Dileep started off his career as an stage comedian and an impressionist. But cinema was a kind of a passion and a wonder for him and that led him to director Kamal. So for quite some time in his career he has worked as a assistant director for Kamal.
Manathe Kottaram was the first movie that he acted which happened in 1982. Although he has done a hand full of good roles in his career back then the movie which gave him a break was Punjabi House directed by Rafi Mecartin. After that there was no turning back for him.
He is now one of the top 3 stars in Mollywood in terms of star value. His hard work and will to success was the fuel which helped to reach the position that he is in now.