Dhanush rose to fame from Kollywood to Bollywood after delivering the hit song, ‘Why This Kolaveri Di?’ which went viral and gained worldwide recognition in 2011. With the official teaser of Dhanush’s new Tamil movie gaining much popularity, we bring to you 5 interesting facts about the celebrated actor. Here you go!

1. Dhanush’s real name is “Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuriraja.”

2. Apart from singing the Tamil- English blockbuster song ‘Kolaveri Di’, Dhanush has also claimed that he wrote the lyrics of the song all by himself in just six minutes.

3. In 2011, he was nominated to become the brand ambassador of PETA with the title of India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity.

4. The actor won the esteemed Filmfare awards for the year 2012 as the Best actor and Best singer for his lead role in the Tamil movie ‘3’ which also starred Shruti Hassan in the lead role, and for his global super hit song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di?’

5. Dhanush is married to Aishwarya Dhanush, who is the daughter of superstar Rajnikanth.