Ankita Lokhande (Age 36 Years) is an Indian television and film actress. She was born on 19 December 1984 in Indore, India. After completing her graduation she moved to Mumbai in 2005 to pursue a career in acting. Later on, she got an opportunity to show her talent on Zee Cine Superstar Ki Khoj in the year 2006.
She made her debut in the year 2009 with the TV show Pavitra Rishta alongside Sushant Singh Rajput. On the sets of ‘Pavitra Rishta’, she started dating Sushant Singh Rajput but the couple broke up in the year 2016. She participated in the reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4’ and ‘Comedy Circus’ in the year 2011. In the year 2013, she appeared in a television series ‘Ek Thi Naayka’.
She made her film debut with the role of ‘Jhalkari Bai, a warrior in Rani Laxmibai’s army’ in the film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” in the year 2019 alongside Kangana Ranaut. She made another debut with Tiger Shroff in the movie Baaghi 3 (2020) beside Shraddha Kapoor, and Riteish Deshmukh.
|Ankita Lokhande Intro|
|Full Name||Ankita Lokhande|
|Nick Name||Anky, Minty|
|Name Meaning||Ankita means "one with auspicious signs" in English.|
|Birth Date||19 December 1984|
|Age (As of 2021)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies / Personal Interests||Dancing, Swimming, Playing Badminton, Shopping, Listening to Soft Music|
|Height||165cm/ 1.65m/ 5ft 5 inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Body Type||Hourglass Slim|
|Family & Relationships|
|Father||Shashikant Lokhande (Profession: Banker)|
|Mother||Vandana Pandis Lokhande (Profession: Teacher & Homemaker)|
|Affairs & Boyfriends|
|First Debut||Tv Show: India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj (2007) as a contestant|
|Profession||Television and Film Actress (2007-present)|
|Ad Shoots (Brands Endorsed)||None|
|Magazine Covers||FHM India [January 2020]|
|Salary||1.3 Lakhs (Approx.) Per Episode|
|Net Worth||$3 Million (estimated as of 2020)|
|Social Media Profiles|
Note: Above data is collected from multiple online sources and the actress’s social media accounts.
Ankita Lokhande Controversies
The Slapping fuss (2013)
In the year 2013, a controversial rumor surfaced that Ankita Slapped her then-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
Breakup with Sushant Singh Rajput (2016)
In the year 2016, the couple ended their 6-year-old relationship but never mentioned the reason behind the split. According to reports, Sushant quit following his success in Bollywood, a source close to the couple revealed that Ankita’s past experiences made her very insecure and feared that things won’t work out between the two.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s Suicide Case (2020)
Sushant was found dead in his Bandra apartment in June 2020. His death created a huge controversy in the media. Ankita had posted “Justice” on her Twitter wall and still, she is supporting Sushant’s family in the investigation.
Ankita and Vicky Jain Secret Engagement (July 2020)
In July 2020, Ankita uploaded many pictures of the couple on her Instagram account. As a result, rumors flooded the internet about the couple’s secret engagement. However, there is no solid proof of their low-key engagement.
Ankita Lokhande’s Lesser Known Facts
- She was a state-level badminton player in her childhood.
- Ankita was supposed to make her TV debut with the serial ‘Bali Umar Ko Salam’, but the show got shelved.
- She didn’t like Sushant Singh initially on the sets of ‘Pavitra Rishta’ but with the passage of time, they both fell in love and were in live-in-relationship for 6 years.
- For her role in ‘Pavitra Rishta’, Ankita bought more than 300 sarees.
- She auditioned for Salman Khan’s film ‘Sultan’. However, Anushka Sharma bagged the role.
- “Happy New Year (2014)” movie team approached Ankita for the role of Mohini. However, Deepika Padukone replaced her.
- She loves to buy make-up kits, shoes, and diamonds.
- She charges around Rs. 1.15 Lakh per episode, most generously compensated Indian Television celebrity.
No, she is not married yet. But she is dating businessman Vicky Jain.
Sushant and Ankita were in a relationship for around six years before the breakup in 2016.
She made her film debut with the film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ alongside Kangana Ranaut.
Her ex-boyfriend late Sushant Singh was her dance partner in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.