- Dhanush and Aishwaryaa were married for 18 years
- They announced separation on Monday night
- Dhanush won a National Award for Asuran last year
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa, who were married for 18 years and have two kids together, announced their separation on Monday night. Aishwaryaa's last post for Dhanush was in 2021, after he won the National Film Award. She posted a picture with her father Rajinikanth, who received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - India's highest film honour - for his contribution to Indian cinema, and Dhanush, who won the Best Actor Award for his performance in Asuran. He shared the award with Manoj Bajpayee, who won it for Bhonsle. She captioned the post: "They are mine ... And this is history #prouddaughter #proudwife."
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After receiving the award, Dhanush shared a photo of himself with Rajinikanth and he wrote: "To win a National Award for best actor on the same stage where my Thalaivar was winning the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award was just indescribable." He added, "Thank you to the National award jury for bestowing me with this honour. Also thank you to the press and media for your constant support."
On Monday night, Dhanush and Aishwaryaa announced their separation with a joint statement that read,"18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other... The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting. Today we stand at a place where our paths separate... Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with it."