Birthday: 1980
Date of death: 13-10-2012

Dileepan is an actor who worked predominantly in Tamil language Films. Dileepan was born in 1980 in Kallakurichi, a municipality in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram District. He won much acclaim for his performance in Azhagiya Theeye, as the friend of the actor, Prasanna. The romantic comedy was based on the story of four guys from different parts of Tamil Nadu during the making of a movie, and how their life changes after a woman’s entry into their life. Azhagiya Theeye was produced by Prakash Raj, and it garnered positive reviews.

Later, he also worked in movies like Sindhanai Sei and Pattiyal. Sindhanai Sei was directed and written by Yuvan. It tells the tale of a man, who is bent on avenging in many devious ways. The movie got a negative review at the box office. His third movie, Pattiyal is a 2006 thriller film directed by acclaimed director, Vishnuvardhan. The movie dealt with the story of dons. The movie was based on Bangkok Dangerous, a Thai Film.

In his fourth film, Sembattai, Dileepan played the role of Sembattai, a mentally retarded person. He is being looked after by his brother, who is a fisherman. Dileepan has always said that he is a great fan of the Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar. Dileepan even flew to Mumbai before the release of his movie, Vathikuchi. Dileepan’s brother, A R Muragadoss, who is a popular director of Tamil film industry, directed Thupakki’s remake in Hindi.Dileepan’s last film Vathikuchi portrayed the crimes committed in a city from a different angle. It also featured Saranya, Jayaprakash, Anjali, Rajshree, and Raja. It was produced jointly by Fox Star Studios and Murugadoss Productions. At 32 years of age in 2012, Dileepan bid goodbye to the industry. The young actor suffered from jaundice, and his death came as a blow to the whole Tamil Film Industry.

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