Swapna Patkar is an Indian psychologist, writer, film producer and businesswoman. In August 2022, an audio tape of an Indian politician Sanjay Raut It went viral in which he was abusing Swapna.
Swapna Patkar was born on Friday, 16 April 1982.age 40 years; by 2022) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He attended Indira Gandhi National Open University and University of Mumbai, Mumbai. He did Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 2021, he was accused of obtaining a fake PhD degree from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Color: brown
Eye Colour: brown
parents and siblings
There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.
husband and children
Swapna is married to Indian businessman Sujit Patkar. The couple has split. They have a son named Shaan Patkar.
In March 2004, she joined Neverending Dreams- The Corporate Enhancement Company, a mental wellness company. He worked there for four years and then worked as a visiting officer in various educational institutions like St. Francis Institute of Management and Research, KC College of Management Studies. , ITM Group of Institutions, and Garware Institute of Career Education and Development. He then started MindWorks Training Systems, a wellness clinic and online counseling organization in Mumbai. In 2012, he founded ‘Dream and Happiness’ in Mumbai, a mental health, training and coaching institute. In October 2016, she joined ‘IWill by EPsyClinic’, an online psychological treatment platform, as a Senior Psychologist. He worked at Lilavati Hospital and Research Center in Mumbai as a Clinical Psychologist from 2019 to 2021.
He has started a film production company named Royal Maratha Entertainment. Swapna released two Marathi films ‘Balkadu’ (2015) and ‘Rakhmabai’ (2016) under her banner.
In August 2016, Swapna started working as a Subject Matter Specialist at Manipal Global Education Services.
In March 2013, Swapna ventured into the hotel business and started ‘Kesar Hotel’ in Mumbai.
Swapna has also written a book called ‘Jeevan Funda’. He has also worked as a writer for magazines like ‘Corporate India’ and ‘India and Business’ and has written columns named ‘Corporate Mantra’ and ‘Athavadycha Manus’ in Marathi newspaper Dainik Saamana.
Alleged holding of fake degree
In April 2021, Swapna was arrested for possessing a fake degree. Reportedly, her fraud came into the limelight when Gurdeep Kaur Singh, a social activist, found an envelope with documents related to her fake degree. However, the name of the sender was not written on the envelope. After this Gurdeep lodged a police complaint against Swapna and was arrested for making fake PhD degree from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur. According to some media sources, on the basis of his degree, he got a job in one of the top hospitals in Mumbai. Later during the hearing of the case, Swapna said that the Indian politician Sanjay Raut Everything was done for his arrest. Swapna said,
The arrest is a “vengeful arrest” as I had registered a case of stalking by particular persons “at the behest of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut”.
As per the 13-page judgment of the Bombay High Court,
The petitioner is a woman. In the urgency of the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the aspect of continuing detention of the petitioner is also worth considering. The petitioner claimed that a minor son and others are dependent on him. Since we are of the view that the offense punishable under section 467, which includes imprisonment for life, is prima facie not made out, in the peculiar facts of the case, the above factors persuade us to grant bail to the pending petitioner. Consideration of this petition for quashing of charge of offenses punishable under Sections 467 and 468 of the Penal Code.”
The court further noted,
In the light of the legal position reverting to the facts of the case, prima facie, PhD certificate does not fall within the definition of valuable security. Submitted by the prosecution, the internal evidence of the PhD certificate betrays the fact that the certificate is forged, if seen in the background of the patent typographical and grammatical mistake, it may contain some substance. However, at this stage, the charge can be called prima facie for an offense punishable under section 465 at the most. The further issue as to whether an offense punishable under section 467 of the Penal Code has been made is a matter to be considered. Since the investigation is in progress, we do not propose to delve deeply into this aspect of the matter. It would be sufficient to see that the question of complicity of the petitioner for an offense punishable under section 467 of the Penal Code would warrant consideration and investigation. ,
However, on 27 June 2021, Swapna got bail from the Bombay High Court.
humiliating audio tape of sanjay raut
After his arrest on 29 July 2022 Sanjay RautHis abusive audio tape went viral on various social media platforms. In the audio, he was abusing Swapna Patkar. In an interview, when Swapna was asked about the audio tape, she said that the feud between Swapna and Sanjay started soon after the demise of the Indian politician. Bal Thackeray in 2012. During an interview, he shared a chain of events. He said,
After Balasaheb, the Shiv Sena also lost the support it had got. And Sanjay Raut started with all his nonsense. He turned into a free bird and started doing whatever he wanted to do. He used to guide me at every step of life – don’t do this, don’t do that; Don’t meet this person, don’t meet that person. In 2013, I was attacked twice with sharp knives. I have also lodged an FIR in Mahim police station. In another incident, my car was vandalized in Vakola and I had also lodged an FIR at Vakola police station. No one has been arrested yet. The culprits are still unknown to me. Everything was manipulated as per Raut’s whims and imagination. It took me 8 years to figure it out.”
She said that she never realized that the 2013 attacks were planned by Sanjay Raut. She further said that in 2014, Raut became very possessive of her and hired an encounter specialist Prafulla Bhonsle, who used to interrogate her family and friends. Prafulla also kept an eye on Swapna’s activities every day. She further said that he also started abusing her for disagreeing with his instructions. After this Swapna produced the call recording in a court in which Raut was using abusive language against her. In 2017, his Facebook account was also hacked and his suicide post was made from the hacked account. He blamed Raut and his associates for this.
Swapna said that the mental harassment was increasing and in 2020 she started getting video calls on WhatsApp from some unknown numbers in which some naked men were talking. It was also said that Sanjay Raut was behind all such activities as Swapna Patra was a witness in the land scam case in which Sanjay was the prime suspect. During an interview, when asked about taking some legal action against him, he said,
I am suffering since 2013, I have reached Police, NCW, NHRC, High Court; I’ve tried everything that I could. I soon realized that even the court was not treating it as a serious situation and was not dragging my case. I’m going nowhere. No one is helping me and I am being defamed at every step. I want to ask everyone that if a woman is facing such pain, where should she go? All the officers have failed me. I have written to Uddhav Thackeray, PMO, Arvind Kejriwal, Sonia Gandhi, Devendra Fadnavis, Chitra Wagh, Subhash Desai, Anil Desai. I have tried my best for myself. I didn’t want to make it public and damage my reputation and career, but I have no place to go now. Twitter is my last resort.”
Swapna also filed a harassment case against Sanjay Raut in 2021. On 31 July 2022, he filed a complaint against Raut under IPC sections 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), and 509 (intent to insult the modesty of a woman).
Facts / Trivia
- In 2017, Swapna was invited as a guest speaker at the TEDx talk organized by IIM, Rohtak.
- She shared good relations with Indian politicians Bal Thackeray and his family.
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Some media sources have named her as Swapna Patkar.