Dulquer Salmaan is a well-known Indian Actor, Producer, Playback Singer. He is also known as DQ, who predominantly appears in Malayalam films. He is famous for playing the role of Charlie in the Malayalam Film Charlie in 2015. Dulquer is the younger son of great Malayalam actor Mammootty.
Dulquer Salmaan was born in a Muslim Family on Monday, 28 July 1986 in Kochi, Kerala. His father, Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail aka Mammootty, is a popular Indian actor and producer nad His mother, Sulfath Kutty, is a homemaker. He has an elder sister, Kutty Surumi. On 22 December 2011, Dulquer got married to Amal Sufiya, an architect, in an arranged marriage. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Maryam, who was born on 5 May 2017.
Dulquer Salmaan Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Dulquer Salmaan|
|Nick Name||Salu, DQ|
|Age||(as in 2020) 34 Years|
|Debut||• Film (Malayalam): Second Show (2012) as Harilal "Lalu"|
• Film (Tamil): Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014) as Aravind
• Film (Bollywood): Karwan (2018) as Avinash
|Famous Role||'Charlie' in the Malayalam film "Charlie" (2015)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Leo|
|Birth Place||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Date of Birth||28 July 1986 (Monday)|
|Home Town||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Hobbies||Singing, Watching Films, Travelling|
|Mother's Name||Sulfath Kutty (Homemaker)|
|Father's Name||Mammootty (Actor, Producer)|
|Sister||Kutty Surumi (elder)|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Wife/Spouse||Amal Sufiya (architect)|
|Marriage Date||22 December 2011|
|School||• Toc-H Public School, Kochi|
• Sishya School, Chennai
|College/University||• Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA|
• Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||•Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)|
•3 Months acting course
|Profession||Actor, Singer, Entrepreneur|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm|
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms-75 kg|
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Biceps Size||13 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Islam|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
|Tattoo||On Left Forearm: Black Stripes|
|Favourite Actors||Rajinikanth, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu|
|Favourite Director||Mani Ratnam|
|Favourite Superheros||Ironman, Batman|
|Favourite Holiday Destination||London|
|Favourite Films||Manam (2014), Magadheera (2009)|
Dulquer Salmaan did his schooling at Kochi’s Toc-H Public School and Chennai’s Sishya School. Later, he attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA to pursue a Bachelor of Business Management (BBM). Dulquer had an inclination towards directing since his childhood. He used to make short films when he was 14-15 years old. He often took his father’s camera and play around with it. Subsequent to finishing his graduation, he served as a Business Manager at a reputed firm in the US. Thereafter, he did an LT.-related business in Dubai. Later, he got employed himself in the Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai to pursue a 3 months acting session.
Dulquer made his acting debut in 2012 with the Malayalam Film “Second Show” in which he played the role of Harilal “Lalu.” The film earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Next, he appeared in Ustad Hotel as Faizal “Faizy.” After the commercial success of ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi and Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi, Dulquer stepped into the Tamil Film Industry. He started his Tamil film appearance with the romantic comedy film Vaayai Moodi Pesavum.
Dulquer Salmaan Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Dulquer Salmaan’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere around Rs 34.5015 crores. ($4.5 million). Dulquer Salmaan’s net worth is also apprehensive of his brand endorsements, and the actor has also bagged more than 25 laurels in his marvelous career.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$4.5 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actor, Singer, Entrepreneur|
Dulquer Salmaan continued it by starring in the collection romantic drama Bangalore Days in 2014, one of the top-grossing Malayalam movies. He obtained further achievement in Tamil cinema with Mani Ratnam’s romance O Kadhal Kanmani in 2014, a crucial and commercial success. Salmaan accumulated wide critical plaudits for playing the titular role in the 2015 romantic drama Charlie, winning him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.
Mentioned in the media as one of the most winning Indian stars, Salmaan has also been identified for his fashion style. He holds various entrepreneurship ventures and promotes many social causes. Through his acting career, he has built himself in the Malayalam film industry.
Aside from being an actor, Dulquer is also a singer and has sung many songs including Johnny Mone Johnny from the Malayalam film ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi (2013). He is also a humanitarian and has been associated with numerous social service activities. Dulquer has acted in the short movie based on Kerala Motor Vehicle Department’s safe riding campaign. He was also a part of the Chennai Gives initiative and donated 150 items that included clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, and crockery items.
|2013||ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi|
5 Sundarikal (Kullante Bharya segment)
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram
|2015||100 Days of Love|
Rocky K. Nair
O Kadhal Kanmani
CIA (Comrade in America)
|2018||Mahanati Gemini Ganesan|
|2019||Oru Yamandan Premakadha|
The Zoya Factor
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal
|2013||Johny Mone Johny|
Facts About Salmaan
- Dulquer made his acting debut in Bollywood with “Karwan” in 2018. he played the role of ‘Avinash.’
- In 2019, Salmaan starred in the Bollywood film “The Zoya Factor” opposite Sonam Kapoor.
- Dulquer was also a part of the Chennai Gives initiative and donated 150 items that included clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, and crockery items.
- Dulquer holds a car-trading web portal and a dental business chain in Chennai.
- He is also the director of the Bangalore-based ‘Motherhood Hospital’.
- Dulquer has a huge love for cars and bikes since his childhood.
- He was very scared of dogs when he was a kid but gradually started liking them as he grew up. He has a pet dog named Honey.
- Once in an interview said that despite graduating in Business Management, he made his career in acting as he felt that after working as a Business Manager, his life had become monotonous and routine.
- Dulquer revealed that his name is a combination of the names of two warriors. Reportedly, his name has a reference to Alexander, The Great.
Who is the better Malayalam actor: Dulquer Salmaan or Nivin Pauly?
Nivin Pauly is a bit more natural in acting compared to Dulquer Salmaan. Nivin is a better actor as he acted in different roles. For example, in Bangalore Days he acted like a typical mallu boy and in Premam he acted in three different mannerisms from a shy young boy to a mature man. In 1983 he acted in 3 different time periods. Dulquer Salman is also a really good actor and one of the most promising actors of south India. He has managed to come out of the shadow of his dad’s Mammootty and established a name for himself. His roles in movies like Ustad Hotel, Second Show, Charlie, Kali, Ok Kanmani, Kammattipadam all are brilliant and versatile. However, Dulquer is a method actor and is a director’s actor.
Why are Tamil trolls attacking actor Dulquer Salmaan?
First, they are not trolls. Most of them are genuine Tamils and Eezham Supporters. In the latest Dulquer Salmaan’s movie, ‘Varaane Avashyamundu’, a dog was named Prabhakara.LTTE Chief Prabhakaran is considered as a Martyr in Tamil Nadu. He is a demigod here. It would not have made that much issue if it was just in the film. But, Dulquer and the film’s director posted tweets and posts on their social media platform particularly mentioning the dog and name. That created a storm as it is an insult for the leader. Dulquer Salman apologized and clarified that it was completely unintentional.
Is Dulquer Salmaan overrated?
No, he is a fantastic actor. He is a humble, talented, and simply awesome actor who has proved it in many of his films. He has got his own space and popularity in the Indian film industry with his own unique personality. You can watch his films to get a satisfying answer to this question.
Did Dulquer Salmaan have nose surgery?
Yes. He had a droopy nose before he completed his degree.