He founded the play troupe Jubilee Theatres; and for its plays he did creative contributions in various departments.
The couple have three children Asha, Jubilraj and Unni. Despite his success in films, he maintained a steady relationship with stage plays.
He came into limelight for his characterisation of Kochuvava in the play Kattukuthira. The role of Carlos proved to be career defining for Dev, as he was showered with villain roles in a number of films.
When his superhit play Kattukuthira was made into a film, the role went to Thilakan.
He still continued to act his signature villain roles.
He expanded his career to Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films starting with Gentleman (1993), directed by S. He acted in over 50 films in those languages, most of which were villain roles.
In the Tamil version Prakash Raj plays the father of Sundar C, who plays the role of Mohanlal in the original.
He tried his luck in movies like Sakkariyayude Garbhinikal and Aadu Oru Bheegarajeeviyanu. He received Kerala State Theater Best Actor Award in 1984, 1986.
The latest in the section is Malayalam box-office hit Spadikam in which Thilakan and Mohanlal acted as father and son.
The film is being remade in Tamil with the title Veerappu.
Mohanlal had liked the story told by Bhadran and he will give his dates after Bhadran finishes the screenplay of the movie.
Official confirmation about this project will come only after that.