Rakhi Sawant Actress

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Rakhi Sawant (born Neeru Sawant on 25 November 1978) is an Indian dancer, model, Hindi film and television actress and television talk show host, who has appeared in many Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Telugu and Tamil films. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss. Throughout her career, she has established herself as a sex symbol.

Sawant had launched her own political party, the Rashtriya Aam Party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

Early life

Rakhi was born as Neeru Bheda to Jaya Bheda. Jaya married Anand Sawant, a police constable at Worli Police Station, and gave the children from her first marriage her second husband’s name. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant.

Career

Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant

She made her film debut in Agnichakr under the name Ruhi Sawant. She went on to other small roles and dance numbers in Bollywood films Joru Ka GhulamJis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain and Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke.

Rakhi Sawant performing at Nach Baliye 3 in Madhuri Dixit’s famous getup.

In 2003, she auditioned for an item number in the Bollywood movie, Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne. She auditioned about four times before being selected for her breakthrough item number, “Mohabbat Hai Mirchi”, composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Sawant acted in small roles in films including Masti and Main Hoon Na

In 2005, she appeared in the music video “Pardesiya” of music album D.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3.

Television debut and success 

Rakhi Sawant

In June 2006, Mika Singh attempted to kiss her at his birthday party, which caused a media controversy. A few months later, she appeared in the first season of the reality show Bigg Boss and was among the top four finalists.

In 2007, Rakhi made her singing debut in the album Super Girl launched by Venus Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd. In 2009, Sawant launched the 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.

Often appearing in reality shows as a host, judge or participant, Sawant is a regular stage performer. In 2012, she did a comedy act with Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor at the 57th Filmfare Awards and entry dance performance in 2015 with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in Malaysia

Politics

Rakhi Sawant Actress

On 26 March 2014, she announced her plans to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as an Independent Candidate. On 28 March, she founded the party called Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP)., There’s no party’s symbol assigned by the election commission.

However, Sawant said that she’s expecting it to be a “green chilli”, which she feels resembles her personality. The party’s office bearers and fundraisers are local businessmen from OshiwaraShe received only 15 votes from the Mumbai North-West Constituency and lost her deposit.

Sawant resigned from Rashtriya Aam Party and joined RPI (Athavale) party in June 2014 and expressed her desire to work for dalits. Rakhi serves as party’s state vice-president and president of woman wing.

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguage
1997AgnichakraHindi
1999Dil Ka SaudaRambhaHindi
1999Chudail No. 1Hindi
2000KurukshetraGeetaHindi
2000Joru Ka GhulamChandniHindi
2000Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta HainHindi
2001Ehsaas: The FeelingHindi
20016 TeensNandiniTelugu
2002Badmaash No. 1Hindi
2002Gautam GovindaHindi
2002Na Tum Jaano Na HumDisco ShantiHindi
2003DumHindi
2003Chura Liyaa Hai TumneSheenaHindi
2003OmCelinaHindi
2003Bad BoysHindi
20032 OctoberHindi
2003PatthHindi
2004GambeeramTamil
2004Paisa VasoolDilkhushHindi
2004Masti: Sanam Teri KasamMs. SaxenaHindi
2004Main Hoon NaMiniHindi
2004Saatchya Aat GharatMarathi
2005Mumbai XpressHindi
2005Khamoshh… Khauff Ki RaatKashmiraHindi
2007Shootout at LokhandwalaPooja BediHindi
2007Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter UnlimitedDeepa KuttiHindi
2007Buddha Mar GayaKim / VishkanyaHindi
2008Gumnaam – The MysteryRia’s friendHindi
2008Dhoom DadakkaRambhaHindi
2009Dil Bole Hadippa!Shanno AmritsariHindi
2010Mungilal RocksHindi
2015Mumbai Can Dance SaalaHindi
2016Ek Kahani Julie KiJulieHindi
TBAUpekshaHindi

