New Delhi, July 28: The most talented actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screen writer and Playback singer, Dhanush is celebrating his 34th birthday today. His most popular song “Why This Kolavari Di” became a first Indian video song to cross 100 million view on youtube.
From his debut film to his most recent release, the 34-year-old actor has managed to strike a fine balance between straight commercial entertainers and character oriented roles. These roles have also resulted in critical acclaim. Thanks to his confident body language, charismatic screen presence and remarkable acting range.
He is a great actor in South industry as well as Indian cinema. He mark his debut in Bollywood with Raanjhanaa opposite to Sonam Kapoor. You remember, a boy who is a dusty colour with no apes. Which unbelievable that he is a hero of the film. But he won a heart of the audience from his fabulous acting. Further, he was seen with Bollywood superstar Amithabh Bachchan in Shamitabh, which is directed by R Balki.
The son-in-law of Rajinikanth, he is not only a star but also an extremely gifted actor in the purest sense of the word. The actor, who is busy with the promotions of his upcoming film VIP 2, co-starring Kajol, turns a year older today.
As the actor celebrates his 34th birthday, let us take a look at some of the best performances of the Versatile Actor:
This was his second movie as an actor, which also happened to be the beginning of his mass fan following.
Dhanush played the role of a love-struck college student, and he goes to any extent to gain the affection of the girl that he is in love with. He plots, murders and throughout the film, you see him as a psychotic man. He is smart, but lonely and his obsession with the first girl who befriends him is the crux of this tale.
The film received tremendous critical acclaim, thanks to its dark yet believable storyline. Interestingly, it fared very well at the box office as well.
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.
Touted 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.
In the film, Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.
Also featuring Shruti Haasan and Prabhu in pivotal roles, the film proved to be a moderate commercial success. Interestingly, it was directed by Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya.
Loosely based on the Italian classic Bicycle Thieves, this Vetrimaaran-directed thriller proved to be a runaway hit at the ticket window, helping Dhanush bag an IFTA award. Boasting of some riveting music from GV Prakash, ‘Polladhavan’ is perhaps best remembered for its engaging narrative. Interestingly, it was unrelated to the eponymous 1980 film which featured Rajinikanth in the lead.