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.
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:
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
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
List of television shows
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. Republicworld.com 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.
Original Name: Neeru Bheda
Martial Status: Separated
Nickname: Controversy Queen
Profession: Actress, Dancer, Politician
Name of the Political Party: Republican Party of India (Athawale)
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
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