Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress, model, and dancer. She is best known for playing the award-winning role of ‘Archana Manav Deshmukh’ in Balaji Telefilms’ daily show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV. She had and relationship with actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Their relationship was six years long.
Ankita Lokhande Biography & Wiki
Ankita Lokhande’s real name is Tanuja Lokhande. Her nicknames are Anki and Minty. She was born on 19 December 1984 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India in a Hindu-Marathi family. Hence, her current age is 36 years. Her actual home town is in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. Ankita’s Zodiac is Sagittarius.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
|Height in centimeters||165 cm|
|Height in meters||1.65 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 5″|
|Weight in Kilograms||55 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
Ankita Lokhande Family Members
Ankita’s father’s name is Shashikant Lokhande who is a banker. Her mother, Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a teacher. She has a younger brother, Sooraj Lokhande, and a younger sister, Jyoti Lokhande.
Boys, affairs, spouse name
Ankita met Sushant Singh Rajput at Pavitra Rishta set. The duo dated each other for around 6 years and then, ended their relationship in 2016. According to a report in DNA “The Bandra apartment that Sushant and Ankita lived in, belongs to her. She asked him to move out. Sushant had no choice but to do so. So he moved far away from Ankita’s radius to Juhu. The reason behind their break-up was Sushant’s growing friendship with the Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon.
In 2019, she announced her relationship with her boyfriend Vicky Jain, a businessman. They got engaged on 11 June 2020.
Education and School, College
Ankita completed her schooling from Indore and proceeded to university to pursue graduation. 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.
Favorites Things and Like & Dislike
|Favorites Food||Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken|
|Favorites Actor||Paul Walker, Simon Helbert|
|Favorites Actress||Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty|
|Favorites Restaurant||Urban Tadka in Mumbai|
|Favorites Music||Soft Romantic Songs, Ghazals|
|Favorites Travel Destination||Ladakh|
Ankita Lokhande filmography
She was always passionate about acting. After graduating from school and university, in 2005, she left Indore and moved to Mumbai to become an actress. Lokhande initially started her television career in 2006 as a participant in talent-hunt reality show Idea Zee Cinestars. She was supposed to make her TV debut with NDTV Imagine’s serial ‘Bali Umar Ko Salaam,’, but the show got shelved. Ankita started working for Ekta Kapoor’s romantic-drama series Pavitra Rishta. She played the dual roles of Archana and Ankita in the show and gain immense popularity
In 2011, she participated in dance-based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 4. In the same year, she also participated in another reality show Comedy Circus along with Kapil Sharma. Lokhande played the role of ‘Pragya’ in the TV serial, “Ek Thhi Naayka.”
It was rumored that she will be a part of the movie Padmaavat, However, she opted out of the project as she believed that she wasn’t ready for a film debut. In 2017, there were reports that Ankita Lokhande has been signed for director Girish Malik’s upcoming film Torbaaz opposite Sanjay Dutt. Later Malik denied this news and said that apart from Sanjay Dutt, no one else has been signed.
She made her film debut in epic movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi led by Kangana Ranaut in which she portrayed Warrior Jhalkaribai. As of September 2019, she has been shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Baaghi 3, in which she is playing Shraddha Kapoor’s elder sister. In November 2019, Ankita Lokhande was offered to play the role of the female lead in Rumi Jaffrey’s Chehre after the original female lead Kriti Kharbanda opted out of the film.
Salary and Net Worth
Ankita Lokhande is the highest-paid Indian Television Celebrity who charges approximately ₹1.15 Lakh per episode. Ankita’s estimated net worth is around $ 3 million USD to the date.
Ankita resides in a house on Bandra, Mumbai, Maharastra.
|Phone Number||She didn’t like to share his Phone number publicly.|
|Email Id||Not Available|
Ankita, once, slapped her then-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput, publicly at a party as he was drunk and was dancing with girls around him.
Facts about Ankita Lokhande
- Ankita was born into a middle-class Marathi family residing in Indore; with no film background.
- She was active in sports in her childhood and was a state-level badminton player.
- 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.”
- Ankita 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.
- Ankita 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, shoes, and diamonds.
- In 2020, Ankita posted a picture on her Instagram account flaunting a diamond ring after which there were rumors of her engagement with her boyfriend, Vicky Jain.