Dulquer Salmaan has a dog named Honey.
Dulquer Salmaan is an actor in the Indian film industry, particularly known for his works in Malayalam cinema. Salmaan made his acting debut with the Malayalam film “Second Show” in 2012, which was directed by Srinath Rajendran. He played the lead role of Harilal, a young man who gets involved in a gang war, and his performance was widely appreciated, earning him the Best Debut Actor award at the South Indian International Movie Awards. He followed it up with a string of successful films, including “Ustad Hotel” (2012), “ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi” (2013), “Bangalore Days” (2014), and “Charlie” (2015). These films cemented his position as one of the most sought-after actors in the Malayalam film industry.
One of the breakthroughs in Salmaan’s career was his portrayal of the character Sameer in the bilingual film “OK Kanmani” (2015), directed by Mani Ratnam. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Salmaan’s performance as the carefree and romantic Sameer was widely appreciated. It marked his debut in Tamil cinema and opened doors for him in the larger Indian film industry.
Salmaan has worked with some of the biggest names in the South Indian film industry. He collaborated with Nithya Menen in “Ustad Hotel” and “OK Kanmani,” and their on-screen chemistry was widely appreciated. He also worked with actress Sai Pallavi in the Tamil film “Hey Sinamika” (2022), directed by choreographer-turned-director Brindha Gopal. In addition, he has shared screen space with actors like Prithviraj Sukumaran, Fahadh Faasil, and Parvathy Thiruvothu in various films.
In recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema, Salmaan has won several awards, including three Filmfare Awards South, two Kerala State Film Awards, and a National Film Award. He has also been featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the country’s highest-earning celebrities.
Aside from acting, Salmaan has also ventured into production with his company, Wayfarer Films. He produced the Malayalam films “Kumbalangi Nights” (2019) and “Varane Avashyamund” (2020), both of which were critical and commercial successes.