Dr. Vimala Receives Golden Visa UAE Award

Corporate Communications Department


Let us extend our heartiest congratulations to Ts. Dr. Vimala Perumal, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) and leading Tamil film director in Malaysia for being awarded the Golden Visa UAE Award in Abu Dhabi on 17 January 2023. The Golden Visa is intended to enhance the global image of the UAE, and it is typically granted to international leaders and celebrities based on specific guidelines established by the government. 

In recognition of Dr. Vimala’s accomplishments as a prominent film director in Malaysia and internationally, the UAE government extended an invitation for her to consider the UAE as a second home and explore opportunities in the filming industry. Dr. Vimala is the first Malaysian film director to receive such an award, along with her talented husband, Denes Kumar, who received the award under the artist category. Previous recipients include Bollywood star Datuk Shah Rukh Khan and renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

Kudos to Dr. Vimala for this great milestone!