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Dileep

Biography

Known for his jobs in greater than a 100 Malayalam-language Indian motion pictures, including Sallapam, Punjabi Home, Chanthupottu, and Meesa Madhavan. His function in Kunjikoonan gained him a 2002 Kerala Condition Film Award. After graduating from Maharajas University, he trained being a mimic and in addition proved helpful as an helper director towards the well-known Malayalam filmmaker Kamal. He proved helpful behind the moments aswell as before the camera, creating both 2003 film C.We.D. Moosa as well as the award-winning 2004 film Kathavasheshan. His relationship to fellow Malayalam film superstar Manju Warrier lasted from 1998 until 2014 and led to a daughter called Meenakshi. He afterwards married previous co-star Kavya Madhavan in 2016. He co-starred with Kavya Madhavan in the 2002 intimate humor Meesa Madhavan, getting a Best Professional Filmfare Prize for his efficiency.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dileep
Date Of Birth October 27, 1968
Place Of Birth Aluva, India
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, Union Christian College, Aluva
Nationality Indian
Spouse Kavya Madhavan, Manju Warrier
Children Meenakshi Dileep
Parents Sarojam Pillai, Padmanabhan Pillai
Siblings Anoop, Sabitha
Awards Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam, Kerala State Film Award – Special Jury Award, Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair, Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film, Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Mention), Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Actor, Asianet Film Award for Best Film, Asianet Film Award for Best Actor, Asianet Film Award for Honour Special Jury
Movies King Liar, Meesa Madhavan, Mr. Marumakan, Kuberan, Georgettan's Pooram, C.I.D. Moosa, Kalyanaraman, Vettam, Meenathil Thalikettu, Punjabi House, Christian Brothers, Udayapuram Sulthan, Thilakkam, Mister Butler, Sallapam, Thenkasipattanam, Kunjikoonan, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, Ee Parakkum Thalika, Two Countries, Kammara Sambhavam, Sundarakilladi, Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, Twenty:20, Chanthupottu, Kadhavaseshan, Welcome to Central Jail, Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath, Speed Track, Manathe Kottaram, Vellaripravinte Changathi, Pinneyum, Pandippada, Life of Josutty, Ishtam, Kochi Rajavu, Mayamohini, Marykkundoru Kunjaadu, Sringaravelan, Chandrettan Evideya, Mazhathullikkilukkam, War and Love, Kaaryasthan, Avatharam, Crazy Gopalan, Gramophone, Darling Darling, Aagathan, Vinodayathra, The Filmstaar, China Town
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Known for his constant associations with directors Joshiy, Lal Jose, Rafi and Mecartin.
2Launched his own production company 'Grand Productions' with the help of his brother and right-hand man, Anoop.
3Did his schooling at Vidhyaadhiraaj, Alluva, SNV Sadanam, UC College, Alluva, Maharaja College, Ernakulam. Has a Masters Degree in History.
4Previously held jobs as a mimicry artist and as an assistant director. His focus shifted to acting after his first big break in 'Maanatha Kottaarathil.'
5Has a daughter with Manju Warrier, named Meenakshi
6Popular Malayalam film actor.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled2017/Vpre-production
Georgettan's Pooram2016post-productionGeorge Vadakkan
Kammara Sambavamfilming
Welcome to Central Jail2016Unnikuttan
