Rima Kallingal, the young beautiful actress of South India hails from Thrissur district of Kerala. She was born on 19th January 1984 and is a Hindu by birth. She is a model and a trained dancer who has appeared in ad films, television programs and in films. She was awarded as the First Runner Up in the Miss Kerala 2008 contest. Rima has appeared in the 'Parthas' ad by Rakesh Gopan and in an ad for 'Arabian Jewelers'. Rima learned dancing at an age of three years. She is a dancer by profession and had performed in various stages in and out of India. She did her schooling from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thrissur. Then she did her graduation in Journalism. Rima has also performed in a reality show 'Vodafone Thakadhimi' in Asianet channel. Even though she was not the winner, she was one among the semi-finalists.
Rima Kallingal's entry into the film industry was in the year 2009. From then she never had to look back as she had lot of offers one after one in her hand. Her debut movie was "Ritu", directed by Shyamaprasad. The movie talks about three childhood friends. Rima (Varsha John), Asif Ali (Sunny Immatty)and Nishan (Sarath Varma) appeared in the role of those three friends. Rima has put forward excellent performances in this movie and she was nominated for the Asianet Award for Best Actress.
Rima's next film was "Kerala Cafe", the first one of its type in Malayalam. In this film her role was in the short film "Mrityunjayam", directed by Uday Ananthan. It was the fourth segment and Rima got a lead role in this movie as well. The third film done by Rima was "Neelathaamara", directed by Lal Jose. In this movie Kailash and Archana Kavi played the lead roles when Rima appeared in a supporting role as 'Shaarathe Ammini'. Rima's first movie of the year 2010 was "Happy Husbands", directed by Saji Surendran. This film also had good collection.
Rima's first film in Tamil was "Ko", directed by K. V. Anand. She made a special appearance in this movie. "Yuvan Yuvathi", directed by Kumaravelan was her second Tamil movie. It is a romantic film starring Bharath and Rima Kallingal in the male and female lead roles respectively. She made awesome performance in this movie.
Best of Luck, City of God, Shankaranum Mohananum, Sevenes, Indian Rupee, Orkut Oru Ormakoot, Unnam, Nidra, 22 Female Kottayam, Husbands in Goa, Ayalum Njanum Thammil, Ardhanaari, Bavuttiyude Namathil, Kammath & Kammath, Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla etc are her other works. In the movie "Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla", she made a guest appearance. August Club, Pathiramanal etc are her upcoming movies.
Among the above mentioned movies, City of God, Indian Rupee, Nidra, 22 Female Kottayam and Ayalum Njanum Thammil are the ones in which Rima has put forward outstanding performances. In the movie "City of God", Rima gave life to the character 'Surya Prabha'. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress, Vanitha Film Award for Best Actress and for Asianet Award for Best Actress, based on her acting in this movie. "Indian Rupee", directed by noted director Ranjith was the first film in which Rima got an award. She was even nominated for Asianet Award for Best Actress. The movie also got many awards. In the movie "Nidra", she appeared as Ashwathy. Rima did get award for her performance in this movie as well.
"22 Female Kottayam", directd by Aashiq Abu featured Rima Kallingal and Fahadh Faasil in the lead roles. This movie was well received at the box-office. Rima appeared as 'Tessa', a nursing student. She got two awards for this film and was even nominated for Asianet Award for Best Actress. "Ayalum Njanum Thammil", directed by Lal Jose was yet another outstanding movie of hers. This film was declared as a super-hit at the box-office.
Awards and Achievements
Rima Kallingal did receive few awards as a recognition for the tremendous performances put forward by her. Some of the awards received by her are listed below.