Rakhi Sawant is an Indian dancer, Hindi film and television actress, model and television talk show host.
She is known for her item number, Mohabbat Hai Mirchi and her reality TV shows Rakhi Ka Swayamvar (2009) and Rakhi Ka Insaaf (2010). Rakhi Ka Swayamwar became the highest rated TV show in the history of the TV channel. She found initial fame in the film, Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne in which she performed "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi". She has since appeared in films such as Main Hoon Na and Dil Bole Hadippa! in roles commonly attributed to item girls.
Rakhi Sawant was born as Neeru. While still in high school, Rakhi Sawant was offered a small dancing part in the film Joru Ka Ghulam. She attended Goklibai High School in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai and later studied at Mithibai College. She is the sister of film director Rakesh Sawant and former actress Usha Sawant. She was married to Sawant, a police constable at Worli Police Station. She formerly dated Abhishek Avasthi with whom she participated in the Reality TV Dance Show, `Nach Baliye 3`.