Dhanush, who started his career in 'Thuluvadho IlamaI' in the year 2002 directed by his father Kasturi Raja. His brother Selvaraghavan's Kadhal Kondein was his second movie.
Though actor faced many failure movies like Sullan, Dreams, Pudhukottaiyil irundhu Saravanan he does not give up hope and chosen different roles that suited for him. The gangster film Pudhupettai was much acclaimed and was a box-office hit. This gangster drama earned good name for him and his performance was much accliamed after Kaadhal Kondein.
He developed as commercially hero after Polladavan, Padikadavan and Yaaradi Nee Mohini. Vetrimaaran directed Aadukalam earned many National Awards including best actor.
He never stopped experimenting different characters in the films like Mayakkam Enna, 3, Naiyaandi and others. His debut Hindi movie Raanjhanaa was a block buster hit and earned Filmfare Award for Best male debut.
Meantime he began producing films, '3' was his maiden production which was directed by Aishwarya Dhanush in 2012. His next production venture Ethir Neechal, VIP, Kaaki Sattai have been block buster hits. He also funded low budget films and quality movies like Kaaka Muttai, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan and Visaranai.
The multi-talented actor does not stop in acting, producing, penning and singing. His next target to become director had happened successfully with Pa Paandi in 2017. The VIP actor is also getting ready for his next direction. He is looking forward for his debut Hollywood movie 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' that is slated for March 30th. The new poster and teaser received extra-ordinary responses from the audience and raised curiosity level.