Rakhi Sawant – Bio, Wiki, Career, Height, Age, Social Media Accounts, Net Worth, Family, Favourites, Interesting Facts, Controversies, And, More

Komal Saleem


Rakhi Sawant: A Bold and Versatile Entertainer

Rakhi Sawant (also known as Fatima Durrani; born Neeru Bheda; 25 November 1978) is an Indian dancer, model, actress, and television talk show host, who has appeared in many of Hindi films and a few Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, and Tamil films. She was a contestant on the first season of the Indian reality television series Big Boss 1 (2006) and a challenger and finalist in Big Boss 14 (2020) furthermore was the prospective bride in Season 1 of the Swayamvar TV series. Sawant has established herself as a sex symbol in Bollywood. She has a huge fan following of 9.5Million on Instagram and 1.4Million fan followers on Facebook.

Rakhi Sawant WIKI


Rakhi is a well-known celebrity in India. She gathered fame through her work in acting and dancing. Sawant was born on November 25, 1978, in Mumbai, India, Rakhi is now 44 years old. Her height is about 5 feet 4 inches.

Rakhi was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She has been a prominent figure in the Indian entertainment industry. Sawant was a contestant on the first season of the Indian reality television series Big Boss 1 (2006) and a challenger and finalist in Bigg Boss 14 (2020). She was the prospective bride in Season 1 of the Swayamvar TV series. Sawant has established herself as a sex symbol in Bollywood.

Real NameNeeru Bheda
Born25 November 1978 (age 44)
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
ReligionShe was born into a Hindu family, but she follows Christianity and Islam
Other namesFatima Durrani
Height5 feet 4 inches
Talk show
Years active1997– present
Political partyRepublican Party of India (A)
SpousesElesh Parujanwala
Ritesh Singh
Adil Khan Durrani ​
Mother nameMaya Bheda
Father nameAnand Sawant
AddressB2/501, Serenity Complex, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Rakhi Sawant Net Worth$1-$5 Million

Physical Stats & More

She has vibrant and bold physical stats, that’s why she is the center of attraction throughout the media.

Height (approx.)In centimeters- 160 cm
In meters- 1.60 m
In feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)In kilograms- 60.5 kg
In pounds- 133 lbs.
Figure Measurements (approx.)37-29-37
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Rakhi Sawant physical stat

Social Media Accounts

She is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, where she shares updates and interacts with her fans.

Instagram10.4M Follower 
Twitter9957 Followers    
Facebook1.4M Followers
Rakhi Sawant Social Media Account

Zodiac Sign

Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius like Ariel Rebecca Martin, Tamanna BhatiaWahaj Ali, Hande Ercel, and Pragati Verma. Moreover, Rakhi has some great qualities with her star sign as she is loyal, smart, assertive, and compassionate personality.


Rakhi comes from a middle-class family in Mumbai. She has a brother named Rakesh Sawant, who is also associated with the entertainment industry.

Husband/SpouseFirst Husband – Ritesh 
Second Husband – Adil Durani
Parents Father – Anand Sawant 
Mother – Maya Bheda
BrotherRakesh Sawant
Sister Usha Sawant
Rakhi Sawant Family

Early Age & Education

During her early years, Rakhi Sawant showed an interest in the world of entertainment. She attended school in Mumbai and pursued her passion for dance and performing arts.

HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolGoklibai High School, Mumbai 
CollegeUniversity Mithibai College, Mumbai 
Rakhi Sawant Early Education


Rakhi started her career as a dancer, making music videos moreover She later took up acting and appeared in Bollywood films and reality TV shows.

Rakhi Sawant Career

Beginning of Career

Sawant made her film debut in 1997 as Ruhi Sawant in Agni Chakra. As well as that she went on to do other small roles and numerous dancing in Bollywood films like Joru Ka Ghulam, Jis Desh Main Ganga Rehta Hain, and Yeh Raste Hain Pyar Ke.

