The Dulquer Salmaan is the son of renowned actor Mammootty.
Dulquer made his debut with the Malayalam film Second Show (2012) . His next appearance was in the lead role as Faizal in Ustad Hotel (2012) directed by Anwar Rasheed. The movie was a great commercial success and won the National Award for Best Popular Film. His debut in Tamil was through Balaji Mohan's Vaayai Moodi Pesavum(2014). Dulquer is a two time recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in 2012 and 2014 for his performances in the Malayalam film Second Show and the Tamil film Vaayai Moodi Pesavum. He was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Ustad Hotel and Njaan. His performance in Charlie (2015) won him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor in 2015.
Dulquer Salmaan has been voted as the Kochi Times Most Desirable Men 2014 based on online polls conducted by the India Times Group. Dulquer was ranked 7th in the Chennai Times Most Desirable Men 2014 and ranked 45th in Times Most Desirable Men 2014 in India.