Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja better known as Dhanush is the son of famous Tamil director Kasthuri Raja. His brother Selvaraghavan is also a famous director in Tamil. Dhanush made his movie debut with the film Thulluvadho Ilamai directed by his father. The movie has earned lots of positive reviews and was a successful one back then. But the movie which changed his fate was Kadhal Kondein directed by his brother. His role of a psychopath was appreciated even by the critics. Anyhow after Kadhal Kondein his career was not so bright till Polladhavan happened. Polladhavan directed by vetrimaaran was a huge success and gave him stardom within no time. He has also won National award for best actor for the movie Aadukalam directed by Vetrimaaran. That national award gave him a Bollywood movie, Raanjhanaa in 2013. Raanjhanaa was success and also earned lots of appreciation.