Ankita Lokhande

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Ankita Lokhande
Ankita Lokhande graces the special screening of Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi at Sunny Super Sound in Juhu (15).jpg
Lokhande in 2019
Born
Ankita Lokhande

(1984-12-19) 19 December 1984 (age 38)[1]
Other namesTanuja Lokhande[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present[3]
Notable workPavitra Rishta
Spouse
Vicky Jain
(m. 2021)

Ankita Lokhande Jain (born 19 December 1984) is an Indian actress who debuted in an award-winning role in Balaji Telefilms's daily show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV.[4] She was one of the highest paid television actors until she retired in 2018 to foray into films.[5] Lokhande has also starred in the Bollywood films Baaghi 3 and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.[6][7]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career (1984–2005)[edit]

Lokhande was born on 19 December 1984, in a Marathi family in Indore to her mother Vandana Phadnis Lokhande, a teacher, and her father Shashikant Lokhande.[1][8] She also has two brothers Sooraj and Arun, and a sister Jyoti. After graduating she moved to Mumbai in 2005 to pursue a career in acting.[1]

Rise to stardom and personal life (2009–2016)[edit]

Lokhande on the sets of Pavitra Rishta in 2013

After participation in India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj (2004–05), Lokhande won the lead role of Archana in Ekta Kapoor's daily soap Pavitra Rishta (2009–14).[9][10][11]

She participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and Comedy Circus and did an episodic for Ek Thi Naayka.[12][13]

Pavitra Rishta took a generation leap in 2013, and Lokhande also began playing Archana's granddaughter Ankita, along with her former role of Archana, until the series ended in 2014.[14]

Lokhande co-starred with Sushant Singh Rajput in Pavitra Rishta, and they began dating in 2010, Rajput proposed her in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaja 4. In a 2016 interview, the couple even spoke of marrying each other.[15] However the same year couple parted their ways.

Film and web series debut (2017–2021)[edit]

After a two-year gap from acting and her separation from Rajput, there were reports that Lokhande was set for a movie debut with a role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmaavat (2018).[16] However she left the movie, replying that she was not ready for film.[17]

The following year, speculation spread that she had been signed for Girish Malik's film Torbaaz along with Sanjay Dutt.[18] However, rumours proved to be untrue after Malik stated that Lokhande was not going to be involved with the film.[19]

Lokhande in 2019

In 2018, she announced she would appear in the role of Jhalkaribai, a warrior in Krish and Kangana Ranaut's joint directorial venture Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, an epic drama based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai. The film received a theatrical premiere during the eve of Republic Day 2019 and did quite very well at the box-office, becoming her first commercial success.[20][21]

Lokhande next starred in Sajid Nadiadwala's action packed production Baaghi 3 (2020), the third part of the Baaghi trilogy, alongside Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, in the role of Kapoor's elder sister married to Deshmukh's character. The film was released prior to the shut down of theatres owing to COVID-19 pandemic in India, which affected the box office performance.[22][23]

In 2021 she reprised her role as Archana in web series Pavitra Rishta 2.0 along with Shaheer Sheikh.[24]

Marriage and further (2021–present)[edit]

In 2019, she announced her relationship with Vicky Jain, a businessman.[25] They married on 14 December 2021 in Mumbai.[26][27] In February 2022, she participated in StarPlus' Smart Jodi with her husband, Vicky Jain, subsequently becoming the winner of Season 1.[28][29]

Television[edit]

Year(s) Show Character Notes
2007 India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant
2009–14 Pavitra Rishta Archana Deshmukh / Ankita Karmarkar [citation needed]
2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Contestant 4th place
Comedy Circus
2013 Ek Thi Nayka Pragya
2022 Smart Jodi Contestant Winner

Films[edit]

Year(s) Film Character Ref(s)
2019 Manikarnika Jhalkaribai [30]
2020 Baaghi 3 Ruchi Nandan Chaturvedi
2023 Swatantra Veer Savarkar Films that have not yet been released Yamunabai Filming[31]

Web series[edit]

Year Show Role
2021-22 Pavitra Rishta 2.0 Archana Deshmukh[32]

Accolades[edit]

Television Awards
Year Show Award Category Result Ref.
2010 Pavitra Rishta 3rd Boroplus Gold Awards Gold Debut in a Lead Role (Female) Won

[33]

Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of The Year (Female) Won [34]
2011 4th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won [35][36]
Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won [37]
2012 Indian Telly Awards Television Personality of The Year (Female) Won [38]
5th Boroplus Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role Won [39]
2014 Star Guild Awards Best Actress in Drama Series Won [40]

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