Rima Kallingal

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Rima Kallingal
Rima kallingal 2010.jpg
Rima Kallingal in 2010
Born (1984-01-19) 19 January 1984 (age 30)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress, model, television anchor
Years active 2009–present
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Aashiq Abu (2013 - present)

Rima Kallingal (born 19 January 1984) 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 completed her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thrissur, passing out in 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Christ University, Bangalore.[2][3] 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.[4]

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.[5] The project didn't materialize, but she was offered the lead female character of Varsha by director Shyamaprasad for Ritu, which eventually marked her acting debut.[4] She was 25 when she acted in the film.[2]

In 2012, she acted in the film 22 Female Kottayam which became a big success,[2] commercially as well as critically.[6][7] She received praises[8] and won many awards for her portrayal of Tessa.[9] 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".[6]

In 2013, Rima turned television anchor with the Mazhavil Manorama show "Midukki".[10][11] Because of that, she had reportedly been banned from acting in films by the Kerala Film Chamber.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Rima got married to director Aashiq Abu on November 1, 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 10 lakh 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. [13][14][15][16]

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Film Role Result
2010 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Ritu Varsha John Nominated
2010 Vanitha Nippon paints film fare award for Best New Face Ritu , Kerala Cafe , Neelathaamara Varsha John , Shaarath Ammini Won
2012 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress City of God Surya Prabha Nominated
2012 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam City of God Surya Prabha Nominated
2012 Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress City of God Surya Prabha Nominated
2012 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Indian Rupee Beena Nominated
2012 Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress Indian Rupee Beena Won
2013 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Nominated
2013 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam 22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Won
2013 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam, Nidra Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham , Ashwathy Won
2013 Asiavision Movie Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam, Nidra Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham , Ashwathy Won
2013 Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Won
2013 2nd South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress (Critics) 22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Won
2014 Asianet Film Award for Best Actress Escape from Uganda, Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Shikha Samuel ,Sini Alex Nominated

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 As Herself Tamil Special appearance
Shankaranum Mohananum Jyotsna Mathew Malayalam
Yuvan Yuvathi Nisha Tamil
Sevenes Malayalam
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
Ardhanaari Malayalam
Bavuttiyude Namathil Noorjahan Malayalam
2013 Kammath & Kammath Mahalakshmi Malayalam
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Annie Malayalam
August Club Savithri Malayalam
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Fathima Malayalam
Escape from Uganda Shikha Samuel Malayalam
Starring Pournami Malayalam
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b October 18, 2011 By Keerthy Ramachandran DC (2011-10-20). "Rima Kallingal: A bold and new face | Deccan Chronicle". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Sunday, December 01, 2013 (2013-07-20). "Playing by their own rules | Society". Times Crest. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ Updated Sunday, December 01, 2013 08:48 PM IST. "Manorama Online | Picture Gallery | Campus | Rima Kallingal". Manoramanews.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.sify.com/movies/Rima-Kallingal-strikes-a-pose-imagegallery-kollywood-lhzo8rhgefb.html?html=5
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Lal Jose's Tamil debut". rediff.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  6. ^ a b P.K. Ajith Kumar (2012-05-07). "22 Female Kottayam's success has Rima on cloud nine". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  7. ^ Shiba Kurian, TNN Aug 17, 2012, 02.10PM IST (2012-08-17). "A proud moment for '22 Female Kottayam' crew - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  8. ^ "'I feel totally excited about 22 Female Kottayam' - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Kochi Times Film Awards '13- The Times of India Photogallery". Photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  10. ^ Sajini Sahadevan (2012-11-08). "Quest for the smartest woman". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ "And now, Rima is banned - Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Rima banned from acting". Sify.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  13. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ashiq-abu-marries-rima-kallingal-in-a-low-key-affair/432047-71-175.html
  14. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131101/entertainment-mollywood/article/rima-kallingal-marries-director-aashiq-abu
  15. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/pictures-aashiq-abu-rima-kallingal-wedlock-124040.html
  16. ^ "Rima Kallingal and Aashiq Abu tie the knot - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 

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