Ankita Lokhande is a well-known film and television actress and model in India. She mainly rose to fame for her role as Archana in the TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” and become a recognized actress in the Indian television industry. She is also known for being the ex-girlfriend of the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ankita Lokhande Wiki/Biography
Born on 19th December 1984, Ankita Lokhande’s age is 35 years as of 2020. She was born and brought up in a well-settled family in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Her real name is Tanuja Shashikant Lokhande and her nickname is Minty. She completed her early schooling from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and after that, she enrolled herself at a private college in Indore from where she completed her graduate course.
Since childhood, she was inclined towards acting and filming and always wanted to pursue her career as an actress in the film and television industry.
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Ankita Lokhande belongs to a well-settled prestigious Hindu family in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. She follows the Hindu religion and holds an Indian nationality. Her father’s name is Shashikant Lokhande who is a banker by profession and her mother’s name is Vandana Lokhande who is a teacher by profession. She also has two siblings, her younger brother’s name is Sooraj Lokhande and her younger sister’s name is Jyoti Lokhande.
Ankita Lokhande’s marital status is unmarried. She is open about her relationship and always revealed her relationship status in public and front of the media. Currently, she is dating Vicky Jain who is a businessman from Bilaspur and also the co-owner of the Mumbai Tigers in Box Cricket League. The couple is dating each other from the last one year and look cute together whenever spotted together in any award function or hanging out with each other.
Previously she was dating the famous Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the couple dated each other for a long span of 7 years. The couple met for the first time at the sets of the TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” and after that, they started dating each other and start spending time with each other. They even decided to get married but got separated for some unknown reasons and their busy schedules.
Ankita Lokhande is a hot and gorgeous girl. She owns a perfect shaped hot figure with an impressive personality. She is a fitness freak and follows a strict diet and gym schedules to keep herself fit and healthy and to maintain her hot figure. Her figure type is hourglass slim and her body measurements measuring nearly 34-27-34 inches.
She is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and her body weight is around 56 Kg. She has beautiful long black color hair and also has sparkling star-like black color eyes. She didn’t have any tattoo painted on her body.
Ankita Lokhande started her career in 20016 when she auditioned for the TV reality show “India’s Best Cinestar’s Ki Khoj” and selected in the contest and later on, in 2017 she started working in “India’s Best Cinestar’s Ki Khoj” on behalf of group B. After that, she made her professional acting debut with her appearance in the famous TV serial “Pavitra Rishta” in 2009. Her role as Archana got so much popular and became a household name in the country. The TV serial premiered on Zee TV between 2009 to 2014 with approximately 1500 episodes.
Apart from that she also made her appearance in the TV reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” in season 4 as a celebrity contestant in 2011 and also made her appearance in a min-series “Ek Thi Naayaka” in 2013. She has also made her appearance in the TV serials like “Comedy Circus” and “Pragya”. With her hard work and impressive acting skills, Ankita becomes one of the highest-paid actresses in the Indian television industry.
Along with her television career, she also made her big-screen debut with her appearance in the Hindi movie “Manikarnika” in 2018 alongside Kangana Ranaut. Her role as JhalkariBai was loved and appreciated by viewers as well as critics. After that, she made her appearance in the movie “Baaghi 3” in 2020 along with Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, and Ritesh Deshmukh.
As per reports, she was offered a role in the movie “Padmavat” by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2016, but she rejected the offer as she wanted to spend time with her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput after the completion of her “Pavitra Rishta” project in 2014 also she has a plan for marriage by the end year of 2016. She also auditioned for movies like “Happy New Year” and “Sultan” but later on these roles were grabbed by other actresses.
Ankita Lokhande received many prestigious television awards for her impressive acting skills in the TV show “Pavitra Rishta”. She won awards like “Boroplus Gold Award” for Best Debut in a lead role in 2010, “Indian Television Academy Award” for Great Face of the Year in 2010, “Boroplus Gold Award” for Best Actress in a lead role in 2011, “Star Guild Award” for Best Actress in drama series in 2011.
She also bagged awards like the “Indian Telly Award” for Television Personality of the year in 2012, the “Boroplus Gold Award” for Best Actress in a lead role in 2012, and the “Star Guild Award” for Best Actress in drama series in 2014.
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In many interviews, she revealed her hobbies as she likes playing badminton, shopping, dancing, swimming, and listening to soft music. She is a state-level badminton player, but her acting aspirations took her to Mumbai in 2005. She also stated that once she had to give up on her acting dream also and had to join Frankfinn Academy.
She also revealed that she also got an offer from a TV serial “Bali Umar Ko Salaam” with NDTV Imagine channel from which she was supposed to make her television debut but later on the show got shelved.
She also stated that her favorite celebrities are Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Rani Mukherji, and Lata Mangeshkar. She loves to travel with her family and close friends and especially to her favorite holiday destination Munnar, Kerala, India.
Ankita is also very active on social media and regularly posts her beautiful pictures on her social media accounts. Recently, she posted a picture with a diamond ring on her Instagram account after which she was in a rumor of her engagement with her boyfriend Vicky Jain.