|Born||June 12, 1968|
|Other names||Pratiksha Lonkar|
|Known for||Damini Serial as a Damini|
Lonkar moved to Mumbai for boosting her acting career. She worked in various TV serials both in Marathi and Hindi language. After playing the lead role of Damini on the TV show of same name on DD Sahyadri, she came to be known for it. Her Hindi TV serial Kahaani Nahi.... Jeevan Hai was remade as Vasudha in Marathi. She played the lead role in both serials. Since June 2012 she appearing as Yashoda Vaishnav in Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka.
Along with TV serials, she has also worked in many Marathi and Hindi films. Her portrayal of Sudha, a mother who is separated from her son after her divorce, in the Marathi film Bhet (2002) won her awards and appreciation. She played a mother of a young boy in 2007 film Aevdhe Se Aabhaal where her son is not able to cope up with his parent's divorce and his mother's remarriage. She has acted in several Bollywood film, including four films directed by Nagesh Kukunoor viz. Iqbal, Dor, Aashayein and Mod.
She has also worked in few Marathi plays.
|2006||Hee Porgi Kunachi||Mrs. Patki||Marathi|
|2007||Khanna & Iyer||Hindi|
|2007||Aevdhe Se Aabhaal||Marathi|
|2007||Nanhe Jaisalmer||Nanhe's mother||Hindi|
|2008||Meerabai Not Out||Neelima M. Achrekar||Hindi|
|2008||Sakkha Bhau Pakka Vairi||Marathi|
|2009||Vaada Raha||Dr. Kelkar||Hindi|
|2010||The Waiting Room||Reema||Hindi|
|2010||Khel Saat Baaracha||Marathi|
|1990||Manuskicha Mala''||---||Marathi||DD 10 Marathi|
|1990||Dinmaan''||---||Marathi||DD 10 Marathi|
|1995||All the Best||Episode 2 & 5||Hindi||DD Metro|
|1997||Byomkesh Bakshi||Shakuntala||Hindi||DD National|
|1997 - 2001||Damini||Damini||Marathi||DD Sahyadri|
|2000||Songadya Bajya||---||Marathi||DD Sahyadri|
|2000||Kalat Naklat||---||Marathi||DD Sahyadri|
|2000||Anna He Poornabrahma||Anchor||Marathi||DD Sahyadri|
|2000||Five Days Thriller||Renu||Hindi||DD Metro|
|Mrs. Madhuri Dixit||Hindi||Zee TV|
|2001||Kahaani Nahi.... Jeevan Hai||Hindi||ETV Hindi|
|Pimpalpaan||Marathi||Alpha Marathi||In story Octopus|
|2003||Fair & Lovely Bharaari||Anchor||Marathi||DD Sahyadri||Chat show|
|Rishtey||Hindi||Zee TV||Episode 7, "Be-Car Ka Chakkar"|
|2012 – 2013||Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka||Yashoda Vaishnav||Hindi||Sony TV|
|2015 - Present||Thapki Pyar Ki||Poonam Chaturvedi||Hindi||Colors TV|
|Lagna||Marathi||directed by Kamlakar Sarang|
|Char Choughi||Marathi||directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni|
|Yelkot||Marathi||Play by Shyam Manohar and directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni|
|Doctor Tumhi Sudha...||Marathi||Play directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni|
|Aamhi Sau Kumud Prabhakar Apte||Marathi||directed by Viren Pradhan|
- 2003 – Maharashtra Times (MaTa) Sanmaan for Bhet
- 2003 – Star Screen Award for Best Actress in Marathi film for Bhet.
- 2007 – Best Actor at Pune International Film Festival for Aevdhe Se Aabhaal.
- 2008 – Best Actress for Aevdhe Se Aabhaal.
- Vaibhav Purashkar by Print View Publications and Lions club.
- Aparna Nair (23 January 2012). "National Youth Festival starts at Nagpur varsity". Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Shabdagandha Kulkarni (7 July 2003). "सक्सेस स्टोरी – प्रतीक्षा लोणकर – मुंबईने संघर्ष शिकवला" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "प्रेक्षकांनीच कंटाळवाण्या मालिका पाहू नयेत" (in Marathi). Sakal. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "'वसुधा'च्या जीवनाची कहाणी" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. 15 April 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "A new bond". The Pioneer. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Aarti Kulkarni (8 March 2003). "अंधुक रेषा जपताना... : प्रतीक्षा लोणकर" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Marriage mantra". Mid Day. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "विवाहसंस्था" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Hedging his bhets". Mid Day. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "पणती आहे की…" (in Marathi). Navshakti. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "सेटवरुन – खरोखरच 'फेअर अॅण्ड लव्हली भरारी'" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. 14 January 2003. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Alpha Marathi to air Jaywant Dalvi's 'Purush' on Monday". Indiantelevision.com. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Shanta Gokhale (2000). Playwright at the centre: Marathi drama from 1843 to the present. Seagull Books. p. 318. ISBN 9788170461579.
- "Drama Details". Mumbai. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- Ambarish Mishra (3 March 2003). "Marathi stars rock and roll on Mata night". Mumbai: Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "Pune International Film Festival witnesses star-studded closing ceremony". Indiantelevision.com. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "Award-winning Marathi film in Dharwad". Dharwad: The Hindu. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
- "डॉ. श्री बालाजी तांबे यांना वैभव पुरस्कार जाहीर" (in Marathi). Sakal. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "वैभव पुरस्काराचे आज फलटण येथे वितरण" (in Marathi). Dainik Aikya. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2012.