There's no denying that Dhanush is one of the most popular and charismatic stars in the Tamil film industry. A National Award Winner, he has won the hearts of many for his humble nature, versatility as an actor, and charming screen presence.

His hard work, dedication, and commitment to his craft have earned him a special place in the industry and the hearts of his fans. His stellar performances in both commercial and critically acclaimed films have cemented his place as one of the most sought-after actors in the Tamil industry. Having said that, the GEM completed his 20 years in the film industry.

Kadhal Konden

"Kadhal Konden," which was released in 2003, marked the directorial debut of Selvaraghavan, who is Dhanush's elder brother. The film starred Dhanush and Sonia Agarwal in lead roles and was a critically acclaimed & commercial success.

Dhanush's performance in the film was widely praised and established him as a talented actor in the Tamil film industry. The film's success also marked the beginning of a successful collaboration between Dhanush and Selvaraghavan, with the two going on to work together on several other acclaimed films, including "Pudhupettai," "Mayakkam Enna," and "Yaaradi Nee Mohini."


Indeed a powerful and poignant film that explores themes of casteism, violence, and social injustice. Asuran" is a critically acclaimed Tamil-language film directed by Vetri Maaran and starring Dhanush in the lead role. The film is based on the novel "Vekkai" by Poomani and follows the story of a farmer who is embroiled in a violent feud with a wealthy landowner.

Dhanush's performance in the film has been widely praised, and he won the National Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the elderly father. This was Dhanush's second National Award win after he won the award for Best Actor in 2011 for his performance in the film "Aadukalam."


Karnan is a thought-provoking and impactful film that sheds light on social issues and discrimination faced by marginalized communities in India. Dhanush's performance in the film is a standout, cementing his place as one of the finest actors in the Indian film industry.

Dhanush's performance in the film showcases his acting prowess, as he delivers a powerful and convincing portrayal of Karnan. He manages to capture the essence of the character and brings it to life on screen, receiving widespread critical acclaim for his performance.

Velaiyilla Pattathari

VIP; Directed by Velraj, the film was a huge commercial success and is considered one of the biggest hits of Dhanush's career.

In the film, Dhanush plays the role of Raghuvaran, an unemployed civil engineer who is determined to get a job in his field of interest. Despite facing ridicule and criticism from his father and society, Raghuvaran remains steadfast in his pursuit of success, and the film follows his journey as he overcomes various obstacles and finally tastes success through hard work and patience.

Dhanush's performance in the film was widely praised, and the film became a fan-favorite for its humor, heartwarming storyline, and memorable characters.


Directed by Vetrimaaran and starring Dhanush in the lead role, the film was released in 2011 and received critical acclaim.

The film revolves around the unique theme of rooster fighting, which is prevalent in rural parts of Tamil Nadu. It follows the story of Karuppu, a passionate rooster fighter, and his journey through various ups and downs in his life, including his relationships and the political and social issues surrounding the sport.

Despite the central theme of rooster fighting, the film delves into a plethora of complex emotions, including romance, drama, deceit, and politics. Dhanush's performance in the film was widely praised, and he won the National Award for Best Actor in 2011 for his portrayal of Karuppu.

Here's wishing the gem many more years of success!

Source / Image Credit: IndianGlitz , JustWatch , MovieCrow