Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk moved to Melbourne to attend university. Completing a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the “Big Four.” However, life changed after he performed at an open mic night in 2010.
Dil is now one of the most in demand headliners on the Australian comedy scene, with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows with his positive, upbeat brand of stand-up. Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally, he appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival, and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with his show The Art of the Dil. Going from strength to strength, at this year’s festival Dilruk performed to sold out audiences in the iconic Lower Town Hall – a venue where he once watched his comedy heroes.
He's since recorded two stand up specials, for ABC and Amazon prime which was released in 2020. He's featured in Amazon’s hit program LOL: Last One Laughing Australia alongside Rebel Wilson. Along with regular appearances on Ch10 Have You Been Paying Attention?, and Hughesy We Have a Problem, a debut appearance on ABC’s Spicks and Specks, and a recurring role in Ch 10's How to Stay Married, Australia has fallen for his charming and poised demeanour and he's become a staple in Australian homes.
In 2018, Dil received one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 Logie Awards. In 2019 he reprised his role in the fourth season of ABC TV’s award winning Utopia, performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and returned to Edinburgh for the second year running with his new show, Cheat Day(s). He appeared in the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Australia and performed in the 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow which was aired on ABC TV.
Most recently Dilruk warmed the hearts of viewers, making it all the way through to the semi finals on Celebrity Masterchef - despite having only recently taught himself how to cook while being stuck at home during 2020.