Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush cannot be summarized as the daughter of a legendary actor and wife of national award winning southern cinema’s biggest star, she is more than that she is a multifaceted woman who had proved her excellence in being a dancer Director and goodwill advocate for United Nations.
A quiet, introverted child growing up in Bangalore and then Madras kept out of social scene because of her father’s super stardom. Her biggest pleasure was a visit to the beach and occasional meal out. When she was about to chose her career it was definitely not films she opted but law. Like a saying goes ‘Man proposes God disposes’, her plans were influenced and quiet interfered by fate and her mother.
With disarming honesty Aishwaryaa writes about her life as Rajinikanth’s daughter, of falling in love and raising two boys with Dhanush, of fighting her own demons and finding satisfaction in a career of her choice. Intensely personal, but also inspirational, Aishwaryaa’s memoir is an unusually frank insight into growing up in cinema-land.
Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is a film director and a start-up entrepreneur. Aishwaryaa is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer (recognized by the state government for the same in 2009). In August 2016, she was appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in India. Standing on an Apple Box is her first book.