Ankita Lokhande Biography
Ankita Lokhande is an Indian film and television actress known for portraying Archana in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta as well as participating in Colors TV’s reality dance series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. In January 2019, her debut film, the period war drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, in which she played warrior Jhalkaribai, was released and performed moderately well at the box office. Moreover, Lokhande is one of Indian television’s highest-paid actresses. And, she appeared in the 2020 action thriller film Baaghi 3.
Ankita Lokhande’s Early life
Ankita Lokhande was born on 19 December 1984 in Indore, India, in a Maharashtrian family. Her father Shashikant Lokhande is a banker, while her mother Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a teacher.
She has a younger brother and a sister named Sooraj Lokhande and Jyoti Lokhande. Ankita Lokhande was always passionate and Zen about acting. Instantly right after graduating from school and university, in 2005, she left Indore and moved to Mumbai to become an actress. Ankita Lokhande was a state-level badminton player in her college life.
Ankita Lokhande’s Personal Life
Lokhande was in a serious relationship with her co-star Sushant Singh Rajput for 6 years but fell apart in 2016.
Ankita Lokhande’s Career
Ankita Lokhande initially started her television career in 2006 as a participant in talent-hunt reality show Idea Zee Cinestars. In 2009, she started working for Ekta Kapoor’s romantic-drama series Pavitra Rishta. Ankita Lokhande played the dual roles of Archana and Ankita in the show until its conclusion in 2014. Due to the immense popularity of the show, Lokhande became a household name.
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. In 2013, Ankita Lokhande was a part of mini-series Ek Thhi Naayka, created by Ekta Kapoor for the promotion of her film Ek Thi Daayan in which she played the role of Pragya.
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In 2016, it was rumored that she will be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical movie Padmaavat. However, Ankita Lokhande opted out of the project as she believed that she wasn’t ready for a film debut.
In 2017, there were reports that 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 or even approached.
After a hiatus of four years, she made her film debut in the epic movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, 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. The action-packed spiritual sequel was released in the first week of March 2020.
In November 2019, Ankita Lokhande was offered to play the role of a female lead in Rumi Jaffrey’s Chehre after the original female lead Kriti Kharbanda opted out of the film.
Ankita Lokhande’s Net Worth
Ankita Lokhande is the highest-paid Indian Television Celebrity who charges approximately Rs 1.15 Lakh per episode. Ankita’s estimated net worth is around US $ 3 million to the date. Ankita lives with her family in an apartment in Mumbai, India. She lives a luxurious lifestyle with her income, all the details are not available at this moment.
- Full name: Ankita Lokhande
- Nickname: Anki, Minty
- Date of Birth: 19-Dec-84
- Age: 35 years (as of 2019)
- Birthplace: Indore, India
- Hometown: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
- Profession: Actress
- Ex-Boyfriend: Sushant Singh Rajput
- Religion: Hindu
- Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
- Religion: Parsi, Hinduism
- Nationality: Indian
- Years active: 2009 – present
- Notable work: Pavitra Rishta
- Net Worth: approx. US $ 3 million
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