In 2003, Rakhi auditioned for an object number in the Bollywood film Chura Liya Hai Tumne. In addition to this she auditioned around four times before being selected for the breakthrough item number “Mohabbat Hai Mirchi” composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Furthermore, Rakhi played minor roles in films like Masti and Main Hoo Na.


Rakhi gained immense attention by appearing in reality TV shows, Movies and songs. Obviously, her outspoken style and unique personality make her a standout competitor in these events.

In June 2006, Meka Singh tried to kiss her at her birthday party, sparking a media frenzy. In 2007, Rakhi founded Venus Records and Tapes Pvt. Ltd. Along with she later participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye with Abhishek Awasthi and appeared as the first runner-up. In 2010, Sawant hosted a talk show called Rakhi Ka Insaf which aired on Imagine TV. The show became controversial after the death of one of the participants when Rakhi called him helpless. In 2011, she participated in Sony TV’s Maa Exchange along with her mother Jaya Sawant.

In 2013, Sawant participated in Welcome Bazi Mehman Nawaz Ki with Anchal Sabharwal, Sangram Singh, Chetan Hansraj & Madhura Nayak. The show aired on Life OK. She was later a competitor in the Bucks Cricket League. Later, Sawant starred in the thriller Ek Kahani Julie Ki and made a cameo in the television comedy show Bhaag Bakool Bhaag.

From 2020 to 2021, Rakhi was seen as a contestant on Big Boss 14. She appeared in the final but decided to walk out with a cash prize of 14 lakh.

1999Dill ka Sauda
2000Kurukshetra Joru ka Gulam
Jis Desh Ma Ganga Rehta Ha
2001Ehsaas The Feeling Teen
2002Badmash No 1
2003Dum Chura Liya Ha Tumne
OM Bad Boys 2
October Path
Wah Tera Kiya Kehna
Paisa Wasool
Sanam Teri Qasam
Main Hoon Na
2005Mumbai Express
Khamosh Khof KI Rat
2007Shootout at lokhandwala
Journey Bombay To Goa 
Buddha Mar Gya
2008Gumnam- The Mystery Dhoom Dharaka
2009Dill Boly Hadippa 
2010Mungilal Rocks
2011Mere Brother ki Dulhan
2015Mumbai can Dance Sala
2016Ek Khani Jullie Ki
Rakhi Sawant Television

TV Shows

Rakhi Sawant gained immense attention by appearing in reality TV shows.  

2006-2007Big BOSS 1
2007Comedy Ka Badshah
Hassy ga India
Nach Baliye 3 
2008Yeh Hai Jalwa
The Rakhi Sawant Show
Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka
Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1
2009Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano
Rakhi Ka Swayamvar
Pati Patni Aur Woh
2010Zara Nachke Dekha 2
Rakhi Ka Insaaf
2011Maa Exchange
Comedy Circus
Bigg Boss
Ghazab Desh Ki A jab Khaniyan 
2013Welcome Bazi Mehman Nawazi Ki
Comedy Circus
2014Box Cricket League- Season 1
Box Cricket League- Season 3
Juzzbat-Namkeen Se Sangeen Tak
Khatra Khatra Khatra
Box Cricket League- Season 4
2019Big Boss 14
2020-2021Madam Sir Hero Gaib
Mode On 
Wagle Ki Duniya
Tera Yaar Hoon Mein 
Ziddi Dill Many Na
2021-2022Big Boss 15
2022-2023Big Boss Marathi 4
Rakhi Sawant TV Show

Music videos

Rakhi Sawant gained great popularity with her debut songs.

2003Jhumka Gira Re Remix Sweet Honey Mix
2005Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya Remix
2006Kajra Nite Remix
2008Tu Dissda
2019Chappan Churi
2021Dream Mein Entry


Rakhi has gained enough fans for her entertaining roles. Sawant has won a Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2019 for ‘Best Item Dancer In Bollywood’.

