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Rakhi Sawant's Biography

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Rakhi Sawant was a 14 year old school-girl at Goklibai School, Vile Parle, when Suneel Darshan offered her an Item Number in Joru ka Gulam (2000).

In an interview with Sonia Faleiro, Rakhi Sawant, said:

"I was bubbly, very fatty, very chubby, but I wasn't nervous."

It transpired that her mother was supportive of Rakhi's move towards acting whereas her policeman father was so strongly against the path Rakhi Sawant was taking that he left the household.

In fact, Indiafm, which has regular news of Rakhi Sawant reported how her mother got into films herself.

For a while Rakhi Sawant studied arts at Mithibai College, but her big breakthrough came when she was cast in Chura Liya Hai Tumne in 2003.

In Churaliyaa Hai Tumne, Rakhi Sawant played Sheena, who along with Om played by Gulshan Grover and Chingaar played by Vijay Raaz are part of Tina's uncles gang and confront Tina played by Esha Deol.

Asked by the Times of India about how she got into Bollywood, Rakhi Sawant replied:

"I always wanted to become an actress. I did theatre while in college and that’s where I was noticed and offered the item number in Chura Liya Hai Tumne."

To get into Bollywood, Rakhi Sawant claims that you have to be an 'item girl' and that being 'a behenji won't get you anywhere'.

In June 2006, Rakhi Sawant caused a stir when as described by the Guardian:

" ...the scandal over bhangra-pop singer Mika Singh's alleged assault on Bollywood dancer Rakhi Sawant has gripped celebrity-obsessed Mumbai society and thrown new light on India's attitudes towards kissing and sexual equality.

"Sawant, a so-called "item girl" who performs raunchy dances in skimpy clothes for Bollywood films and pop videos, went to the police after the incident at Singh's birthday party last weekend. Video footage appears to show him forcibly grabbing Sawant on the dancefloor of a trendy Mumbai restaurant and kissing her on the lips while she flails her arms around and tries to escape ..."

Earlier, in May 2006, Rakhi Sawant herself had been subject of a police investigation for obscene and indecent activities in public and disrupting the peace.

The charges related to a stage show at a Bollywood event in Kolhapur.

In November 2006 Rakhi Sawant was announced as a contestant in Bigg Boss along with Carol Gracias, Kashmira Shah, Aryan Vaid, Deepak Parashar, Ravi Kissen, Rahul Roy, Anupama Verma, Salil Ankola (replaced by Deepak Tijori), Rupali Ganguly and Bobby Darling.

Rakhi Sawant was evicted surprisingly early from Bigg Boss after only a few weeks, but in a u-turn sensationally returned to Bigg Boss! Nevertheless she was eventually evicted from Big Boss for a second time.

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