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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 NameGopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai
ProfessionActor, 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 MeasurementsChest: 40 Inches
Waist: 34 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1968-10-27
Age (as in 2017)48 Years
Birth PlaceAluva, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownAluva, Kerala, India
SchoolVVBHS High School, Aluva, Kerala
CollegeUnion Christian College, Aluva, Kerala; Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, Kerala
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
DebutFilm: Ennodishtam Koodamo (Malayalam, 1992), Raajjiyam (Tamil, 2002), Toofan (Bollywood, 2010), Aidondla Aidu (Kannada, 2011)
Production: C.I.D. Moosa (Malayalam, 2003)
TV: Comicola (Asianet)
FamilyFather- Padmanabhan Pillai
Mother- Sarojam Pillai
Sister- Sabitha
Brother- Anoop
HobbiesWatching films
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date20 October 1998 (with Manju Warrier)
Affairs/GirlfriendsManju Warrier (Actress)
Kavya Madhavan (Actress)
Wife/SpouseManju Warrier (Actress, div. 2015)
Kavya Madhavan (Actress, m. 2016)
ChildrenDaughter: Meenakshi, Mahalakshmi
Son: N/A

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.
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