Dileep was born in Kerala as Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai in the year 1968. His career started as an assistant director to Kamal. He was named as Dileep through the character he performed in his debut movie. His debut movie as a hero was in the year 1994 through Manathe Kottaaram as Dileep. Sallapam and Punjabi House made him get popularity among the Malayalam audience. Before his film entry, Dileep was a mimicry artist. He worked in Kalabhavan too.
While assisting Kamal in his films, Dileep showed off his face in some films too. His natural acting skill paved him a way to reach good heights in the Malayalam cinema. One of his best movies is Kunjikoonan, in which he acted as a hunchbacked man. He got the special Jury Award for his performance in this film. Chanthupottu was his next movie that gifted him a special jury Award for his excellent performance. In this film, he acted as an effeminate. He has lots of courage to do the challenging roles, which others hesitate.
He married actress
in the year 1998 and got divorced in 2015. This couple has a beautiful daughter Meenakshi. Dileep has also produced films and got success too. He has an interest in singing and has sung few songs in the films such as Sringaaravelan,
, Thilakam, Kalyaanaraaman and Chandranadikkunna Dikkil.
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Dileep, also known with the name Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai is a well-known Indian actor, director, and producer. He got his interest in this field during his college days.
Dileep was born on the 27th of October, 1968. His place of birth in Cochin, Kerala. He was born to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam. He did his schooling from Vidhyadhiraja Vidya Bhavan Higher Secondary School and Union Christian College, Aluva. Dileep is a graduate in History from Maharaja's College in Ernakulum.
Dileep is indeed a very talented individual. Dileep has won many honors for his work. In the year 1980, He began with his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan. Before gaining stardom, he has also worked with many directors as an assistant director. He did many small roles in films like Varnapakittu, Punjabi House. Director Sunil's Manathe Kottaram gave him a break where he played the role of "Dileep" and eventually gained popularity with this name by the audience. Dileep has many titles under his name. In 2002, Dileep won Kerala State Film Special Jury Award. He got this honor for his role as Kunjan in the film Kunjikoonan. Again in 2002, he won the title Best actor in Malayalam for
. For his role in Vettam Chanthupottu, he got a special mention at the Kerala State Filmfare awards.
Dileep won the Award of Excellence for completing 20 years in the Malayalam film industry, in the year 2013. Dileep has also won many awards for the best actor.
Dileep has not just extended his arms in the film industry but in the other fields too. He runs a multiplex theatre in Chalakudy. He conducts exhibitions too. Dileep also runs hospitality businesses. He is the owner of many restaurants chain in different areas.
Dileep tied his knot with Manju Warrier in the year 1998. However, they got divorced. He later got married to
. He has a daughter named Meenakshi with his former wife, Manju and another daughter named Mahalakshmi with Kavya Madhavan.