Dileep is a South Indian Malayalam actor who was born on October 27, 1968, in Ernakulam, Kerala, India as Dileep Gopalakrishnan. He is an actor and producer in Malayalam movie industry and known for Meesa Madhavan, C.I.D. Moosa, Thilakkam , Kunjikkoonan, and Sallapam (1996).
|Kavya Madhavan||(25 November 2016 – present)|
|Manju Warrier||(20 October 1998 – present) (divorced) (1 child)|
Dileep began his career in a group called Kalabhavan, working as a Mimic artist. Later, he had the opportunity to be the assistant director of director Kamal. As an assistant director, Dileep made some small roles, beginning with a small scene in Ennodu Ishtam Koodaamo (1992). Then he was raised by actor Jayaram. He recommended his name to many directors. The movie Manathe Kottaram (1994) gave him the first break as a hero.
The movie Sallapam (1996) was a turning point in his career, where he graduated in serious roles. Entered the Malayalam cinema through Sallapam. With the success of the film, Dileep proved that he remained in the industry for a long time. His first film earned him the name of a good comedy actor. When Punjabi House, a Rafi-Mecartin film will hit theaters Dileep had done his homework well with some very good numbers to capture the hearts of his followers and his detractors.
His rhythm of comedy and the delivery of dialogues in films like Thenkasipattanam, Kalyana Sougandhikam (1996) Punjabi House (1998) and Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) made him very popular among the Malayali public. He achieved fame with later films such as Joker and Meesha Madhavan. His next films as Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, CID Moosa have been hits of the Malayalam film industry. He is known by critics for causing the emergence of the “Slapstick comedy” in Malayalam cinema that until then was known to be “realistic” and effective.
Dileep has sometimes ventured out of his comedy and has been acclaimed by critics. His role in the unconventional film Kadhavaseshan (2004) was much appreciated. Her role as a transvestite of the Chanthupottu Fisherman’s Family (2005) has earned her many awards, including the Kerala State Film Special Prize. He was the hero of the action in Runway (2004), Kochirajavu (2005), Lion (2006), Chess (2006), DON (2006). In them, Runway and Lion performed well and became superhits. Failures become a successful movie and DON reports an average.