Rakhi Sawant Award

Net Worth

Sawant’s assets are estimated at INR 10-15 million. She makes money from her hobby projects, endorsements, and appearances.

Rakhi has one flat in Andheri and another in Juhu. Apart from these flats, she also owns a bungalow worth Rs 11 crore. Besides, she owns a very expensive car, a luxury Ford Endeavor priced at Rs 2.16 lakh.

Movable Assets/PropertiesINR 4.53 crore
Immovable Assets/PropertiesINR 13.12 crore 
Salary (approx.)Rs. 10-12 lakhs
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 14 crores

Source of Income

She made her debut in the film Fire Wheel in 1997. Since then, Sawant has appeared in several films and television series. Rakhi Sawant’s annual income is estimated to be around $500,000. Importantly this includes salaries from acting activities, as well as income from brand deals and endorsements.

Marital Status

Rakhi’s marital status has been the subject of media attention and speculation due to her various comments and actions.

In 2009, Sawant launched the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamsevak in which she planned to choose her future husband through the ancient ritual of Swayamvar. On August 2, 2009, she chose her life partner, a contestant from Toronto, Canada, Elesh Parujanwala. However, a few months later, Rakhi announced that the couple had separated due to irreconcilable differences. After separation, she said in an interview that she got engaged to Elesh Parujanwala for money.

In mid-2019, Sawant got married to an NRI, Ritesh. Due to misunderstandings, she announced her separation from her husband Ritesh Singh on February 14, 2023. In May 2022, Rakhi married her boyfriend of few months, Adil Khan Durrani. Rakhi and Adil Khan Durrani’s marriage has been quite controversial. Furthermore, the actress revealed about her marriage after 7-8 months. Rakhi registered her marriage in May 2022 and also got married according to Islamic tradition. Meanwhile, when news of her marriage surfaced, Sawant told IANS, “This is not a fake marriage at all. First of all, the Nikah was done and all the procedures were followed and that Nikah was also registered.

Rakhi Sawant Marital status


Her favorite things and preferences are widely known. Here is a glimpse of her favorites

Favorite FoodGrilled Chicken
Favorite Beverage(s)Riviera Wine
Coconut Water
Favorite Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan
Ranveer Singh
Favorite ActressesPriyanka Chopra
Sonakshi Sinha
Deepika Padukone
Favorite SongMain Tenu Samjhawan Ki
Favorite JewleryDiamond
Favorite RestaurantDelicacy of China in Mumbai
Favorite Car CollectionFord Endeavour
Favorite DestinationSwitzerland


Rakhi is known to be part of controversies for her candidness and outspokenness. Furthermore, her words and actions often attract media attention and public discussion.

On April 4, 2017, she appeared in a Ludhiana court wearing a burka for making offensive remarks against sage Valmiki. Sawant was then joined by Rahul Jogi (born August 21, 1990), a member of the National Assembly of the Indian National Congress, who was heavily criticized for his performance.

Criticism started against Rakhi because she converted to Islam after the marriage to her boyfriend Adil Durrani, and people are also saying that she changed her name to Fatima but Adil initially rejected the marriage, but a few weeks later he agreed to marry Rakhi

Recently, she has been performing Umrah due to which she is a central topic of news and getting praise and trolling at the same time.

Rakhi Sawant Controversies

Interesting Facts

Apart from her entertainment career, Rakhi is known for her unique fashion sense, vibrant hairstyles, and bold appearances. She continues to be an intriguing personality in the Indian entertainment landscape.

Rakhi Sawant Interesting Fact

Why is Rakhi Sawant popular?

She is a popular social media personality who constantly makes headlines for her controversies, bold fashion sense, dance videos and comments. Before ruling social media, she wins the hearts of millions with her talent as a dancer, actress and model.

What is the religion of Rakhi Sawant?

She converted to Islam after performing Umrah.

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