Born on July 28, 1986, Dulquer Salmaan is the son of Malayalam superstar Mammootty. The star kid made his acting debut in 2012 with Malayalam film Second Show. He later starred in several movies in his native language and then dabbled in films in Tamil, Telugu. In 2018, Dulquer Salmaan made his Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan, Mithila Palkar-starrer Karwaan. (All photos/Dulquer Salmaan's official Instagram account)
Dulquer Salmaan shares a strong bond with his father Mammootty, but he is not dependent on him for his films. Earlier in an interview with IANS, Dulquer said, "My dad doesn't give me too much feedback after watching my movies."
In picture: Dulquer posted this photo with his dad on his birthday and wrote alongside: Happiest birthday to the reason for my being! Inspiring us every day, being full of love for all of us and always finding time. You’re the greatest. The legend. My vappichi
Dulquer Salmaan enjoys immense popularity among women. But do you know he is one of the few stars to have a women's fan association, All Kerala Dulquer Salmaan Fans And Welfare Association? When asked about the same, he told mid-day, recently, "The fans are sweet. They are there on the set, at events and even follow me to my car. But I do not think too much about it."
Dulquer Salmaan is one of the actors, whose films have been remade in several languages. For instance, 'O Kadhal Kanmani' got remade in Hindi as 'OK Jaanu', 'Charlie' in Marathi and now there are talks of his 'Ustaad Hotel' and 'Bangalore Days' being remade in Hindi.
In picture: Dulquer shared this childhood picture of him and wrote alongside, "Clearly the driving craze started young! #throwback #nofilter #petrolhead #amby #carcrazy"
But Dulquer doesn't believe in starring in remakes, in fact he is keen on doing original films. "My big desire is to do original content. I get really excited when my film is being remade. I feel like we found a very special film. I wouldn't want to do a remake because firstly, we are making a remake because it's very special, and everybody thinks that story needs to go much wider and farther… But the problem with this might be that the original might be such a class and a wonderful film. No matter what you do, comparisons will keep happening," said Dulquer in an exclusive interview with mid-day.
On the personal front, Dulquer Salmaan married Amal Sufiya, who is an architect by profession, in 2011. In fact, Dulquer is one of the few actors, who set foot in the film industry after marriage! When asked how does his wife cope with all his female fan following, Dulquer said, "There is nothing there that is threatening or embarrassing. It's all very sweet and harmless. No one has suddenly landed up at my home threatening to break my door down."
Dulquer Salmaan and Amal Sufiya were blessed with a daughter in 2017. They named her Maryam Ameerah Salmaan.
Talking about how he balances his personal and professional life, Dulquer was quoted saying, "I will balance my South commitments with my Bollywood outings, but I want to work at my own pace. Dad always used to be busy with his commitments. So, I am actively trying to find that balance between work and home. Of late, I haven't been able to spend enough time with Maryam, who has just learnt to talk."
A cute snap of Dulquer with his little one Maryam and actor Jacob Gregory! Dulquer shared this photo on Instagram on Jacob's birthday and wrote, "Hathabudday uncle Gegg" !! Thank you for just being you! For all the roles you play in my family! My favourite being Mayyam baby's Uncle Gegg! Have the bestest birthday ever and hope this year is better than ever!
Dulquer Salmaan was being lauded for playing a man who initially gives up his passion for his father's wish in his Bollywood debut Karwaan. And now he has another Hindi movie lined up - The Zoya Factor, co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Sanjay Kapoor, among others.
The Zoya Factor is a tale of a Rajput girl, Zoya Solanki, who meets the Indian Cricket Team through her job as an executive in an advertising agency and ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team in the 2010 Cricket World Cup.
Here's wishing all the very best to Dulquer Salmaan!
In picture: Dulquer shared this image with his wife on her birthday and captioned it: I know this is a day late but still! Wishing my dearest Am the happiest of birthdays! It's a big birthday this year and I love seeing how much you've grown since we first met. From a fresh college grad to a young wife to a new mother. You sacrificed and endured so much to give me the biggest gift of my life. And no matter what, I can never do half of what you do on a daily basis from when we knew we were having M. You inspire me to become better and are the voice in my head even if I'm a lost boy who doesn't want to grow up. But no matter how lost or juvenile I am, there's no one I'd rather grow old with than you Amaal Salmaan. You're the love of my life and the mother of my child. I love how that sounds and say it in my head every time we have a fight! Ok this is turning into some open love letter. Happy birthday baby"
Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan's second Bollywood outing The Zoya Factor is all set to hit theatres on September 20, 2019. As the actor gears up for the film, here's a look at some candid photos of Dulquer Salmaan with his family.
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