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Neeru Bheda

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Indian Politician

Rakhi Sawant

Political party

Anand Sawant, Jaya Bheda

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25 November 1978 (age 45) (

Actress, television presenter, dancer, politician

Rakesh Sawant, Usha Sawant

Mumbai Can Dance Saala, Rakhtbeej, Hot Money, Masti, Dil Bole Hadippa!

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Rakhi Sawant (born Neeru Bheda 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, Telugu and Tamil films. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss.


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Sawant had launched her own political party, the Rashtriya Aam Party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. However, after the election, she joined Republican Party of India (A). Rakhi Sawant has often been in the news due to actions and statements that are deemed controversial in the Indian context.

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Early life

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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. She has converted to Christianity from Hinduism.


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

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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

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In 2005, she appeared in the music video "Pardesia" of music album D.J. Hot Remix - Vol 3.

Television debut and success (2006–present)

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


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 Oshiwara.

She 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.


On April 4, 2017, she was arrested by Punjab police about her remarks on Rishi Valmiki.

Other television appearances

  • 2003: Carry On Shekhar (SAB TV)
  • 2006: Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Zee TV)
  • 2007: Let's Talk... (Zoom TV), Aap Ki Adalat (India TV) (later in 2008 and 2009), Baa Bahoo Aur Baby (Season 1) (STAR Plus), Koffee with Karan (Season 2) (STAR One)
  • 2008: Bigg Boss 2 (Colors), 10 Ka Dum (Sony TV)
  • 2009: Nach Baliye 4 (STAR Plus), Boogie Woogie (Sony TV) (later in 2011), Lux Perfect Bride (STAR Plus)
  • 2010: Bigg Boss 4 (Colors), Jubilee Comedy Circus (Sony TV)
  • 2011: Comedy Circus 3 Ka Tadka (Sony TV), Ratan Ka Rishta (NDTV Imagine), Sheela, Shagun and Meenakshi (STAR News), Shaadi 3 Crore Ki (NDTV Imagine)
  • 2012: Bigg Boss 5 (Colors), All Most Famous (Zoom TV), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 (Colors), Bigg Boss 6 (Colors), Movers & Shakers Masala Markey (SAB TV)
  • 2015: Comedy Classes (Life OK)
  • 2016: Comedy Nights Bachao (Colors)
  • References

    Rakhi Sawant Wikipedia

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