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Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai (born 27 October 1967), best known by his stage name Dileep, is an Indian film actor who is also a mimicry artist, producer, assistant director, and businessman. He's most popular for his slapstick comedy roles in Malayalam films. His career spans over a quarter-century, with over a 130 films to his credit. Dileep began his film career as an assistant director in director Kamal's 1991 film Vishnulokam. He attained popularity through his mimicry acts in stage shows and Comicola, a television comedy series aired on Asianet. He made his acting debut in a small role in Kamal's 1992 film Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo. His role as Dileep in the 1994 film Manathe Kottaram paved the way to his acting career. Films such as Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996), Punjabi House (1998), and Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999) established his status as a prominent actor during the late-1990s. After delivering back-to-back hits in the early-2000s with films such as Thenkasipattanam (2000), Joker (2000), Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001), Ishtam (2001), Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) and Kalyanaraman (2002), Dileep established himself as a bankable lead star in the Malayalam film industry with the blockbuster success of Meesa Madhavan (2002). He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Madhavan in Meesa Madhavan. He won his first Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury) for his performance as Vimal Kumar (Kunjan) in Kunjikoonan (2002) and later won the Best Actor Award for his performance as Mukkom Shajahan in the film Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011). Dileep's 2015 film Two Countries went on to make ₹55 crores, making it among the top 10 highest-grossing Malayalam films. Dileep was born Gopalakrishnan as the eldest among three children to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam on 27 October 1968 in Aluva, Ernakulam district, Kerala. He has a younger brother, Anoop and a younger sister, Sabitha. He studied in VVBHS high school (passed 10th Standard in 1985) and joined Union Christian College, Aluva (pre-degree, 3rd group, 1985–1987) and pursued degree in History from Ernakulam Maharaja's College. Dileep started to take mimicry seriously at Maharaja's.Dileep rendered his voice in Onam-based comic albums "De Maveli Kombathu", with his friends Nadirshah and Abi.

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Oct 27, 1967 In Aluva, Ernakulam district, Kerala,India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Kammara Sambavam Malayalam Movie
Latest Project:
Movie Ramaleela Malayalam Movies Dileep Prayaga Martin 2017-09-28

State Film Award for Best Actor (2011)

