Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 29, 2023

Date of Birth

19 / December / 1984


40 Years



Ankita Lokhande, originally named Tanuja Lokhande, is an Indian actress known for her work in Hindi films and television. She made her debut in the film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” in January 2019, portraying the role of the warrior Jhalkaribai. You can discover the entire Ankita Lokhande biography within this article.

Ankita Lokhande Biography

Ankita Lokhande was born Tanuja Lokhande on December 19, 1984, in Indore, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. As of now, she is 37 years old. Ankita Lokhande is most renowned for her portrayal of ‘Archana Manav Deshmukh’ in the TV series “Pavitra Rishta” (2009). She also appeared in the action thriller film “Baaghi 3” (2020). As one of the highest-paid television actors in India, she has earned recognition with three Gold Awards, along with one Indian Television Academy Award and an Indian Telly Award. Born as Tanuja Lokhande on December 19, 1984, in Indore, Ankita made her cinematic debut in “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019), and she received a Zee Cine Award nomination for Best Female Debut for her role in the film.


Ankita Lokhande is the daughter of Shashikant Lokhande, who is a banker, and Vandana Pandis Lokhande, who is a housewife and teacher. She also has a younger brother named Sooraj Lokhande and a younger sister named Jyoti Lokhande.

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School She did her schooling in Indore.
College/University She did her graduation from Indore.
Educational Qualification Graduate


The actress attended a school in Indore and completed both her schooling and graduation in the same city. Following her graduation, she made the significant move to Mumbai in 2005 to embark on her acting career.


Ankita Lokhande embarked on her acting career in 2009, starring in Ekta Kapoor’s romantic drama series “Pavitra Rishta.” In the show, she portrayed the character Archana alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani from 2009 to 2014. Her role as Archana made her a household name and a prominent figure in the world of Indian television. In 2013, “Pavitra Rishta” took a generation leap, and Lokhande continued her role by playing Archana’s granddaughter, Ankita Karmarkar, opposite Karan Veer Mehra, until the series concluded in 2014. In 2011, she participated in the fourth season of the dance reality show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.” Lokhande also reprised her role as Archana Deshmukh in the web series adaptation of “Pavitra Rishta.”In 2017, there were reports that Ankita Lokhande had been cast in director Girish Malik’s film “Torbaaz,” opposite Sanjay Dutt.



Title Roles Year
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Jhalkaribai 2019
Baaghi 3 Ruchi Nandan Chaturvedi 2020
The Last Coffee Iram Qureshi 2023
Swatantra Veer Savarkar † Yamunabai  


Title Roles Year
India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj Contestant 2007
Pavitra Rishta Archana Karanjkar Deshmukh 2009–2014
Ankita Deshmukh Karmarkar 2013-2014
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Contestant 2011
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur  
Ek Thhi Naayka Pragya 2013
Smart Jodi Contestant 2022
Bigg Boss 17 2023-present

Web series

Title Roles Year
Pavitra Rishta: It’s Never Too Late Archana Deshmukh 2021-22


Award Category Year
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress (Popular) 2009
Indian Telly Awards Fresh New Face – Female  
Best Actress in a Lead Role 2010
Gold Awards Debut in a Lead Role – Female  
Best Actress in a Lead Role  
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of The Year  
Best Actress (Popular)  
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role  
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in Drama Series  
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role 2012
Best Onscreen Couple (with Sushant Singh Rajput)  
Best Television Personality of the Year  
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role  
Producers Guild Film Awards Best Actress in Drama Series 2013
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut 2020


On December 14, 2021, Ankita Lokhande tied the knot with her fiance Vicky Jain.


She was in a relationship with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. It was reported that their breakup was influenced by Sushant’s increasing friendship with Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon.


Actor/Actress(es) Paul Walker, Simon Helbert, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty
color White
Destination Ladakh
Food Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken
Hobbies Dancing, Swimming, Playing Badminton, Shopping, Listening to Soft Music
Movies Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,
Song Soft Romantic Songs, Ghazals

Net Worth

In October 2023, it was reported that she was set to receive a salary of about Rs. 12 lakh for each episode of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 17,’ making her the highest-compensated participant in the competition.

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Body Measurements N/A
Birth Place Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Children N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Light Brown
Height In CM 165 CM
Height In Meter 1.65 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Shashikant Lokhande Mother: Vandana Pandis Lokhande
Profession Actress
Siblings Brother: Sooraj Lokhande Sister: Jyoti Lokhande
Spous Vicky Jain
Zodiac Sign


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