Dhanush’s Birthday: Happy Birthday Dhanush! From “Kolaveri Di” to “Rowdy Baby”, the actor’s phenomenal rise

Over the past few decades, many stars have made a name for themselves across the country. Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan and Chiranjevi have repeatedly appeared in Indian cinema that bridges the cultural divide between North and South.

In the year 2022, while stars like Prabhas, Allu Arjun and Fahadh Faasil have gained immense popularity due to their regional films dubbed in Hindi, Dhanush is perhaps the only young star to have topped Hindi films.

Hardly a handful of Hindi-language films, yet moviegoers lauded the cast’s cut to the Southern feel and the choice of scripts. Dhanush is currently enjoying the glory of his international debut ‘The Gray Man’ led by the famous Hollywood director duo Anthony and Joe Russo.

awesome song

The 38-year-old actor became a household name across India after his song “Kolaveri Di” became an internet sensation in 2011. The song’s popularity has drawn Dhanush’s attention for his work. The song got millions of views on YouTube and spread like wildfire on social media. The song was the first song to cross 100 million views on YouTube.



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In 2013, Dhanush made his Bollywood debut with Anand L Rai’s ‘Raanjhana’ opposite Sonam Kapoor. He was seen as the lead in this love story set in a small town. While the movie’s trailer received largely positive reviews, some weren’t impressed with the actor. However, upon release, the character of Dhanush in the film garnered overwhelming reviews with film critics praising his work.



aspiring artist

After a two-year hiatus, Dhanush is seen in R. Blake ‘Shamitab’ with Amitabh Bachchan and Akshara Hassan. The film featured Dhanush as a dumb man with a penchant for cinema and acting. He became a star after Bachchan lent him his voice. Although the film was a disaster at the box office, critics praised the novel’s concept and Dhanush’s performance.



Naughty rules!
In 2020, Dhanush reached another milestone when his song “Rowdy Baby” from Maari 2 became the first South Indian song to cross 1 billion views on YouTube. The song, designed by the legend Prabhu Deva, was an instant hit with the masses. From Delhi to Kudambakkam, the song has been played over and over again by everyone. The movie ‘Rowdy Baby’ has generated many trends on social media. The song composed by Yuva Shankar Raja saw Dhanush and Sai Pallavi match their dance moves.



Dr. Atranji

In 2021, Dhanush returned to Hindi cinema with the film Atrangi Re directed by Anand L Rai. Watched the romantic drama alongside Sarah Ali Khan and Akshar Kumar. The actor is seen playing Vishwanathan Iyer, a medical student from Delhi College who is forcibly married to Rinku, played by Khan. The soundtrack by A.R. Rahman and Dhanush was the highlight of the movie.



ruthless mercenaries

The recently released movie The Gray Man saw Dhanush share screen space with Hollywood stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The 39-year-old actor is seen as Avik San/Lone Wolf, a ruthless mercenary in the movie. Footage from the movie showing Dhanush in an action avatar went viral long before the movie was released. This is our second international Dhanush outing. In 2018, he played a major role in Ken Scott’s The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.


His upcoming Tamil films include Vaathi, Thiruchitrambalam and Naane Varuven.

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