Rakhi Sawant was born on 25th November, 1978 as Neeru Bheda to Anandi Sawant. Her mother had married twice and Rakhi was born out of her first husband.
Rakhi's second father was a police constable at Worli Police Station. Rakhi Sawant has two siblings.
Her sister Usha Sawant was an actress and her brother Rakesh Sawant is a film director. She attended Goklibai High School in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai.
After her schooling, Rakhi went on to study Arts at Mithibai College.
Rakhi's parents were shocked and dismayed by her decision to take up a career in the film industry.