Known For
Movie Kammara Sambavam Malayalam Movie None 2018
Movie Professor Dinkan Dileep Namitha Pramod Malayalam Movie None 2018
Movie Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Malayalam Thriller Movie None 2018
Movie Ormacheppu Malayalam Movie None 2018
Movie Thooval Kottaram Malayalam Movie directed by Sathyan Anthikad Ravichandra Pothuval 2018
Movie Punjabi House Malayalam Comedy Movie Unnikrishnan 2018
Movie Mazhathullikkilukkam Malayalam Movie Solaman 2018
Movie Kunjikkoonan Malayalam Movie Kunjan / Prasad 2018
Movie Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Malayalam Movies None 2018
Movie Swa Le Unni Madhavan 2017-03-30
Movie Ramaleela Malayalam Movies Dileep Prayaga Martin Ramanunni MLA 2017-09-28
Movie Georgettan's Pooram George Vadakkan 2017-01-01
Movie Darling Darling Aniyankutti 2017-02-04
Movie Romeoo Malayalam Romantic Comedy Movie Manu Krishnan 2017-03-13
Movie Mulla Malayalam Movie Mulla 2017-03-24
Movie Moz & Cat Moz D. Samuel 2017-03-29
Movie Colors Malayalam Movie Lieutenant Commander Sanjay Nath 2017-03-29
Movie Pinneyum Malayalam Movie None 2016-08-18
Movie Welcome to Central Jail Dileep Malayalam Comedy Movie Unnikuttan 2016-09-09
Movie King Liar Malayalam Movie P. Sathya Narayanan / Naran 2016-04-02
Movie Two Countries Romantic Comedy Malayalam Movie Ullas Kumar 2015-12-25
Movie Life of Josutty Superstar Dileep Malayalam Movie Josutty 2015-09-18
Movie Love 24x7 Romantic Comedy Malayalam Movie Roopesh Nambiar 2015-07-18
Movie Chandrettan Evideya Malayalam Comedy Movie None 2015-05-01
Movie Ivan Maryadaraman Malayalam Top Movie Raman 2015-04-04
Movie Villali Veeran Malayalam Comedy Movie None 2014-10-09
Movie Avatharam Malayalam Movie Madhavan Mahadevan 2014-08-01
Movie Kammath & Kammath Malayalam Action Comedy Movie Deva Raja Kammath 2013-01-31
Movie Sound Thoma Malayalam Comedy Movie Plapparambil Thoma 2013-04-25
Movie Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Malayalam Romantic Comedy Movie None 2013-12-20
Movie Sringaravelan Superstar Dileep Malayalam Comedy Movie None 2013-10-10
Movie Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty Malayalam Movie Himself 2013-08-08
Movie My Boss Malayalam Romantic Comedy Movie Manu Varma 2012-12-13
Movie Mr. Marumakan Malayalam Comedy Movie None 2012-08-30
Movie Arike Malayalam Romantic Movie Shantanu 2012-05-18
Movie Mayamohini Malayalam Comedy Movie Mayamohini / Mohan 2012-04-12
Movie Spanish Masala Malayalam Romantic Comedy Movie None 2012-01-26
Movie Christian Brothers Joji Varghese Mappila 2011-03-18
Movie China Town Malayalam Comedy Thriller Movie Binoy 2011-05-19
Movie The Filmstaar Malayalam Movie Nandagopan Malikaveedu 2011-07-14
Movie Vellaripravinte Changathi Malayalam Movie Mukkom Shajahan / Ravi 2011-12-29
Movie Aagathan Goutham Menon 2010-02-12
Movie Bodyguard Malayalam Romantic Action Comedy Movie Jayakrishnan 2010-01-22
Movie Paappi Appachaa Malayalam Action Comedy Movie Nirappel Pappi 2010-04-14
Movie Kaaryasthan Malayalam Comedy Movie Krishnan Unni 2010-11-05
Movie Marykkundoru Kunjaadu None 2010-12-25
Movie Kerala Cafe Johny 2009-10-09
Movie Crazy Gopalan Gopalan 2008-12-24
Movie Twenty:20 Karthik Varma 2008-11-05
Movie July 4 Malayalam Movie Gokuldas 2007-07-05
Movie Vinodayathra Vinod 2007-04-06
Movie The Speed Track Arjun 2007-03-02
Movie Lion Unni / Balagandhadharan Krishnakumar 2006-01-01
Movie The Don Malayalam Movie Unnikrishnan / Salaam 2006-09-05
Movie Chess Vijay Krishnan 2006-07-07
Movie Pachakuthira Malayalam Movie Anandakkuttan / Akash Menon 2006-04-14
Movie Chanthupottu Radha Krishnan 2005-08-26
Movie Pandippada Bhuvana Chandran 2005-07-04
Movie Kochi Rajavu Surya Narayana Varma 2005-04-14
Movie Vettam Gopalakrishnan 2004-08-20
Movie Runway Unni / Valayar Paramasivam 2004-04-24
Movie Rasikan Sivankutty 2004-12-16
Movie Kadhavaseshan Gopinath 2004-11-11
Movie Perumazhakkalam Malayalam Movie Akbar 2004-11-12
Movie Pattanathil Sundaran Kizhakkethil Sundaresan 2003-12-25
Movie War & Love Malayalam Movie Capt. Gopinath 2003-11-26
Movie Mizhi Randilum Krishnakumar 2003-10-01
Movie C.I.D. Moosa Moolankuzhiyil Sahadevan / C.I.D. Moosa 2003-07-04
Movie Thilakkam Unnikrishnan / Vishnu 2003-04-11
Movie Meesha Madhavan Meesha Madhavan 2002-08-01
Movie Kuberan Sidharthan 2002
Movie Kalyanaraman Malayalam Romantic Comedy Movie Thekkedathu Ramankutty 2002-12-20
Movie Ee Parakkum Thalika Malayalam Comedy Movie Unnikrishnan B. 2001-07-04
Movie Ishtam Pavan K. Menon 2001-10-01
Movie Soothradharan Malayalam Movie Ramesan 2001-12-01
Movie Dosth Malayalam Movie Ajith 2001
Movie Rakshasa Rajav Appu 2001
Movie Thenkasipattanam Malayalam Action Comedy Movie Shathrughnanan 2000-12-01
Movie Udayapuram Sulthan Suleiman 1999
Movie Megham None 1999
Movie Meenathil Thalikettu Omanakkuttan 1998
Movie Manthramothiram Kumaran 1997
Movie Ullasappoonkattu Unni 1997
Movie Varnapakittu Paulachan 1997-04-04
Movie Kalyana Sowgandhikam Jayadevan 1996
Movie Sallapam Malayalam Movie Sasikumar 1996-02-11
Movie Kokkarakko None 1995
Movie Three Men Army Muthukulam Madhukumar 1995
Movie Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka Sathyaraj / K G Nair 1995-03-29
Movie Thirumanassu Kuttan 1995
Movie Manathe Kottaram Dileep 1994
Movie Sainyam Malayalam Movie Cadet 'Kokku' Thomas 1993-09-16