Dulquer Salmaan: The Handsome Hunk!

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By Navya D.

The Malayali handsome hunk, Dulquer Salmaan,celebrated his 35th birthday and shared the birthday joy with his fans by offering a sweet glimpse into his latest unnamed Telugu project. In the Hanu Raghavapudi directed film, Dulquer is going to entertain the fans as “Lieutenant Ram.” The glimpse also shared some behind-the-scenes with Dulquer’s fans. The first look and behind the scenes video released on the Kerala star’s birthday was adored for Salmaan’s new look.

The 1986 born star is the son of Mammootty, a malayali actor, and Sulfath. The business management graduate pursued business management as his initial career before trying his luck in entertainment field. The four time “Film fare awards” south winner debuted in 2012 with Second Show, an action dram, for which he was awarded “Filmfare award for best male debut.” The multilingual actor before rising to fame with his highest ever grossing Malayalam film, Bangalore days (2014), starred in “Neelakasam Pacchakadal Chuvannabhumi,” and “ABCD: American Born Confused Desi.” He then went onto appear in numerous movies in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and recently stepped into Bollywood too. 

Besides his charming appeal and the boy-next-door looks, Salmaan doesn’t shy away to experiment with his films and roles. “A star is made, not born,” says Dulquer Salmaan sharing why it took him more than 3 years to get recognized even after hailing from a filmy background. Despite his delay in rising to fame, the versatile actor has bagged some award winning achievements like:

Bangalore days:

The 2014 blockbuster revolves around three cousins, whose dreams are intertwined with the city, Bangalore. Even though the city welcomes them with a warm hug, the challenges they face changes them as a person. Dulquer Salmaanportrayed Arjun, who is a graffiti artist, a fun going, and embrace-life-as-it-comes kind until he sees RJ.Tarah, a handicapped but an inspiring personality, in Bangalore. Arjun’s view towards life ultimately changes because of Tarah. Dulquer’s characterization as Arjun is simple and straightforward. Maybe that’s what pushed him closer to the audience’s heart in this film. Although it was initially released in 2014, the film transcended geographical, linguistic, and cultural boundaries to become one of the most watched films throughout India. If you haven’t watched it yet, dive into it this weekend.


Dulquer’s simplicity reflects in his style of story selection most of the times. Kali is one such simple and interesting film. Dulquer plays Siddharth, a college going guy with short temper and anger management issues, who falls in love with a pretty girl. All goes well until the newly wedded couple is drawn into a petty fight at a roadside dhaba with a gangster man. Although the narrative is pretty straight and simple, Dulquer has portrayed Siddharth with such artistic deftness that you start biting your nails over nothing but Siddharth’s short temper. If you are just bored and not able to decide what to binge on then this must be your quick go to.


Mahanati is appreciated for bringing the great actor, Savithri’s, life to screen. While Keerti Suresh has brought life to Savithri’s character, Dulquer, who played the antagonist, attracted so much hatred for betraying ‘savithri.’ But, Dulquer says that the role of ‘Gemini Ganesan’ in Mahanati has drawn him into an intense zone and said that he enjoys bringing imperfect characters to life. Mahanati is one film that proves why Dulquer is one of the most versatile actors of Mollywood. 

While these are just three films that are binged again and again by his fans, movies like “OK Kanmani,” “Charlie,” and “Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal” earned him a lover boy reputation in the whole South Indian film Industry. 

All Dulquer Salmaan’s fans are already aware of how the ‘chocolate boy’ is always hungry for different characterizations and experimental stories. If you are perplexed or curious about your favorite actor’s upcoming projects, here are a few for you:

Hey Sinamika:

Hey Sinamika is a Dulquer Salman and Aditi Rao Hydari starrer Tamil romantic commercial directed by the choreographer cum director, Brinda. The expectations for this 2022 are quite high given the rumors that Kajal Agarwal, the bubbly South Indian beauty is going to feature in this film. Dulquer and Aditi are both experimental geeks. So, if the production goes as per plans, we can see something beyond just romance from this incredible combo.


The RA Karthik directorial is expected to hit the silver screens by the end of 2021. Not much has yet been announced about Vaan but the fans are already head over heels for their favorite Mollywood star. If you are as excited as any other fans, then stay tuned with “Filmifiles” for more information and updates about the movie soon.


Kurup is going to be an interesting adventurous drama from Dulquer Salman. The film is inspired from the real life incidents of Kerala’s most tricky criminal. Dulquer Salmaan is going to appear in the role of Sukumara Kuruppuand the story is expected to hit the screens by the end of this year. Although not much yet has been announced about this non-fictional thriller, rumors suggest that the story runs in the backdrop of the mid-1980s.

King of Kotha:

Ever since the new look of Dulquer slipped into the public sphere, there has been much noise surrounding “King of Kotha.” The fierce look on Salmaan’s face already suggests that the movie is going to be a rocking hit. The poster look of Dulquer with a cigar in one hand and a gun in another gave rise to fan fictions and rumors that hint at a ‘gangster’ based tale. But, until the Wayfarer films reveal themselves, we can’t be sure

Dulquer Salmaan is relatively the youngest actor in both South and North Indian film industries. He is indeed adored for his calm and handsome looks but his passion for films clouds his physical charm. Movies like “Solo,” “CIA,” “Charlie,” “Karwaan,” and “Vikramadithyan” prove why he is a chameleon. Contrary to most of the Indian film heroes, Dulquer believes the beauty of acting lies in portraying contrasting roles. Maybe that’s why he ‘embraces’ his roles as they come.