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Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant is an actress who worked in many films and is a known figure as a television talk show host. She has worked in regional languages like Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, and Tamil. She was born on 25 November 1978 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Her father worked as a constable in the Mumbai Police. She had studied at the Mithibai College in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Her family background is a Maharashtrian Hindu Family. Her original name is Neeru Bheda. Her father did not endorse Bollywood and its culture. He was unhappy when Rakhi entered the Indian Cinema. Anand Sawant, her father, lives alone, and Rakhi takes care of his family and her brother Rakesh. It is believed to be that Rakesh would be directing a film.

Professional Life

She debuted on a famous show called Bigg Boss season-1 as a contestant. It is a very popular Indian reality show. She was also a finalist in the Bigg Boss-14 in 2020. She started her career in 1997. Sawant used to get smaller roles in the films at the beginning. She appeared in her first film called Agnichakra under the banner of Ruhi Sawant. Sawant fame rose when Director Suneel Darshan cast Rakhi in an item songs film called Jhoru Ka Ghulam. Her opposite in that song was famous and legendary actor Govinda. She had played a role in a film called Jish Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai and Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke.

Rakhi had been part of numerous dance shows and item songs. She was also a part of a dance reality show called Nach Baliye. In Nach Baliye, she was runner-up with her partner A. She started to get wider media coverage for the show. She appeared in the item number "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi" and was seen in 'Dekhta Hai Kya Tu'.It was composed by the well-known singer Himesh Reshammiya. She had played minor roles in Main Hoon Na and Masti. Rakhi sang a song for an album called Super Girl for Venus Records and Tapes Pvt Ltd.

Later, Sawant came up with a show with unique content called 'Rakhi ka Swayamvar'. According to the show's concept, Rakhi decides to choose future husbands by following the old method of Swaymvar. Rakhi chose a husband from the husband, Elesh Praujanwala, a man from Toronto, Canada. Later they announced their separation and said they separated due to differences. Later in an interview said she did it only for the money. She again with a unique show called Rakhi ka Insaf. She did her shows with her mother, Jaya Sawant, called Maa Exchange aired on Sony T.V. Rakhi Sawant was part of the following shows:

  • 57th Filmfare Awards (Participated with comedy act most celebrated actor in Bollywood like Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor)
  • Welcome- Baazi Mehmaan Nawaz Ki (Anchal Sabharwal, Madhura Naik, Chetan Hansraj, and Sangram Singh). It was telecasted on Life OK.
  • As a contestant in Box Cricket League.
  • Reappeared in the Big Boss 14

Political Experience

Rakhi Sawant made its intention to fight the Lok Sabha Poll in 2014. She decided to fight the polls from the Mumbai seat as an independent candidate. She made her Party called Rashtriya Aam Party (R.A.P.). Election Commission had not given any symbol to the Rakhi's political Party. She desired to have a party symbol as 'green chili'. She said that it matched her personality. Her party members included hoteliers and restaurateurs. During her campaign for the LokSabha, people were amused to see when Rakhi pitched for Green Chilly as an election symbol from the election commission. She faced one of the brutal defeats, just gaining 1,995 votes. Rakhi contested from the North West Mumbai constituency. After the electoral debacle, she took the membership in the Ramdas Athawale party (Republican Party of India). Athawale is Rajya Sabha member. Party made her National Executive President of its women's wing. Sawant announced her intention to work for the scheduled castes and marginalized sections of society.

Controversies related to Rakhi Sawant

  • Rakhi alleged against the popular singer Mika Singh that Singh kissed her without Rakhi's consent in the Party. After that, she lodged a police complaint of molestation. Some reports emerged that Rakhi tried to kiss first. But the case is lying in the files.
  • She made some controversial statements against sage Valmiki. She described Valmiki as a murderer. It infuriated the whole Valmiki community. Later it came out that Punjab Police had arrested the model, but Kunwar Vijay did not confirm it, then Ludhiana Commissioner of Police, after the matter did not escalate much.
  • Her love life has also been a roller coaster ride. She was in a relationship with four men. All four of them had been controversial.

Relationships with Abhishek Awasthi

The first number comes from Abhishek Tripathi. He was part of the Nach Baliye 3 and Zara Nachke Dikha. It is being said that the couple was in a relationship for three years. But after some time, they chose to walk on two different roads. However, Abhishek Awasthi tried to save his relationship, but Rakhi was so upset that she started slapping Abhishek when Abhishek went to Rakhi's home to apologize. The video became a sensation on social media and the internet, and she was trolled badly.

Relationships with Elesh Parujanwala

Elesh Parujanwala was the second man who was in a relationship with Rakhi Sawant. He came into this scene from the show called "Rakhi ka Swaymvar". Rakhi had made commitments to its fan that she would marry the winner of the show. As per the commitments, the Engagement date was announced, and later it was called off. Left their fans surprised, and after several months, it emerged out they both had parted ways. Elesh Parujanwala emerged as the winner of the show.

Relationships with the Deepak Kalal

This relationship had been the most controversial one and supplied meme material to the members. People say Deepak Kalal is the man of controversies. Sawant and Kalal have announced their wedding ceremony date, and later it was canceled by them. The reason for the cancellations is unknown to the public.

Her present relationship with her husband, Ritesh

This relationship emerged in public, and it was confirmed by the Rakhi Sawant. In her many interviews, she opened up about the marriage and went further to say that she tied the knot with Ritesh in JW Marriott in the presence of close family and friends. All efforts were made to keep the ceremony secret. The report suggested the ceremony was held in private, not in the grand wedding hall. She later appeared in Bigg Boss Season 15 with Ritesh to clear the air; as the public believed that its a publicity stunt, not a real wedding, she appeared on the show with her husband.

