Rakhi Sawant Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography

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Rakhi Sawant is a model, dancer and politician. She shot to fame with her item number opposite Govinda in Joru Ka Gulam. She has appeared in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, and Telugu films. Over the years, Rakhi has established herself, Drama Queen and Controversy Queen of the Industry.


Rakhi Sawant was born on 25 November 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) as Neeru Bheda in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She did her schooling from Goklibai high school, Vile Parle, Mumbai and went to Mithibai College to pursue arts.  She belonged to a conservative Hindu Family. Rakhi was always fascinated with the glamour world and wanted to work in films, but her parents were against her wishes to do so. At the age of 10, she worked as a caterer in Tina Ambani’s wedding. Later, when she was 11 years old, Sawant attended a Dandiya event. When her mother came to know that Rakhi danced at a Dandiya event, her mother not only beat her up but also chopped her hair off. Rakhi Sawant turned rebellious because her parents did not approve of her career choice. Soon after, she started approaching producers and showcased her talent of dancing to them, but got rejected. After facing a series of rejections, rakhi chose to undergo cosmetic surgery for enhancing her looks and appearance.


Rakhi Sawant before and after Cosmetic Surgery

Rakhi Sawant before and after Cosmetic Surgery

Physical Appearance

Having black eyes and black hair, the actress is around 5’ 3” tall and weighs around 60 kg.

Rakhi Sawant


Parents & Siblings

Born into a Maharashtrian Family, Rakhi Sawant is the daughter of Anand Sawant, a senior Mumbai Policeman, and Jaya Bheda. Rakhi’s mother married twice and Rakhi was born out of her first husband. She was born into a Hindu family but later embraced Christianity. Her mother died on 29 January 2023 due to endometrial cancer. [1]NDTV

Rakhi Sawant with her mother

Rakhi Sawant with her mother

She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and actress Usha Sawant.

Rakesh Sawant

Rakhi’s brother Rakesh Sawant

Rakhi Sawant with her sister

Rakhi Sawant with her sister, Usha Sawant


Rakhi Sawant got married to an NRI named Ritesh in 2019. [2]Hindustan Times

Rakhi Sawant with her husband, Ritesh

Rakhi Sawant with her husband, Ritesh

In February 2022, rakhi and Ritesh parted ways. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, Rakhi took to social media to announce their separation. [3]The Times of India On 2 July 2022, she got married to a businessman named Adil Khan Durrani in a court; they had a nikah ceremony on 29 May 2022. [4]The Times of India

Rakhi Sawant showing her marriage certificate with her second husband, Adil

Rakhi Sawant showing her marriage certificate with her second husband, Adil

In February 2023, Rakhi announced her separation from Adil after she came to know about Adil’s extra-marital affair with Tanu Chandel. In a media conversation, while talking about it, Rakhi 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.”

Adil, however, talked about his separation from Rakhi, in an interview, and refuted Rakhi’s claims. He stated that he had been transparent about his professional involvement with Tanu Chandel, and according to him, Rakhi had no issues with this.


Abhishek Awasthi 

Rakhi was in a relationship with dancer Abhishek Awasthi for three years.

Rakhi Sawant with Abhishek Awasthi

Rakhi Sawant with Abhishek Awasthi

Elesh Parujanwala

Rakhi announced on the national television that she was going to tie the knot with Elesh Parujanwala (winner of show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar) but only got engaged to him. Later, she broke the engagement saying she got engaged to him only for the sake of money and to buy a flat for herself.

Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala

Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala

Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala on Rakhi Ka Swayamwar

Rakhi Sawant with Elesh Parujanwala on Rakhi Ka Swayamwar

Deepak Kalal

Rakhi was expected to marry Deepak Kalal on 31 December 2018 in Los Angeles, USA.

