Ankita Lokhande is an Indian film and television actress. She was born as Tanuja Lokhande on 19 December 1984, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. She is best known for playing the role of ‘Archana Manav Deshmukh’ in the TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” (2009). In 2011, she participated on Colors TV’s dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. In the same year, she also participated in another reality show Comedy Circus along with Kapil Sharma. She made her debut in the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019), in which she played warrior Jhalkaribai. She also appeared in action thriller film Baaghi 3 (2020). She was one of the highest paid television actresses until she retired in 2018 to foray into films.
|Real Name||Tanuja Lokhande|
|Other Name||Ankita Lokhande|
|Full Name||Ankita Shashikant Lokhande|
|Nickname||Anki and Minty|
|Date of birth||19 December 1984|
|Birthplace||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Age (as in 2021)||37 years old|
|Famous Role||‘Archana Manav Deshmukh’ in the TV serial “Pavitra Rishta”|
|Hometown||Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Current Residence||Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Swimming, Shopping, Playing Badminton, Listening to music|
|Years active||2004- present|
Ankita Lokhande Height/ Weight & Physical State –
The height of Ankita Lokhande is 5 feet 5 inches and the body weight is around 55 kg. The full body measurement of Ankita Lokhande is 34-28-35 inches. She has stylish Brown colour hair and also sparkling star-like black colour eyes.
|Height||5’5″ (165 cm)|
|Hair colour||Light Brown|
Ankita Lokhande Family Background –
Ankita Lokhande belongs to a Maharashtrian Hindu Family. Her father’s name is Shashikant Lokhande, who is a news reporter and her mother’s name is Vandana Pandis Lokhande, who is a teacher. She has a younger brother, Sooraj Lokhande and a younger sister, Jyoti Lokhande.
|Father||Shashikant Lokhande (a news reporter)|
|Mother||Vandana Pandis Lokhande (Teacher)|
|Brother||Sooraj Lokhande (younger)|
|Sister||Jyoti Lokhande (younger)|
Ankita Lokhande Educational Qualification –
She did her schooling and graduation from Indore, and from there, she completed her degree in graduation.
|School||She did her schooling from Indore|
|College||She did her graduation from Indore|
Ankita Lokhande Marital status/ Relationship and More –
Marital status of Ankita Lokhande is unmarried. She 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. After her break-up with Sushant, Ankita found love in the businessman, Vicky Jain. In 2019, she announced her relationship with Vicky Jain.
|Affairs/ Boyfriends||Sushant Singh Rajput (Ex-boyfriend, Actor), |
Vicky Jain (Businessman)
Ankita Lokhande Early Life –
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 modeling and did many print shoots.
Ankita Lokhande Favourite Things –
|Favourite Actor(s)||Paul Walker, Simon Helbert|
|Favourite Actress(es)||Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, Sri Devi|
|Favourite Food||Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken|
|Favourite Restaurant||Urban Tadka in Mumbai|
|Favourite Music||Soft Romantic Songs, Ghazals|
Ankita Lokhande Net worth –
The net worth of Ankita Lokhande is estimated to be $3 Million dollars. She charges Rs. 1 lakh per episode. Her source of income is mostly from being a successful TV actress.
|Salary||Rs. 1 Lakh/ Episode|
|Net worth||$3 Million|
|Source of Income||Acting|
Ankita Lokhande 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.
- In 2011, she participated in the dance reality show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4″.
- In the same year, Ankita participated in the comedy reality TV show, “Comedy Circus.”
- Next, she played the role of ‘Pragya’ in the TV serial, ‘Ek Thhi Naayka’.
- In 2019, Ankita made her film debut by playing the role of ‘Jhalkari Bai’ in the film, “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.”
- In 2020, she also appeared in action thriller film Baaghi 3.
Ankita Lokhande Television Serial List –
- Pavitra Rishta
- Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4
- Comedy Circus
- Ek Thhi Naayka
Ankita Lokhande Movies List –
- Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
- Baaghi 3
Some lesser known facts about Ankita Lokhande –
- Does Ankita Lokhande Smoke?
- Does Ankita Lokhande Drink Alcohol? Yes
- She was active in sports in her childhood and was a state level Badminton player.
- In 2009, she made her acting debut with Zee TV’s ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and became an overnight sensation with her character of. ‘Archana’.
- She did not 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.
- In 2011, Ankita took part in the dance reality show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”.
- She also participated in the reality show, “Comedy Circus”.
- Lokhande played the role of ‘Pragya’ in the TV serial, “Ek Thhi Naayka”.
- It was rumoured that she will be a part of the movie Padmaavat.
- She appeared in Bigg Boss as a Guest to support Rashmi Desai.
- Her family and friends fondly call her Anki and Minty and her boyfriend, Vicky Jain lovingly calls her ‘Babs’.
- 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.
- Ankita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog, Scotch.
- Lokhande was an average student in her school and college days.
- She loves dancing and is a trained dancer.
- Initially, her parents were not happy with her decision of becoming an actress.
- Ankita is often spotted drinking alcohol on various occasions.
- 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.
- 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.
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उभारून गुढी लावू विजय पताका— Ankita lokhande (@anky1912) April 13, 2021
संस्कार संस्कृतीच्या विस्तारू शाखा
पुर्ण होवोत आपल्या सर्व इच्छा आकांक्षानूतन वर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!”
“उभारू गुढी सुख-समृद्धीची
सुरुवात करूया नववर्षाची
गुढीपाडव्याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!🙏🏻
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