Dileep, who has acted in more than 70 Tamil films and 15 Kannada films is remembered for his wonderful performance with Kamal Haasan in Varumaiyiun Niram Sivappu and Thoongathae Thambi Thongathae. The actor also shared screen space with superstar Rajnikanth in Mappillai and Valli. His other films include Penmani Aval Kanmani and Samsaram Adhu Minsaram among others.
The few well-known Kannada films that Dileep has acted include: Indina Ramayana, Ondagi Baalu, Arishina Kumkuma, Ondu Cinema Kathe, Thooguve Krishnana, Onde Goodina Hakki and Shruti.
Dileep, who lost huge amount of money after investing in business ventures, was known to be a very loving and affectionate person. The actor came to Mysore in the year 2004 from Chennai and settled there.
Oneindia offers condolences to his family and close friends.