Dhileepan Pugazhendhi is an Indian actor who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. Being the grandson of the renowned lyricist, Pulamai Piththan, and the son of late producer, Pugazhendhi, Dhileepan was already acquainted with the world of cinema. Though, initially, he wanted to make a career out of biking. He won the first place at the 2009 Scheme Bike Championship, organized by TN Motor Sports Club. He also succeeded in holding the record for 10 km Wheeling at the Scheme R 15 Championships in Hyderabad 2012. But, after surviving an accident, he switched careers and pursued acting.
He made his silver screen debut with the Tamil drama, Yevan (2015), directed by KM Duraimurugan. Before the director spotted his talent, Dhileepan had trained with Koothupattari for a year. His bike racing skills came in handy for shooting some of the action scenes for the film, even though he suffered minor injuries while doing wheelies. Singer, Ujjayainee Roy, essays the role of his mother while Deepti Mane is the heroine, and JK Sanjith plays a police officer.
His second film, Pallikkoodam Pogaamalae (2015), saw him in a supporting role with Tejas and
in the lead. He then bagged another supporting role in Tamil action drama,
(2017), directed by Suseenthiran. It stars
Mehrene Kaur Pirzada
in the lead roles and follows the tale of a local don disrupting the life of a youngster.