Lokhande in 2018
|Known for||Pavitra Rishta|
|Partner(s)||Sushant Singh Rajput (2010-2016)|
Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress. She made her debut in 2009 with Zee TV's long-running drama Pavitra Rishta. Her appearance in the acclaimed series has made her one of the highest-paid actresses on Indian television. She also participated in celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4), on Sony TV.
Ankita Lokhande was born on December 19, 1984, in Indore, India, in a Maharashtrian family. Her father Shashikant Lokhande is a banker, while her mother Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a housewife and a teacher. She has a younger brother and a sister name Sooraj Lokhande and Jyoti Lokhande. Ankita was always passionate about acting. After graduating from school and university, in 2005, she left Indore and moved to Mumbai to become an actress. Ankita was a state level badminton player in her college life.
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. She 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 2016, it was rumored that she will be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical movie Padmaavat. However, she 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.
|2009–2014||Pavitra Rishta||Archana Manav Deshmukh/ Ankita Naren Karmarkar||Zee TV|
|2011||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4)||Participant||Colors TV|
|2011||Comedy Circus||Participant||Sony Entertainment Television|
|2013||Ek Thhi Naayka||Pragya||Life OK|
|2018||Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki||Dancer on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi||Colors TV|
|2019||Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi||Jhalkaribai||Currently filming|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Pavitra Rishta||3rd Boroplus Gold Awards||Gold Debut in a Lead Role (Female)||Won|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||GR8! Face of The Year (Female)||Won|||
|2011||4th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Won|||
|Star Guild Awards||Best Actress in Drama Series||Won|||
|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Television Personality of The Year (Female)||Won|||
|5th Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Won|||
|2014||Star Guild Awards||Best Actress in Drama Series||Won|||
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- "11 television stars who earn more than Bollywood actors per month!". The Indian Express. 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
- Sushant proposes Ankita on National Television
- Ankita dominated the front pages of renowned newspapers last year due to her separation from ex-husband, Shubhamraje Rajput
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- "Pavitra Rishta to end next month - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Shekhar Suman, Renuka Shahane among 'Jhalak..' participants - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Ankita Lokhande, Avika Gor, Aamna Sharif: Famous TV celebs who have gone missing from the small screen | The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Ankita Lokhande to make Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati? - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Ankita Lokhande regrets not working in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie: I missed out on the opportunity". www.pinkvilla.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Ankita Lokhande signs her second film with Sanjay Dutt? - Times of India ►". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "No, Ankita Lokhande Is Not Making Her Debut In This Sanjay Dutt Film". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Pavitra Rishta's Ankita Lokhande is all set for her Bollywood debut - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- "Do Ankita Lokhande's tweets confirm break-up with Sushant Singh Rajput?". The Indian Express. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
- 3rd Boroplus Gold Awards, 2010
- Ankita wins Gr8! Face of The Year (Female) at 10th Indian Television Academy Awards
- 4th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2011
- Winners List:4th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2011
- http://www.bharatstudent.com/. "Ankita Lokhande wins Best Actress for Pavitra Rishta at 6th Apsara Film and TV Awards, 2011". Bharatstudent. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
- Ankita Lokhande wins Most Popular Personality of The Year at 11th Indian Telly Awards
- Ankita wins Best Actress for Pavitra Rishta at 5th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2012
- "Star Guild Awards - Winners". starguildawards.org. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
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