Rina Sawayama Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Parents, Instagram And Net Worth

In the entertainment industry, some highly talented personalities can multitask, entertain, and earn from various arts. These sets of people are very valuable to the industry and are in high demand.

These entertainers were fortunate to have discovered their multi-talents very young.
In this article, we will have a quick peek into the life of one of these amazing personalities and celebrities who constantly work round the clock to entertain viewers and listeners.

Here, we would be talking about young and beautiful actresses, models, fashionistas, TV show personalities, and singers, all wrapped in this delectable personality. She’s popularly called Rina Sawayama; some call her ‘Riina,’ and others stick with her last name. Let’s check out what Rina has been up to.


Full NameRina Sawayama
Age[age date=”1990/08/16″ full=”1″]
Place Of BirthNiigata, Japan
NationalityJapanese, British
Height1.72 m
ParentsNoriko Sawayama
SpouseNot Married
Net Worth$14 million


Who Is Rina Sawayama?

Rina Sawayama is a Japanese and British Singer, actress and model. She was born and lived for a while in Niigata, Japan. After a while, her family moved to Londo, where she was raised; she currently lives there.

She released her debut studio album, ‘Sawayama,” in 2020 under the Dirty Hit record label.

In 2022, age released another album titled, ‘Hold The Girl.’ She’s also a top model for various fashion campaigns and made her movie acting debut in John Wick: Chapter 4.

Rina Sawayama Age

She was born on the 16th of August, 1990. She’s currently 33 years old.

Rina Sawayama Early Life and Education

Her family moved from Japan to London when she was barely five years old; although her parents planned to return to Japan when she turned 10, they had a rethink and decided to stay in London. It was a struggle for Rina to speak and understand the English language as a young child; she,e however,r began to learn English through the pop music she listened to.

When she was 16 years old, she started posting music covers on a platform known as ‘MySpace.’

She graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, with a degree in political science.

Rina Sawayama’s Personal Life

In an interview with BBC News, Rina revealed that she went through sexual molestation at the age of 17 by a school teacher. The trauma influenced the lyrics of a track titled, ‘Your Age,’ from her second studio album, ‘Hold The Girl,’ released in 2022. She went for sex and relationship therapy to help her overcome the trauma.

Rina Sawayama Career

In February 2013, she started her solo career with the ‘Sleeping in Waking’ track produced by Justin ‘Hoost’ Tailor.
Sometime later that year, she released another single on Halloween; the song title was ‘Terror.’

She released a video for her track titled, ‘Tunnel Vision,’ directed by Arvida Byström in 2015.

The next year, 2016, she released the song, ‘Wheee You Are,’ along with the music video Alessandra Kurr directed. This particular song got the media talking because it was entertaining and sweet. It made her more famous.

Around April 2021, she released her song ‘Chosen Family,’ an upgraded version. She made it a duet in which Elton John was her duet partner.

Later that year, her name was included in the 100 Japanese people respected worldwide by Newsweek Japan.

In September 2021, she contributed to the charity tribute album titled, ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ by doing a cover of the Metallica song titled, ‘Enter Sandman.’
In that same month and year, she further appeared on the remix version of popular musician Lady Gaga’s song titled, ‘Free Woman,’ and this appeared on Lady Gaga’s remix album titled, ‘Dawn of Chromatica.’

In 2021, Rina Sawayama began to work on her second studio album. She later started a tour in support of Sawayama.
She also featured on Charli XCX’s single, ‘Beg For You,’ released in January 2022. It was also featured on Pabllo Vittar’s single titled, ‘Follow Me’ in March of the same year.

She officially announced that her second album would be released by September. However, she released different singles titled This Hell, Catch Me in The Air, Hold The Girl, Phantom, and Hurricanes from May to September 2022.

She debuted in the fourth session of the John Wick film series. The movie was released in March 2023, and it was widely appreciated. She also had one of her tracks titled, ‘An Eye For An Eye,’ as one of the theme songs for the movie.

Rina Sawayama Other Businesses

In 2016, she collaborated with John Yuyi, a visual artist from Taiwan, on a project for a visual series that criticizes Japanese and Asian beauty preferences and standards.

She was featured in Vogue Magazine, where she was interviewed about the visual series and the ideas or inspirations behind the show; she responded, “For a lot of women in Japan, these are the expectations people put on them from anime culture, a kawaii culture that can put women at a disadvantage, objectifying and infantilizing them.”
She has also worked with MAC × Nicopanda.

She’s also a professional model. She got signed into the Elite Model Management and the Anti-Agency. She modeled for Versus x Versace’s fall campaign in the year 2017. She campaigned for Jourdan Dunn’s Misguided. She also walked the runway for Balmain to mark the 10th anniversary of Olivier Rousteing for heading the French House.

In June 2023, she appeared on the cover page of British Vogue.

Rina Sawayama Net Worth

Sawayama is a renowned artist of Japanese-British heritage, highly regarded for her accomplishments in both singing and acting on a global scale. Rina has amassed a net worth of $14 million, solidifying her status as one of the wealthiest actresses in the entertainment industry.


Without being told, anyone who knows or has heard or probably met with Rina can easily tell that she’s a strong and interesting force to be reckoned with. Her various careers have made young aspiring entertainers learn a thing or two from her to help inspire them on their way to the top. Rina didn’t let her inability to speak English at a tender age hinder her from being who she is today. This alone serves as an inspiration to all and sundry.

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