Dhanush and Aishwaryaa's love story had started with rumours. However, after 18 years of marriage, they had mutually parted ways.
By Kalash Khurana
Dhanush is the son of famous director and producer, Kasthuri Raja. He didn't want to do acting, but his brother coaxed him into doing it. The world of acting made him a successful actor and a star.
Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth is the elder daughter of superstar, Rajinikanth. She is an accomplished singer and dancer. She also holds a degree in corporate law from Ashram School of Law.
Rajnikanth's daughter, Aishwaryaa, was a good friend of Dhanush's sister. Media had speculated that something was going between Dhanush and her. Though Dhanush had denied the rumours, it didn't stop.
While the speculations of Dhanush and Aishwaryaa's affair were spreading like a forest fire, their families had thought that this match was a good one. And, they had decided to arrange their wedding.
During their first meeting, Dhanush was blown by the simple and down to earth nature of Aishwaryaa. He was in awe of her kind heart. They both had realised that they are perfect for each other.
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa have an age difference of two years, which didn't go well with the conservative cult. However, Dhanush had expressed that he had no problem marrying a woman older than him.
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa had got married in a traditional Tamil wedding on November 18, 2004. The two had worn traditional clothes at their lavish wedding, which had taken place at Rajinikanth's house.
Various politicians and guests from the film industry had attended the grand ceremony. Hundreds of people had gathered outside Rajinikanth's house to get a glimpse of the then-new couple.
The couple had organised a grand reception at Mayor Shri Ramanathan Chettiar Center. People had poured in like swamp flies. Except for a few, every guest had to go through a security check.
The couple had lived happily with each other. On October 10, 2006, they had welcomed their first son, Yatra Raja, and on June 21, 2010, they were blessed with their second son, Linga Raja.
Both Dhanush and Aishwarya were doing well in their respective careers. Together with their sons, they had made a perfect family and had inspired millions of people.
On January 17, 2022, Aishwaryaa and Dhanush had taken to their respective social media handles and had shared a long note announcing their separation. The news had left their fanbase in utter shock.
Their note could be read as "We stand at a place where our paths separate. Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better."