Rakhi Sawant with Deepak Kalal

Rakhi Sawant with Deepak Kalal

Rakhi Sawant and Deepak Kalal Wedding Invitation

Rakhi Sawant and Deepak Kalal’s Wedding Invitation

Adil Khan Durrani

In 2022, Rakhi started dating Adil Khan Durrani (Businessman). In May 2022, Rakhi flaunted her diamond ring and confirmed that she was soon going to get married to Adil.

Rakhi Sawant with her boyfriend, Adil Khan Durrani

Rakhi Sawant with her boyfriend Adil Khan Durrani

While talking about his relationship with Rakhi, in an interview, Adil mentioned that he met Rakhi through one of his friends. He claimed that Rakhi misled him about her marital status right from the start. When they were dating, he asked her about her relationship with Ritesh Singh, and she insisted she was single; however, in February 2022, Rakhi announced that she was seeking a divorce from Ritesh. Adil went on to reveal that he and Rakhi initially had a secret marriage, which was followed by a legal ceremony in 2022, but their relationship later started facing some issues. He mentioned that he found voice notes on Rakhi’s phone that she had sent to Ritesh after attending an event in the UK. According to Adil, the voice notes suggested that Rakhi spent a week with Ritesh, who was also financially supporting her, in the UK. Adil further presented a video, in the interview, in which he could be seen showing scratches on his body, alleging that Rakhi physically abused him. Adil said that when he suggested that they get divorced without anyone knowing, similar to their secret marriage, Rakhi’s initial concern was financial compensation, but she later refused to separate, and the day after this discussion, Rakhi announced her marriage to Adil Khan. Furthermore, Adil claimed that he had showered Rakhi with expensive gifts, including a BMW X1, and diamond jewellery, among others, but she didn’t appreciate his gestures. [5]Bollywood Bubble – YouTube


Rakhi made her debut with movie Agnichakra (1997) under the screen name Ruhi Sawant. She then went on to perform small roles and dance numbers in Joru Ka Ghulam, Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai. Rakhi made entry into item number songs with Bam Bhole Bam Bhole from the movie Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke.

In 2003, Rakhi auditioned for about four times before being shortlisted for her breakthrough item number Mohabbat Hai Mirchi. Sawant also appeared in small roles in films like Masti and Main Hoon Na. After setting her feet in Bollywood, Rakhi went on to take roles in Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Tamil and Telugu movies.

In the year 2006, she participated in the 1st season of the reality show Big Boss and remained among the top four finalists. During her stay in the Big Boss house, she got into an ugly battle with co-contestant Kashmeera Shah. Later, she actively took part in a few reality shows like Nach Baliye 3 and Yeh Hai Jalwa.

Rakhi Sawant and Abhishek in Nach Baliye 3

Rakhi Sawant and Abhishek in Nach Baliye 3

Rakhi Sawant winner of Yeh Hai Jalwa

Rakhi Sawant- winner of Yeh Hai Jalwa

Rakhi also tried her hands in singing and launched her album Super Girl in 2007.

Sawant has appeared in some most successful music videos like Pardesi from the album D J Hot Remix – Vol 3, Kajra Nite Remix, and Jhagda.

In March 2014, she announced her plan to contest in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 from a seat in Mumbai and formed a political party called Rashtriya Aam Party. However, she managed to collect only 15 votes. In the same year, she resigned from RAP and joined Maharashtrian leader Ramdas Athawale’s Republican Party of India.

Rakhi Sawants Rashtriya Aam Party

Rakhi Sawant’s Rashtriya Aam Party


Rakhi, with her hilarious dramas and outrageous statements, have always been a part of big controversies.

  • In 2005, her lip-lock with co-star Kainaaz Pervez at the premiere of Khamoshh…Khauff Ki Raat created a huge controversy.
  • Another incident happened when Mika Singh forcefully kissed her at his 35th birthday party. The actress then filed a molestation case against him.Rakhi Sawant and Mikha Singh Controversy
  • Rakhi again came into the news when she slapped her ex-boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi in public; when he tried to reconcile with her after calling her names.
Rakhi Sawant slapping Abishek Awasthi

Rakhi Sawant slapping Abhishek Awasthi

  • An SC youth, Lakshman Prasad, of Jhansi, died as he was embarrassed after being called an “impotent” on her show. An F.I.R was launched against her and 4 others in connection.
Rakhi Ka Insaf Show

On the sets of Rakhi Ka Insaf, the man who killed himself after being called impotent.

