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Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
is an Indian model and film actress, who predominantly appears in Malayalam cinema. After being named First Runner-up in the Miss Kerala
Kerala
2008 contest, she went on to pursue a career in acting. She made her acting debut in the 2009 film Ritu and later appeared in Neelathaamara (2009) and continues to work in Malayalam films. Her notable roles include performances in City of God (2011), Indian Rupee
Indian Rupee
(2011), Nidra (2012), 22 Female Kottayam
22 Female Kottayam
(2012), August Club
August Club
(2013), and Rani Padmini (2015). She is one of the founding members of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), the organization for the welfare of women workers of the Malayalam film industry.[1]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 Television 5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] Born in 1984 Thrissur, Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
began practising dancing when she was three years old.[2] A dancer by profession, she has performed on national and international stages. She studied in Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Coonoor
Coonoor
up to Fifth grade.[3] She completed her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thrissur, passing out in 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Christ University, Bangalore.[4][5] She is also skilled in Taekwondo
Taekwondo
(Korean martial art), Chao (Manipuri martial art) and Kalari.[2] She was a semi-finalist of the Asianet
Asianet
reality show Vodafone Thakadhimi. She moved to Bangalore
Bangalore
to pursue a modelling career and later participated in the Miss Kerala
Kerala
beauty pageant, in which be she became the first runner-up, losing to Shree Thulasi in a tie-breaker.[6] She was spotted by director Lal Jose
Lal Jose
on a magazine cover, who cast her for a goat herder role in a Tamil film Mazhai Varappoguthu.[7] The project didn't materialise, but she was offered the lead female character of Varsha by director Shyamaprasad
Shyamaprasad
for Ritu, which eventually marked her acting debut.[6] She was 25 when she acted in the film.[4] In 2012, she acted in the film 22 Female Kottayam
22 Female Kottayam
which became a big success,[4] commercially as well as critically.[8][9] She received praises[10] and won many awards for her portrayal of Tessa.[11] She also won the Kerala
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".[8] In 2013, Rima turned television anchor with the Mazhavil Manorama show "Midukki".[12][13] Following which the Kerala
Kerala
Film Chamber imposed a ban on her which was revoked later.[14] Personal life[edit] Rima married director Aashiq Abu
Aashiq Abu
on 1 November 2013, in a simple ceremony held in Kakkanad Registration office, Kochi. As part of the occasion, they donated Rs 1 million towards the welfare of poor cancer patients at the General Hospital, Ernakulam, and Rs 25,000 to meet a day's expense of the dietary kitchen at the hospital.[15][16][17][18] Rima has stated that she would continue to act in films after marriage. She also 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. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2009 Ritu Varsha John Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

Kerala
Kerala
Cafe

Segment Mrityunjayam

Neelathaamara Shaarath Ammini

2010 Happy Husbands Diana

Best of Luck Diya

2011 City of God Surya Prabha Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated—Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

Ko Herself Tamil film Special
Special
appearance

Shankaranum Mohananum Jyotsna Mathew

Yuvan Yuvathi Nisha Tamil film

Sevenes Aravindan's sister

Doubles

Cameo appearance

Indian Rupee Beena Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Award For Best Actress Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot Crystal Falth Ritz

Unnam Jennifer

Nidra Ashwathy Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress

22 Female Kottayam Tessa Kurissuparambil Abraham Asiavision Movie Award for Best Actress (also for Nidra) Filmfare Award for Best Actress Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress SIIMA Award for Best Actress (Critics) Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

Husbands in Goa Tina

Ayalum Njanum Thammil Diya

Bavuttiyude Namathil Noorjahan

2013 Kammath & Kammath Mahalakshmi

Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Annie

August Club Savithri Nominated- 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress

Zachariayude Garbhinikal Fathima

Escape from Uganda Shikha Samuel Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Sini Alex Nominated— Asianet
Asianet
Award for Best Actress

