Rakhi Sawant is famous for her item numbers and her participation in a reality TV show, apart from her roles in Hindi films.
Rakhi is a Maharashtrian and was born in Mumbai. Her father is a police officer with the Mumbai Police. She has a brother called Rakesh and a sister called Jaya. She studied in Goklibai School, Vile Parle and later pursued a degree in Arts at Mithibai College.
Sawant was still in school when she was offered a break by director Suneel Darshan in the form of an Item Number opposite Govinda in Joru ka Gulam. Three years later, she got her famous Item number Mohabbat hai Mirchi in Chura Liya Hai Tumne in 2003. She went on to bag a side role in Farah Khan's hit movie 'Main Hoon Na'.
After Rakhi insisted on continuing her career, her father left home in protest, and now lives alone in a Government apartment. He visits his wife, who lives with Sawant, occasionally . Rakhi is now effectively the head of the household.
Her sister Jaya also acted in two films but quit after her marriage, while her brother, Rakesh is a director awaiting the release of his controversial debut Hot Money, which stars his sister. Rakesh lives with his wife in an apartment purchased by his sister, who is also supporting him in his career.