The Intimate Hero Dileep

From humble beginnings as a mimicry artist to the modern day epitome of Mollywood

These are few milestones in the career of Intimate Hero (Janapriya Nayakan) Dileep. He rose to stardom with the evergreen hit Meesamadhavan in 2002. In 2003 Dileep’s CID Moosa redefined the slapstick genre with a cartoonish treatment. He also successfully portrayed some of the most versatile characters we have ever seen in Malayalam, such as the female role in Mayamohini, hunchback in Kunjikoonan, the feminine role in Chandupott, cleft lipped Sound Thoma and many more.

The Current Buzz Around Dileep

Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel

Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel is the story of a “Lawyer Perfect with a Defect”. Dileep plays the role of advocate Balakrishnan who is a stammer. This is directed by B Unnikrishnan and produced by Viacom 18

Shoot in Progress - Professor Dingan

Dileep’s is currently busy with the shoot of 3D entertainer Professor Dingan. Veteran cinematographer Ramachandrababu is directing this film and this is scripted by Raffi. Dileep plays the role of a magician by name Dipanguran in this film. Namitha Pramod is again acting as Dileep’s heroin in Professor Dingan, after Kammara Sambhavam.


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The recognition - from critics and public

Dileep has received several awards which include the prestigious Kerala State award and Filmfare awards for best actor. He also got special mention for his astonishing performance in Chanthupott and special jury award for Kunjikkoonan.

What they say…

I watched all the remakes of Bodyguard before taking it in Hindi and the the one I liked most is Dileep's version. I have seen a lot of movies by him and like his acting, especially his timing, a lot .

Salman Khan - Actor

Dileep is a great actor. It was he who inspired me to do 'Perazhagan' (Tamil remake of Kunzhikoonan). He acts with great dexterity and gives a lot of attention to detail .

Suriya - Actor

I like Dileep sir a lot especially his comic timings performance. I feel currently in India there aren't much actors who can do slapstick comedy and Dileep sir is one of the best among them. Whenever I get time, I try to watch his films in theatre. Infact he was my inspiration to do Remo.

Sivakarthikeyan - Actor

I met Dileep sir sometimes back and he is a sweet gentleman. He spoke about my movie and he gave us encouragement. Because of that we got confidence. Very few people do that. When you are a superstar in an industry you don't really encourage somebody else. Dileep sir was very very kind.

Mahesh Babu - Actor

When I was preparing to remake Bodyguard in Hindi, Salman Khan wanted to see the film. I sent him Malayalam version with subtitle. He liked Dileep's acting Very much and expressed his interest in meeting Dileep. I know several top stars like Salman who were mesmerized by Dileep's acting .

Sidhique - Director

Whenever I sit with Dileep, I feel like looking in a mirror. May be our ability to take life as a big humor is the reason. No matter how big issues we start discussing, it will end up in a joke .

Innocent - Actor

Cinema finds some people and some others find cinema. I think Dileep falls under the second category. He searched for cinema and got it. Some guys try hard to make a place for themselves and fall asleep sitting there. When others were sleeping Dileep was still well awake. Finding out his sweet spot and establishing himself there was Dileep's biggest success.

Lal Jose - Director

Dileep, the Businessman

“I invested whatever I received from cinema, in cinema”
Also known as one of the most successful businessmen of Mollywood, Dileep tried his luck in almost every field of cinema. Graand Productions is his production house which produced some of the biggest hits. He started D Cinemaas, a multiplex in Chalakkudy. Dhe Putt is Dileep’s reataurant chain which has branches currently in Kochi, Calicut and Dubai.

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