|Born||January 23, 1980
|Occupation||Film actress, Model|
|Years active||2006 – Present|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
Vimala Raman was born on January 23, 1980, to a Tamil family in Sydney, Australia. Her father Pattabhi Raman hails from Bangalore and her mother Mrs. Santha Raman is from Coimbatore. Her brother is a lawyer settled in USA. She was brought up in Sydney, where she completed her education. She started practicing Bharatanatyam at the age of five. In 2004 she won the Miss India Australia title as well as the Miss India Australia cyberqueen title. She moved to India in 2006 to pursue an acting career, which had been her childhood ambition. When she entered the film industry, she was asked to change her name, however she was firmly against it, arguing that her name was her identity.
She made her acting debut in 2006 with Poi, a Tamil film directed by Kailasam Balachander. Her first Malayalam film was Time with Suresh Gopi. She paired with Ajmal Ameer in Pranayakalam in 2007. In the same year, she also appeared with Mammooty in Nasrani and with Dileep in Romeoo. She appeared in College Kumaran with Mohanlal and in Calcutta News with Dileep in 2008. Vimala Raman attended the Natanalaya Dance Academy based in Sydney, Australia. She studied dance under the tutelage of Jayalakshmi Kandiah. In 2010, she bagged a dream role opposite South Super Star Dr.Vishnuvardhan, an Indian star of 220 movies in five different languages. In this Kannada film Aptharakshaka directed by P. Vasu, her role was very much appreciated by the critics and gave her a very good recognition. The film went on to become a mega hit that run for 35 continuous weeks in the theaters.
|2008||College Kumaran||Madhavi Menon||Malayalam|
|2008||Raman Thediya Seethai||Ranjitha||Tamil|
|2010||Ranga the Donga||Mangamma||Telugu|
|2012||Nuvva Nena||Telugu||Special appearance in a song|
|2013||Chukkalanti Ammayi Chakkanaina Abbayi||Sameera||Telugu|
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