Who is Dulquer Salmaan?
Dulquer Salmaan (born 28 July 1983) is an Indian actor, playback singer and film producer who predominantly works in Malayalam language films.
He has also appeared in a few Tamil, Hindi and Telugu language films. Salmaan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Purdue University and worked as a business manager in Dubai before pursuing a career in acting. He is a recipient of four Filmfare Awards South and one Kerala State Film Award.
Dulquer Salmaan delivers one of his most wholesome, real and raw performances
As the catchy song “Mangalyam” from Bangalore Days begins to play, Dulquer Salmaan’s Arjun walks up to his cousin’s house, dressed in a rather dishevelled manner as compared to Nivin Pauly’s Krishnan. But he’s already got your attention, with his unkempt hair, faded t-shirt and jeans.
Nobody else is looking pleased to see him, except for Krishnan and Divya (Nazriya Nazim). But he doesn’t really care for anyone else at this point. He’s just here to celebrate his cousin’s wedding. There is an understanding smile, exchange of warm hugs and “Mangalyam” begins.
The song ends on a high, while Aju looks around for Divya, who has been dragged off by her family for enjoying herself a little too much at her own wedding celebration. “Mangalyam” sets the tone for Bangalore Days, a wholesome film with pangs of bittersweet. And, it is probably one of the most real films in Dulquer’s career.
In an ensemble cast, Anjali Menon got each actor to stand out with their storylines, and none was overshadowed by the other. The film tells the story of three cousins who end up in Bangalore, each with a different baggage of their own.
Aju is a free-spirited bike mechanic, while Divya, or Konju as she is called, is in a non-reciprocative marriage with Das (a brilliant Fahadh Faasil), and Krishnan is struggling with heartbreak, among other things. With the warmth of familial love at the centre, the story follows the three cousins as they overcome their hurdles together in Bangalore.
Dulquer Salman Biography, Wiki
Dulquer Salmaan was born on 28 July 1986 as the younger son of Sulfath and Mammootty. He studied in Kerala till primary classes, after which he joined Shishya School in Chennai.
He did his B.B.A. degree from Purdue University in the United States.He married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya, on 22 December 2011.
He completed his primary level education at Toc-H Public School, Vyttila, Kochi and his secondary level education at Sishya School in Chennai.
He then moved to the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Purdue University. After graduation, he worked in the U.S. and later did an I.T.-related business in Dubai.
He decided later to pursue a career in acting and attended a three-month course at the Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai. He stated in a 2012 interview that he chose acting because “somewhere down the lane, my life became monotonous and routine”.
|Born||28 July 1986 (age 36)|
Cochin, Kerala, India
|Other names||DQ, Kunjikka|
|Alma mater||Purdue University (BBA)|
|Occupation||Actor, playback singer, businessman, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Amal Sufiya (m. 2011)|
|Relatives||Maqbool Salmaan (cousin), Ashkar Saudan (cousin)|
Dulqer Salmaan Career
It was director Shyamaprasad who first offered him a role in the film Ritu, after that famous Tamil director N. Linguswamy also offered him a role in his debut Malayalam film.
But these were rejected by Salmaan because he felt he had to study the various aspects of cinema in detail before venturing further and for that did a short term course in film.
In 2011, Salmaan signed his friend Srinath Rajendran’s debut project Second Show in which he played the role of a gangster. The film was made by a team of youngsters, all eager to explore the medium.
Salman felt he would be more comfortable working with such a team than acting under any of those experienced directors. In fact, Salman’s mediocre launch surprised many even within the industry. When this question was thrown at Mammootty, he said, “I never got a premiere launch in cinema. During those struggling days, I was known as Mammootty, the son of Paanaparambil Ismail.
It was only later that my father came to be known through me. Now, Dulquer is known as Mammootty’s son. If I am destined to be known as his father, let it be so.
The film Second Show released on February 3, 2012 with a good response from the audience and became a hit. Now he is working with famous hit maker director Anwar Rasheed in the film Ustad Hotel.
Dulquer Salmaan is also an established businessman. His first business venture was a web portal for trading cars. Now, he heads a successful dental business chain in Chennai and is also the director of Bangalore based Motherhood Hospital.
Dulqer Salmaan FAQ’s
What are the hobbies of Dulquer Salmaan?
Singing, Watching Films and Travelling are few of Dulquer Salmaan’s hobbies, which he usually like to do while he is not working.
Does Dulquer Salmaan drink alcohol or smoke?
Yes. He drinks alcohol. But doesn’t smoke.
Who are Dulquer Salmaan’s parents?
Dulquer Salmaan’s father name is Mammootty, an Actor. His mother name is Sulfath Kutty, a Housewife.
How many sisters/brothers Dulquer Salmaan has?
Dulquer Salmaan has a sister, named Kutty Surumi.
Is Dulquer Salmaan married or not? Who is his wife?
Dulquer Salmaan is married to Amal Sufiya (Architect).
Dulquer Salmaan has a daughter, named Maryam.
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