Aishwarya to direct hubby Dhanush

Updated: July 29, 2011 18:14 IST

National award winning actor and son-in -law of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth turns a year older, we take a look at his eventful journey to stardom.

Aishwarya to direct husband Dhanush
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's eldest daughter Aishwarya Dhanush is all set to don the director's hat for the first time. She will be directing husband Dhanush in an yet-untitled film.

Dhanush, who turned 28 on July 28, tweeted: "Thank u all 4 wishin me :) started Aishwarya's project today :) and birthday annaikki sabaraimalaikki mala potrukken :) divine. God bless."
Aishwarya to direct hubby Dhanush
Aishwarya has assisted brother-in-law and director Selvaraghavan earlier in Aayirathil Oruvan. They launched Production Five on July 28 along with Selvaraghavan who will be writing the script for the new film.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
It's been a year of some worry and some joy for National Award winning actor and son-in-law of Kollywood's first family, Dhanush.

Dhanush won the prestigious Best Actor at the National Awards in May for his performance in Aadukalam, bringing much-needed joy to the family of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.

Dhanush is married to the Thalaivar's eldest daughter, Aishwarya. Rajinikanth was hospitalised in recent months, first in Chennai and then in Singapore. His family has been battling his ill-health and the rumours over the fate of his new film, Rana.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
On Twitter, Dhanush inadvertently advanced his birthday, tweeting on Tuesday (July 26): “"Tom I turn 28! I used to get so excited about my birthdays when I was younger. Now it's just another day. From boyhood to manhood. :) God Bless."

Hours later, Dhanush acknowledged his booboo, tweeting: Good god !! My bad ! Day after I turn 28 !! Lol. Don even know what day or date !! Bad bad. God bless.”
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
Born to noted director Kasthuri Raja, Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja is better known by the stage name Dhanush. He made his debut with Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002. Dhanush's debut film was well-received but his breakthrough film was scripted by his director-brother Selvaraghavan. It was Selvaraghavan's debut directorial venture Kadhal Kondein in 2003 that marked Dhanush's entry into the A-list of actors in Kollywood.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
Dhanush's next film Thiruda Thirudialso released in 2003 and became a blockbuster. The song Manmadha Rasa earned cult status.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
But all was not well post his three big releases as successive flops followed with duds like Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, Sullan and his most criticized film to date, Dreams.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
In 2005, Dhanush made a comeback of sorts with two average flicks, Devathaiyai Kanden and Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
It was brother Selvaraghavan to the rescue again with the 2006 flickPudhupettai which gained some fame for the then faltering actor.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
A rom-com, Thiruvilayadal Arambam, opposite Shriya Saran was Dhanush's first commercial hit in three years, applauded by critics and the audience.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
The year 2007 was a mixed one for Dhanush – his first release Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram, a remake of successful Kannada film Jogi, bombed at the box-office. However, his second release of the year, Polladhavan, opposite Divya Spandana, was a blockbuster.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
The revival of box-office fortune continued for Dhanush in 2008 with Yaaradi Nee Mohini opposite Nayanthara, and directed once again by director-brother Selvaraghavan. Dhanush bagged the Entertainer of the Year at the Vijay Awards in 2008.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
He later did a cameo in 2008, portraying himself in his father-in-law Rajnikanth's Kuselan.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
The 2009 release Padikathavan was a huge hit and Dhanush was highly praised for his dance and action sequences. His two releases in 2010, Kutty and Uthama Puthiran, directed by Mithran Jawahar, were decent hits.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
But it was Aadukalam in 2011 directed by Vetrimaran, which won him the National Award for Best Actor as the youngest actor to have won the award. The film bagged six awards at the 58th National Film Awards.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
Dhanush's next few releases were nothing to write home about, though his recent release, Venghai, received mixed reviews.
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
Dhanush is now back to work with his brother and lucky charm, Selvaraghavan, on Irandam Ulagam. He tweeted recently: “Resumed selva s final schedule ! Tough level of acting ! Will do my best :) god bless.”
A mixed year for Dhanush as he turns 28
Married to Aishwarya Rajinikanth, elder daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, Dhanush is father to two sons, Yathra and Linga. Here's wishing the young actor a successful year ahead.

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