Rakhi Sawant

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Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant at the premiere of 'Janleva 555'.jpg
Rakhi Sawant at the premiere of 'Janleva 555'
Born (1978-11-25) 25 November 1978 (age 35)
Worli, Mumbai, India
Occupation Actress, Television presenter, Dancer
Years active 1997–present

Rakhi Sawant (born on 25 November[1] 1978[2][3]) is an Indian politician,[4] dancer, Hindi film and television actress & television talk show host. She has appeared in many Hindi and few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil films in roles commonly referred to as item girls. She has launched her own political party, the Rashtriya Aam Party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.[5]

Early life[edit]

Rakhi was born as Niru Bheda to Jaya Bheda.Jaya married Anandi Sawant,[6][7] a police constable at Worli Police Station, and gave the children from her first marriage her second husband's name. Rakhi attended Goklibai High School in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai and later studied arts at Mithibai College. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant.[8][9]

Career[edit]

She made her film debut in Agnnichakr 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.

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. She also bagged a small role in the film for which she gained visibility. After that, Sawant acted in small roles in some more films including Masti and Main Hoon Na

In 2005, she appeared in the music video "Pardesia" of music album D.J. Hot Remix - Vol 3 and gained popularity for her dancing abilities. After this, she featured in music videos of many other music albums and Bollywood item numbers.

Television debut and success (2006 – present)[edit]

Sawant often draws negative publicity for her attention-seeking behavior and unnatural appearance.

In June 2006, Mika Singh attempted to kiss her at his birthday party, which caused a media controversy.[10] 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.

Continuously appearing in reality shows as a host, judge or participant, Sawant is a regular stage performer. She has performed in many awards ceremonies and television shows. In 2012, she did a comedy act with Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor at the 57th Filmfare Awards.[11] In May 2012, she announced that she would be working in the Bengali remake of the film The Dirty Picture. But the film was not shot due to some reasons. Sawant also started learning Bengali for the film but unfortunately film was not shot however the Kannada version of The Dirty Picture was released in 2013 with the Pakistani beauty Veena Malik as the lead role.[12]

Politics[edit]

On 26 March 2014 she announced her plans to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as an Independent Candidate.[13] Her party symbol is "Harri Mirchi" which means Green Chilly.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language
1997 Agni Chakra Hindi
1999 Dil Ka Sauda Rambha Hindi
2000 Kurukshetra Geeta Hindi
2000 Joru Ka Ghulam Chandni Hindi
2000 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain Hindi
2001 Ehsaas: The Feeling Hindi
2001 Six Teens Telugu
2002 Badmaash No. 1 Hindi
2002 Gautam Govinda Hindi
2002 Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Disco Shanti Hindi
2003 Dum Hindi
2003 Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne Sheena Hindi
2003 Om Celina Hindi
2003 Bad Boys Hindi
2003 2nd October Hindi
2003 Patth Hindi
2004 Gambeeram Tamil
2004 Paisa Vasool Dilkhush Hindi
2004 Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam Ms. Saxena Hindi
2004 Main Hoon Na Mini Hindi
2004 Saatchya Aat Gharat Marathi
2005 Mumbai Xpress Hindi
2005 Khamoshh... Khauff Ki Raat Kashmira Hindi
2007 Shootout at Lokhandwala Pooja Bedi Hindi
2007 Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited Deepa Kutti Hindi
2007 Buddha Mar Gaya Kim / Vishkanya Hindi
2008 Gumnaam – The Mystery Ria's friend Hindi
2008 Dhoom Dadakka Rambha Hindi
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Shanno Amritsari Hindi
2010 Mungilal Rocks Hindi
2013 Dhoom 3 Hindi

Item numbers[edit]

