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Rakhi Sawant
Born Neeru Sawant
3 February 1985 (1985-02-03) (age 25)
Other name(s) Rakhi Sawant
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997 – present

Rakhi Sawant (born on 3 February 1980)[1] is an item girl, Hindi film and television actress, model and television talk show host.



Sawant was born as Neeru Sawant to Jaya Sawant and S.P. Sawant, a Mumbai policeman, who has been described as "very strict".[2] Hailing from a poor family, she had only a few years of formal education. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant.[3]

She 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.[4]

On 2 August 2009 Sawant chose her life partner on her show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar. She chose to marry a contestant from Toronto, Canada, Elesh Parujanwala.[5] As of November 2009, Sawant and Parujanwal have confirmed that they are no longer together. She is basically an idoit.





  1. ^ "Rakhi Sawant". 
  2. ^ Bhasin, Prachi (January 25, 2006). "Lessons to learn from Rakhi Sawant". Times of India.,flstry-1.cms. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Faleiro, Sonia (31 December 2005). "The prude in scant cloth". Tehelka. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Mazumdar, Suruchi (December 25, 2007). "Reality check". Express India. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Aveling, Nick (July 24, 2009). "Toronto man gives India Bachelorette fever". Toronto Star. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 

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