Rakhi Sawant (born Neeru Bheda on 25 November 1978) is an Indian dancer, model, Hindi film and television actress and television talk show host, who has appeared in many Hindi and a few Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tamil films. She was a contestant on Bigg Boss.
Sawant had launched her own political party, the Rashtriya Aam Party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. However, after the election, she joined Republican Party of India. Rakhi Sawant has often been in the news due to actions and statements that are deemed controversial in the Indian context.