A small time Telugu film actress was rescued from a prostitution racket and her pimp arrested in a raid at a five-star hotel here in Goa, police said on Tuesday.

Police Inspector Siddhant Shirodkar told reporters that the raid was conducted late on Tuesday, after police sent a decoy customer to the hotel.

"We arrested her pimp Aisha Sayyad and rescued the actress who has been sent to a protective home," Shirodkar said.

The pimp had been offering the actress for prostitution in many posh resorts in the state in the recent past, the official said.