Dulquer Salmaan is an Indian film actor and businessman who works in Malayalam cinema. He is the son of Malayalam film actor Mammootty. He made his acting debut in 2012, in the Malayalam film Second Show and later appeared in the film Ustad Hotel (2012).
It was director Shyamaprasad who first offered him a role in the film Ritu. Later, Tamil director N. Linguswamy also offered him a role in a film which would mark the director's debut in Malayalam. But these were rejected by Dulquer because he felt he had to study the various aspects of cinema in detail before venturing further and for that did a short term course in film. In 2011, Dulquer signed his friend Srinath Rajendran's debut project Second Show in which he played the role of a gangster. Second Show, released on February 3, 2012, was well appreciated by both the viewers and also by the critics and completed a 100 days run. His second project was Ustad Hotel with director Anwar Rasheed.