Dileep, known as Gopalakrishnan in early days, is a superstar and producer in the Malayalam film industry. He was born in Aluva, Ernakulam district, to Padmanabhan Pillai and Sarojam. Dileep was a mimicry artist and started his career in a troupe called Kalabhavanand came to film industry as assistant director of Kamal. He started acting in small roles while being assistant director. He got a breakthrough in career as a hero in the film Manathe Kottaram in 1994. Dileep married the most talented and naturally blessed actress Manju Warrier in 1998 which was the most discussed topic in the media at that time. Manju Warrier had stopped acting after her marriage. Now news says in 2014 the couple filed for divorce. The couple had been living separately over more than a year. Recently in 2014, Manju Warrier made her re-entry into Malayalam film industry. The couple has one daughter Meenakshi who is a student. Meenaskshi is living with her father, ever since the couple decided to get separated. Dileep’s brother Anoop is a film producer and runs the film production company –“Grand Production” along with Dileep. Dileep’s brother-in-law, Manju Warrier’s brother, Madhu Warrier is also an actor in the Malayalam film industry.
Spouse:- Manju Warrier