Ankita Lokhande (Actress) Age, Wiki, Biography, Height, Family & More

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Ankita Lokhande (Actress) Age, Wiki, Biography, Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Boyfriend and More

Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress best known for playing Archana in the hit TV serial ‘Pavitra Rishta’ (2009). In 2023, she appeared as a contestant on ‘Bigg Boss 17’ with her husband Vicky Jain.

Birth & Family

Ankita Lokhande, born as Tanuja Lokhande on 19 December 1984 in Indore, hails from a Maharashtrian Hindu family. Her father, Shashikant Lokhande, was a banker, while her mother, Vandana Pandis Lokhande, is a teacher. She has a younger brother, Sooraj Lokhande, and a younger sister, Jyoti Lokhande.

Real NameTanuja Lokhande
ProfessionActress and Model
Famous RoleArchana Deshmukh in TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’ (2009-14)
Pavitra Rishta
Date of Birth19 December 1984
Age39 Years
Birth PlaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh
Home TownIndore, Madhya Pradesh
FamilyMother: Vandana Pandis Lokhande (School teacher)
Father: Shashikant Lokhande (Journalist)
Ankita Lokhande Parents
Sister: Jyoti Lokhande
Brother: Sooraj Lokhande
Husband: Vicky Jain (m. 2021)
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra


Ankita’s journey into the entertainment industry began at a young age. She completed her schooling and graduated in Indore. During her college days, her love for acting led her to perform at festivals like Ganpati Utsav and Navratri. After her graduation, Ankita enrolled in Indore’s Frankfinn Institute to train as an air hostess.

However, her path took a different turn when she auditioned for the talent hunt show “Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj” and was awarded the title of ‘Best Dancer.’ She then ventured into modelling and took part in numerous print shoots.


Education Details and More

SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutTelevision : Idea Zee Cinestars (2006; As Contestant)
Idea Zee Cinestars
Pavitra Rishta (2009; As Actor)
Pavitra Rishta
Awards3rd Boroplus Gold Awards (2010; Debut in a Lead Role)
ITA Awards (2010; GR8! Face of The Year)
4th Boroplus Gold Awards (2011; Best Actress)
Star Guild Awards (2011; Best Actress)
Indian Telly Awards (2012; Television Personality of The Year)
5th Boroplus Gold Awards (2012; Best Actress)
Star Guild Awards (2014; Best Actress)


Ankita’s breakthrough role was as Archana in ‘Pavitra Rishta’ (2009), which made her a household name. She has participated in reality shows like ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4’ (2011), ‘Comedy Circus’ (2011) and ‘Smart Jodi’ (2022) which she won.

Her film debut was ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ (2018) followed by ‘Baaghi 3’ (2020). In 2023, she appeared as a contestant on ‘Bigg Boss 17’ with her husband Vicky Jain.

HeightIn Feet: 5 Feet 6 Inches
In Meter: 1.67 m
WeightIn Pound: 132 lbs
In Kilogram: 60 Kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourLight Brown
HobbiesTravelling and Listening to Music


Ankita Lokhande was in a relationship with her “Pavitra Rishta” co-star, Sushant Singh Rajput, for about six years. Their relationship ended in 2016, reportedly due to Sushant’s growing friendship with actress Kriti Sanon.

After the breakup, Ankita found love with businessman Vicky Jain. The couple’s relationship became public after they were spotted together at the 2017 Holi Bash.

In December 2021, Ankita and Vicky tied the knot in a grand ceremony.

Marital StatusMarried
Boy FriendsSushant Singh Rajput (2010-2016)
Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande
Vicky Jain (Producer)
Ankita Lokhande and Vicky Jain
Marriage Date14 December 20211
Salary2-5 Lakh per Episode(approx)
Net WorthNot Available


Ankita Lokhande found herself in a public controversy in 2015 when she slapped her then-boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput, outside Yash Raj Studios. She later explained that it was due to Sushant’s inebriation and unusual behaviour with other women.


Ankita Lokhande’s talent and hard work have earned her several awards and recognitions for her role in “Pavitra Rishta.” Some of the notable awards include:

  • 3rd Boroplus Gold Award for Debut in a Lead Role – Female (2010)
  • Indian Television Academy Award for GR8! Face of The Year – Female (2011)
  • 4th Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2011)
  • Star Guild Award for Best Actress in Drama Series (2011)
  • Indian Telly Award for Television Personality of The Year (2012)
  • 5th Boroplus Gold Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (2012)
  • Star Guild Award for Best Actress in Drama Series (2014)


  • Ankita is affectionately called ‘Anki’ and ‘Minty’ by her family and friends, while her husband, Vicky Jain, lovingly refers to her as ‘Babs.’
  • Initially, her decision to pursue acting was met with skepticism from her parents.
  • Despite being an average student in school and college, she excelled in the world of acting.
  • She was a state-level badminton player during her school days.
  • She was originally cast for the Bollywood film “Happy New Year” but was later replaced by Deepika Padukone.
  • She became one of the highest-paid actresses on Indian television during her “Pavitra Rishta” days.
  • Ankita Lokhande has diverse hobbies, including dancing, swimming, badminton, shopping, and listening to music.
  • Ankita is a trained dancer, and her love for dancing is evident in her performances.
  • Ankita is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Scotch.


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