Born and raised in Sydney, the capital city of Australia, popular actress Vimala Raman was introduced to Tamil cinema by legendary director K Balachander with the latter’s 101st and final film ‘Poi’. Though the Tamil film ended up as an average grosser, Vimala was immensely appreciated for her convincing acting chops, gorgeous beauty and mesmerising screen-presence. The former model who won several titles at beauty pageants made her Telugu debut in 2009 with the romantic-comedy Evaraina Epudaina starring Varun Sandesh as the protagonist.
Juggling between all four industries in South cinema, the 38-year-old actress was last seen as Padmavati Devi in K Raghavendra Rao’s Om Namo Venkatesaya. Presently, she is busy with a couple of projects in Kollywood. Scroll down for the latest pictures of Vimala Raman which will certainly make you go weak in the knees.
02/5Relaxes on the beach in an eye-popping avatar
Born to Indian parents who have migrated to Australia, Vimala Raman was raised in the south-west Sydney suburb of Narwee and spent her teen years hanging out around local places and watching Bollywood movies. She hails from a Tamil household who have their roots in Bengaluru. An established dancer in Bharatanatyam, Vimala got graduated from the University of New South Wales. After stepping foot into modelling and participating in beauty pageants, she bagged the Miss India Australia in 2004 and was crowned the Miss India Worldwide – Beautiful Face in 2005.
03/5Shows off her breathtaking figure in a colourful bikini
By bagging a string of titles at popular beauty pageants, Vimala Raman roused to popularity among the fashion circles and that achievement eventually landed her as the leading lady in K Balachander’s 101st and final film ‘Poi’, released in Telugu as ‘Abaddham’. Though the Uday Kiran starrer ended up as an average grosser at the box-office, the debutante belle created a lasting impression with her convincing acting chops, gorgeous beauty and mesmerising screen-presence. After her maiden outing, she moved to Malayalam and acted in several films which include ‘Nasrani’ opposite superstar Mammootty. In two years, she features in close to 8 films in Kerala.
04/5Flaunts her irresistible figure and killer smile in glittering outfits
Vimala forayed into Tollywood with the 2009 romantic-comedy ‘Evaraina Epudaina’ starring Varun Sandesh as the protagonist. She played the meaty role of Madhumita with ease and looked ravishing on the silver screen, particularly in the songs. In the next few years, she went on play the leading lady in a handful of Telugu films which include ‘Gaayam 2’, ‘Ranga The Donga’ and ‘Raaj’. Her Bollywood debut happened in 2013 with Ankush Bhatt’s ‘Mumbai Mirror’.
05/5Vimala Raman is a Bharatanatyam dancer and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda
Though she prefers to speak English with an Australian twang, Vimala is fluent in multiple South Indian languages like Telugu and Malayalam. She is pretty active on her social media handles and tends to entertain her followers by sharing alluring stills of herself from photo-shoots and personal space. She attributes her perseverance to Swami Vivekananda’s aphorism and admits that she learnt the art of ‘thriving on excellence’ from the inspiring Indian Hindu monk.
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