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Dileesh Pothan – Director

Dileesh Pothan is a famous south indian director who predominantly works in Malayalam industry. He started his journey as an associative director from 2010. He is the former assistant of director Aashiq Abu and had appeared in some films as supporting actor. Dileesh made his debut directorial venture through the film Maheshinte Prathikaram and now he is one among the top directors in Malayalam film industry.

Dileesh Pothan was born in Manjoor, Kottayam. He did his primary education from a reputed institute near his home. After his graduation, Dileesh had joined in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, where he completed his masters program in Theatre Arts. Later he pursued for M.Phil in Theatre Arts from MG University.


Career as Assistant Director & Actor

Dileesh had started his journey in the film field as an assistant director with Simon Kuruvila in the movie 9KK Road, which was released in 2010. Later he joined with director Aashiq Abu, he had assisted Ashiq for the films Salt N’ Pepper, 22FK, Da Thadiya , 5 Sundarikal, Idukki Gold, Gangster etc.

Dileesh had proven his mettle in acting, during the initial stage of his career he had appeared in few films (minor role) such as Salt N’ Pepper, 22 FK, Da Thadiya, Idukki Gold, Gangster etc. He performed well in front of the camera, as an actor now he gets many offer from the industry. So later he had appeared in many films such as Ennum Eppozhum, Chandrettan Evideya, Rani Padmini, Guppy, Aby, Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu, CIA, Role models etc.

Career as Director

Dileesh made his debut directorial venture with the film Maheshinte Prathikaram, which was released in 2016. It features Fahadh Faasil, Aparna Balamurali, Alencier Lopez, Soubin Shahir and Anusree in the lead roles. The film was mostly taken in the outskirts of Idukki district, the direction and the story (script) of the movie were excellent and it got tremendous response from the audience. It was a big hit on the year and Dileesh became more popular from his debut venture.

In 2017, Dileesh turned to his second directorial venture titled Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum. It was an another hit from Dileesh – Fahadh team, it features Fahadh and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles. Newbie Nimisha Sajayan handled the female lead character. He can retain the same vibe as like his first movie.


Date of birth and age : Dileesh Pothan was born on 19th February 1981 and he is 36 years old as on 2017.

Education and qualifications : M.Phil in Theatre Arts from MG University, Kottayam


Filmography – Movie List

Assistant Director
9KK Road 2010
Salt N’ Pepper 2011
Da Thadiya 2012
22 Female Kottayam
5 Sundarikal 2013
Idukki Gold
Gangster 2014
Tamaar Padaar


Salt N’ Pepper 2011
22 FK 2012
Da Thadiya
Idukki Gold 2013
5 Sundarikal
Gangster 2014
Iyobinte Pusthakam
Chandrettan Evideya 2015
Ennum Eppozhum
Rani Padmini
Guppy 2016
Maheshinte Prathikaram
Aby 2017
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu
Role Models
Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
Pokkiri Simon
Eesho Mariam Youseph


Maheshinte Prathikaram 2016
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum 2017


Vital statistics
  • Height            :  NA
  • Weight           :  NA
  • Hair Colour    :  Black
  • Eye Colour     :  Black
  • Religion         :  Christian
  • Status            :  Married



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