Dileep, who started off as a mimicry artiste, forayed into filmdom with two-bit roles, in many recognizable slapstick flicks of the 90's. He left indelible impressions, as he progressed to play lead roles in some extremely popular films such as 'Sallapam'. His irresistible comic timing and his will to experiment with get-ups, have made Dileep a very popular actor.