Dileep (actor)

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Dileep
Dileep.jpg
Born Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai
(1968-10-27) 27 October 1968 (age 45)
Aluva, Kerala, India
Alma mater Maharajas College, Ernakulam (B.A.)
Occupation Actor, Film producer, Singer, Impressionist
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Manju Warrier (1998 - 2014)
Children 1
Website
www.dileeponline.com

Dileep (born as Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai on 27 October 1968) is an Indian film actor, singer, impressionist and producer. He has been featured in more than a 100 Malayalam films.

Dileep started his film career as an assistant director to Kamal in 1992. He became popular for his impressionist stage shows and the Comicola television comedy series on Asianet. His role as Dilip in Manathe Kottaram (1994) paved way to his acting career. Films such as Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1997), Punjabi House (1998), and Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) established Dileep's status as a prominent actor during the late-1990s.

Meesa Madhavan (2002) and Chanthupottu (2005) were two of the most significant films in Dileep's career.[1] He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Madhavan in the former. He won his first Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury) for his performance in Kunjikoonan (2002).

He ventured into production, and produced and starred in C.I.D. Moosa (2003) under the banner Graand Production.[2] Kathavasheshan (2004) won Dileep the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film as a producer. In 2008, under the banner of Graand Production, Dileep produced Twenty:20 by casting most of the mainstream actors of Malayalam cinema, which had become the highest grossing Malayalam film at that time. He produced the multi-starrer in order to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA).

Early life[edit]

Dileep was born on 27 October 1968 in Aluva, Ernakulam district, Kerala to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam.[3] He studied in VVBHS high school (passed 10th Standard in 1985) and joined Aluva U.C. College (Pre-degree - 3rd group - 1985- 1987) and then moved on to Ernakulam Maharajas College.[4][5] Dileep started to take mimicry seriously.[4] Dileep rendered his voice in Onam based Comic albums De Maveli Kombathu, along with his friends Nadir Shah and Abi.

Career[edit]

1993–2000[edit]

Dileep started his career at Kalabhavan, working as a mimicry artist. He also performed in Asianet's comedy show Comicola. Later he got a chance to be the assistant director to Kamal. While being an assistant director, Dileep did some small roles, debuting with just a small scene in Kamaluddin Mohammed's Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo (1992). He recommended his name to many directors. The film Manathe Kottaram (1994), directed by Sunil, gave him the first break and his screen name Dileep came into place through the character of the same name that he played. Other minor roles during this time included Joshi's Sainyam (1993), Sibi Malayil's Sindoora Rekha (1995), Urvashi's Pidakozhi Koovunna Nootand (1994), Kamal's Ulladakkam (1993) and Sudhinam (1994). Thooval Kottaram (1996), Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996), Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu in 1996. He played a supporting role in I. V. Sasi's Varnapakittu in 1997, Punjabi House (1998), Meenathil Thalikettu (1998), Megham (1999), and Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999).

2000s[edit]

Dileep started with Mr. Butler (2000), Darling Darling (2000), and Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001), Thenkasipattanam (2000), Joker (2000),Ishtam (2001), Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002), Kunjikkoonan (2002),. He won the Kerala State Film Special Jury Award for playing Kunjan in Kunjikkoonan. It was playing Madhavan in Lal Jose's Meesa Madhavan (2002),Kalyanaraman (2002), Jayaraj's Thilakkam (2003), and Johny Antony's C.I.D. Moosa (2003) (which he produced himself). He also produced and starred in T. V. Chandran's Kadhavaseshan (2004). In 2004, he starred in Priyadarshan's Vettam, Chanthupottu (2005) won him the Special Jury Award at the Kerala State Film Awards. He played an action hero in Runway (2004), Kochirajavu (2005), Lion (2006), Chess (2006), and Don (2006). He appeared in Shaji Kailas's Don. He played the athlete Arjun in Speed Track, the debut of director Jayasurya. His second film with the director Sathyan Anthikkad, Vinodayathra, was released in April 2007. He also had the chance to play in Blessy's Calcutta News (2008). In 2006 he lent his voice to the dumb character played by Sunil Shetty in Priyadarshan's Hindi film 'Gujarathi house' which is the remake of Malayalam movie Punjabi House.[6]

Dileep produced Joshi's Twenty:20 (2008). In the year 2009, his films included Crazy Gopalan, Moss & Cat directed by director Fazil and Passenger, directed by debutant Ranjith Shankar. His other two films were Swantham Lekhakan and Colours.

