Rakhi Sawant Biography, Career, Debut, Politics, Bigg Boss, Reality Shows, Relationships, Parents, Controversy, Net Worth, Education, Age, Height, And More

Rakhi Sawant is an Indian dancer, model, actress, and television talk show host. Sawant has established herself as a sex symbol in Bollywood. She was a contestant on the first season of the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss 1.

Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant Early Life

Rakhi Sawant was born on 25th November 1978 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India to Maya Bheda. Later, Rakhi’s mother married Anand Sawant, a police constable at Worli Police Station, and gave the children the surname of their stepfather.

Rakhi Sawant with her mother

Rakhi Sawant Career

Acting Career

In 1997, Rakhi made her film debut in the film Agnichakra under the name Ruhi Sawant. She played many small roles and dance numbers in Bollywood films Joru Ka Ghulam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain, and Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke.

In 2005, she appeared in the music video Pardesiya, from the album D.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3.

Rakhi Sawant career

Reality Shows

In 2006, she appeared in the first season of the reality show Bigg Boss. She got evicted in week 4 but later made a re-entry. She was among the top four finalists but got evicted days before the grand finale.

In 2007, she participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye with Abhishek Avasthi and emerged as the first runner-up. In 2009, Sawant launched the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar in which she planned to select her future husband through the ancient ritual of Swayamvar.

Rakhi Sawant Reality Shows

In 2013, she participated in Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki.

From 2020 to 2021, Sawant appeared as a challenger in Bigg Boss 14. She emerged as a finalist but decided to walk out, opting for the cash prize of 14 lakhs.

In 2022, she entered in the Bigg Boss Marathi season 3 as a challenger.

Rakhi Sawant Bigg Boss

Music Career

In 2007, Rakhi made her singing debut in the album Super Girl launched by Venus Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd.

Rakhi Sawant Music Career

Political Career

On 26th March 2014, she contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as an Independent Candidate. On 28 March, she founded the Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP). She received only 15 votes from the Mumbai North-West Constituency and lost the election.

Rakhi Sawant Political Career

Rakhi Sawant Relationship

In 2019, Sawant married an NRI man named Ritesh, separating in early 2022. In 2022, she is in a relationship with Adil Durrani.

Rakhi Sawant with her husband

Rakhi Sawant Health

In November 2018, during The Great Khali’s Continental Wrestling Entertainment promotion, American female wrestler Rebel got involved in a dance battle against Sawant, during which Rebel injured Sawant’s back and she fell unconscious.

Rakhi Sawant Health

Rakhi Sawant Net Worth

Rakhi has a net worth of ₹11 crores.

Rakhi Sawant Net Worth

Rakhi Sawant Education

She completed her schooling at Goklibai High School, Mumbai. She completed her graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai.

Rakhi Sawant Education

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Rakhi Sawant Physical Stats

Height (approx.) in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 36-28-36
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Rakhi Sawant Wiki/Bio

Name Rakhi Sawant
Real Name Neeru Bheda
Nickname(s) Drama Queen, Controversy Queen
Date of Birth 25th November 1978
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Goklibai High School, Mumbai
College/University Mithibai College, Mumbai
Religion She was born into a Hindu family, but she follows Christianity
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Political Inclination BJP
Hobbies Dancing
Tattoo Right Tricep- Shape of a heart
Controversies • In 2005, she had a lip-lock with her co-star Kainaaz Pervez at the premiere of the film ‘Khamoshh…Khauff Ki Raat.’
• In 2006, Mika Singh forcefully kissed her at his 35th birthday party, after which, she filed a molestation case against him.
• In 2008, she slapped her then boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi in public. It all happened on Valentines Day, when Abhishek wanted to reconcile after calling her by dirty names.
• In November 2010, an F.I.R. was filed against her and 4 others in connection with the death of a dalit youth named Laksham Prasad of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh; as he was embarresed and called an “impotent” at her reality show ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’ in October 2010.
• On 9 July 2016, a Ludhiana-based advocate Narinder Adiya had filed a complaint against her for hurting the sentiments of the Valmiki
Community by calling Valmiki a murderer.
• In 2016, she was invited by some Indians in Illinois, USA. She ignited controversy after she arrived at the event; wearing a dress with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image imprinted on it, and that too in an objectionable way.
• In 2018, during the #MeToo Movement, when Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekarof sexual harresment, Rakhi called for a press meet where she not only paised Patekar, but also slammed Tanushree by calling her a drug addict, a liar, and called it a mere publicity stunt. She also accused Tanushree of raping her not once, but multiple times. For her allegation, Tanushree sued her for ₹10 crore to which Rakhi threatened her with a countersuit of ₹50 crore.
Relationships & More
Marital Status Engaged
Marriage Date Year, 2019
Affairs/Boyfriends • Abhishek Avasthi (Dancer)
• Elesh Parujanwala (Ex-fiance)
• Deepak Kalal
• Adil Durrani (Businessman)
Fiancé Adil Durrani
Husband/Spouse Ritesh (an NRI) (ex-husband)
Parents Father- Name Not Known
Step-father- Anand Sawant (Police Constable)
Mother- Jaya Bheda
Siblings Brother- Rakesh Sawant (Film Director)
Sister- Usha Sawant (Actress)

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