Dar Salim - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 30, 2022

Dar Salim
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, Dicte (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : August 18, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Dar Salim
Birth Place: Baghdad, Iraq
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

Ulaa Salim (brother)

Ethnicity: Iraqi
Nationality: Iraqi, Danish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: 1

Zidane Storm Salim (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 85 kg (187.39 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Dar Salim?

Dar Salim is an actor by profession, Danish and Iraqi by nationality. He has played many roles in films and TV series, among which he is best known for acting in Go With Peace, Jamil (2008), Dicte, and Game of Thrones (2011).

Dar Salim – Age, Parents, Siblings

Dar Salim’s birth took place in Baghdad, Iraq on August 18, 1977, to Iraqi parents. Due to unrest in his home country, his parents took him and fled the country, as a refugee to Amager, Denmark. Salim was just a six-year-old boy then.

He has two siblings, a brother named Ulaa Salim and a sister. All three were raised in Amager, Denmark. 

Source: Instagram (Dar Salim with his sister)

Education, Ethnicity

He did receive his education at a Danish school but the name and details of his high school are not known. Salim trained at the William Esper Studio, New York, and studied method acting in a London school. His ethnicity is Iraqi.

Dar Salim – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

The marital status of Salim has not yet been revealed. He has never talked about his wife. But he has a son named Zidane Storm Salim. As his son’s middle name is Storm, his partner’s last name might be Storm.

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Source: Instagram (Dar Salim with son)

Dar Salim – Career

Before fame

Soon after graduating high school, Dar Salim worked as a tour guide and later as a Royal Guard. In 2002, he became a trained pilot and did not pursue acting until 2003. He also had the chance to attend private lessons with actress Sarah Boberg.

Dar Salim’s career as an actor started in 2003 in the TV series Forsvar as a Taxi driver.

Films, Series

In 2008, Salim landed his breakthrough role in Go With Peace, Jamil as Jamil. He then went on to star in the films Submarino (2010), Truth About Men (2010), The Devil's Double (2011), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Walk with Me (2016), Underverden (2017),  to name a few.

In TV series, Dar Salim has had roles in Livvagterne (2009), Borgen (2010), Qotho in Game of Thrones (2011), Dicte (2013, 2014, 2016), Tatort (2014), American Odyssey (2015), among others.

Source: Express (Dar Salim as Qotho in Game of Thrones)


On the set of Go With Peace, Jamil, Dar Salim has worked with Omar Shargawi and Amira Helene Larsen. In Game of Thrones, he has starred alongside Emilia Clarke, Amrita Acharia, Jason Momoa, Roxanne Mckee, etc.

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Dar Salim: Awards, Nominations

Dar Salim has been nominated for a Bodil Award in the category of Best Actor for his role in the film Go With Peace, Jamil (2008).

Source: Instagram (Dar Salim in 2018)

Dar Salim – Net worth, Salary

Salim’s both Net worth and salary are still under review as there have been no official estimates.

Dar Salim – Social Media

He is active on social media including Instagram and Facebook with thousands of followers but has no official account on Twitter. 

Also read: List of Game of Thrones cast

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