Rakhi Sawant Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Rakhi Sawant Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Rakhi Sawant is an Indian dancer, model, actress, and television talk show host, who has appeared in many Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Odia,

Real Name Neeru Bheda
Nickname(s) Drama Queen, Controversy Queen
Another name Rakhi Sawant Fatima

Note: She added “Fatima” to her name after getting married to Adil Durrani. [1]

Profession(s) Actress, Politician, Dancer
Political Party Republican Party of India (Athawale)

Physical Stats & More
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
Debut Bollywood Film: Agnichakra (1997)

Telugu Film: 6 Teens (2001)

Tamil Film: Gambeeram (2004)

Marathi: Saatchya Aat Gharat (2004)

TV: Bigg Boss 1 (2006)
Album: Supergirl (2007)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 25 November 1978
Age (as of 2022) 44 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Goklibai High School, Mumbai [2]
College/University Mithibai College, Mumbai [3]
Religion She was born into a Hindu family, but she follows Christianity [4]
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Political Inclination BJP [5]
Address B2/501, Serenity Complex, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058 [6]

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 Valentine’s Day when Abhishek wanted to reconcile after calling her 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 embarrassed and called an “impotent” at her reality show ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’ in October 2010.

• On 9 July 2016, a Ludhiana-based advocate Narinder Adiya filed a complaint against her for hurting the sentiments of the Valmiki
Community by calling Valmiki a murderer. [7]

• 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 Patekar of sexual harassment, Rakhi called for a press meeting where she not only praised Patekar, but also slammed Tanushree by calling her a drug addict, and 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 Separated
Marriage Date • First Marriage: Year, 2019
• Second Marriage: 2 July 2022 (court marriage)

Note: On 29 May 2022, Rakhi and Adil got married to each other in a Nikah ceremony in the presence of a Qazi.

Affairs/Boyfriends • Abhishek Avasthi (Dancer)

• Elesh Parujanwala (Ex-fiance)

• Deepak Kalal

• Adil Durrani (Businessman)
Husband/Spouse • First Husband: Ritesh (an NRI) (ex-husband)

Note: On the eve of Valentine’s Day in 2022, she announced that she parted ways with Ritesh. [8]

• Second Husband: Adil Durrani (separated)

Parents Father– Name Not Known
Step-father– Anand Sawant (Police Constable)
Mother– Jaya Bheda (died on 29 January 2023 after battling endometrial cancer) [9]

Siblings Brother– Rakesh Sawant (Film Director)

Sister– Usha Sawant (Actress)

Food Grilled Chicken, Salad
Beverage(s) Riviera Wine, Tea, Coconut Water
Actor(s) Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh
Actresses Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone
Song “Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki”
Jewellery Diamond
Animal Monkey
Restaurant The delicacy of China in Mumbai
Destination Switzerland
Style Quotient
Car Collection Ford Endeavour
Assets/Properties Movable– ₹3.57 crore

Immovable – ₹11.12 crore [10]

Money Factor
Salary (approx.) Rs. 10-12 lakhs (as of 2012)
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 14 crores (as of 2014) [11]


Some Lesser Known Facts About Rakhi Sawant

  • Does Rakhi Sawant smoke?: No
  • Does Rakhi Sawant drink alcohol?: Yes
  • 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 on balconies, going to beauty parlors, 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; to showcase her dance and talent. After facing a chain of rejections, she chose the path of cosmetic surgery to enhance her looks and appearance. 
  • 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.’
  • The same year, she tried her hand at singing with her debut album “Super Girl” in 2007.

  • In 2008, she won the 9X channel’s dance reality show called “Yeh Hai Jalwa.” 
  • 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.
  • She made a political party called ‘Rashtriya Aam Party’ (RAP) with the symbol of green chili 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).
  • 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.”

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