Ritesh is an NRI businessman based in the United Kingdom. He is known for being the husband of the popular Indian dancer and model Rakhi Sawant.
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Ritesh was born in India. He is based in the United Kingdom and is a businessman. Ritesh made his television debut in 2021 by entering the house of Bigg Boss 15 as a wild card contestant.
On the show, Rakhi danced to the song ‘Mere Piya Ghar Aaya’ and welcomed Ritesh. When Ritesh arrived on the sets, Rakhi touched his feet out of respect after which Ritesh hugged her and laid a kiss on her cheeks.
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Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents & siblings.
Wife & Children
During her stint on Bigg Boss 14, Rakhi once revealed that Ritesh was already married to a woman and had a child with her. However, she was not aware of it until she tied the knot with him. Hindustan Times
Ritesh had a court marriage with Rakhi on 20 July 2019. Later, the duo held a traditional wedding at JW Marriott in Mumbai. Earlier, there were speculations about their marriage. However, Ritesh’s entry inside the house of Bigg Boss 15, gave rest of all the rumours.
Ritesh-Rakhi’s Love Story
While inside the house of Bigg Boss 15, Ritesh disclosed that he initially had a conversation with Rakhi on Whatsapp. He shared that he was organising some event in Mumbai when his PA gave him Rakhi’s number. He said,
Some things were not going well in my life and I was depressed. I wanted to speak to someone who is not from my profession or known. I send ‘Hi’ to her and she blocked me.”
He further said that a few days later, he again texted Rakhi from another number and that time she responded. To this, Rakhi added,
That time I was depressed. I had a boyfriend, who I learnt is a don. He was a loan shark and I was scared from my life. So I was seeking help from him and wanted to get married.”
Ritesh even disclosed that he once sent his friend’s proposal to Rakhi. While sharing the details of the same, he said,
I told him not to accept it, otherwise he will lose his job.”
The duo then became friends and slowly fell for each other. They tied the knot on 20 July 2019.
- While talking about Rakhi in an interview, Ritesh said,
I was her fan from the day I saw her in her interview with Prabhu Chawla. And, I have seen almost all her work till date.”
- While speaking to an entertainment daily, Ritesh once said,
I think it is totally my fault and mistake and my selfish nature that I kept my identity under wraps. I always had this fear that after revealing my relationship and identity in front of everyone because of bad humour, my shares can get affected. This was my selfish nature.”
He further added,
I had two-three defence projects in the past and I could not reveal my identity. It would have hit me very badly. We got married all of a sudden, we met, liked each other and got married. We had not planned anything. Now, I am prepared and can openly tell the world that Rakhi Sawant is my wife. I feel nothing is more important to me than Rakhi at this point of time. Hence, I am ready to take this risk.”
- In an interview, when asked about his willingness to have kids witth Rakhi, Ritesh said,
Yes, next year we are planning to have a baby. This year because of COVID we couldn’t meet. But next year we are thinking of taking our relationship a step ahead.”
- While inside the house of Bigg Boss 15, when Rakhi joked about wearing makeup and told Ritesh not to get scared at night, Ritesh replied,
I don’t care about your makeup, I am in love with your seerat not surat.”