There is no doubt about the fact that Dhanush is a complete package and is as entertaining as any Khan and Kapoor in the industry. After spending 15 years in the colorful and glamorous Tamil cinema, he is certainly a force to reckon with, because of his confident body language, charismatic screen presence and remarkable acting range. The talented actor who made his bollywood debut with Raanjhanaa has since witnessed unprecedented growth and fame in his career. His acting skills have been widely recognized and appreciated by audience but the actor is not just limited to performing on screen but also has a great taste for writing and directing films. On the occasion of his 34th birthday, we bring to you some of his great performances to have a look at.
Regarded as one of the most important releases of Dhanush’s career, Vellaiylai Pattahari created quite a buzz amongst movie buffs because of his intense and enjoyable performance. A financial success, the movie received rave reviews, helping Dhanush bag a Filmfare award. Released in 2014, it was later on dubbed into Telugu as Raghuvaran B Tech.
After finding firm footing in southern cinema, Dhanush made his Bollywood debut by playing the lead role in Anand Rai’s Ranjhanaa. Touted as a romantic-drama, the film revolved around a Varanasi-based Hindu who falls in love with a Muslim girl. Boasting of some melodious music from Academy award winner AR Rahman, ‘Ranjhanaa’ proved to be a big winner at the box office and collected 19 million USD globally in just four weeks.
Released in 2009, Padikkadavan opened to a thunderous response at the box office and officially established Dhanush as one of the five most bankable stars of contemporary Tamil cinema. Touted as an action-comedy, the film created quite a stir in the industry courtesy its sensitive depiction of the struggles faced by an uneducated man.
Categorised as a psychological-thriller, 3 is perhaps best remembered for Dhanush’s fun-filled rendition of the catchy ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’ number. Composed by Anirudh Ravichander, the song went viral on the internet and established the actor/singer as a global icon. It features Shruti Haasan and Prabhu in lead roles, the film proved to be a moderate commercial success. Interestingly, it was directed by Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya.