- Dhanush celebrates his 38th birthday today
- Dhanush happens to be an avid reader
- The actor won a National Award this year
There are actors, superstars and then there are artists. And if there is one performer who is worthy of all these titles, it is Dhanush. The actor who made his debut in Tamil films is now a national name thanks to his stellar performances in films of various genres and languages. From the boy-next-door to the menacing gangster you don't want to mess with, Dhanush has been able to slip into the garb of various characters with the ease and poise of a veteran. Despite being the son-in-law of superstar Rajnikanth, Dhanush has created an identity that is unique to himself. Today, on the occasion of his birthday, we are celebrating the craft and charm of the actor.
Here is a look at some of his best social media posts that reveal the various facets of his vibrant personality.
The Master Craftsman
We cannot talk about Dhanush without referring to his terrific acting craft. And we often get to see glimpses of the method behind the magic that the actor creates on-screen, thanks to the images on his Instagram timeline. One of our favourite photographs has to be this picture of Dhanush sharing a laugh with ace choreographer and director Prabhudeva. Where else can you see a candid photo of two superstars causally cracking up on a terrace?
In another photo, we also saw him in a candid moment with his long-time collaborator, director Vetrimaaran.
The actor is married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth, the eldest daughter of actor Rajnikanth. The couple has two sons together, Yatra and Linga. Dhanush often posts images of himself with his two sons and it is all things adorable.
The Viral Star
Before "viral" was the buzzword, Dhanush showed what it meant to truly break the Internet with his catchy song Why this Kolaveri Di?The candid video of Dhanush belting out the song with its funny lyrics in a studio, took the nation by storm in 2011.
Nearly 10 years later in November 2020, Dhanush proved once again that he was a true sensation when his song Rowdy Baby from the 2018 Tamil movie Maari 2 crossed one billion views on YouTube. It was the first south Indian song to make this record.
The Avid Reader
Dhanush loves to read and we often catch glimpses of him stealing moments to read between scenes on set. Nothing as attractive as a man who reads, is there?
He even casually drops book recommendations. Are you taking notes? Because we are.
The Award Winner
A cursory glance at his Instagram will tell you that Dhanush's acting prowess has not gone unnoticed by the world. He has four National Awards to his credit -- two as an actor and two as producer. He has also received several awards for his playback singing.
If you ever need any more reasons to love the superstar, we are sure this list will help.