2010s[edit]

In the beginning of the 2010s, Dileep starred in Bodyguard, Aagathan and Pappy Appacha. His production venture Malarvadi Arts Club was directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. In 2010, he also starred in Kaaryasthan. In 2011, he starred in Marykkundoru Kunjaadu, Christian Brothers, China Town. In 2011, he also starredOrma Mathram, The Filmstaar and Vellaripravinte Changathi for which he won a Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.[citation needed]

His first release in 2012 was Spanish Masala directed by Lal Jose his next movies in 2012 were Mayamohini, Arike, Mr. Marumakan and My Boss.

His first release in 2013 was Kammath & Kammath. He played the lead role in Vyshakh's Sound Thoma and later starred in Sringaravelan, Nadodimannan and Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal'. In 2014 was he appeared in Raffi's Ring Master. He is busy with another two projects directing by Joshy and Boban Samuel.

Personal life[edit]

Dileep married actress Manju Warrier on 20 October 1998. The couple has one daughter. In February 2014, the couple filed for divorce.[7]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards

Other awards:

[18][19]

Filmography[edit]

Main article: Dileep filmography

Assistant director[edit]

Producer[edit]

[20]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Malayalam cinema, Kerala cinema, Malayalam cinema news, Malayalam cinema actress, upcoming Malayalam movies". Kerala.com. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ Dileep - Malayalam celebrities the stories and the gossips
  4. ^ a b "Dileep:Profile And Biography, Malayalam Movie Actor Dileep latest Photo Gallery | Video Gallery, Malayalam Movie Actor Dileep, Dileep Filimography ,Dileep Films and Cinemas , Dileep Awards And Nominations". Metromatinee.com. 1968-02-07. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Dileep - Career, productions, latest movies and awards by actor Dileep Photos". Zonkerala.com. 1968-10-27. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/dileep-is-also-a-dubbing-artist-malayalam-news-22346
  7. ^ http://english.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/contentView.do?contentType=EDITORIAL&programId=11565555&contentId=16199995&tabId=1
  8. ^ "Actor Dileep bags best actor award at Kerala State Film Awards". Ibnlive.in.com. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  9. ^ TNN Jul 20, 2012, 12.00AM IST (2012-07-20). "Dileep, Shweta emerge as winners at State Film Awards - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  10. ^ Fri, July 20, 2012 1:53pm UTC by IANS (2012-07-20). "Dileep and Shweta Menon win Best Actor trophies at the Kerala Film Awards 2011 - Bollywood News & Gossip, Movie Reviews, Trailers & Videos at". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  11. ^ "Kerala film awards: Dileep best actor, Blessy director". Indian Express. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  12. ^ Entertainment (2010-02-26). "Dileep: 'Chanthupottu' - Malayalam Actor of the Decade". Entertainment.in.msn.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  13. ^ Entertainment (2010-02-26). "Dileep: 'Kunjikoonan' - Malayalam Actor of the Decade". Entertainment.in.msn.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  14. ^ http://www.metromatinee.com/news-articles/16th-ujala-asianet-film-awards-2014-winners-list-7548
  15. ^ http://kerala9.com/news-category/news/movie-news/ttk-prestige-vanitha-film-awards-shobhana-prithviraj-win-best-actor-actress-awards
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  17. ^ "Amritha awards for Mammootty, Kavya and T D Dasan". Indiaglitz. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dileep Awards and Nominations". Kerala9.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  19. ^ "Dileep Awards & Nominations, National Awards, AMMA, Ujala Asianet Award, Amrita, South Filmfare". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  20. ^ "As a Producer". Retrieved October 20, 2013. 

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