Item numbers in movies

YearFilmLanguageSong
2000En SakhiyeTamil
2001Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar KeHindiBam Bhole Bam Bhole
2003AanchHindiHai Re Umariya 16 baras Ki
2004Saatchya Aat GharatMarathiHil Pori Hila
2005Ek Khiladi Ek HaseenaHindiAnkhiya Na Maar Mere Yaar Mundiya
2005The Powerful ManHindiChikna Badan
2006Hot MoneyHindiDaulat Hai Karishma
2006Malamaal WeeklyHindiKismat Se Chalti Hai
2007GeleyaKannadaNanna Stylu Berene
2008Krazzy 4HindiDekhta Hai Tu Kya
20081920HindiJab Das Jaaye Bichua
2008 (unreleased)Mudrank – The StampHindiMohabbat Kya Hoti Hain
2009MuthiraiTamilNight Is Still Young
2009DronaTeluguSayya Re Sayya Re
2010Horn ‘Ok’ PleassssHindiPom Pom
2010Marega SalaaHindiSehra Sehra Tujhpe Dil
2011GahraeeHindiMeri Jawani AK47
2011LootHindiJawani Ki Bank Loot Le
2012RakhtbeejHindiLatto Ghuma Re Chora
2012Om ShantiBengaliChonnara Dil Thame Dekhle Rakhi
2012Valentine’s NightHindiGaye Re Gaye Saand Paani Mein
2017God FatherOdiaChuti Kholila Sampu Basiba

Music videos

YearSongAlbumLanguage
2003Jhoomka Gira Re Remix Sweet Honey MixD.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3Hindi
2005“Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya Remix”D.J. Hot Remix – Vol 3Hindi
2006“Kajra Nite Remix”Kajra Nite RemixHindi
2007“Haadsa”Universal MusicHindi
2008“Tu Dissda”Club MixHindi
2009“Bhoot”Ishq BectorHindi
2010“Jhagde”Ishq BectorHindi

Television

YearTitleNetworkNotes
2006Bigg Boss 1Sony TVContestant
2007Comedy Ka Badsshah — Hasega IndiaSony TVJudge alongside Raju Srivastav
2007Nach Baliye 3Star PlusParticipant with Abhishek Avasthi (Runner-up)
2008Yeh Hai Jalwa9XContestant (Winner with her team ‘Chiller party’)
2008The Rakhi Sawant ShowzZoom TVHost
2008Chota Packet Bada DhamakaZee TVJudge
2008Jalwa Four 2 Ka 19XContestant
2009Arre Deewano Mujhe PehchanoStar PlusContestant
2009Rakhi Ka SwayamwarImagine TVLeading Lady
2009Pati, Patni Aur WohImagine TVParticipant with Elesh Parujanwala
2010Zara Nachke Dikha (Season 2)Star PlusContestant (Winner with her team ‘Masakali Girls’)
2010Rakhi ka InsaafImagine TVHost
2011Maa ExchangeSony TVParticipant along with Jaya Sawant
2011Jubilee Comedy CircusSony TVWinner
2011Bigg TossIndia TVContestant
2011Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab KahaaniyanImagine TVHost
2013Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi kiLife OKWeekly contestant
2013Comedy Circus Ke MahabaliSony TVContestant
2014Box Cricket League – Season 1Sony TVContestant
2018Box Cricket League – Season 3MTVContestant
2018Juzzbaatt – Namkeen Se Sangeen TakZee TVGuest (along with Arshi Khan)

Other television appearances

Rakhi Sawant

2003: Carry On Shekhar(SAB TV)

2006: Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Zee TV)

2007: Let’s Talk… (Zoom TV)

2007: Aap Ki Adalat (India TV) (later in 2008 and 2009) (Star Plus)

2007: Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (Season 1) (Star Plus)

2007: Koffee with Karan (Season 2) (STAR One)

2008: Bigg Boss 2 (Colors)

2008: 10 Ka Dum (season 1) (Sony TV)

2009: Nach Baliye 4 (STAR Plus)

2009: Boogie Woogie (Sony TV) (later in 2011)

2009: Lux Perfect Bride (STAR Plus)

2010: Bigg Boss 4 (Colors)

2010: Jubilee Comedy Circus (Sony TV)

2011: Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka (Sony TV)

2011: Ratan Ka Rishta (NDTV Imagine)

2011: Sheela, Shagun and Meenakshi (STAR News)

2011: Shaadi 3 Crore Ki (NDTV Imagine)

2012: Bigg Boss 5 (Colors)

2012: All Most Famous (Zoom TV)

2012: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5(Colors)

2012: Bigg Boss 6 (Colors)

2012: Movers & Shakers Masala Markey (SAB TV)

2014: Comedy Nights with Kapil (Colors)

2015: Comedy Classes (Life OK)

2016: Comedy Nights Bachao (Colors)

2017: Bhaag Bakool Bhaag (Colors) as Twinkle Maa

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