Year Film Language Song
2001 Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke Hindi "Bam Bhole Bam Bhole"
2003 Aanch Hindi "Hai Re Umariya 16 baras Ki"
2004 "Satchya aat gharat" Marathi "Hil pori hila"
2005 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena Hindi "Ankhiya Na Maar Mere Yaar Mundiya"
2005 The Powerful Man Hindi "Chikna Badan"
2006 Hot Money Hindi "Daulat Hai Karishma"
2006 Malamaal Weekly Hindi "Kismat Se Chalti Hai"
2007 Geleya Kannada "Nanna Stylu Berene"
2008 Krazzy 4 Hindi "Dekhta Hai Tu Kya"
2008 1920 Hindi "Jab Das Jaaye Bichua"
2008 Mudrank – The Stamp Hindi "Mohabbat Kya Hoti Hain"
2009 Muthirai Tamil "Night Is Still Young"
2009 Drona Telugu "Sayya Re Sayya Re"
2010 Horn Ok Please Hindi "Pom Pom"
2010 Marega Salaa Hindi "Sehra Sehra Tujhpe Dil"
2011 Gahraee Hindi "Meri Jawani AK47"
2011 Loot Hindi "Jawani Ki Bank Loot Le"
2012 Rakhtbeej Hindi "Latto Ghuma Re Chora"
2012 Om Shanti Bengali "Chonnara Dil Thame Dekhle Rakhi"
2012 Valentine's Night Hindi "Gaye Re Gaye Saand Paani Mein"

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Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Language Notes
2005 "Pardesiya Yeh Sach Hai Piya Remix" D.J. Hot Remix - Vol 3 Hindi
2006 "Kajra Nite Remix" Kajra Nite Remix Hindi
2007 "Haadsa" Universal Music Hindi
2008 "Tu Dissda" Club Mix Hindi
2009 "Bhoot" Ishq Bector Hindi
2010 "Jhagde" Ishq Bector Hindi

Television[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2006 Bigg Boss 1 Sony TV Contestant
2007 Comedy Ka Badsshah — Hasega India Sony TV Judge alongside Raju Srivastav
2007 Nach Baliye 3 Star Plus Participant with Abhishek Avasthi (Runner-up)
2008 Yeh Hai Jalwa 9X Contestant (Winner with her team 'Chiller party')
2008 The Rakhi Sawant Showz Zoom TV Host
2008 Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka Zee TV Judge
2008 Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1 9X Contestant
2009 Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano Star Plus Contestant
2009 Rakhi Ka Swayamwar Imagine TV Leading Lady
2009 Pati, Patni Aur Woh Imagine TV Participant with Elesh Parujanwala
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha (Season 2) Star Plus Contestant (Winner with her team 'Masakali Girls')
2010 Rakhi ka Insaaf Imagine TV Host
2011 Maa Exchange Sony TV Participant along with Jaya Sawant
2011 Bigg Toss India TV Contestant
2011 Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaaniyan Imagine TV Host
2013 Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki Life OK Weekly contestant
2013 Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali Sony TV Contestant[14]

Other television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Kumar Shukla (20 November 2008). "Rakhi Sawant goes wireless!". One India. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "I have served food at Tina Ambani's wedding Rakhi". IndiaFm. One India. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Hamish (1999). The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-468-3. "Dhirubhai and Kokilaben Ambani invited us to the wedding of their son Anil to Tina Munim in Bombay in January 1991..." 
  4. ^ "[https://twitter.com/RAP_RakhiSawant Rakhi Sawant] floats Rashtriya Aam Party, seeks green chilli symbol". India TV. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rakhi Sawant launches her own party, wants 'green chilly'". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Neha Maheshwri, TNN 17 May 2012, 11.26AM IST (2012-05-17). "Rakhi Sawant's father passes away". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  7. ^ Wed, 16 May 2012 3:16pm UTC by BollywoodLife (2012-05-16). "Rakhi Sawant’s father passes away". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Rakhi Sawant interested in Christianity : Bollywood News". ApunKaChoice.Com. 2006-12-25. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Rakhi Sawant | Conversions in India - Testimonies". Conversionsinindia.wordpress.com. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Rakhi Sawant moves women's panel against Mika". Times of India. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Rakhi Sawant join hands with Shahrukh Khan-Ranbir Kapoor". OneIndia. 
  12. ^ "I'll do a better 'ooh lala' than Vidya: Rakhi Sawant". Times of India. 26 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rakhi Sawant to contest Lok Sabha Election from Mumbai North West". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rakhi Sawant and Vinay Pathak in Comedy Circus". 
  15. ^ "Sizzling Rakhi Sawant! The "Mohabbat hai mirchi" girl!". 
  16. ^ "Rakhi Sawant dances on Jhalak Dihla Ja". Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Shekhar Interviews Rakhi Sawan". 

External links[edit]

Rakhi Sawant Twitter profile[edit]

: Twitter

Rakhi Sawant Facebook page[edit]

  : Facebook