Ankita Lokhande Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Ankita Lokhande Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Ankita Lokhande Jain (born December 19, 1984) is an Indian actress who made her debut on Zee TV in an award-winning role in Balaji Telefilms' daily show Pavitra Rishta. She was one of television's highest-paid actors until she left in 2018 to pursue a career in movies. Lokhande has also appeared in Bollywood films such as Baaghi 3 and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Life and work

Early life and professional career (1984–2005)

Lokhande was born in a Marathi family in Indore on December 19, 1984, to teacher Vandana Phadnis Lokhande and her father Shashikant Lokhande. She has two brothers, Sooraj and Arun, as well as a sister, Jyoti. She relocated to Mumbai in 2005 after graduation to pursue a profession in acting.

Ascension to stardom and personal life (2009–2016)

Lokhande landed the lead role of Archana in Ekta Kapoor's daily serial Pavitra Rishta after competing in India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj (2007-09). (2009–14).

She appeared in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and Comedy Circus, as well as an episode of Ek Thi Naayka.

In 2013, Pavitra Rishta took a generational leap, and Lokhande began playing Archana's granddaughter Ankita alongside her prior role as Archana till the series finished in 2014.

Lokhande co-starred in Pavitra Rishta with Sushant Singh Rajput, and they began dating in 2010. Rajput proposed to her in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaja 4 in 2010. The duo even discussed marrying each other in a 2016 interview. However, the pair split up the next year.

The premiere of a film and a web series (2017–2021)

After a two-year hiatus from acting and her divorce with Rajput, Lokhande was reportedly slated to make her film debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmaavat. (2018). She did, however, leave the picture, stating that she was not prepared the film.

The next year, rumors circulated that she had been cast in Girish Malik's film Torbaaz alongside Sanjay Dutt. However, rumors were debunked when Malik confirmed that Lokhande will not be participating with the project.

In 2018, she confirmed that she would play Jhalkaribai, a warrior, in Krish and Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, an epic drama based on Rani Lakshmi Bai's life. The film had its theatrical release on the eve of Republic Day 2019 and performed exceptionally well at the box office, marking her first financial hit.

Lokhande then acted opposite Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, and Riteish Deshmukh in Sajid Nadiadwala's action-packed production Baaghi 3 (2020), the third installment of the Baaghi trilogy, as Kapoor's elder sister married to Deshmukh's character. The film was released before to the closure of theaters in India because to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had an impact on box office performance.
In 2021, she co-starred with Shaheer Sheikh in the web series Pavitra Rishta 2.0 as Archana.

Marriage and beyond (2021–present)

In 2019, she declared her romance with businessman Vicky Jain. They will marry in Mumbai on December 14, 2021. In February 2022, she competed in StarPlus' Smart Jodi alongside her husband, Vicky Jain, and went on to win Season 1.


2007India's Best Cinestars Ki KhojContestant
2009–14Pavitra RishtaArchana Deshmukh / Ankita Karmarkar
2011Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4Contestant5th place
Comedy Circus
2013Ek Thhi NaaykaPragya
2022Smart JodiContestantWinner


2020Baaghi 3Ruchi Nandan Chaturvedi
2023The Last CoffeeIram
2023Swatantra Veer Savarkar Films that have not yet been releasedYamunabai

Web series

2021-22Pavitra Rishta 2.0Archana Deshmukh


Television Awards
2010Pavitra Rishta3rd Boroplus Gold AwardsGold Debut in a Lead Role (Female)Won
Indian Television Academy AwardsGR8! Face of The Year (Female)Won
20114th Boroplus Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RoleWon
Star Guild AwardsBest Actress in Drama SeriesWon
2012Indian Telly AwardsTelevision Personality of The Year (Female)Won
5th Boroplus Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Lead RoleWon
2014Star Guild AwardsBest Actress in Drama SeriesWon
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 of 2022)38 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. [1]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date15 December 2021
Husband/SpouseVicky Jain
ParentsFather- Shashikant Lokhande (Banker)
Mother- Vandana Pandis Lokhande (Teacher)
SiblingsBrother- Sooraj Lokhande (Younger)
Sister- Jyoti Lokhande (Younger)
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, Mercedes Benz V
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1 lakh per episode [2]Times of India

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.
  • 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 SandhuJay 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. [3]Koimoi
  • 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.
  • On 5 June 2022, Ankita and her husband, Vicky Jain, became the winners of the reality show Smart Jodi; they took home a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakh.

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