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 on to pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut in 2009 through the film Ritu and later appeared in Neelathaamara (2009) and continues to work in Malayalam films. Her notable roles include roles in City of God (2011), Indian Rupee (2011), Nidra (2012), 22 Female Kottayam (2012), August Club (2013), and Rani Padmini (2015).
Rima got married to director Aashiq Abu on the 1st of November 2013, in a simple ceremony 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 register and thus officially they became husband and wife. After the function, they had arranged a small feast for their well-wishers.
Rima has said 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 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.