Vimala Raman is an Indian film actress, model and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. She made her acting debut in the 2006 Tamil film Poi and went on to appear primarily in Malayalam and Telugu films.Vimala Raman was born into a Tamil family in Sydney, Australia. 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.