2015 Chirakodinja Kinavukal Sumathi

Rani Padmini Rani

2017 Kaadu Pookkunna Neram

Clint Chinnamma

2018 Aabhasam

Post Production

Arabikkadalinte Rani: The Metro Woman P. K. Lathika Filming

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Channel Notes

2013 Midukki Host Mazhavil Manorama reality show

2009 Vodafone Thakadhimi contestant Asianet Dance reality show

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Film Result

2010 Asianet
Asianet
Film Award for Best Actress Ritu Nominated

Vanitha Film Awards for Best New Face Ritu, Kerala
Kerala
Cafe, Neelathaamara Won

2012 Asianet
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
Asianet
Film Award for Best Actress Indian Rupee Nominated

Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress Won

2013 Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress 22 Female Kottayam, Nidra Won

Asiavision Movie Award for Best Actress Won

Asianet
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
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]

^ "Kerala's Women in Cinema Collective
Women in Cinema Collective
registers as society, to fight for gender parity". The News Minute. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.  ^ a b 18 October 2011 By Keerthy Ramachandran DC (20 October 2011). "Rima Kallingal: A bold and new face Deccan Chronicle". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Youve-got-to-react-girl/articleshow/12174436.cms ^ a b c "Playing by their own rules Society". Times Crest. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ "Manorama Online Picture Gallery Campus Rima Kallingal". Manoramanews.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ a b http://www.sify.com/movies/Rima-Kallingal-strikes-a-pose-imagegallery-kollywood-lhzo8rhgefb.html?html=5 ^ "Exclusive: Lal Jose's Tamil debut". rediff.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ 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.  ^ 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. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) ^ "'I feel totally excited about 22 Female Kottayam' – Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ "Kochi Times Film Awards '13- The Times of India Photogallery". Photogallery.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ Sajini Sahadevan (8 November 2012). "Quest for the smartest woman". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ "And now, Rima is banned – Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.  ^ "KFC lifts ban on Rima". filmibeat.com. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2016.  ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ashiq-abu-marries-rima-kallingal-in-a-low-key-affair/432047-71-175.html ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131101/entertainment-mollywood/article/rima-kallingal-marries-director-aashiq-abu ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/pictures-aashiq-abu-rima-kallingal-wedlock-124040.html ^ " Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
and Aashiq Abu
Aashiq Abu
tie the knot – The Times of India". The Times of India.  ^ https://www.facebook.com/IMAQatar/posts/580212605344491

External links[edit]

Rima Kallingal
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v t e

Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress

1972–1989

Roja Ramani (1972) Nanditha Bose (1973) Lakshmi (1974) Lakshmi (1975) Lakshmi (1976) Sheela (1977) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1978) Srividya (1979) Srividya (1980) Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1982) (1983) (1984) (1985) (1986) Sharada (1987) Revathi
Revathi
(1988) Rekha (1989)

1990–2009

Shobana
Shobana
(1990) Amala Akkineni
Amala Akkineni
(1991) Geetha (1992) Madhavi (1993) (1994) Annie (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1997) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1998) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Geetu Mohandas
Geetu Mohandas
(2004) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2005) Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya Janakiraman
(2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyamani
Priyamani
(2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009)

2010–present

Mamta Mohandas (2010) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Nayanthara
Nayanthara
(2016)

v t e

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress

1969–1970

Sheela (1969) Sharada (1970)

1971–1980

Sheela (1971) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1972) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1973) Lakshmi (1974) Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
(1975) Sheela (1976) Santhakumari (1977) Shoba
Shoba
(1978) Srividya (1979) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1980)

1981–1900

Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Madhavi (1982) Srividya (1983) Seema (1984) Seema (1985) Shari (1986) Suhasini Maniratnam (1987) Anju (1988) Urvashi (1989) Urvashi (1990)

1991–2000

Urvashi (1991) Srividya (1992) Shobana
Shobana
(1993) Shanthi Krishna (1994) Urvashi (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Jomol (1997) Sangita (1998) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000)

2001–2010

Suhasini Maniratnam (2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
and Geethu Mohandas
Geethu Mohandas
(2004) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2005) Urvashi (2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyanka Nair (2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2010)

2011–present

Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Raji

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