A daughter of a senior Mumbai policeman who grew up in Mumbai, and was an Arts student at Mithibai College, in Vile Parle, Mumbai, she appeared in several music videos and in some item songs in Bollywood movie. Rakhi shot to fame when she was still in school, when Bollywood director Suneel Darshan cast her as an Item Number opposite Govinda in Joru Ka Ghulam. Three years later she auditioned four times before winning her breakthrough Item number Mohabbat hai Mirchi in Chura Liya Hai Tumne in 2003. Rakhi has a boyfriend Abishek.

On November 12, 2008 she confessed to breaking up with her boyfriend Abhishek on Zoom TV. Though Rakhi had regular broken up and reconciled with Abhishek before, this was final.

Rakhi has also had several controversial times; her father who dislikes the film industry was dismayed when his baby daughter entered a profession that he considered disrespectful. Her father now lives alone and Rakhi is the sole provider for the Sawant family, including her brother Rakesh, who is in the process of directing his first film.

She first made a lot of media from Mika Singh ”pappi” incident. After she received wider notice as a contestant in several reality shows, including Big Boss and Nach Baliye, she began to receive considerable coverage from the Indian tabloid press.

In November 2008, Rakhi appointed senior journalist, internet branding and marketing expert and publicist Flynn Remedios to handle her Media and branding needs as she began to get media attention from not just the Indian press but from media all over Africa.

She has also won the dance reality show “Yeh Hai Jalwa“. Presently she is a judge of a dance reality show Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka which air”s on Zee tv. Sawant is a life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television.She will also be taking part in the upcoming reality show jalwa 4 two ka one which will air from November 2nd on 9x

Rakhi has also performed in Indian Cricket League 2nd Final on November 15, 2008. About 70,000 people were present that time in the ground.

In 2009, Sawant launched her reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar in which she planned to select her future husband by the ancient ritual of Swayamvar. On 2 August 2009 she chose her life partner, a contestant from Toronto, Canada, Elesh Parujanwala. However, several months later, Sawant announced that the couple had separated due to irreconcilable differences.

Continuously appearing in numerous reality shows either as a host, judge or participant, Sawant has been a regular stage performer as well. She has performed in many awards ceremonies & television shows. In 2012, she performed a comedy act with Shahrukh Khan & Ranbir Kapoor at the 57th Filmfare Awards. In May 2012, she announced that she would be working in the Bengali remake of the film The Dirty Picture

 

Films Done By Rakhi Sawant

  • 1997 Agnichakra Hindi
  • 1999 Dil Ka Sauda Rambha Hindi
  • 1999 Chudail No. 1 Hindi
  • 2000 Kurukshetra Geeta Hindi
  • 2000 Joru Ka Ghulam Chandni Hindi
  • 2000 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Hindi
  • 2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Hindi
  • 2001 6 Teens Nandini Telugu
  • 2002 Badmaash No. 1 Hindi
  • 2002 Gautam Govinda Hindi
  • 2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Disco Shanti Hindi
  • 2003 Dum Hindi
  • 2003 Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne Sheena Hindi
  • 2003 Om Celina Hindi
  • 2003 Bad Boys Hindi
  • 2003 2 October Hindi
  • 2003 Patth Hindi
  • 2004 Gambeeram Tamil
  • 2004 Paisa Vasool Dilkhush Hindi
  • 2004 Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam Ms. Saxena Hindi
  • 2004 Main Hoon Na Mini Hindi
  • 2004 Saatchya Aat Gharat Marathi
  • 2005 Mumbai Xpress Hindi
  • 2005 Khamoshh… Khauff Ki Raat Kashmira Hindi
  • 2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Pooja Bedi Hindi
  • 2007 Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited Deepa Kutti Hindi
  • 2007 Buddha Mar Gaya Kim / Vishkanya Hindi
  • 2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery Ria’s friend Hindi
  • 2008 Dhoom Dadakka Rambha Hindi
  • 2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Shanno Amritsari Hindi
  • 2010 Mungilal Rocks Hindi
  • 2015 Mumbai Can Dance Saala Hindi
  • 2016 Ek Kahani Julie Ki Julie Hindi
  • 2020 Article 370

 

Music videos Done By Rakhi Sawant

  • 2003 Jhoomka Gira Re Remix Sweet Honey Mix D.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3 Hindi
  • 2005 “Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya Remix” D.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3 Hindi
  • 2006 “Kajra Nite Remix” Kajra Nite Remix Hindi
  • 2007 “Haadsa” Universal Music Hindi
  • 2008 “Tu Dissda” Club Mix Hindi
  • 2009 “Bhoot” Ishq Bector Hindi
  • 2010 “Jhagde” Ishq Bector Hindi
  • 2019 “Chappan Churi” Hindi

 

Television Done By Rakhi Sawant

  • 2006 Bigg Boss 1 Sony TV Contestant
  • 2007 Comedy Ka Badsshah — Hasega India Judge alongside Raju Srivastav
  • 2007 Nach Baliye 3 Star Plus Participant with Abhishek Avasthi (Runner-up)
  • 2008 Yeh Hai Jalwa 9X Contestant (Winner with her team ‘Chiller party’)
  • 2009 Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano Star Plus Contestant
  • 2010 Zara Nachke Dikha 2 Star Plus Contestant (Winner with her team ‘Masakali Girls’)
  • 2010 Rakhi ka Insaaf Imagine TV Host
  • 2011 Maa Exchange Sony TV Participant along with Jaya Sawant
  • 2010 Jubilee Comedy Circus Winner
  • 2011 Bigg Toss India TV Contestant
  • 2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki Life OK Weekly contestant
  • 2013 Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali Sony TV Contestant
  • 2014 Box Cricket League – Season 1 Contestant
  • 2018 Box Cricket League – Season 3 MTV Contestan
  • 2018 Juzzbaatt – Namkeen Se Sangeen Tak Zee TV Guest (along with Arshi Khan)
  • 2019 Manmohini Chakua Chudail
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