Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her role as Archana Manav Deshmukh in the TV serial, “Pavitra Rishta.” She has also appeared in films like “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” and “Baaghi 3.” In this article, we will take a closer look at Ankita Lokhande’s life and career.
We’d be seeing Ankita Lokhande’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, personal life, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles, and more.
Full name: Ankita Lokhande Jain
Date of birth: 19th December, 1984
Age: 39 years (2023)
Spouse: Vicky Jain
Ankita Lokhande Biography and Early Life
Ankita Lokhande was born on December 19, 1984, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. She was born into a middle-class Marathi family residing in Indore, with no film background. Her father, Shashikant Lokhande, was a banker, and her mother, Vandana Pandis Lokhande, was a teacher. She has two younger siblings, a brother named Sooraj Lokhande and a sister named Jyoti Lokhande. Ankita did her schooling from Indore and graduated from the same city.
Ankita Lokhande started her career as a contestant with the television series “India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj.” She then bagged the lead role of Archana Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap “Pavitra Rishta.” She portrayed Archana opposite Sushant Singh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani from 2009 to 2014. “Pavitra Rishta” took a generation leap in 2013, and Lokhande also began playing Archana’s granddaughter Ankita Karmarkar, opposite Karan Veer Mehra, until the series ended in 2014.
She participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, where she was ranked 5th and Comedy Circus ka Naya Daur. She did two episodes for Ek Thhi Naayka, opposite Sachin Shroff. After a two-year hiatus from acting and her separation from Rajput, there were reports that Lokhande was set to make her film debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmaavat” (2018).
However, she left the film, stating that she was not ready for films at that time. The following year, speculation spread that she had been signed for Girish Malik’s film “Torbaaz” along with Sanjay Dutt. However, rumors proved to be untrue after Malik stated that Lokhande was not going to be involved with the film. Lokhande made her film debut with Kangana Ranaut’s “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019), receiving a nomination for the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. She has since starred in “Baaghi 3” (2020).
Ankita Lokhande Movies
Ankita Lokhande has acted in a few movies. Her debut film was “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019), where she played the role of Jhalkaribai, a warrior in the movie. She received a nomination for the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in the movie. She has also acted in “Baaghi 3” (2020), where she played the role of Ruchi Nandan.
Ankita Lokhande was in a relationship with actor Sushant Singh Rajput, her co-star in “Pavitra Rishta,” from 2010 to 2016. She is currently married to Vicky Jain, a businessman, and the couple tied the knot on December 14, 2021. Ankita Lokhande is known for her love for dancing, swimming, playing badminton, shopping, and listening to soft music. She is also a non-vegetarian and enjoys eating bhindi, dal fry, and butter chicken.
Ankita Lokhande’s net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 25 crores (as of October 2023). She charges up to Rs. 1 lakh per episode for working in serials ¹. In October 2023, Ankita Lokhande was reported to receive around Rs. 12 lakh for each episode for the reality show “Bigg Boss 17,” making her the highest-paid contestant on the show. She also owns a Mercedes Benz V worth around Rs. 1 crore.