Dileep Gopalakrishnan was born in February 07, 1968 in Desom, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala, India. He studied in VVBHS high school (passed 10th Standard in 1985) and joined Aluva U.C. College (Pre-degree - 3rd group - 1985- 1987) and then moved on to Ernakulam Maharajas College. His talent for acting was not known in school and college where he rarely won any accolades or merits. When Dileep finished his studies with M.A. History, he decided to choose art as his profession.
The most happening actor in the Malayalam cinema Dileep- entered the malayalam film industry as a mimicry artist who wanted to be an actor, but then started assisting directors like Kamal. He got his first break in a tiny role of Kamal's film Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo'. And the films which came afterwards like Manathe Kottaram, Mr. Butler, Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam etc proves him as a good comedy actor. Sallapam a hit movie of sunder das in which he played as a hero gives him a break as a hero in his film career. Later comes Rakshasaraajavu, and Thenkasipattanam as supporting actor which all become hits.
But it was in a movie named Joker directed by Lohitdas which unchained him from the type comedy roles he had at his hand. He played the role of the joker, who always wore a smile at his face and was making others life even when he had a whole lot of personal agonies hid within his heart. He handled the character with easiness that he never had to look back after the film's stupendous success.
Dileep became the most hated man in Kerala when he married Manju Warrier and she stopped acting. she was one of the most loved and talented actresses that has happened to Kerala in recent times.
Subsequently, after the film 'Joker' his demand as a successful hero started with hit after hit like Ishtam, Ee Parakkum Thalika, Punjabi House, Kunjikoonan, Mazhathullikilukkam, Thilakkam, and the all time hit Meesa Madhavan . He also produced a film under his home production named CID Moosa which also become a hit movie. He is now busy with the production of his second film, 'Kathavasheshan' with DV Chandran as the director.
Launched his own production company 'Grand Productions' with the help of his brother and right-hand man, Anoop.