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Rima Kallingal is a Actor Indian born on 18 january 1984 at Thrissur (Inde)

Rima Kallingal

Rima Kallingal
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Nationality Inde
Birth 18 january 1984 (35 years) at Thrissur (Inde)

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.


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

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.

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. 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. She was 25 when she acted in the film.

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

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

Usually with

Ambika Mohan
Ambika Mohan
(6 films)
(6 films)
Asif Ali
Asif Ali
(6 films)
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rima Kallingal (30 films)

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Chirakodinja Kinavukal, 2h22
Genres Comedy
Actors Kunchacko Boban, Rima Kallingal, Sreenivasan, Joy Mathew, Mamukkoya, Srinda Ashab
Roles Sumathi
Rating62% 3.1032253.1032253.1032253.1032253.103225
A tailor falls in love with the girl next door, Sumathi. But her father, a log breaker, decides to marry her off to an NRI. Since it is inevitable to stop the marriage, the tailor decides to write a novel. Fortunately, he receives the State Award for the Best Novel. With the prize money, the tailor builds a huge Mansion. Accidentally the date of Sumathi's wedding coincides with the housewarming ceremony of the tailor's Mansion. Furthermore, the tailor tried to commit suicide and gets hospitalized. Surprisingly, the marriage comes to a halt. Therefore, in the end, Sumathi and the Tailor reunite.
Rani Padmini
Directed by Aashiq Abu
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Manju Warrier, Rima Kallingal, Jinu Joseph, Sajitha Madathil, Sreenath Bhasi, Kunchan
Roles Rani
Rating61% 3.058193.058193.058193.058193.05819
Rani Padmini is a film that showcase's feminist strengths with the exuberance and beauty of Himachal Pradesh and surrounding areas. Padmini (Manju Warrier) a traditional married woman who goes to Manali to meet her car rallyist husband Giri (Jinu Joseph). Rani a north-indian bred troublemaker with feminine qualities running away from a rowdy who has posed threat to her life. As fate would have, they meet together and an illustrious journey starts where they are met with pleasantness, happiness, dread and excitement. The other half of the film is met with the generalist all-rounder aspect of women's capability, who can care, comfort and in even dire situations be a guiding force. Aashiq Abu's (director) skill in blending the exact amount of charm, snippiness, candour and clumsiness together with blanket of existential fun and basking creativity soars throughout the film.
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla, 1h58
Directed by V. K. Prakash
Genres Drama
Actors Fahadh shanu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Rima Kallingal, Padmanabhan Balachandran Nair, Govind Padmasoorya, Aishwarya
Roles Annie
Rating54% 2.721292.721292.721292.721292.72129
Preman (Fahadh Faasil)is the caretaker of a flat at Cochin. Everyone in the flat calls him 'Natholi'. He faces some unfortunate events in the flat and begins to write a story with the same characters in his real life and plays with their lives in his story. The film revolves around the story of the conflict between preman and the character he creates. He gradually loses control over the character he creates and it begins to act on its own.The rest of the movie is a display of Preman trying to wrest back control of his character and the ensuing plot twists.
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath, 2h40
Directed by Kanal Kannan
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Mammootty, Dileep, Narain, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal, Baburaj
Roles Mahalakshmi
Rating36% 1.8492751.8492751.8492751.8492751.849275
Kammath and Kammath is a duo in the hotel business. It includes Raja Raja Kammath (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kammath (Dileep). Sulaiman sahib (Rizabawa) is their rival. He runs a non-vegetarian hotel that is opposite a now defunct Brahmin vegetarian hotel. He has a target of acquiring this hotel's land.
August Club, 2h
Actors Rima Kallingal, Murali Gopy, Thilakan, Sukumari, Praveen Anidil, Praveen Anidil
Roles Savithri

August Club is a woman-centric film told from the point of view of Savithri (Rima Kallingal), a young upper middle class housewife. She is the unrivalled chess champion of a nearby local club. She shares a loving and sensual relationship with her husband Nandan (Murali Gopy), who is a busy business executive. A new member Shisir (Praveen Anidil) joins the club and defeats Savithri in the game of chess. Sisir, also a lover of music and poetry like Savitri, is drawn to her.
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
Directed by Lal Jose
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Dileep, Murali Gopy, Rima Kallingal, Tini Tom, Harisree Ashok, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Roles Sini Alex
Rating51% 2.5944052.5944052.5944052.5944052.594405
Aby is an ad-film maker. After a failed romance, he has remained a bachelor. His family has been on the lookout for suitable girls for sometime now and finally he agrees to tie the knot. Seven days before the wedding, he hosts a bachelor party. The events that follow are what the film is about.
Escape from Uganda
Genres Thriller
Actors Rima Kallingal, Radhakrishnan Parthiban, Vijay Babu, Mukesh, Tashu Kaushik, Joju George
Roles Shikha Samuel
Rating61% 3.0577553.0577553.0577553.0577553.057755
Shikha Samuel (Rima Kallingal), along with her husband Jayakrishnan (Vijay Babu), has chosen of all places in the world, Uganda, to find refuge in, after her family in Kerala objects to their marriage. The couple is leading a happy life with a girl child of their own. Jayakrishnan is employed as a manager in a coffee shop and Shikha runs a designer boutique of her own. She soon sets up a boutique of her own in the African country. The tranquillity of their life is shattered when Shikha is arrested on the charges of committing two murders, one of the victim is the daughter of the local Mayor, who has pledged to keep her in jail for the rest of her life.
22 Female Kottayam, 2h2
Directed by Aashiq Abu
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Rima Kallingal, Fahadh shanu, Pratap K. Pothen, Riya Saira, T. G. Ravi, Sathaar
Roles Tessa K. Abraham
Rating73% 3.6953353.6953353.6953353.6953353.695335
Tessa (Rima Kallingal) is a nursing student in Bangalore with plans of traveling to Canada for a career. She meets Cyril (Fahadh Faasil) from the travel consultancy agency working towards setting up her visa. They soon fall in love and start living together. Tessa loves him with all her heart and takes their relationship and living together seriously.
Bavuttiyude Namathil
Directed by G. S. Vijayan
Genres Drama
Actors Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Kanika, Rima Kallingal, Vineeth
Roles Noorjahan

