"The Zoya Factor": 5 Lesser Known Facts About Dulquer Salmaan, Superstar Of Malayalam Cinema

Nagini Shree |Sep 20, 2019

Known as Kunjikka and DQ in the Malayalam film industry, Dulquer Salmaan has been paving his own way to success in the Hindi industry with Zoya Factor. Here’s taking a look at some interesting facts about the young heartthrob.

Dulquer Salmaan is now one of the hottest and talented actors of the Malayalam cinema and commences to spread his popularity in Bollywood industry. In an industry that makes room for all kinds of faces and bodies, the 31-year-old actor is a fortunate combination of good looks and talent.

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Dulquer Salmaan made his Bollywood debut last year with Karwaan and now he is on his way to making it big with The Zoya Factor co-starring with Sonam Kapoor.

The film is set to hit the screens this Friday and before the verdict is out on his acting, here’s taking a look at some interesting facts about the young heartthrob.

Bachelor in Business Management

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Often actors leave school and college to pursue their acting careers, but not Dulquer. The Kunjikka and DQ in the Malayalam film industry hold a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Purdue University U.S.A.

The actor had decided to complete his studies before entering the cinema industry. He moved back to India in 2010 and took an acting course from Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai.

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He even confessed that the idea of turning into an actor had never been crossed his mind before.

"I never wanted to come to films. But somewhere down the lane my life became monotonous and routine and I decided to give acting a try and here I am."

A business manager


Dulquer Salmaan has an obsession when it comes to cars. From matchbox size car model collections to shooting on the sets with old cars, the man loves four-wheelers. The actor owned a web portal for car trading before he made his entry into the film industry.

Undergoing massive transformations

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For Kammatipaadam, Dulquer had to shed around 10 kgs of weight to portray Krishnan - a youngster and a middle-aged man. Some sources confirmed, "Dulquer was unwell for the past one month and had lost at least 10 kg. But it's a marked change from the 40-year-old getup of the character and it works well for the movie".

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A talented singer

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Dulquer Salmaan also has a knack for singing as his songs have always gone viral right they are released with social media users giving it a thumbs up. The young actor first turned singer with music composer Gopi Sunder's song Johny from the movie ABCD. After this, Dulquer also went on to sing Sundari Penne from his blockbuster film Charlie.

A man of the family

All you girls can now cry your hearts out. One of the most desired men in the country is married. He married a Chennai-based architect Amal Sufiya on 22 December 2011 before his Mollywood debut. The couple was blessed with a baby girl, Maryam Ameerah Salmaan, on May 5, 2017.

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Earlier this month, on her wife's birthday, the actor took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of the two of them, along with a heartfelt love letter which reminisced their journey from being college sweethearts to parents to a beautiful baby girl.

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He wrote:

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Talking about his upcoming film, Zoya Factor revolves around a Rajput girl - Zoya Singh Solanki, an executive in an advertising agency, who meets the Indian Cricket Team as part of a project. She ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

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Opening up about the response his Hindi movie debut received, Dulquer said:

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We sure are looking forward to watching you in the film, Dulquer!


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