Rakhi Sawant Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography

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Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Mumbai
Husband: Adil Durrani

Rakhi Sawant

Real NameNeeru Bheda
Nickname(s)Drama Queen, Controversy Queen
Other nameRakhi Sawant Fatima

Note: She added "Fatima" to her name after getting married to Adil Durrani. [1]The Siasat Daily
Profession(s)Actress, Politician, Dancer
Political PartyRepublican Party of India (Athawale)
Republican Party of India (Athawale)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 3" (160 cm)
Weight (approx.)60 Kg (132 lbs)
Figure Measurements (approx.)36-28-36
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutBollywood Film: Agnichakra (1997)
Agnichakra (1997)
Telugu Film: 6 Teens (2001)
6 Teens (2001)
Tamil Film: Gambeeram (2004)
Gambeeram (2004)
Marathi: Saatchya Aat Gharat (2004)
Saatchya Aat Gharat film (2004)
TV: Bigg Boss 1 (2006)
Album: Supergirl (2007)
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 November 1978 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)45 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolGoklibai High School, Mumbai [2]India TV News
College/UniversityMithibai College, Mumbai [3]India TV News
ReligionShe was born into a Hindu family, but she follows Christianity [4]Bangalore Mirror
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationBJP [5]Indian Express
AddressB2/501, Serenity Complex, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058 [6]My Neta
Rakhi Sawant's House In Mumbai
TattooRight Tricep- Shape of a heart
Rakhi Sawant's tatoo on right tricep
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.
Rakhi Sawant and Mika Singh kiss controversy
• 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.
Rakhi Sawant slapping her then boyfriend Abhishek in front of camera
• 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.
Rakhi Sawant in Rakhi Ka Insaaf with Laksham Prasad, who killed himself after the show
• 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. [7]Huffington Post
Rakhi Sawant in the district courts in Ludhiana after getting a bail in 2017
• In 2016, she was invited by some Indians in Illinois, USA. She ignited a 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.
Rakhi Sawant wearing a dress with Narendra Modi imprinted
• In 2018, during the #MeToo Movement, when Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of 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. An FIR was filed against Rakhi Sawant in October 2023 by Tanushree Dutta who accused her of causing mental trauma due the 2018 Me Too case. The FIR was filed at the Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai. Tanushree later addressed the matter in an interview and said,

I have come here to file an FIR against Rakhi Sawant for the psychological trauma that she caused in 2018 during the Me Too Movement. There are many penal codes added to the FIR based on multiple reasons."

• On 22 August 2023, Rajshree More, Rakhi's best friend, lodged a police complaint against her for defaming and threatening her. In an interview, Rajshree alleged that Rakhi threatened her the same day Adil made his first appearance in media following his release from prison. [8]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusSeparated
Marriage DateFirst Marriage: Year, 2019
Second Marriage: 2 July 2022 (court marriage)
Rakhi Sawant showing her marriage certificate with her second husband, Adil

Note: On 29 May 2022, Rakhi and Adil got married to each other in a Nikah ceremony in the presence of a Qazi. According to Adil, they secretly married each other prior to the official marriage in 2022. [9]Bollywood Bubble - YouTube
Affairs/Boyfriends• Abhishek Avasthi (Dancer)
Rakhi Sawant with Ex-boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi
• Elesh Parujanwala (Ex-fiance)
Rakhi Sawant with Ex-fiance Elesh Parujanwala
Deepak Kalal
Deepak Kalal
Adil Durrani (Businessman)
Husband/SpouseFirst Husband: Ritesh (an NRI) (ex-husband)
Rakhi Sawant with her husband, Ritesh

Note: On the eve of Valentine's Day in 2022, she announced that she parted ways with Ritesh. [10]The Timnes of India Adil, however, in an interview, claimed that she did not take divorce from Ritesh. [11]Bollywood Bubble - YouTube

Second Husband: Adil Durrani (separated)
Adil Khan Durrani and Rakhi Sawant
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Step-father- Anand Sawant (Police Constable)
Mother- Jaya Bheda (died on 29 January 2023 after battling endometrial cancer) [12]NDTV
Rakhi Sawant With Her Mother
SiblingsBrother- Rakesh Sawant (Film Director)
Rakhi Sawant's Brother Rakesh Sawant
Sister- Usha Sawant (Actress)
Rakhi Sawant With Her Sister
FoodGrilled Chicken, Salad
Beverage(s)Riviera Wine, Tea, Coconut Water
Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh
ActressesPriyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone
Song"Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki"
Jewellery Diamond
RestaurantDelicacy of China in Mumbai
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Ford Endeavour
• BMW X6 (received as payment for a song)
Rakhi Sawant with her BMW X6
Assets/PropertiesMovable- ₹3.57 crore

