Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress who began her career in television with her breakthrough character in Balaji Telefilms’s popular daily show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV and won various awards for the same.

Real NameTanuja Lokhande
Nickname(s)Anki, Minty
Famous Role'Archana Manav Deshmukh' in the TV serial, "Pavitra Rishta"
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourLight Brown
DebutFilm: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
TV: Pavitra Rishta (2009)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsFor 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)
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 December 1984 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2019)35 Years
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownUjjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolShe did her schooling from Indore.
College/UniversityShe did her graduation from Indore.
Educational QualificationGraduate
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesDancing, Swimming, Playing Badminton, Shopping, Listening to Soft Music
ControversyAnkita, once, slapped her then-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput, publicly at a party as he was drunk and was dancing with girls around him.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends• Sushant Singh Rajput (Ex-Boyfriend; Actor)
• Vicky Jain (Businessman)
ParentsFather- Shashikant Lokhande (Banker)
Mother- Vandana Pandis Lokhande (Teacher)
SiblingsBrother- Sooraj Lokhande (Younger)
Sister- Jyoti Lokhande (Younger)
Favourite Things
FoodBhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken
Actor(s)Paul Walker, Simon Helbert
Actress(es)Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty
RestaurantUrban Tadka in Mumbai
MusicSoft Romantic Songs, Ghazals
Travel DestinationLadakh
Style Quotient
Car CollectionPorche
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1 lakh per episode

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ankita Lokhande

  • Does Ankita Lokhande drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress who rose to fame by playing the role of ‘Archana Deshmukh’ in the TV serial, “Pavitra Rishta.”
  • Ankita was born into a middle-class Marathi family residing in Indore; with no film background.A
  • She was active in sports in her childhood and was a state-level badminton player.
  • She always wanted to become an actress but had to give up her acting dreams and had to join Frankfinn academy, but her acting aspirations took her to Mumbai in 2005.
  • In 2006, while she was struggling in Mumbai, she took part in the talent hunt reality show ‘Idea Zee Cinestars,’ where she couldn’t reach the top 5, however, she made a mark in the show with her dancing skills.
  • She was supposed to make her TV debut with NDTV Imagine’s serial ‘Bali Umar Ko Salaam,’, but the show got shelved.
  • Her first salary was ₹10,000.
  • In 2009, she made her acting debut with Zee TV’s ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and became an overnight sensation with her character of “Archana.”
  • In 2011, Ankita took part in the dance reality show, “Jhaalak Dikhhla Jaa.”
  • She also participated in the reality show, “Comedy Circus.”.”
  • Lokhande played the role of ‘Pragya’ in the TV serial, “Ek Thhi Naayka.”
  • She didn’t like Sushant Singh Rajput initially on the sets of ‘Pavitra Rishta.’ However, with the passage of time, they both fell in love and were in a live-in relationship for around 6 years before they split in 2016.
  • She bought more than 300 saris for her role in ‘Pavitra Rishta.’
  • She is good friends with many TV celebrities including Rashami Desai, Nandish Sandhu, Jay Bhanushali, Mahhi Vij, and Ragini Khanna.
  • She auditioned for Salman Khan‘s film Sultan, however, Anushka Sharma bagged the role.
  • She was approached for Shah Rukh Khan‘s ‘Happy New Year’ (2014). However, she was later replaced by Deepika Padukone.
  • She loves to buy make-up kits, shoe, and diamond.
  • She made her Bollywood debut with a historical biographical film on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,’ where she played the pivotal role of a women soldier, Jhalkari Bai.
  • Lokhande has also featured in the Bollywood film, “Baaghi 3.”
  • In 2020, Ankita posted a picture on her Instagram account flaunting a diamond ring after which there were rumours of her engagement with her boyfriend, Vicky Jain.

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