11 Facts About Dileep

1. Dileep began his film career as an assistant director and worked under director Kamal in nine films, beginning with Vishnulokam in 1991, and made his acting debut with a minor role in Kamal's Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo.

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2. Dileep acted in a principal role in the 1994 film Manathe Kottaram taking the screen name Dileep.

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3. Dileep established himself as a successful actor during the late 1990s, mostly playing comedic roles.

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4. Outside of films, Dileep owns the multiplex theatre D Cinemaas and the restaurant chain Dhe Puttu.

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5. Dileep was married to actress Manju Warrier from 1998 to 2015.

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6. Dileep was born in Edavanakad, in Ernakulam district of Kerala, India to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam.

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7. Dileep started his career at Kalabhavan, working as a mimicry artist in the 1980s.

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8. Dileep started using the name of the role Dileep in Manathe Kottaram, as his screen name.

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9. Dileep produced Joshiy-directed Twenty:20 to raise funds for the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA).

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10. Dileep owns the multiplex theater complex D Cinemaas situated in Chalakudy.

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11. Dileep requested the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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