Nikhila Vimal is a Malayalam actress, and a classical dancer hails from Kannur. Nikhila is the daughter of Kalamandalam Vimala Devi, who is an acclaimed classical dancer and her father Pavithran who works in a statistics department. Nikhila started learning dance at a very young age and was an active participant in the youth festival circuit. She is a trained dancer in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, mono-acting, and Keralanadanam. Nikhila, a dancer, never dreamed of pursuing acting in her career. She did her graduation Sir Sayyed College in Botany. Currently, she is staying in Taliparamba in Kannur. Nikhila in her plus two was offered the role in ‘
Bhagyadevatha’ by the director
Sathyan Anthikad. She played the active role of sister of ‘
Jayaram’s character in the movie. After the film, she took a very long break and debuted in the movie ‘Love 24x7’ directed by Sreebala K Menon. Nikhila also acted in a documentary on Saint Alphonsa before her acting career, aired on Shalom TV.
Nikhila played the lead role as Kabani in movie Love 24x7, which talks about a simple, shy, salwar-clad girl journey into a suave newswoman. Nikilha was surprised when told that she would be working opposite ace actor ‘
Dileep’. She loves to watch clean comedy films and tear-jerkers, her favorite being Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha kaanom and ‘Thriakkatha’. Nikhila is a fan of
Kamal Haasan and ‘Shobhana’ and loves wearing salwar. She is not ready to pursue acting as her individual career but would love to do good roles and not just grabbing roles in her way. Although Nikhila is not a newcomer to the industry, after this film she has a lot of promising projects in her hands.
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Nikhila is a famous Malayalam artist who was born to Pavithran and Vimala Devi. Taliparamba in Kerala is the native of Nikhila. Her father is working in the statistical department, and her mother is a classical dancer cum teacher. Nikhila has an elder sister called Akhila, who is the best critic of Nikhila’s performances. She pursued her graduation in Botany at Sir Syed College in Taliparamba.
Nikhila’s first entry to acting was through the Shalom TV serial Saint Alphonsa. She was too young at that time. She was introduced to the Malayalam film industry through the acclaimed director Sathyan Anthikad’s ‘Bhagyadevatha’. She was in her 8th standard during that period. She managed to act as the sister of ‘Jayaram’ in that movie. After the success of the movie, she was booked in the Tamil film named ‘
Panjumittai’. Nikhila was committed to doing ‘Ilayaraja Sound Service’ with the newcomer ‘
Mohan’ and ‘Onbathu Kuzhi Sampath’ with ‘
Balaji’. In both of the movies, she undertook the village girl character. She dropped Ilayaraja Sound Service, after few days of shooting. She has been offered with more films. She loves to do more films in her mother tongue Malayalam.
Nikhila’s latest Malayalam venture is with ‘Dileep’, and she made her debut as a heroine through this film ‘Love 24x7’. Sreebala K Menon, who was the associate of Sathyan Anthikad, suggested Nikhila be the heroine of her directorial debut. She had some difficulties while dubbing, as the role she undertook, has to speak the slang of Trivandrum. As she is from Kannur, she had some difficulties, but she managed with the help of the co-stars. Though she is a Malayali, she speaks Tamil fluently. Nikhila is the fan of actress ‘Shobhana’ and Kamal Haasan. She loves to do the comedy films with a different story like Naduvula Konjam Pakkattha Kaanom.
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Nikhila Vimal is an actress who is predominantly working in Malayalam and Tamil film industry. She was born on 9th March 1994, in Taliparamba, Kerala. She is the daughter of Mr.Pavithran who worked in the statistical department and her mother Vimal is a dancer. She has a sister Akhila Vimal who is a research scholar in Theatre Arts. Since she had no specific dream of being an actress, therefore, she went on to complete her studies properly with biology being her favorite subject. Then she graduated from Sir Syed College, Taliparamba in 2016. She is a B.Sc in Botany. When she was 15 years old in the year 2009, she acted in the film Bhagyadevatha (it was her first film).
The account of her first interaction with Director Sathyan an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist is quite mesmerizing for her. Nikhila appeared as sister to Jayaram in Sathyan’s movie Bhagyadevatha. At that time, she also appeared in a documentary on Saint Alphonsa on Shalom TV. Then for next six years, she remained inactive and aloof from the cinematic world. She took a break as she thinks acting was never her ambition. Then in 2015, when she was 21 years old, she came back and performed in Love 24x7 as Kabani Karthika. It was a Malayalam movie. She was the female lead in Sreebala K Menon's Love 24*7. Sreebala K Menon is a Malayali Author and Filmmaker who won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.
Her first Tamil release was Vetrivel (2016).She appeared as Latha in the film. She was again the female lead. Her performance was appreciated overwhelmingly. Nikhila then played a lead in M.Sasikumar's production Kidaari (2016). Kidaari was commercially successful, and her role as Chemba won her critical appreciation for her natural performance. Then in 2017, she was in Ranga a Tamil movie. In 2018 her film Aravindante Athidhikal will be released. It’s a Malayalam drama film. She is active in social media too. With 63.6k followers on Instagram, she keeps her fans updated about her personal as well as professional life. You can check her profile where she posted about her film Gayatri. Then you can see her beautiful picture clicked by her sister Akhila Vimal. She is a budding actress.