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Estimated Age and Net Worth 2023 of Rina Sawayama; Details on Her Sexuality; Songs | Height in Inches

Estimated Age and Net Worth 2023 of Rina Sawayama; Details on Her Sexuality; Songs | Height in Inches

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A Japanese and British singer, actress, and model, Rina Sawayama is in the media limelight after receiving the title of a labeled musical Chameleon. Her play, Rina made her popular among the viewers in 2017. She released an album, Sawayama after signing to record, Dirty Hit in 2020. She appeared as Akira in the movie, John Wick: Chapter 4.

Early Life of Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama opened her eyes to this world on August 16, 1990, in Niigata, Japan. This makes her 32 years old and loves celebrating her birthday every August 16 with her friends and family. Sawayama falls under the Leo sun sign. Her mother, Noriko Sawayama is an interior designer. She was only ten years old when her father left them and went to Japan.

 Rina with her mother
Caption: Rina with her mother (Photo: Instagram)

Her brother is a translator, copywriter, web designer, photographer, and web consultant. Rina holds dual citizenship of Japanese and British nationality and belongs to Asian ethnic background. Sawayama has faith and belief in the Christian religion.

She graduated holding a degree in political science from the University of Cambridge. She joined Magdalene College and studied politics, psychology, and sociology. Sawayama studied an online course at the University of Oxford in May 2020.

Rina Sawayama’s Gender

She is pansexual and bisexual. Rina is bisexual since her childhood and used to kiss women. She is living a single life and is focussing on her career. In 2018, she came out as bisexual with her 2018 single, Cherry.

“I will always want to be honest about my own experiences. I’ve always written songs about girls. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned a guy in my songs, and that’s why I wanted to talk about it. For me there’s still a lack of representation. I just think the reason I wasn’t so comfortable with my sexuality was because there was no one on TV or anywhere that I could point to and go, Look mom! This person is what I was talking about!”

She also revealed how her mom reacted to her same kiss:

“I must have been eight or nine. It was with another girl. Basically, we were kissing. Her mother pulled her away, and they never discussed it again.”

Her mom said:

“Why would you say that to me? Whereas if I was like, ‘Oh I’m going to go on a date with a guy. Oh that’s great, what’s he like? It’s the truth for a lot of bi and pan people – they don’t feel authentically queer when they’re in heterosexual relationships, and that is what the song is about.”

Rina with her friends
Caption: Rina with her friends (Photo: Instagram)

Rina Sawayama’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Rina has an estimated net worth of $12 million which is her earning from her career as a model, actress, and singer. She is endorsed by Sebastian Professional. She earns $54.7K – $71.4K per month.

Rina infront of the bus
Caption: Rina in front of the bus (Photo: Instagram)

Rina Sawayama Criticized Matty Healy’s Comments

In 2019, Rina signed to Dirty Hit and Matty Healy used to work as the director of the company. She slammed Matty Healy for mocking Asian people in his podcast at Glastonbury on Saturday and dedicated her performance, STFU! saying:

“I wrote this next song because I was sick and tired of these microaggressions, So tonight, this song goes out to a white man who watches Ghetto Gaggers and mocks Asian people on a podcast.”

Sawayama added,

“He also owns my masters. I’ve had enough!”

Writing Works as Her Therapy

Rina started to feel more seen when she started writing lyrics and composing songs as her therapy. In an interview with Grammy, she said:

“During therapy, what was amazing is this idea of, now that you’re an adult, you’re able to see your younger self as a child slightly separate from you. It’s this beautiful moment where you’re able to hold your inner child and give them the love that they didn’t have when you were younger, whether it was the parenting you needed, or the general support that you needed, or the friendship you needed.”

She continued:

“That was the therapeutic process that I went through, and what I really wanted to trace narratively with this record. It starts off by being like, this is what’s wrong, and then it goes into this moment of chaos, a real self-punching moment where you are letting yourself be swallowed in the chaos of it and emotional turmoil, which is like the middle of the album after forgiveness. Then it kind of ends in the euphoria.”

Career Line of Rina Sawayama

  • Rina released her single, Sleeping in Waking in February 2013.
  • She released a song, Who? with UK label Make Mine in April 2013.
  • She adopted the stage name Riina and released the single titled, Terror.
  • In association with Arvida Byström, she released a music video, Tunnel Vision in June 2015.
  • She sings songs of the Alternative/Indie genre.
  • She released the single Where U Are with the direction of Alessandra Kurr in 2016.
  • After signing with Anti-Agency and Elite Model Management, she modeled for Versus x Versace’s fall/winter campaign in 2017.
Rina spotted on the cover
Caption: Rina spotted on the cover (Photo: Instagram)
  • She became the head of the French House and walked on the runway for Balmain in September 2021.
  • Sawayama was covered as a model for cover British Vogue in June 2023.
  • In 2023, she papered as Akira in the movie, John Wick: Chapter 4.


She played in the popular movie, John Wick: Chapter 4. Rina has appeared in tv shows like Turn Up Charlie, Jonetsu Tairiku, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Graham Norton Show.

Songs & Albums

She released songs like Sleeping in Waking, Terror, Tunnel Vision, Where U Are, This Time Last Year, Cyber Stockholm Syndrome, Alterlife, Valentine (What’s It Gonna Be), and Follow Me. Her hits albums are Sawayama, Hold the Girl, SAWAYAMA REMIXED, Hurricanes, and Rina.

Awards & Nominations

  • In 2022, she won AIM Independent Music Award in the nomination for the Innovator Award.
  • She received Gay Times Honours in the criteria of British Excellence in Music in 2021.
  • She won the title of Vogue Japan for Women of the Year in 2019.
  • In 2020, she won The Daily Californian Art Award as Best International for Album Sawayama.

FAQs of Rina Sawayama

How tall is Rina Sawayama?

Rina stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of 60kg has a body measurement of 32-25-32 inches. Rina has an attractive pair of black eyes and dark brown hair. her shoe size is 9(US) and wears a dress size of 5 (US).

Does Rina Sawayama know martial arts?

Yes, Rina knows martial arts. She received training in archery, knife-fighting, and hand-to-hand combat. Rina learned all these for her role in the movie.

Who are Rina Sawayama’s influencer?

She is influenced by popular singers like Avril Lavigne, Beyoncé, and Mariah Carey. She also takes Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue as her idol.

Does Rina Sawayama speak Japanese?

Yes, Rina speaks Japanese. Being born with a Japanese heritage she knows Japanese but shut down her language as she experienced racism in the music industry.

Is Rina Sawayama a nepo baby?

No, Rina is not a nepo baby. She has established herself as a successful model, actor, and singer alone.

Does Rina Sawayama have a tattoo?

Yes, Rina has a tattoo. She has pierced intergalactic star and orb tattoos dotting her arms.