Vemal (also spelled as Vimal' is an Indian film actor, who appears in Tamil films. Following uncredited appearances in the Ghilli, Kuruvi and Kireedam and a cameo role in the critically acclaimed movie Kanchivaram, he played the lead role in Pandiraj's critically acclaimed Pasanga (2009). Subsequently, he played lead roles in several low-budget productions. He established himself as a successful upcoming actor with Kalavani (2010), after that he has claimed his name with these movies Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011), Kalakalappu (2012), Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, Desingu Raja (2013), Manjapai (2014) and Mannar Vagaiyara (2018).
Vimal was born in Pannankombu, a village near Manapparai and later moved to Chennai. He discontinued his studies and began learning dancing and joined the Koothu-P-Pattarai, a theatre group in Chennai.
While being a part of Koothu-P-Pattarai, Vimal was appearing in uncredited roles in several high-profile Tamil films, including Ghilli (2004), Kireedam (2007) and Kuruvi (2008), starring noted lead actors Vijay and Ajith Kumar. He played his first leading role in Pasanga (2009), directed by Pandiraj, in which he played Meenakshisundaram, an insurance agent. The film won critical acclaim, while his performance was well received. He next appeared in A. Sarkunam's comedy entertainer Kalavani (2010) with Oviya in the female lead which went on to become a sleeper hit. His other 2010 film was Maattuthaavani which was long-delayed and went unnoticed. In 2011, he acted in three films, Cloud Nine Movie's Thoonga Nagaram, Eththan and Vaagai Sooda Vaa, which saw him collaborating with A. Sarkunam again. Vaagai Sooda Vaa was a period piece set in the 1960s, with Vimal playing a village teacher named Veluthambi. His next release was Ishtam, a remake of Telugu hit Yemaindhi Ee Vela, in which he played an urban character for the first time. He was then seen in UTV's comedy film Kalakalappu under Sundar C's direction that features an ensemble cast.
Vimal is currently working on more than half-a-dozen projects. He has completed Padmamagan's Netru Indru and C. S. Amudhan's Rendavathu Padam co-starring Richard Rishi and Aravind Akash. He is shooting for two remakes, Jannal Oram and Pulivaal, both remakes of Malayalam films, Manja Pye and Anjalai. Vimal had also signed Unmai Sonnal Nesippaya, a film based on real incidents to be directed by newcomer Ravi, and a film to be directed by Thirumurugan, who played villain in his film Kalavani.
He appeared in the Indian cricket league advertisement for Chennai Superstars as a stylish batsman.
On 12 December 2010, Vimal got married in a manner portrayed by him in 'Kalavani' In 'Kalavani', its protagonist Vimal would marry the girl of his choice despite opposition from her parents. And in real life too, the actor did the same thing by entering wedlock with his girlfriend, who happens to be his relative's daughter.
Vimal and Akshaya aka Priyadarsini, a medical college student in Chennai, were in love with each other. However, her parents allegedly opposed the affair, saying they were not interested in their daughter marrying an actor.
Following this, Akshaya left for Kumbakonam, where Vimal was shooting for a film Eththan. From there, they went to a Murugan temple and tied the knot.
Says Vimal, "We have no other option since Akshaya's parents were looking for a doctor groom for her".