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Biography:  Dileep is an Indian film actor, producer, and singer, entrepreneur who works in the Malayalam film industry. Before acting in films he worked as an assistant director to veteran director Kamal. He is one of the leading actors in the Malayalam Industry. The actor is famous for hit movies like Manathe Kottaram (1994), Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam(1996), Sallapam(1996)Thenkasipattanam(2000), and Rakshasaraajavu(2001). He is also known as a Popular Actor in the Malayalam industry. Personal Life Dileep by name of  Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai was born in a  middle-class family to Padmanabhann Pillai and Sarojam Pillai in Aluva, Kerala. After completing primary and higher secondary education at  Vidyadhiraja Vidya Bhavan Higher Secondary School and Union Christian College, Aluva, he took  Bachelor of Arts in History from Maharaja's College. Dileep married actress Manju Warrier, in 1998. They have a daughter named Meenakshi. Later, he divorced Manju Warrier and married the actress Kavya Madhavan in 2016. The couple has a daughter, Mahalakshmi born in October 2018. Career Life He started his career as a mimicry artist at Kalabhavan Troupe.The actor gained popularity through his fascinating acting skills in various comedy programs. Dileep played a lead role in a Comedy program,titled Comicola aired on Asianet. Before acting in films he worked as an assistant director to veteran director Kamal. From there, he joined with actor Jayaram and entered into film industry. He acted in different roles in the films like Manathe Kottaram (1994),  Sainyam (1993), Sibi Malayil's Sindoora Rekha (1995), Urvashi's Pidakozhi Koovunna Nootand (1994), Kamal's Ulladakkam (1993) and Sudhinam (1994).The movies established his status as a prominent actor during the late-1990s. By the mid of 2000, the actor was popular with his slapstick comedy roles in films like Punjabi House, Thenkasipattanam, Ee Parakkum Thalika, Meesa Madhavan and many others. He is a super-learner with highly-talented skills,his powerful comic dialogue delivery attracts a large audience.He chooses a unique mannerism for the characters presented on screen Apart from comedy genre films, the actor also extended his range by acting in off-beat movies like Chandupottu,Kadhavaseshan,Pinneyum. He was praised for his stunning performance in these films. As a leading superstar 'Dileep' has acted in around 140 films since 1994. The actor produced 12 films and emerged as a producer during the last 28 years.   Awards & Recognition Dileep has received many awards and honours for his outstanding performances in the field of cinema. He won the Kerala State Film Awards for outstanding actor for the film 'Vellari Pravintea Changhathi' in 2011.
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Dileep Movies

Movies Director Release Date
as Actor
P Balachandra Kumar 15 Dec 2024
as Actor
Vineeth Kumar 26 Apr 2024
as Actor
Shafi 20 Dec 2024

Dileep: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

About Dileep

Name Dileep
Profession(s) Main Profession
Actor, Producer

Other Profession
Date Of Birth 27 Oct 1968
Age 56
Birth Place Ernakulam, Kerala
Current Residence Aluva, Kerala, India
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 170cm
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hobbies Watching films

Dileep Family

Father Padmanabhan Pillai
Mother Sarojam Pillai
Sibling Sabitha, Anoop

Manju Warrier

Kavya Madhavan (m. 25 Nov 2016)
Children Meenakshi Dileep, Mahalakshmi Dileep

Dileep Education

Education Qualification Degree
College(s) Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, Union Christian College, Aluva
School(s) WBHS High School, Aluva, Kerala

Dileep Net Worth

Net Worth 600 crore

Dileep Debut Movies

Malayalam Ennodishtam Koodamo

Dileep Unknown Facts

  • Before entering showbiz, Dileep was a mimicry artist.
  • Dileep was previously known as Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai before he joined the Malayalam film industry
  • Like any other superstar, Dileep is referred to as `Janapriya Nayakan' (popular hero) by his fans and followers in Kerala.
  • Dileep is the ex-husband of actress Manju Warrier. After their separation, he married actress Kavya Mdhavan in 2016.
  • He has received the first Kerala State Film Awards for best actor category for 'Vellaripravinte Changathi'(2011)
  • Apart from acting, he is also a producer and an entrepreneur.
  • Dileep was arrested on charges in the abduction and rape of an actress in 2017.

Dileep Photos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dileep

  • The age of Dileep in the 2024 was 56.

  • The Dileep 's was born in Ernakulam, Kerala.

  • The DOB for Dileep was 27 Oct 1968.

  • The Dileep is approximately 170cm tall.

  • The most recent movies for Dileep is Thankamani.

  • Dileep is best known for the films Vellari Pravinte Changaathi and Kunjikkoonan.

  • Before entering showbiz, Dileep was a mimicry artist. and Dileep was previously known as Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai before he joined the Malayalam film industry.

  • The Dileep had 600 crore's worth of wealth.

  • Pick Pocket were Dileep 's upcoming films.

  • Ennodishtam Koodamo was Dileep first movie in Malayalam

  • Dileep 's next feature film with P Balachandra Kumar.

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