Dulquer Salmaan: 10 Lesser known facts about the Kunjikka of Malayalam cinema

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Mollywood's youth sensation or Kunjikka of Malayalam Cinema, no what matter what title you give him, Dulquer Salmaan has established an iconic figure for himself in the industry overt the past 5 years. On his 31st birthday, here we bring you few lesser-known facts about the Charlie actor.

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Dulquer Salmaan, son of Megastar Mammootty, made his acting debut in the 2012 film, Second Show, directed by Sreenath Rajendran. Though the movie was a box-office failure, Dulquer won the Filmfare Best Debutant Actor award that year.

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Soon after his debut, Dulquer made his mark in the industry by delivering two back-to-back blockbusters - Ustad Hotel and ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi.

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Apparently, Dulquer rejected roles offered to him by South Directors Shyamaprasad and N. Linguswamy in the early days of his acting career. It was because the actor felt that he was yet to learn various aspects of movies. It was after this incident, the actor took up a short term course in cinema.

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Dulquer holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Purdue University in United States. Before becoming an actor, Dulquer owned a web portal for trading cars. Currently, Dulquer is the director of Bangalore based Motherhood Hospital and also heads a dental business in Chennai.

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Like in his movie Bangalore Days, in real life too Dulquer is a bike enthusiast.


44 days before the release of his debut film, Second Show, he married Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya on 22 December 2011.


Dulquer is also a good singer. All the three songs he crooned in his films Johnny Mone Johnny (ABCD), Njan Poneanutta (Manglish) and Chundari Penne (Charlie) turned out to chart busters.

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Dulquer is the only Malayalam actor to be listed down in most desired men of the country. He was the 7th in Chennai’s Most Desirable Men in 2014, ranked 45th in Times Most Desirable Men 2014 and also voted as Kochi Times Most Desirable Men 2014. Dulquer had received the GQ Magazine best-dressed man 2016 award from Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. He got selected for his stylish looks in films like O Kadhal Kanmani, Bangalore Days and Charlie.

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Dulquer bagged the prestigious Kerala State Film Best Actor Award for portraying the titular character in Martin Prakkat's blockbuster movie "Charlie". Dulquer has also bagged two Filmfare awards and one SIIMA award for his respective debuts in Malayalam and Tamil film industry. For the critically-acclaimed Ranjith-directed film "Njaan," the actor won the Ramu Kariat Movie Award, the Filmfare Award, the South Indian International Movie Award and the Thikkurissy Award under the best actor category.

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Dulquer is one of the most successful heroes in Malayalam. Most of his movies have been money spinners at the Box Office.

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Dulquer Salmaan: 10 Lesser known facts about the Kunjikka of Malayalam cinema