Venkatesh Prabhu born 28 July 1983, commonly known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and playback singer best known for his work in Tamil cinema. Dhanush made his debut in hindi movie Ranjhanaa after his "Why this Kolaveri Di" Song gave big hit in YouTube. The song became viral on internet and gained overwhelming response, fetching Dhanush nationwide fame. The movie 3 was directed by his wife, Aishwarya Rajinikanth with Shruti Haasan. For the first time he acted in A R Rahman's music Mariyaan film by Bharath Bala.