Rakhi Sawant life and biography

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Rakhi Sawant biography

Date of birth : 1978-11-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Badarpur, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-08
Credited as : Actress, Model, Talk show host

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Rakhi Sawant is an Indian dancer, Hindi film and television actress, model and television talk show host.
Rakhi Sawant was born in a Marathi Hindu family in Mumbai on November 25, 1978. Her father was an ACP with Mumbai Police at Worli Police Station. The name of her mother is Jaya Bagdi.
She attended Goklibai High School in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai. She proceeded to Mithibai College in Vile parle, Mumbai to study Arts. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant.
Sawant's family has been a conservative one. Her father was not too happy when he heard that her daughter has entered film industry to start her profession because he counted the profession as a disrespectful one.
Sawant shot to fame when she was still in school, when Bollywood director Suneel Darshan cast her for a small dancing part opposite Govinda in Joru Ka Ghulam.
In 2003, she auditioned for an item number in the Bollywood movie, Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne. She auditioned about four times before being finally selected for her breakthrough item number, "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi". Since then, she has appeared in some Hindi films and few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil films in roles commonly attributed to item girls. She has also featured in many videos of many music albums.
In June 2006, Mika Singh, a prominent Punjabi musician forcibly kissed her at his birthday party, which converted into a major media controversy.
A few months later, after her controversy with Mika Singh, she appeared in the first season of the reality show Bigg Boss and was among the top four finalists. She received wider notice as a contestant for her dramatic fights with her housemates in Big Boss's house.
She formerly dated Abhishek Avasthi with whom she participated in Nach Baliye 3. After the couple lost the contest against Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali in 2007, they filed a suit against Star Plus accusing the channel of tampering with the audience voting system.
In 2007, Rakhi made her singing debut in the album titled Super Girl launched by Venus Records & Tapes Pvt. Ltd. The album's video Yarra Na Dil Laga featured Rakhi as a computer generated super girl who saves the civilians from various adversities.
In 2008, She won Yeh Hai Jalwa, a dance-based reality show which aired on 9X. She was the leader of her group named ‘Chiller Party'. She had only children in her group. She and her Chiller party walked away with a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh at the grand finale. In November 2008, Rakhi appointed senior journalist, internet branding and marketing expert and publicist Flynn Remedios to handle her Media and branding needs as she began to get media attention from not just the Indian press but from media all over Africa. In November 12, 2008 she broke up finally from her boyfriend Abhishek on Zoom TV.
In 2009, Sawant launched her reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar in which she planned to select her future husband with a swayamvara. The show became the highest rated in the history of the Imagine TV channel with both its premiere and finale setting records. On 2 August 2009 she chose her life partner, a contestant from Toronto, Canada, Elesh Parujanwala. However, during the finale of the reality show Pati, Patni Aur Woh several months later, Sawant announced that the couple had separated due to irreconcilable differences.
In 2010, Rakhi's other reality show named Rakhi Ka Insaaf aired from 16 October, where she played the judge. In this show Rakhi tries to solve the problems of common man without any legal involvements. After the incident of committing suicide by one of the participants of the show, Rakhi Ka Insaaf was banned from airing during prime time hours. It is said that Rakhi's words, "Tu to hey he Naa-Mard (You are impotent)" devastated his self-confidence and ego and he took this extreme step. Moreover, the show became notorious within a few weeks, for usage of adultery words.
Rakhi established herself in the world of television and is called as the controversy queen.[citation needed] Rakhi Sawant was a full member of the international film and television club of Asian academy of film and television. Rakhi has also performed at Indian Cricket League 2nd Final on November 15, 2008. About 70,000 people were present that time in the ground. She has appeared in number of reality shows either as a host, contestant or as a judge.

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