di? This song was written in 6 minutes

# Do you remember Dhanush’s famous song ‘Why this Kolaveri di?’ Yes, the actor received the YouTube Gold Award for the song that went viral. While we all know that the song was crooned by Dhanush and the lyrics too were penned by him but do you know that the song was written in just six minutes? And not just that, the rough version of ‘Why this Kolaveri di?’ was recorded in 35 minutes. Well, Anirudh Ravichander (cousin of Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya) composed the song. Looks like talent runs in the family.


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Dhanush with familly😘😘❤️❤️

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Here’s how Dhanush decided to name his children

Dhanush is married to superstar Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya. The couple has two children (sons). Since Dhanush is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, he named his sons Yatra (synonymous with pilgrimage) and Linga (synonymous with Shiv Lingam).

Dhanush and Aishwarya’s first meet

We all know that Dhanush is superstar Rajinikanth’s son-in-law; He got married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth. But do you know where did their love story start? Well, Aishwarya met Dhanush at the screening of the romantic thriller Kadhal Konden (2003). Aishwarya, who loved the actor’s performance in the film, sent him a bouquet with a beautiful message, which read, “Good work, keep in touch.” From there it took off and today the couple is happily married.


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Appa and D. On D’s birthday .

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Aishwarya is elder to Dhanush

The elder daughter of actor Rajinikanth, Aishwarya tied the knot with Asuran actor Dhanush in 2004. The couple has an age difference of two years. While this did not go too well with the conservative cult, however, Dhanush had expressed that he does not see any problem in marrying an older woman.

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