Dulquer Salmaan is an actor, producer and playback singer who sets the screen on fire with his amazing performance and jaw-dropping looks. The Starkid chooses “different” films with dynamic roles and puts his best foot forward to entertain his audience. His work screams perfection, whether he plays a vagabond or a lover boy.
Dulquer Salmaan chose to steer clear of the film industry initially as he was well aware of his father’s larger than life image. He was insecure about people comparing his performances with his father and not meeting their expectations. Therefore, instead, he chose to study and run his business. The auto enthusiast had a business in Dubai in online car trading. He decided to take a plunge into acting when the 9 to 5 job started making his life monotonous.
Though the actor says that there’s no such thing as “born actor”, he also admits that he got his debut movie because he’s a starkid. Being grateful for the opportunity, he wasn’t hasty in working on his first movie. Instead, he took the time to hone his skills first.
As per DQ, duplication of work never works for anybody. Therefore, Dulquer Salmaan felt choosing his path was more feasible. He knew that it was impossible and insensible to mimic the legendary career of his father. His mother, too, cautioned him to stay ready for comparisons and told him to not expect the same success as his father. And so, he didn’t make much of a spectacle for his first movie to see how the people received it without the support of his father. The movie worked well, and the rest is history.
The actor is fondly called DQ and Kunjikka by his fans. While he doesn’t know the story behind the name DQ and how Kunjikka came out, he says it reflects his fans’ love. For the name Kunjikka, he says that his friends gave him this nickname when he was in the fourth standard as they found his name difficult to pronounce. Did you know his friends also call him Dhulki?
The audience is yet to see the father-son duo appear on screen together. Many filmmakers have gone to them with scripts, but he has turned them all down. All because DQ feels he will find the comparisons unacceptable. He is waiting for a script that will truly pose a special challenge to both of them. Until then, it is highly unlikely for the audience to see them blazing the screen together.
Did you know Kunjikka and Amal were schoolmates? He never even knew her, let alone spoke to her in school as she was five years junior. Later, when she was in her final year of graduation, people started suggesting her to him. They started matching their biodatas and told him they had a lot in common to coax him to talk to her.
After that, he came across her everywhere he went, be it movies or events. He believed it to be a celestial indication and approached her. When he told his parents about her, the families talked, and they tied the knot just before the release of his first movie.
The actor has gained a lot of female attention during his career. His one charismatic look makes all the women go bananas. No wonder he is the only Malayali actor on the list of most desirable men in the country. But for his wife, it’s like “Ghar ki murgi daal Barabar” (Familiarity breeds contempt). She is nonchalant about all the female attention he garners and does not get bothered by it at all.
She has no reason to feel insecure anyhow as he loves her a lot & it is evident from his Instagram posts.
The actor never leaves an opportunity to do his part for the welfare of society and is well known for it. He is associated with many NGOs such as Chennai Task Force, SOS Children’s Village, and The Kindness Project. Even his Instagram account bio has a website for fundraising.
He likes to spend time with the children, and he is often seen at SOS children’s village. During covid-19 as well, the actor had raised funds with HelpAge India.
He is the director of Mammotty’s Motherhood Hospital to provide maternity care to people.
Time and again, DQ wins everyone’s heart with his acts of kindness.
Kunjikka has made his place in the industry with his hard work. He knew that just being the superstar’s kid wouldn’t make people love him in the movies. And therefore, he didn’t shy away from putting in the required effort and continues to work hard to entertain his audience. The actor’s acting skills are well established, and with him choosing challenging parts for his films, it’s for sure that he’s never going to disappoint his audience.