Mammootty plays Bavutty, a chauffeur in a wealthy household. He is in fact much more than a driver; he is very much part of the family. For Sethu (played by Shankar Ramakrishnan), his employer, life is all about making money, but Bavutty is a simple man with small dreams. Kavya Madhavan plays Vanaja, Sethu's wife, while Kaniha appears as Mariam, a housemaid. Bavutty is also acting in a small scale movie called Malabar which Vanaja is producing. Rima Kallingal plays the role of Noorjahan, a tuition teacher.
Husbands in Goa, 2h30
Directed by Saji Surendran
Genres Comedy
Actors Lal, Indrajith Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Paul Michael, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal
Roles Veena
Rating37% 1.8915351.8915351.8915351.8915351.891535
Three husbands (Jayasurya, Indrajith and Asif Ali) are on a trip to Goa to take a break from their messy married lives with their dominating wives (Rima Kallingal, Bhama and Remya Nambeesan). During the trip, they meet a husband (Lal) who is on the verge of a divorce, which becomes a turning point in their lives. Their vacation in Goa, how they hook up with three young ladies and how their wives come to know about it, forms the rest of the movie.
Ayalum Njanum Thammil
Directed by Lal Jose
Genres Drama
Actors Prithviraj Sukumaran, Pratap K. Pothen, Narain, Samvrutha Sunil, Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan
Roles Diya
Rating78% 3.9430453.9430453.9430453.9430453.943045
Dr. Ravi Tharakan (Prithviraj) is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon working in a private hospital. Ayalum Njanum Thammil begins with a traumatised girl being brought to the hospital. Ravi decides to operate the girl for free, but much against the wish of her father. The girl dies during the surgery. Her father and a few local politicians accuses Dr. Tharakan for the death and protests in the hospital. Ravi is forced to flee through the backdoor, followed by the girl's relatives. He has an accident on the way and goes missing without any traces. The girl's death gains media attention and the police starts a thorough search for Dr. Ravi. The hospital management clears their hand by sacking Dr. Ravi but the chairman's private secretary Diya (Rima Kallingal) expresses dissatisfaction over the hospital's decision and starts a search on her own. She is very much attached to Ravi who had once convinced her the importance of following the ethics in medical profession. She meets Dr. Vivek (Narain) who is a very close friend and a former classmate of Ravi.
Nidra (2012)
, 1h44
Directed by Sidharth Bharathan
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rima Kallingal, Sidharth Bharathan, Jishnu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Sarayu Mohan, Thalaivaasal Vijay
Roles Ashwathy
Rating63% 3.193193.193193.193193.193193.19319
Raju (Siddharth Bharathan) is the younger son from a wealthy family. Raju, who was in Germany to do space research, was not informed of his mother's demise and has a nervous breakdown when he gets the news. He takes a couple of years to recover. After that he marries his childhood sweetheart Ashwathy (Rima Kallingal). She is the daughter of their former family chauffeur and the marriage took place much against her mother's wishes. Ashwathy barely has an idea as to what lies in store as Raju has had a history of mental unsteadiness. She has heard about his illness, that he has been mentally disturbed after his mother's death but now, she has to face the situation with virtually no support.
Orkut Oru Ormakoot
Actors Rima Kallingal, Anu Mohan, Sreejith Ravi, Siddique, Harisree Ashok, Sasi Kalinga

Orkut Oru Ormakoot is the story about the friendship between four boys who live together in a posh apartment. They have absolutely no values and morals and believe in having nothing but fun but their lives take a U turn when they befriend Crystal (Rima Kallingal), a Malayali girl living in Germany, through Orkut. Crystal coming to India to meet the four friends forms the rest of the story.
City of God, 2h25
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Indrajith Sukumaran, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rajeev Govinda Pillai, Rohini, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal
Roles Surya Prabha
Rating70% 3.536833.536833.536833.536833.53683
City of God starts with a road accident and the story traces the life of the four families who are associated with the accident. Each family has a different perspective on the city of Cochin.