Rima Kallingal's Profile

Rima Kallingal

Age : 37

Date of Birth : 1984-Jan-18

Height : 165

Weight : 57

Figure : 34-28-34

Complexion : Wheatish

Body type : Slim

Industry : Malayalam

Education : Bachelor in Arts, Journalism

Relationship : Aashiq Abu

Zodiac sign : Capricorn

Hair color : Black

Hair pattern : Curly

Eye color : Black

Religion : Christian

Profession : Actor, Model, Dancer

Father's name : Ashokan Kallingal

Mother's name :

Siblings :

Home town : Kunnamkulam, Kerala

Current locaion : Cochin, Kerala

Languages known : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English

About :

Born in 1984 Thrissur, Rima Kallingal began practising dancing when she was three years old. A dancer by profession, she has been a part of a dance company called Nritarutya and has had performances 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, graduating in 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Christ University, Bengaluru. She is also skilled in Taekwondo (Korean martial art), Chao (Manipuri martial art) and Kalari.

Rima married director 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.

Career :

She was a semi-finalist of the Asianet reality show Vodafone Thakadhimi. She moved to Bengaluru 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.