Ankita Lokhande Wiki, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress. She is best known for playing the role of ‘Archana Manav Deshmukh‘ in the TV serial, “Pavitra Rishta” (2009).

Wiki/Biography

Ankita Lokhande was born as Tanuja Lokhande on Wednesday, 19 December 1984 (age 35 years; as in 2019) in Indore. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ankita Lokhande's childhood picture

Ankita Lokhande’s childhood picture

She did her schooling and graduation from Indore. Ankita was inclined towards acting from a very young age. While in college, she used to perform at the Ganpati Utsav and Navratri festivals. After completing her graduation, Ankita got herself enrolled in Indore’s Frankfinn Institute to receive training for becoming an air hostess. Meanwhile, she gave auditions for the talent hunt show, “Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj” and got selected. Although Ankita didn’t the show, she received the title of ‘Best Dancer’ in the show.

Thereafter, she started modelling and did many print shoots.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Light Brown

Eye Colour: Black

Ankita Lokhande

Family & Caste

Ankita Lokhande belongs to a Maharashtrian Hindu Family

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Shashikant Lokhande is a banker. Her mother, Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a teacher. She has a younger brother, Sooraj Lokhande and a younger sister, Jyoti Lokhande.

Ankita Lokhande with her sister

Ankita Lokhande with her sister

Ankita Lokhande with her family

Ankita Lokhande with her family

Relationships

Ankita was in a relationship with her Pavitra Rishta co-star, Sushant Singh Rajput. The duo dated each other for around 6 years and then, ended their relationship in 2016. Reportedly, the reason behind their break-up was Sushant’s growing friendship with the Bollywood actress, Kriti Sanon.

Ankita Lokhande With Sushant Singh Rajput

Ankita Lokhande With Sushant Singh Rajput

After her breakup with Sushant, Ankita found love in the businessman, Vicky Jain.The rumours about their relationship started doing rounds on internet after the 2017 Holi Bash, where the duo was spotted together. Later, the actress confirmed the same and stared sharing pictures with Vicky on her Instagram account.

Ankita Lokhande with Vikas Jain

Ankita Lokhande with Vikas Jain

In 2019, Ankita, along with her boyfriend Vicky, purchased a 8 BHK flat in the suburbs of Mumbai. Soon after that, the speculations about their upcoming marriage started doing the rounds on internet.

Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain

Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain

In 2020, there were rumours about Ankita getting engaged to Vicky after she shared a post on Instagram in which she was flaunting her diamond ring.

Ankita Lokhande flaunting her diamond ring

Ankita Lokhande flaunting her diamond ring

Career

Ankita Lokhande started her acting career in 2009 with Ekta Kapoor‘s romantic-drama, “Pavitra Rishta.” She played the role of ‘Archana Deshmukh’ in the serial and became a household name.

Ankita Lokhande in Pavitra Rishta

Ankita Lokhande in Pavitra Rishta

In 2011, she participated in season 4 of the dance reality show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.” In the same year, Ankita participated in the comedy reality TV show, “Comedy Circus.” Next, she played the role ‘Pragya’ in the TV serial, “Ek Thhi Naayka.”

Ankita made her film debut in 2019 by playing the role of ‘Jhalkari Bai’ in the film, “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.”

Ankita Lokhande in Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi

Ankita Lokhande in Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi

Subsequently, she appeared in the film, “Baaghi 3.”

Ankita Lokhande in Baaghi 3

Ankita Lokhande in Baaghi 3

Controversy

In 2015, Ankita Lokhande slapped her then-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput publicly outside Yash Raj Studios. Later, she revealed that she slapped Sushant; as he was badly drunk and was dancing around girls in a weird way. [1]India Today

Awards

For the TV serial, “Pavitra Rishta”

  • 3rd Boroplus Gold Award for Debut in a Lead Role – Female (2010)
  • Indian Television Academy Award for GR8! Face of The Year – Female (2010)
  • 4th Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2011)
  • Star Guild Award for Best Actress in Drama Series (2011)
  • Indian Telly Award for Television Personality of The Year (2012)
  • 5th Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2012)
  • Star Guild Award for Best Actress in Drama Series (2014)

Salary/Income

Ankita gets paid around Rs. 1 lakh per episode. [2]Times of India

Car Collection

Ankita Lokhande owns a Porche car.

Ankita Lokhande with her car

Ankita Lokhande with her car

Favourite Things

  • Food: Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken
  • Actor(s): Paul Walker, Simon Helbert
  • Restaurant: Urban Tadka in Mumbai
  • Music: Soft Romantic Songs, Ghazals
  • Colour: White
  • Travel Destination: Ladakh

Facts

  • Her hobbies include dancing, swimming, playing badminton, shopping, and listening to music.
  • Ankita is often spotted drinking alcohol on various occasions.
  • She was good at sports in her school days. She played Badminton at the state level.
  • Lokhande was an average student in her school and college days.
  • She loves dancing and is a trained dancer.
  • During her Pavitra Rishta days, she became one of the highest paid actresses of the Indian television.
  • Initially, her parents were not happy with her decision of becoming an actress.
  • Ankita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog, Scotch.

    Ankita Lokhande with her pet Scotch

    Ankita Lokhande with her pet Scotch

  • Ankita bagged a role in Jay Mehta’s ‘Bali Umar Ko Salaam,’ on NDTV but the show did not go on air.
  • Lokhande was the first choice for the Bollywood film, “Happy New Year.” However, later she was replaced by Deepika Padukone.
  • Her family and friends fondly call her ‘Anki’ and ‘Minty’ and her boyfriend, Vicky Jain lovingly calls her ‘Babs.’

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