  • A complaint was lodged against Rakhi Sawant after she made objectionable remarks against Valmiki on the national television in 2016. Her remarks hurt the sentiments of the Valmiki community.
Rakhi Sawant in district court Ludhiana

Rakhi Sawant in district court Ludhiana

  •  Rakhi grabbed headlines again when she wore a dress with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture imprinted on it in an objectionable way. The incident took place in 2016 when she was invited to Illinois, the USA to celebrate the 70th Independence Day of India.
Rakhi Sawant wearing a dress with Narendra Modi's photo imprinted

Rakhi Sawant wearing a dress with Narendra Modi’s photo imprinted

  • Rakhi Sawant landed herself into trouble by levelling false allegations against Tanushree Dutta and also calling her a drug addict and liar. During India’s #MeToo movement, when Tanushree accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, Sawant referred to Tanushree’s allegations as a publicity stunt. She even accused Dutta of raping her multiple times; for which Tanushree sued her for â‚č10 crore. In turn, rakhi threatened her with a countersuit of â‚č50 crore.
    Rakhi Tanushree's Controversy

    Rakhi Tanushree’s Controversy

    In October 2023, Tanushree filed a complaint against Rakhi Sawant at the Oshiwara Police Station in Mumbai for causing her mental trauma during the 2018 Me Too case. [6]India Today After filing the complaint, Tanushree talked to the media outside the police station 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, Rakhi’s best friend Rajshree More filed a police complaint against her, accusing her of defamation and threats. In an interview, Rajshree claimed that she was threatened by Rakhi on the day Adil made his first appearance in the media after being released from jail. [7]India Today

Car Collection

Rakhi owns a Ford Endeavour and a BMW X6; the BMW X6 was reportedly given to her as a payment for a song.

Rakhi Sawant with her BMW X6

Rakhi Sawant with her BMW X6


Rakhi owns movable assets worth â‚č3.57 crore and immovable assets worth â‚č11.12 crore.

Salary & Net Worth

Rakhi has a net worth of around â‚č14 crore (as in 2014). She earns â‚č10-12 lakhs (as in 2012) per month.


  • Her hobby is dancing.
  • Rakhi’s favourite song is “Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki”.
  • She likes to wear Diamonds.
  • Her favourite animal is Monkey.
  • Rakhi’s favourite restaurant is Delicacy of China in Mumbai.
  • Rakhi loves to travel and Switzerland is her favourite travel destination.
  • Rakhi loves to munch on Non-Vegetarian food and Grilled Chicken and Salad are her favourite food.

Rakhi Sawant enjoying food

  • Rakhi drinks actively and likes to sip on Riviera wine, Tea, and Coconut water.

Rakhi Sawant drinking beer

  • Switzerland is her favourite travel destination.
  • Rakhi owns a Ford Endeavour.


  • She resides at B2/501, Serenity Complex, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai.

    Rakhi at her residence in Mumbai

    Rakhi at her residence in Mumbai

  • Rakhi Sawant has a heart-shaped tattoo on her right tricep.

Rakhi Sawants Tattoo

  • In December 2016, she faced a terrible accident during a show in Colombo. Due to excessive artificial fog, she tripped and hurt her head; to undergo an operation, she even had to shave her head.
  • After getting married to Adil Durrani, she added “Fatima” to her name. [8]The Siasat Daily
  • Some media sources claim that the actress has got her derriere (buttocks) insured.
  • In May 2024, photos of her hospitalization went viral on social media following which her ex-husband Ritesh revealed that she was admitted due to a heart ailment, and she had a tumour in her uterus. However, her ex-husband Adil Durrani later said that she got admitted to the hospital to avoid jail term.

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