Which stands for “Australian-born confused desi,” an epithet sometimes used on Vimala Raman, the most successful Australian actor — she was born in Sydney — in Indian cinema history. She doesn’t seem so confused to me; India produces motion pictures in five different languages, and after some forty-odd films, Vimala speaks them all. What’s more, she studied the Bharatanatyam dance, and has a degree in, um, Information Systems from the University of New South Wales.

Vimala Raman on a plastic chair

Vimala Raman in Desi Dukes

Vimala Raman in a hammock

Don’t even think about dubbing that denim in the middle picture “Desi Dukes.”

Love life? “I don’t have one yet,” she says:

See? Not confused at all.


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    6 March 2017 · 9:40 am

    So you STILL have a chance!

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    6 March 2017 · 9:45 am

    I am not so lucky.

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