Dulquer SalmaanPublished: April 17, 2015
Dulquer Salmaan is an Indian film actor known for his Malayalam and Tamil films. Dulquer Salmaan was born to actor Mammootty and Sulfath. He has an elder sister, Surumi. He studied in Toc-H Public School, Kochi, Kerala, till primary classes, after which he joined Sishya School in Chennai. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, U.S. He married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya on 22 December 2011.
Dulquer made his debut with the Malayalam film Second Show (2012) and later starred in the film Ustad Hotel (2012) which won the National Award for Best Popular Film. He made his Tamil debut with Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014) directed by Balaji Mohan. He was awarded with Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut and SIIMA Award for Best Male Debutant for the performance in the film Second Show and nominated for Film fare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ustad Hotel.
Director Shyamaprasad offered Salmaan a role in the film Ritu. Later, Tamil director N. Linguswamy also offered him a role in his first Malayalam film. But Salmaan says he rejected the offers 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.
His second project was Ustad Hotel with director Anwar Rasheed. The film earned critical acclaim and was one of the major commercial successes in Malayalam cinema in the year 2012. His third film was Theevram, a crime thriller directed by Roopesh Peethambaran which released on 16 November 2012. Salmaan signed on to appear in Martin Prakkat’s ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi scheduled for release in 2013 as his fourth film where he made his debut as a singer. He worked his fifth movie with Sameer Thahir on a film named Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi.
He has also acted in Amal Neerad’s segment in the anthology film Anchu Sundharikal. The film Pattam Pole, directed by Azhagappan, was released on 11 October 2013 and it received mixed reviews. He appeared in Salala Mobiles was which released on 23 January 2014. He made his debut in Tamil in Vaayai Moodi Pesavum and its Malayalam version Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram, being a bilingual film simultaneously directed by Balaji Mohan. His next release was Anjali Menon’s Bangalore Days which got positive reviews from critics and a box office collection of ₹8.5 crore in its first week. His next film was Vikramadithyan which received mostly mixed reviews from the critics but eventually turned a super hit at the box office. He also performed the most challenging character of his career in Renjith’s Njaan which was based on T.P Rajeevan’s book named K.T.N Kottur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum. The movie was received well by the critics but the movie was a complete dud at the box office.
He is currently working on Mani Ratnam film titled as Ok Kadhal Kanmani and Jenuse Mohammed’s 100 Days of Love.His upcoming movies includes Salam Bhukari’s debut directional venture which is scripted by Midun Manuel Thomas
|Real Name||Muhammad kutty|
|Place of Birth||Kochi, Kerala|
|School||Toc-H Public School, Kochi, Kerala|
|Debut movie||Second Show (Malayalam)|
|Known For||Vaayai Moodi Pesavum,O Kadhal Kanmani|
|Parents||Mammootty – Sulfath|
|Date of Marriage||22/12/2011|