Dhanush moves Madras HC on paternity suit

A couple had claimed in a paternity suit that Dhanush was born to them on November 7, 1985, at the Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai.

Dhanush moves Madras HC on paternity suit

Tamil actor Dhanush has filed a petition in the Madras High Court over the  paternity suit filed by an aged couple R Kathiresan and K Meenakshi.

The couple had claimed in a paternity suit that Dhanush was born to them on November 7, 1985, at the Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. They had also claimed a monthly maintenance of Rs.65,000 from the star.

The National Award-winning actor alleged that the couple filed the paternity suit to blackmail him for monetary benefits. He also submitted proof of birth, which states his birthday to be on July 28, 1983.


Dhanush claimed in his petition that he was born to Krishnamoorthy aka Kasturi Raja, a well-known director, and Vijayalakshmi.

The star’s real name is Venkatesh Prabhu and it was changed to Dhanush after he ventured into movies. Dhanush is married to Rajinikanth’s eldest daughter Aishwarya and the couple has two children – Linga and Yatra.