Dulquer Salmaan is a highly talented actor in Indian cinema who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He’s known for his stellar performances in several critically acclaimed films. Besides being a brilliant actor, he’s also a talented singer and successful entrepreneur. He rose to popularity after playing the role of ‘Charlie’ in a Malayalam film titled the same name. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for the film ‘Second Show’ (2012). for He’s also the son of the popular actor Mammootty.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Early Life
Dulquer Salmaan was born on 28 July 1986, in Kochi, Kerala. He’s the younger son of the famous Malayalam star Mammootty and Sulfath. Dulquer completed his primary education in Kerala. He then moved to Chennai and was enrolled in Shishya School. He then completed his graduation in B.B.A. from Purdue University in the United States.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Early Films
Dulquer Salmaan was introduced into the film industry by director Shyamaprasad who offered him a role in the film titled ‘Ritu’. He was also offered his debut film in the Malayalam film industry by the famous Tamil director N. Linguswamy. However, both the films were rejected by Salmaan because he felt that he wasn’t ready technically to step into acting and so he decided to study the various aspects of cinema in detail. He also attended a short-term course in film.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Debut Film ‘Second Show’ (2011)
In the year 2011, Dulquer made his debut film titled ‘Second Show’. He was signed by his friend Srinath Rajendran to play the role of a gangster in this film and the film’s crew comprised of youngsters who were all eager to explore the medium. The film received mixed reviews from critics and the performance of Dulquer was praised by everyone. For this film, he was awarded Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Ustad Hotel’ (2012)
He then starred in another successful film titled ‘Ustad Hotel’ in which he played the role of Faizal The film was a commercial success and it went on to win three National Film Awards, for Best Popular Film, Menon won the award for Best Dialogues and Thilakan got a Special Mention (posthumously).The film is considered to be one of the best ever Malayalam movies in the era of a new generation.
In the year 2013, he started two successful films titled ‘ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi’ and ‘Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi’.
In the year 2014, he ventured into the Tamil Film Industry with the romantic comedy film tilted ‘Vaayai Moodi Pesavum’
Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Bangalore Days’ (2014)
In 2014, was cast to be a part of the romantic drama film titled ‘Bangalore Days’. Upon release, the film went on to become the highest-grossing Malayalam film. The film was reviewed extremely positively by the critics and the film audience. The film received three Kerala State Film Awards including Best Actor and Best Actress awards.
Dulquer Salmaan’s O Kadhal Kanmani (2015)
In the year 2015, Salmaan appeared in the commercially successful film titled ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’. The film was directed by Mani Ratnam and won positive reviews from critics. The performance of the lead pair was acclaimed by everyone. The film went on to become a financial success at the box office.
Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Charlie’ (2015)
In the same year, Dulquer was cast to play the lead role in the adventure drama film titled ‘Charlie’. The film garnered critical acclaim and won him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor. The film also won 8 awards at the 46th Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Bollywood Debut
In the year 2018, Dulquer made his Bollywood debut by starring in the road film Karwan & ‘The Zoya Factor’ in 2019.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Family
Dulquer Salmaan married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya, on 22 December 2011. The couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter whom they named Maryam Ameerah Salmaan.
Dulquer Salmaan’s Net Worth
As of 2021, Dulquer Salmaan is estimated to have a net worth of $7 Million.