Who are the parents of Dhanush?

  • Couple puts Rajinikant’s son-in-law in a fix

Madurai: The son-in-law of super star Rajinikant has found himself in a strange controversy with an old couple from a village claiming that he is their son.

Melur Judicial Magistrate Selva Kumar, on Friday, directed Kollywood actor Dhanush to appear before the court on January 12. The petition was filed by Kathiresan (60) and Meenakshi (55) who hail from Malampatti in Melur taluk of Madurai district. They claimed that Dhanush was born at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Melur on 7th November 1985. The petitioners said they also have a daughter whose name is Dhanapackian. The name they gave to their son was Kalaiselvan. They also brought some photos and birth certificate to the notice of the magistrate to establish their claim.

The old couple said Kalaiselvan had studied up to X standard at RC Higher Secondary School and Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Melur.  After getting admitted in XI class at Arumugam Pillai Seethaiammal HSS at Thiruathur in Sivaganga district in 2002, Kalaiselvan discontinued his studies after just one month and ran away to Chennai to work in film industry. That was where he came in contact with Kasturi Raja, a film director. The boy changed his name as Dhanush K Raja.

The petitioners pleaded with the court to help them in their old age. The petitioners said one of them, Kathiresan, who was working in the RTC had attained superannuation recently and they have no income. The other two children they have are not able to manage their medical and other expenses. They urged the court to direct Dhanush to pay them Rs 65,000 per month towards maintenance.  The magistrate had admitted the petition and posted it for 12th January 2017 when the national award winning actor was asked to be present.

Dhanush is known to the Kollywood people as son of Katuri Raja. He married Aishwarya, elder daughter of Rajinikant and a film director in her own right. She is also an accomplished classical dancer.

Dhanush was known as Venkatesh Prabhu when he was a stage actor. He is a lyricist and a playback singer.

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