Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress who earned fame with her debut award winning role in Balaji Telefilms’s daily show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV. She was one of the highest paid actresses of television industry until she retired in 2018 to plunge into films. In 2019, she debuted her film career as Jhalkaribai in the historical periodic movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. In 2020, Ankita appeared action thriller Baaghi 3, which was directed by Ahmed Khan.

Personal Life

Ankita Lokhande was born on the 19th of December 1984, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. She’s currently 35 years old.

Birth Name Tanuja Lokhande
Nickname Ankita
Date of Birth December 19, 1984
Place of Birth Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Age 35 years old
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Asian (Marathi)
Religion Hinduism


Ankita did her schooling and graduation from Indore. While in college, she used to perform at the Ganpati Utsav and Navratri festivals. After completing her graduation, she got herself enrolled in Indore’s Frankfinn Institute to receive training for becoming an air hostess.

Family Details

  • Father – Shashikant Lokhande (Banker)
  • Mother – Vandana Lokhande (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Sooraj Lokhande (Younger Brother), Jyoti Lokhande (Younger Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Ankita Lokhande has dated –

  • Sushant Singh Rajput (2009-2016) – In 2009, Ankita was in a relationship with her Pavitra Rishta co-star, Sushant Singh Rajput. In February 2011, Sushant proposed to his ladylove live on season 4 of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. However, the couple called it quits in 2016 following intense media speculation.
  • Vicky Jain (2018-Present) – In January 2019, Ankita confirmed her relationship with businessman Vicky Jain. The couple got engaged in June 2020.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m
  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs
Body Measurements 33-25-34
Body Build Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Light Brown
Shoe Size 7.5 (US)
Dress Size 5 (US)
Sexuality Straight
Distinctive Features Charming smile

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Ankita became known for playing the role of Archana Manav Deshmukh in the TV serial, Pavitra Rishta (2009) which earned her a lot of fame and awards. She won a handful of awards, including Indian Telly Awards, Star Guild Awards, Boroplus Gold Awards, all of them for Best Actress, for her performance in the series.

Film Debut

In 2019, Ankita first feature film appearance was the epic period drama, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in which she was cast as Warrior Jhalkaribai alongside Kangana Ranaut.

Television Debut

In 2009, Ankita started her acting career with Ekta Kapoor‘s romantic-drama, Pavitra Rishta. She played the role of Archana Deshmukh in the serial and became a household name.


In 2015, Ankita slapped her then-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput publicly outside Yash Raj Studios. Later, she revealed that she slapped Sushant as he was badly drunk and was dancing around girls in a weird way.

Ankita Lokhande Favorites

  • Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Simon Helbert
  • Favorite ActressMadhuri DixitShilpa Shetty
  • Favorite Music – Soft Romantic, Ghazals
  • Favorite Travel Destination – Fiji
  • Favorite Shopping Destinations – Singapore, Dubai
  • Favorite Cuisines – Indian, Italian
  • Favorite Color – White
  • Favorite Food – Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken

Ankita Lokhande Net worth

Ankita Lokhande has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2020. She gets paid around Rs. 1 lakh per episode and owns a Porche car.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ankita Lokhande

  • Ankita played badminton at the state level during her college days.
  • She loves dancing and is a trained dancer.
  • During her Pavitra Rishta days, she became one of the highest paid actresses of the Indian television.
  • Ankita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog, Scotch.
  • Lokhande was the first choice for the Bollywood film, Happy New Year. However, later she was replaced by Deepika Padukone.
  • Her family and friends fondly call her Anki and Minty and her boyfriend, Vicky Jain lovingly calls her Babs.
  • In 2011, she participated in season 4 of the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In the same year, Ankita participated in the comedy reality TV show, Comedy Circus.
  • In 2019, Lokhande along with her boyfriend Vicky, purchased a 8 BHK flat in the suburbs of Mumbai.
  • In 2020, she posted a picture on her Instagram account flaunting a diamond ring after which there were rumours of her engagement with her boyfriend, Vicky Jain.
  • In 2020, Ankita appeared action thriller Baaghi 3 which was directed by Ahmed Khan.


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