But the latest report from the media indicates that both have announced separation.

She has been criticized on social media and trolled many times. Once, she remarked against actress Sunny Leone where she said that Sunny should be banned from the industry as her work incites rape. It was one of the bizarre statements made by the Sawant.

Film name and role

Film Role Language Year
Dil Ka Sauda Rambha Hindi 1999
Kurukshetra Geeta Hindi 2000
Joru Ka Ghulam Chandni Hindi 2000
6 Teens Nandini Telugu 2001
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Disco Shanti Hindi 2002
Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne Sheena Hindi 2003
Om Celina Hindi 2003
Paisa Vasool Dilkhush Hindi 2004
Mast: Sanam Teri Kasam Ms. Saxena Hindi 2004
Main Hoon Na Mini Hindi 2004
Khamoshh Khauf Ki Raat Kashmira Hindi 2005
Shootout at Lokhandwala Pooja Bedi Hindi 2007
Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited Deepa Kutti Hindi 2007
Buddha Mar Gaya Kim Vishkanya Hindi 2007
Gumnaam- The Mystery Ria's Friend Hindi 2008
Dhoom Dadakka Rambha Hindi 2008

List of television shows

  1. Bigg Boss
  2. Box Cricket League
  3. Manmohini
  4. Comedy ke Badshah- Hasega India
  5. Juzzbaatt- Namkeen Se Sangeen Tak
  6. Nach Baliye 3
  7. Box Cricket League- Season 3
  8. Yeh hai Jalwa
  9. Box Cricket League- Season 1
  10. Comedy circus ke Mahabali
  11. Welcome- Baazi Mehmaan - Nawaaz ki
  12. Ghazab Desh ki Ajab Khaaniyan
  13. Bigg Boss
  14. Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka
  15. Jalwa Four 2 ka 1
  16. Arre Deewano Mujhe Pechchano
  17. Jubilee Comedy Circus
  18. Maa Exchange
  19. Rakhi Ka Insaf
  20. Zara Nachke Dikha
  21. Pati Patni aur Woh
  22. Zara Nachke Dikha 2
  23. Rakhi ka Swaymavar

Rakhi has been regarded as a controversial queen in Bollywood as she raises the temperature with her statements in the media and sometimes gets into trouble. She has 5,022 posts and 3.4 million followers on Instagram. It shows that she has a wide range of fan following worldwide. reports that the net worth of Sawant is 3-5 million. It further reports that she has assets of 37 crores and owns two flats in Andheri and Juhu. Apart from assets, she has invested her money in automobile companies and owns ford endeavors. She is also the owner of a bungalow in Mumbai.

Short Summary

Original Name: Neeru Bheda

Martial Status: Separated

Nickname: Controversy Queen

Profession: Actress, Dancer, Politician

Name of the Political Party: Republican Party of India (Athawale)

Physical Appearance

Weight: in kilograms-60kg

In pounds- 132lbs

Height: in centimeters- 160cm

in meters- 1.60 meter

in feet inches: 5'3''

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Figure Measurements: 36-28-36

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth: 25 November 1978
  • Age: 43 Years
  • Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Hometown: Mumbai
  • School: Goklibai High School, Mumbai
  • Institute/ University: Mithibai College, Mumbai
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Born in a Hindu Family but follows Christianity
  • Political affiliation: Bhartiya Janta Party (B.J.P.)
  • Food Habit: Non- Vegetarian
  • Address B2/501, Serenity Complex, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058
  • Tatto: Right Tricep- Shape of a heart
  • Hobbies: Dancing

Favorite things

  • Actor: Ranveer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan
  • Food: Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Beverages: Rivera Wine, Coconut Water, Tea
  • Actresses: Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha
  • Holiday Destination: Switzerland
  • Animal: Monkey
  • Jewelry: Diamond
  • Song: "Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki"
  • Restaurant: Delicacy of China in Mumbai


  • Assets: Movable: ₹3.57 cr
  • Immovable: ₹11.12 cr
  • Car Collection: Ford Endeavour, Audi A4


  • Salary (Approx) ₹10-12 lakhs
  • Total worth: ₹14 Cr

Less Known Facts

  • Does she smoke? - NO
  • Does she consume Alcohol? - Yes
  • When she was 10 years old, her mother cut her long hair because she took part in the Dandia event and danced there.
  • She had a lip-locked with Kainaaz Pervez at ther permier of the film "Khamoshh.... Khauff ki Raat"
  • Her family resisted its member to take part in the entertainment industry, but she rebelled against them and approached many producers and gave auditions to them. But she faced rejection from the producer, and to enhance her looks and appearance, she did cosmetic surgery on his face.
  • In December 2016, she met with a horrific accident; she lost all her hair and became bald. At a show in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an excess of artificial fog on the stage tripped and hurt her head, and she had to shave her hair and undergo an operation.
  • An F.I.R. was registered against Rakhi Sawant and four others in November 2010 in connection with the death of a Dalit youth named Laksham Prasad of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. He felt embarrassed when Rakhi called out her impotent at her show in "Rakhi Ka Insaf".
  • Some Indians had invited her to Illinois, United States of America, in 2016. But her arrival ignited controversy because she wore a cloth in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo was imprinted on it in an objectional way.
  • She worked as a caterer at Tina Ambani's wedding when she was 10 years old.
  • She claimed that she had faced gender-based taboos like going out to beauty parlors, standing out on balconies, and doing dance at a public gatherings. She also called herself a victim of child abuse.
  • Her family is a conservative Marathi Family.

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