Immovable - ₹11.12 crore [13]India Today
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 10-12 lakhs (as of 2012)
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 14 crore (as of 2014) [14]India Today

Rakhi Sawant


Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakhi Sawant

  • Does Rakhi Sawant smoke?: No
  • Does Rakhi Sawant drink alcohol?: Yes

    Rakhi Sawant Drinking Beer

    Rakhi Sawant Drinking Beer

  • Rakhi was born into a conservative Marathi family. His father is a Marathi, while his mother is a Gujarati.
  • According to her, she was a victim of child abuse and she had to face different gender-based taboos like standing out in balconies, going to beauty parlours, doing dance at public gatherings, etc.
  • At the age of 10, she worked as a caterer at Tina Ambani‘s wedding.
  • When she was 11 years old, her mother beat her and even cut her long hair; just because she attended a Dandia event and danced over there.
  • As her family never allowed her to enter the entertainment world, she became rebellious and started approaching many producers; showcasing her dance and talent. After facing a chain of rejections, she chose the path of cosmetic surgery to enhance her looks and appearance.

    Rakhi Sawant Before And After

    Rakhi Sawant Before And After

  • In her debut film ‘Agnichakra’ (1997), she used the screen name “Ruhi Sawant.”
  • She did her first item number song “Bam Bhole Bam Bhole” for the film ‘Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’ (2001).

  • After making small appearances in numerous Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil films, her breakthrough came up with the item song “Mohabbat Hai Mirchi” from the film ‘Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne’ (2003), starring Zayed Khan and Esha Deol.

  • In 2007, Rakhi and her Ex-boyfriend Abhishek Avasthi were the runner-ups of the dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 3.’

    Rakhi Sawant with Abhishek Awasthi in Nach Baliye 3

    Rakhi Sawant with Abhishek Awasthi in Nach Baliye 3

  • The same year, she tried her hand in singing with her debut album “Super Girl” in 2007.

  • In 2008, she won the 9X channel’s dance reality show called “Yeh Hai Jalwa.”

    Rakhi Sawant, winner of Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008

    Rakhi Sawant, winner of Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008

  • After participating in the reality show called ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’ (2009), she got engaged to the winner “Elesh Parujanwala”, but she broke the engagement citing that she only got engaged to him just for money and to buy a flat for her.

    Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala in Rakhi Ka Swayamvar

    Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala in Rakhi Ka Swayamvar

  • She made a political party called ‘Rashtriya Aam Party’ (RAP) with the symbol of green chilli and contested in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 from a seat in Mumbai, however, she managed to get only 15 votes. In the same year, she joined Maharashtrian leader Ramdas Athawale’s Republican Party of India (A).

    Rakhi Sawant's political party - Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP)

    Rakhi Sawant’s political party – Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP)

  • In December 2016, she had a horrific accident that made her go bald. During a show in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an excess of artificial fog on the stage tripped and hurt her head, due to which, she had to shave her hair to undergo an operation.
  • In February 2023, Rakhi Sawant announced her separation from her second-husband Adil Khan Durrani. She accused Adil of having an extra-marital affair with a girl named Tanu Chandel. In a media conversation, she said,

    Adil ne finally decision le liya ki woh Tanu ke saath rehenge. Kal unhone bol diya mujhe, ki mai jaa raha hoon tumhe chod ke, mai Tanu ke saath rahunga. Mera Istemaal kiya Bollywood mai ane ke liye. Mai court jaungi. Mere saare paise unhone le liye. Mere pass saare proof hai.”

    In an interview, Adil refuted the accusations, emphasizing that he had previously informed Rakhi that he worked with Tanu and she had expressed no concerns about it. [15]Bollywood Bubble – YouTube

  • In an interview, Adil talked about his relationship with Rakhi Sawant, whom he met through a friend. He revealed that Rakhi lied about being single and her marriage to Ritesh Singh from the beginning of their relationship; however, in February 2022, she announced a divorce from Ritesh. According to Adil, he discovered voice notes from Rakhi’s phone to Ritesh, indicating that they spent a week in the United Kingdom and she received financial assistance from Ritesh. Adil further claimed that Rakhi used to beat him; he showed a video in which he could be seen having scratches and bruises on his body. In the interview, Adil said that when he suggested a secret divorce just like their marriage to Rakhi, she initially asked about financial compensation and later refused to give the divorce. To Adil’s surprise, Rakhi made her marriage to Adil public the next day. [16]Bollywood Bubble – YouTube
  • She has reportedly got her derriere (buttocks) insured.
  • In May 2024, it was reported that she was hospitalized due to a heart ailment. Her ex-husband Ritesh confirmed that she had a tumour in her uterus. However, her ex-husband Adil Durrani called it a drama to avoid jail term.