Rima Kallingal

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Rima Kallingal
Born Thrissur, Kerala, India
Ethnicity Hindu
Occupation Actress, model, television anchor
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Aashiq Abu (2013–present)

Rima Kallingal is an Indian model and film actress, predominantly appearing in Malayalam cinema. After being named First Runner-up in the Miss Kerala 2008 contest, she went to pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut in 2009 through the film Ritu later appeared in Neelathaamara (2009) and continues to work in Malayalam films. Her notable roles include in City of God, Indian Rupee, Nidra, 22 Female Kottayam and August Club. She has also appeared in a couple of Tamil films.

Biography[edit]

Born in Thrissur, Rima Kallingal began dancing when she was three years old.[1] A dancer by profession, she has performed on national and international stages. She studied in Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Coonoor upto Fifth grade.[2]She completed her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thrissur, passing out in 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Christ University, Bangalore.[3][4] She is also skilled in Taekwondo (Korean martial art), Chao (Manipuri martial art) and Kalari.[1]

She was a semi-finalist of the Asianet reality show Vodafone Thakadhimi. She moved to Bangalore to pursue a modelling career and later participated in the Miss Kerala beauty pageant, in which be she became the first runner-up, losing to Shree Thulasi in a tie-breaker.[5]

She was spotted by director Lal Jose on a magazine cover, who cast her for a goat herder role in a Tamil film Mazhai Varappoguthu.[6] The project didn't materialise, but she was offered the lead female character of Varsha by director Shyamaprasad for Ritu, which eventually marked her acting debut.[5] She was 25 when she acted in the film.[3]

In 2012, she acted in the film 22 Female Kottayam which became a big success,[3] commercially as well as critically.[7][8] She received praises[9] and won many awards for her portrayal of Tessa.[10] She also won the Kerala State Government award for Best Actress. After 22 Female Kottayam she told that she had made some mistakes in her career and stated "Yes, I have done a few films I never should have, but I am determined not to repeat those mistakes".[7]

In 2013, Rima turned television anchor with the Mazhavil Manorama show "Midukki".[11][12] Because of that, she had reportedly been banned from acting in films by the Kerala Film Chamber.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Rima got married to director Aashiq Abu on 1 November 2013, in a simple function held in Kakkand Registration office, Kochi in the presence of their close relatives and friends. Aashiq and Rima, dressed in a simple way, came with their family and friends to register their marriage. Aashiq and Rima's brothers signed the witness column of the marriage and both became officially husband and wife. After the function, they had arranged a small feast for their well-wishers.

Rima has told that she would continue to act in films post marriage. "I do not mix my personal and professional life. I will continue to act," she said. Rima, who said on a social networking site prior to her wedding that she would not be wearing any gold for the function as a protest against the dowry system.

On 31 October 2013, a day before marriage, they donated Rs 1 million towards the welfare of poor cancer patients at the general hospital, Ernakulam and on marriage day they gave Rs 25,000 to meet a day's expense of the dietary kitchen at the hospital. The couple had then said that they did not want any gala wedding celebrations and instead used the money for charity. [14][15][16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Ritu Varsha John Malayalam Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
Kerala Cafe Malayalam Segment Mrityunjayam
Neelathaamara Shaarath Ammini Malayalam
2010 Happy Husbands Diana Malayalam
Best of Luck Diya Malayalam
2011 City of God Surya Prabha Malayalam Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Nominated—Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
Ko Herself Tamil Special appearance
Shankaranum Mohananum Jyotsna Mathew Malayalam
Yuvan Yuvathi Nisha Tamil
Sevenes Aravindan's sister Malayalam
Doubles Malayalam Cameo appearance
Indian Rupee Beena Malayalam Kerala Film Critics Award For Best Actress
Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot Crystal Falth Ritz Malayalam
Unnam Jennifer Malayalam
Nidra Ashwathy Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Malayalam Asiavision Movie Award for Best Actress (also for Nidra)
Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics)
Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
Husbands in Goa Tina Malayalam
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Diya Malayalam
Bavuttiyude Namathil Noorjahan Malayalam
2013 Kammath & Kammath Mahalakshmi Malayalam
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Annie Malayalam
August Club Savithri Malayalam Nominated-3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress
Nominated - Asiavision Movie Awards for Best Actress[18]
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Fathima Malayalam
Escape from Uganda Shikha Samuel Malayalam Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Sini Alex Malayalam Nominated—Asianet Award for Best Actress
2015 Chirakodinja Kinavukal Sumathi Malayalam
2015 Rani Padmini Malayalam

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Film Result
2010 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Ritu Nominated
Vanitha Film Awards for Best New Face Ritu , Kerala Cafe , Neelathaamara Won
2012 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress City of God Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress Nominated
Ritz Icon Awards Won
Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Indian Rupee Nominated
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress Won
2013 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam, Nidra Won
Asiavision Movie Award for Best Actress Won
Asianet Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Won
Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress Won
2nd South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress (Critics) Won
Indian Movie Awards in Qatar for Best Actress[19] Won
Southspin Fashion Awards Won
2014 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Escape from Uganda, Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Nominated
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress August Club Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 18 October 2011 By Keerthy Ramachandran DC (20 October 2011). "Rima Kallingal: A bold and new face | Deccan Chronicle". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Youve-got-to-react-girl/articleshow/12174436.cms
  3. ^ a b c "Playing by their own rules | Society". Times Crest. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Manorama Online | Picture Gallery | Campus | Rima Kallingal". Manoramanews.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.sify.com/movies/Rima-Kallingal-strikes-a-pose-imagegallery-kollywood-lhzo8rhgefb.html?html=5
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Lal Jose's Tamil debut". rediff.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b P.K. Ajith Kumar (7 May 2012). "22 Female Kottayam's success has Rima on cloud nine". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Shiba Kurian, TNN 17 August 2012, 02.10PM IST (17 August 2012). "A proud moment for '22 Female Kottayam' crew – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "'I feel totally excited about 22 Female Kottayam' – Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kochi Times Film Awards '13- The Times of India Photogallery". Photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Sajini Sahadevan (8 November 2012). "Quest for the smartest woman". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "And now, Rima is banned – Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Rima banned from acting". Sify.com. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  14. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ashiq-abu-marries-rima-kallingal-in-a-low-key-affair/432047-71-175.html
  15. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131101/entertainment-mollywood/article/rima-kallingal-marries-director-aashiq-abu
  16. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/pictures-aashiq-abu-rima-kallingal-wedlock-124040.html
  17. ^ "Rima Kallingal and Aashiq Abu tie the knot – The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  18. ^ https://www.facebook.com/asiavisionawards?fref=nf
  19. ^ https://www.facebook.com/IMAQatar/posts/580212605344491

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