Ankita Lokhande Profile
Name: Ankita Lokhande
Date of Birth/Birthday : 19 December 1984
Age : 30 years
Height : 5’7″
Hometown/Birth place : Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Residence : Mumbai
Occupation : Actress
Marital Status : Single
Debut Serial : Pavitra Rishta
Upcoming Serial : Rani Mahal
Twitter Id: @
Television Serials/ Shows
- 2009-14 Pavitra Rishta as Archana Manav Deshmukh/ Ankita Naren Karmarkar
- 2011 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 as Participant
2010 -Indian Television Academy Awards: GR8! Face of The Year (Female) Pavitra Rishta as Archana Deshmukh
2012 -Indian Telly Awards: Most Popular Television Personality of The Year (Female) Pavitra Rishta as Archana Deshmukh.
2014 -Star Guild Awards: Best Actress in Drama Series Pavitra Rishta as Archana Deshmukh
About Ankita Lokhande – Famous as Archana Manav Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta real name
Ankita Lokhande is a popular television actress. Her birth name is Tanuja Lokhande. Her father is a businessman and mother is a housewife
She completed her studies from her home town Indore till class tenth. Later, she joined the Frankfinn Academy as she was not much interested in studies.
Ankita was first seen on the television screen as a participant in the show “Zee Cine Superstar ki Khoj” in the year 2006. She won many accolades for her acting from judge’s Satish Kaushik and Mahesh Manjerekar but unfortunately got eliminated after reaching the top 5. However, she did not leave empty handed, she was awarded the title of Best dancer on the show.
After Cine Superstar, Ankita took up modeling as a career path, a diversion from acting. But her main interest laid in acting, she had to struggle for some years before she got the opportunity to be part of Jay Mehta’s ‘Bali Umar Ko Salaam’, on NDTV Imagine but for unknown reasons the show did not go on air.
She soon got her big break and the opportunity to play the much acclaimed character of Archana in the popular daily soap, Pavitra Rishta on Zee tv in 2009 opposite Sushant Singh Rajput (Manav). Pavitra Rishta was the story of a middle class couple Manav and Archana Deshmukh and their families. Archana is an uneducated girl, who takes care of her family and thinks about them first. Manav is a mechanic, who alone earns and supports his family. Manav and Archana marry and then fall in love with each other and face many bad circumstances. Her role in the serial garnered her not only praise but numerous awards as well.
In 2009 she performed as a celebrity contestant on the show Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.
She participated in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dhikhla Jaa 4” with choreographer Nishant Bhatt. They gave impressive performances on the show. However, they were eliminated soon but they were back in the wild card round and were chosen as one of the top 5 finalists. The show turned out to be a sweet surprise for Ankita as her boyfriend and co-star of Pavitra Rishta, also a participant on Jhalak Season 4, Sushant Singh Rajput went down on his knees and proposed her on national television.
Ankita along with Sushant were also seen as themselves on Filmy dabba party,for the very first time as an official couple.The show was hosted by Delnaz Paul.
In 2011, she participated in Comedy Circus. She was praised for her stint but due to the conflicting shooting schedules, could not continue and was eventually was replaced by television actress Shweta Tiwari.
In 2012 Ankita was invited to be a celebrity guest on Movers and Shakers hosted by Shekhar Suman.
She also aid a mini serial just for the promotion of film – Ek Thi Daayan in 2013.
As per latest reports,Ankita Lokhande will soon be seen in the upcoming serial Rani Mahal on Sony TV. She will be seen playing a powerful character in the series. The serial also stars actors like Sakshi Tanwar, Anita Hassanandani and VJ Bani in key roles.
She is in-arguably one of the highest paid actresses of the small screen.
She loves shopping especially for her make-up. In her free time, she visits the club, swims and plays badminton. She is also a state level badminton player.
She wishes to do a bollywood movie someday.