Pinneyum2016
King Liar2016P. Sathya Narayanan / Naran
Two Countries2015Ullas Kumar
Life of Josutty2015Josutty
Love 24x72015Roopesh Nambiar (as Dilip)
Vajrakaya2015Cameo appearance (as Dilip)
Chandrettan Evideya2015as Dilip
Ivan Maryadaraman2015Raman (as Dilip)
Villali Veeran2014as Dilip
Avatharam2014Madhavan Mahadevan (as Dilip)
Garbhasreeman2014Storyteller (voice)
Ring Master2014Prince (as Dilip)
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal2013as Dilip
Nadodi Mannan2013as Dilip
Sringara Velan2013as Dilip
Sound Thoma2013Plapparambil Thoma (as Dilip)
Kammath & Kammath2013Deva Raja Kammath (as Dilip)
My Boss2012Manu Varma (as Dilip)
Mr. Marumakan2012as Dilip
Arike2012Shantanu (as Dilip)
Mayamohini2012Mayamohini / Mohan (as Dilip)
Spanish Masala2012as Dilip
Vellaripravinte Changathi2011Mukkom Shajahan / Ravi (as Dilip)
Orma Mathram2011Ajayan (as Dilip)
The Filmstaar2011Nandagopan Malikaveedu (as Dilip)
Chinatown2011Binoy (as Dilip)
Christian Brothers2011Joji Varghese Mappila (as Dilip)
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu2010as Dilip
Kaaryasthan2010Krishnan Unni (as Dilip)
Paappi Appachaa2010Nirappel Pappi (as Dilip)
Aagathan2010Goutham Menon (as Dilip)
Bodyguard2010Jayakrishnan (as Dilip)
Kerala Cafe2009Johny (segment "Nostalgia") (as Dilip)
Passenger2009Adv. Nandan Menon (as Dilip)
Colors2009/ILieutenant Commander Sanjay Nath (as Dilip)
Moz & Cat2009Moz D. Samuel (as Dilip)
Swa Le2009Unni Madhavan (as Dilip)
Crazy Gopalan2008Gopalan (as Dilip)
Twenty:202008Karthik Varma (as Dilip)
Calcutta News2008Ajith Thomas (as Dilip)
Mulla2008Mulla (as Dilip)
July 42007Gokuldas (as Dilip)
Vinodayathra2007Vinod (as Dilip)
The Speed Track2007Arjun (as Dilip)
Inspector Garud2007Madhavan Kutty (as Dilip)
Romeoo2007Manu Krishnan (as Dilip)
Chakkara Muthu2006Aravindan (as Dilip)
The Don2006Unnikrishnan / Salaam (as Dilip)
Chess2006Vijay Krishnan (as Dilip)
Pachakuthira2006Anandakkuttan / Akash Menon (as Dilip)
Lion2006Unni / Balagandhadharan Krishnakumar (as Dilip)
Chanthupottu2005Radha Krishnan (as Dilip)
Pandippada2005Bhuvana Chandran (as Dilip)
Kochi Rajavu2005Surya Narayana Varma (as Dilip)
Rasikan2004Sivankutty (as Dilip)
Perumazhakkalam2004Akbar (as Dilip)
Kadhavaseshan2004Gopinath (as Dilip)
Vettam2004Gopalakrishnan (as Dilip)
Runway2004Unni / Valayar Paramasivam (as Dilip)
Thekkekara Super Fast2004Bennykutty (as Dilip)
Shiva Mera Naam2004as Dilip
The Real De Dana Dan2004as Dilip
Pattanathil Sundaran2003Kizhakkethil Sundaresan (as Dilip)
War & Love2003Capt. Gopinath (as Dilip)
Mizhi Randilum2003Krishnakumar (as Dilip)
C.I.D. Moosa2003Moolankuzhiyil Sahadevan / C.I.D. Moosa (as Dilip)
Gramaphone2003Sachidanandan (as Dilip)
Sadanandante Samayam2003Sadanandan (as Dilip)
Thilakkam2003Unnikrishnan / Vishnu (as Dilip)
Kuberan2002Sidharthan (as Dilip)
Kunjikkoonan2002Kunjan / Prasad (as Dilip)
Mazhathullikkilukkam2002Solaman (as Dilip)
Kalyanaraman2002Thekkedathu Ramankutty (as Dilip)
Meesha Madhavan2002Meesha Madhavan (as Dilip)
Dosth2001Ajith (as Dilip)
Rakshasa Rajav2001Appu (as Dilip)
Ishtam2001Pavan K. Menon (as Dilip)
Ee Parakkum Thalika2001Unnikrishnan B. (as Dilip)
Soothradharan2001Ramesan (as Dilip)
Rough Tuff2001
Mr. Butler2000Gopal Krishnan (as Dilip)
Thenkasipattanam2000Shathrughnanan (as Dilip)
Joker2000Babu (as Dilip)
Darling Darling2000Aniyankutti (as Dilip)
Sabse Bada Joker2000as Dilip
Varnnakazhchakal2000Kunju (as Dilip)
Yeh Kaisi Hukumat2000
Chandranudikkunna Dikhil1999as Dilip
