Neeru Bheda a.k.a Rakhi Sawant (born on 25th November 1978) is a popular Indian movie as well as television actress, dancer, model and politician. She has worked in a number of movies and television shows. She’s well-known for her work in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali films. Apart from movies and television shows, she has hosted and judged a number of reality shows. Her blockbuster movies include Main Hoon Na, Masti, Shootout at Lokhandwala etc. She has worked alongside popular actors and actresses like Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty etc.
Rakhi Sawant Biography
|Real name||Neeru Bheda|
|Height||5’3” or 1.60 m or 160 cm|
|Weight||60 kg or 132 lbs|
|Date of Birth||25th November, 1978 (42 years as of 2020)|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Goklibai High School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Mithibai College, Mumbai|
|Debut||Movie:Bollywood– Agnichakra (1997)Tamil Film – Gambeeram (2004)Telugu Film – 6 Teens (2001)Marathi – Saatchya Aat Gharat (2004TV: Bigg Boss 1 (2006)|
|Siblings||Usha Sawant (sister)Rakesh Sawant (brother)|
|Net Worth||$1 million (approx.)|
Early Life and Background
Rakhi was dating Abhishek Awasthi but then broke up with him in 2008. Later in November 2018, she announced that she’ll marry Deepak Kalal, an internet celebrity on December 2018 but then told media that she has cancelled her marriage with him and that he’s engaged to another girl. She got married to a UK based businessman named Ritesh in 2019. She was seen confessing in Bigg Boss season 14 that she asked her husband to make a public appearance but he refused as he’s too shy to be on camera.
|Actor||Ranveer Singh, Shahrukh Khan|
|Actress||Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra|
|Beverages||Tea, Coconut Water, Red Wine|
|Restaurant||Delicacy of China, Mumbai|
Rakhi approached a number of directors and got rejected so many times but then she got her first major breakthrough in the film Agnichakra in 1997. She did a lot of small roles and dance numbers in a number of Bollywood films like Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai, Joru Ka Ghulam etc. She auditioned for an item number in the film, Chura Liya Hai Tumne in 2003 four times but made her breakthrough for her item number for the song Mohabbat Hai Mirchi. She did supporting roles in movies like Masti, Main Hoon Na etc.
She received a lot of attention from the media from the Mika Singh ‘kiss’ incident. She got so much recognition from several reality shows that she did including Bigg Boss, Nach Baliye etc. Apart from that, she has won the reality show, Yeh Hai Jalwa. She’s a life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film and Television. She’s currently seen on the television show Bigg Boss 14 as a challenger.
- Agnichakra in 1997
- Dil Ka Sauda in 1999
- Chudail No.1 in 1999
- Kurukshetra in 2000
- Joru Ka Ghulam in 2000
- Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain in 2000
- Ehsaas: The Feeling in 2001
- 6 Teens in 2001
- Badmaash No. 1 in 2002
- Gautam Govinda in 2002
- Na Tum Jaano Na Hum in 2002
- Dum in 2003
- Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne in 2003
- Om in 2003
- Bad Boys in 2003
- 2 October in 2003
- Patth in 2003
- Gambeeram in 2004
- Paisa Vasool in 2004
- Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam in 2004
- Main Hoon Na in 2004
- Saatchya Aat Gharat in 2004
- Mumbai Xpress in 2005
- Khamoshh… Khauff Ki Raat in 2005
- Shootout at Lokhandwala in 2007
- Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited in 2007
- Buddha Mar Gaya in 2007
- Gumnaam – The Mystery in 2008
- Dhoom Dadakka in 2008
- Dil Bole Hadippa! In 2009
- Mungilal Rocks in 2010
- Mumbai Can Dance Saala in 2015
- Ek Kahani Julie Ki in 2016
- Jhoomka Gira Re Remix Sweet Honey Mix in 2003
- Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya Remix in 2005
- Kajra Nite Remix in 2006
- Haadsa in 2007
- Tu Dissda in 2008
- Bhoot in 2009
- Jhagde in 2010
- Chappan Churi in 2019
- Bigg Boss 1 in 2006
- Comedy Ka Badshah — Hasega India in 2007
- Nach Baliye 3 in 2007
- Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008
- The Rakhi Sawant Showz in 2008
- Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka in 2008
- Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 in 2008
- Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano in 2009
- Rakhi Ka Swayamwar in 2009
- Pati, Patni Aur Who in 2009
- Zara Nachke Dikha 2 in 2010
- Rakhi Ka Insaaf in 2010
- Maa Exchange in 2011
- Jubilee Comedy Circus in 2011
- Bigg Toss in 2011
- Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaaniyan in 2011
- Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki in 2013
- Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali in 2013
- Box Cricket League – Season in 2014
- Box Cricket League – Season 3 in 2018
- Juzzbaatt – Namkeen Se Sangeen Tak in 2018
- Manmohini in 2019
- Box Cricket League – Season 4 in 2019
- Bigg Boss 14 in 2020 as a challenger
There are a number of controversies revolving around Rakhi Sawant. She has always been the centre of controversies.
- She was forcefully kissed by Mika Singh in the year 2016. The incident gained a lot of media attention and Rakhi filed a molestation case against him after that.
- Rakhi slapped her boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi in 2008 in public on Valentine’s Day.
- She once said that she likes Baba Ramdev and wants to marry him.
- A Ludhiana based advocate, Narinder Aditya filed a complaint against her for hurting the sentiments of the Valmiki community as she called Valmiki a murderer in 2016. She was even arrested for her remarks on Rishi Valmiki in 2017 by Punjab police.
- Rakhi said that she wanted prime minister Narendra Modi to win the election as she was a huge fan of him and she even wanted to make him her boyfriend.
- Rakhi Sawant hosted a talk show in 2010 called, Rakhi ka Insaaf after which a contestant committed suicide because of her insulting language.
- Rakhi Sawant loves non-vegetarian food. Her favourite food is grilled chicken with salad.
- She faced a terrible accident in 2016 during a show in Colombo. After the incident, she had to undergo an operation for which she had to shave her hair off.
- She owns a Ford Endeavour.
- Rakhi worked as a caterer for 50 Rs per day at Tina Ambani’s wedding when she was just ten years old.
- When she was eleven, her mother beat her up and even cut her hair because she attended a dandiya function and danced there.
- She’s the sole breadwinner for her family.
- Rakhi tried her hands at singing and came out with her debut album, super girl in 2007.