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Ankita Lokhande (born 19 December 1984) 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 television actors until she retired in 2018 to foray into films.In 2019, Lokhande debuted her film career as Jhalkaribai in the historical periodic movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She then appeared in 2020 action thriller Baaghi 3, which was directed by Ahmed Khan.
Ankita Lokhande was born on 19 December 1983 in Indore, India, in a Maharashtrian family. Her father Shashikant Lokhande is a banker, while her mother Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a teacher. She has a younger brother and a sister named 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 was born on 19 December 1984 in Marathi family of Indore to Shashikant (a news reporter) and Vandana Phadnis (a teacher) and has a brother Arpa.After graduating she moved to Mumbai in 2005 to pursue her passion for acting.
Lokhande co-starred with Sushant Singh Rajput in Pavitra Rishta where they began dating each other in 2010. However, they broke up and parted ways in 2016.
In 2019, she announced her relationship with her boyfriend Vicky Jain, a businessman.
Television works (2006–14)
After a participation in Idea Zee Cinestars (2006–07), Lokhande bagged the lead role of Archana in Ekta Kapoor's daily soap Pavitra Rishta (2009–14). Her performance and chemistry with Rajput received various television awards, making her a household name.Along with Pavitra Rishta, Lokhande contested on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4 in 2011. That year, she also participated in Comedy Circus. In 2013, she appeared in episodic of Kapoor's mini-series Ek Thhi Naayka as Pragya.Pavitra Rishta took a generation leap in 2013, after which Lokhande also began playing Archana's granddaughter Ankita too along with Archana, till the series ended in 2014.
After a two year gap from acting and then her split up with Rajput, there were reports that Lokhande is set to debut into big screen with a role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmaavat (2018). However she left the movie, replying that she isn't ready for film debut.The following year, speculations were spread that she has been signed for Girish Malik's film Torbaaz along with Sanjay Dutt. However, these rumours turned out to be untrue with Malik's statement that Lokhande isn't a part of it.In 2018, she finally announced that she will plunge into films with 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 that got theatrical premiere during the eve of Republic day 2019 and did quite very well at box-office and became her first commercial success.Lokhande next starred in Sajid Nadiadwala's action packed production Baaghi 3 (2020)–third part of Baaghi trilogy–alongside Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, wherein she portrayed Kapoor's elder sister married to Deshmukh's character. The film was released prior to the shut down of theatres owing to Coronavirus pandemic in India, which affected the box office performance.