Dileep is an Indian film actor, producer and businessman who works in the Malayalam film industry. Dileep’s original name is Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai, and he became popular for his slapstick comedy roles in Malayalam films. In a career spanning over a quarter-century, he has starred in more than 130 films. He started his acting career in 1991 by assisting director Kamal.
|Real Name||Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Playback singer, Entrepreneur|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
|in meters- 1.70 m|
|in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”|
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 80 kg|
|in Pounds- 176 lbs|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 40 Inches|
|Waist: 34 Inches|
|Biceps: 14 Inches|
|Date of Birth||1968-10-27|
|Age (as in 2017)||48 Years|
|Birth Place||Aluva, Kerala, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|Hometown||Aluva, Kerala, India|
|School||VVBHS High School, Aluva, Kerala|
|College||Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala; Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, Kerala|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, Master of Arts (M.A.) in History|
|Debut||Film: Ennodishtam Koodamo (Malayalam, 1992), Raajjiyam (Tamil, 2002), Toofan (Bollywood, 2010), Aidondla Aidu (Kannada, 2011)|
|Production: C.I.D. Moosa (Malayalam, 2003)|
|TV: Comicola (Asianet)|
|Family||Father- Padmanabhan Pillai|
|Mother- Sarojam Pillai|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||20 October 1998 (with Manju Warrier)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Manju Warrier (Actress)|
|Kavya Madhavan (Actress)|
|Wife/Spouse||Manju Warrier (Actress, div. 2015)|
|Kavya Madhavan (Actress, m. 2016)|
|Children||Daughter: Meenakshi, Mahalakshmi|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dileep
- Does Dileep smoke?: Not Known
- Does Dileep drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Dileep born and brought up in Aluva, Kerala, India.
- Initially, he worked as a mimicry artist at Kalabhavan (centre for learning performing arts in Kochi).
- After that, he performed in Asianet’s comedy show ‘Comicola.’
- He later worked as an assistant director for the Malayalam film ‘Ulladakkam’ (1991), directed by Kamal.
- He got a breakthrough role as an actor in 1992 in the Malayalam film ‘Ennodishtam Koodamo.’
- He worked in different languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada.
- He also gave his voice in Onam-based comic album ‘De Maveli Kombathu.’
- Dileep produced the multi-starrer Malayalam film ‘Twenty:20’ (2008) under his own home Production ‘Graand Productions’ to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA).
- In 2011, he got his first Kerala State Best Actor Award for his performance in the Malayalam film ‘Vellaripravinte Changathi.’
- He is also a great singer and sung several songs like Theme Music of film ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikkil’ (1999), Onnaam Malakeri of film ‘Kalyaanaraaman’ (2002), Saare Saare of film ‘Thilakkam’ (2003), Kandaal Njaanoru of film ‘Sound Thoma’ (2012), and Ashakoshale Pennundo of film ‘Sringaaravelan’ (2013).
- On 10 July 2017, he was arrested by the Kerala State Police for conspiracy for a rape attempt on an Indian film actress.