Along with Mohanlal, he is considered the biggest star of Malayalam movies.
Patron of the Pain and Palliative Care Society, a charitable organization formed with the aim of improving the quality of life in patients with advanced cancer and with chronic pain.
While he was a law student he and his friends streaked through the streets of Ernakulam (Kerala, India) as part of a bet.
He took his Pre-Degree from Sacred Heart Colege, Thevara, Ernakulam and Bachelor of Arts from Maharajas Colege, Ernakulam. He also secured a LLB from Law Colege, Ernakulam. He was practicing as an advocate whilst he become active in to movies.
Has a daughter, Surmi, and a son, Dulquar Salman.