Dileep’s next movie will be King Lear directed by Siddique-Lal. Both Siddique and Lal are uniting for King lear after a decade.
Dileep(bornGopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillaion 27 October 1968) is an Indian film actor, singer, comedian, impressionist, producer and businessman. He has featured in more than 125 Malayalam films.
Dileep started his film career as an assistant director to Kamal in 1992. He became popular for his impressionist stage shows and theComicolatelevision comedy series on Asianet. His role as Dileep inManathe Kottaram(1994) paved way to his acting career. Films such asSallapam(1996),Ee Puzhayum Kadannu(1997),Punjabi House(1998) andUdayapuram Sulthan(1999) established Dileep’s status as a prominent actor during the late 1990s.
Joker(2000),Meesa Madhavan(2002),Kunjikoonan(2002)Kalyanaraman (2002 film),C.I.D. Moosa(2003)Runway (2004 film)andChanthupottu(2005) were some of the most significant films in Dileep’s career. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his role as Madhavan inMeesa Madhavan. He won his first Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury) for his performance inKunjikoonan(2002) and later won the Best Actor Award for the filmVellaripravinte Changathi.
He ventured into production, and produced and starred inC.I.D. Moosa(2003) under the banner Graand Production. 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 producedTwenty:20by 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).