Dhanush Completes 17 Years In The Industry, Shares A Thanking Note To His Fans

Vaishnavi Gavankar |May 13, 2019

"17 years has filled me with lots of encouragement and positivity. Let's always spread love, only love and create a world where more of us dare to dream. Thank you for my pillars of strength", said the south film superstar Dhanush.

Actor Venkatesh Prabhu known by his stage name Dhanush completes 17 years in the film industry and penned an emotional note to his fans thanking them for standing by him even through the ups and downs. He is an Indian actor, producer, director, lyricist, writer and playback singer who usually works in South cinemas.

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South FIlm Superstar Dhanush

Dhanush wrote in a note "It feels like yesterday that you opened your hearts to the clueless young boy who didn't even know if he had it in him to become an actor, let alone a star. Looking back at this roller coaster career, I am filled with the deepest sense of gratitude for your faith in me. Through good times and bad, hits and flops, success and failures, you have stood by me", Dhanush wrote in his heartfelt note.

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Filmstar Dhanush

Seeing the poster's designs and videos wishing me on my 17 years has filled me with lots of encouragement and positivity. Let's always spread love, only love and create a world where more of us dare to dream. Thank you for my pillars of strength," he added.

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Dhanush in a still from the movie "Thulluvadho Ilamai"

Dhanush's first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002 directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. In last 15 years, he starred in 25 films. His famous video song Why This Kolaveri Kolaveri Di became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He is the producer of his own production company Wunderbar Films.

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Actor Dhanush is still from the famous Song of India "Why This Kolaveri DI"

After debuted in the film Thulluvadho Ilamai, he received positive reviews from the critics as well as from the audience. He then appeared in his brother Selvaraghavan's first directorial venture Kadhal Kondein. The film portrayed Dhanush as a mentally-disturbed youth, Vinodh, who yearned for the love of his friend, eventually turning possessive of her. Upon release, the film won critical acclaim and also became a major commercial success. He won the best actor award at the 58th national film awards for his performance in (Aadukalam) in 2010. In addition to his Best Actor award, he has a national award for a movie Visaranai.

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"Visaranai" film and Dhanush. Source: DNA India

The actor came into the acting after being pressurized by his brothers. He is son in law of the famous South Indian superstar Rajnikanth and married to Aishwarya (Rajnikanth's daughter) on November 2004. Aishwarya is the Indian film director, but she has occasionally done playback singing. In August 2016, Aishwarya was selected as India's goodwill ambassador for the United Nations women organization.

Actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya.

In December 2016, Aishwarya R. Dhanush released her memoir standing on an Apple Box: The Story of A Girl Among the Stars. With this book, Aishwarya has revealed her own story of being a celebrity kid, making her career choices, her marriage and above all being a woman in this era. There is a full length in her book where she opens up and lets readers explore her life as Rajinikanth’s daughter. She has mentioned splendidly about her love and raising her kids with Dhanush. They have two sons named Yatra and Linga, who were born in 2006 and 2010.

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Actor Dhanush is still from the movie "Asuran"

The actor, who has a busy lineup of films this year in his kitty, will be seen playing in his next release the yet to a titled project with the famous director Durai Senthil Kumar. Dhanush will be next to be seen in Asuran film which is a Vetrimaaran directorial. The best part of the film is he is playing double roles in both the movies and essaying father-son roles, according to reliable sources.

Asuran features popular filmmaker Balaji Sakthivel, best known for directing the Bharath and Sandhya starrer "Kadhal" as the antagonist. The film is a revenge-based thriller film on Tamil novel Vekkai. Dhanush will avenge the death of his father in the movie. "Asuran" marks the reunion of Dhanush and Vetrimaaran for the fourth time and the project was recently wrapped up.


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