Deepasthambham Mahascharyam1999Mundoor Ramanandan Nambyar (as Dilip)
Megham1999as Dilip
Pranaya Nilavu1999Kannan (as Dilip)
Udayapuram Sulthan1999Suleiman (as Dilip)
Anuragakottaram1998as Dilip
Kaikudunna Nilavu1998Kichamani (as Dilip)
Kallu Kondoru Pennu1998as Dilip
Manthri Maalikayil Manasammatham1998as Dilip
Meenathil Thalikettu1998Omanakkuttan (as Dilip)
Ormacheppu1998as Dilip
Punjabi House1998Unnikrishnan (as Dilip)
Sundarakilladi1998Premachanran / Sundarakilladi (as Dilip)
Vismayam1998Dinakaran (as Dilip)
Kaliyoonjal1997Venu (as Dilip)
Kalyanappittannu1997as Dilip
Kudamattom1997as Dilip
Manasam1997Solaman, Appu (as Dilip)
Manthramothiram1997Kumaran (as Dilip)
Mayaponman1997Prasad (as Dilip)
Nee Varuvolam1997as Dilip
Ullasappoonkattu1997Unni (as Dilip)
Varnapakittu1997Paulachan (as Dilip)
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu1996as Dilip
Kalyana Sowgandhikam1996Jayadevan (as Dilip)
Kudumbakodathi1996Rameshan (as Dilip)
Malayala Masom Chingam Onnu1996as Dilip
Mandrika Kuthira1996as Dilip
Patanayakan1996Damu (as Dilip)
Saamoohyapadom1996as Dilip
Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran1996Kesavankutty (as Dilip)
Thooval Kottaram1996Ravichandra Pothuval (as Dilip)
Sallapam1996Sasikumar (as Dilip)
Alanchery Thambrakal1995as Dilip
Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam1995Kunjananthan (as Dilip)
Kokkarakko1995as Dilip
Sindoora Rekha1995Ambujakshan (as Dilip)
Thirumanassu1995Kuttan (as Dilip)
Three Men Army1995Muthukulam Madhukumar (as Dilip)
Ezharakkoottam1995Ara (as Dilip)
Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka1995Sathyaraj / K G Nair (as Dilip)
Manathe Kottaram1994Dileep (as Dilip)
Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu1994Sachidanandan's friend (as Dilip)
Sudhinam1994as Dilip
Sagaram Sakshi1994as Dilip
Sainyam1993Cadet 'Kokku' Thomas (as Dilip)
Ennodishtam Koodamo1992Dilip (as Dilip)
Mappilai1989as Dilip

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan2016producer
Love 24x72015producer - as Dilip
The Metro2011producer - as Dilip
Malarvaadi Arts Club2010producer - as Dilip
Twenty:202008producer - as Dilip
Pandippada2005producer - as Dilip
Kadhavaseshan2004producer - as Dilip
C.I.D. Moosa2003producer - as Dilip

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manthramothiram1997assistant director - as Dilip
Mazhayethum Munpe1995assistant director - as Dilip
Champakkulam Thachan1992assistant director - as Dilip
Ennodishtam Koodamo1992assistant director - as Dilip

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pachakuthira2006story - as Dilip

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thilakkam2003performer: "Saare Saare Sambare"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amar Akbar Anthony2015thanks
Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty2013thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty2013Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Kerala State Film AwardKerala State Film AwardsBest ActorVellaripravinte Changathi (2011)
2003Special Jury AwardKerala State Film AwardsActingKunjikkoonan (2002)


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#Quote
1I would rate Kunjikkoonan (2002) as my best film. I still remember that on the last day of the shoot I was so upset that my acquaintance with Koonan was over. I have never enjoyed doing a character like that before.
2I didn't even dream of such a success. God is working so many miracles.


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