Ankita Lokhande – Bio, Wiki, Career, Height, Age, Social Media Accounts, Net Worth, Family, Hobbies, Interesting Facts, Controversies, And, More

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Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande is a remarkable and talented actress in India. She gained recognition through her drama, Pavitra Rishta. The drama was a big hit and attained high TRP. The actress also appeared in two episodes of Ek Thhi Naayka in 2013. Also, she is an incredible dancer and appeared in the dancing shows. Moreover, she debuted in Bollywood in 2019 with the film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. With her husband, she won Smart Jodi Season 1 in 2022.

In October 2023, she entered India’s biggest reality show, Big Boss 17, with her husband.

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Ankita was born on December 19, 1984, in Indore, which is one of the most populous cities in India. She completed her graduation from Indore. Then in 2005, she went to Mumbai. After some struggle, she participated in a TV show which gave her a chance to showcase her acting skills in the hit role of Archana in Pavitra Rishta. She is among the most gorgeous TV actresses in India. Moreover, she worked with many famous superstars in India like Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, and Kangana Ranaut.

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Ankita always shares her happy moments with her fans on social media. After her marriage, she uploaded her wedding pictures on Instagram. On Instagram, she has 4.1 million followers. Let’s have a look at her account details.

Instagram4.1M Followers
FacebookUpdate Soon
Twitter          517.6k Followers
YouTubeUpdate Soon
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Her real name is Tanuja Lokhande and people also know her as Ankita Lokhande. The actress currently lives in Bandra, Mumbai. With a height of 5 feet 5 inches, she has a fair tone of body. Let’s check out Ankita’s Wiki facts.

Full NameTanuja Lokhande
Famous AsAnkita Lokhande
Nickname Minty
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1984
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Age38 Years
BirthplaceIndore, India
Home TownUjjain, Madhya Pradesh
Current ResidenceBandra, Mumbai, India
Religion Hinduism
Net worth25 crores (approx.)
Height5 Feet 5 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorLight Brown
Body TypeSlim and Fit
Body ToneFair
Body Measurements34-26-34
Playing Badminton 
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Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she possesses many qualities of her sign. She is loyal, smart, and caring and she is showcasing her true personality in a reality show. If you want to read more celebrities with a zodiac sign Sagittarius, please see the following list.

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Tanuja belongs to a Marathi family. Shashikant Lokhande was her father, and he was a banker. He died on August 12, 2023. While, Vandana Pandis Lokhande is her mother, who was a teacher. Sooraj Lokhande and Jyoti Lokhande are younger siblings of Ankita.

FatherShashikant Lokhande
MotherVandana Pandis Lokhande
BrothersSooraj Lokhande
SisterJyoti Lokhande
Marital StatusMarried
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Ankita completed her schooling in Indore and also got a graduation degree from Indore. She was a skillful player in badminton and a champion at the state level. Her parents wanted her to become an air hostess, so she enrolled in the Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training. But she wanted to become an actress, so after some time, she went to Mumbai.

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Tanuja started her career through the show India’s Best Cine Star Ki Khoj. Her innocent face impressed Ekta Kapoor, so she got an opportunity. She starred in her first drama, Pavitra Rishta, as Archana. The actress worked for six years in a drama. After that, she appeared in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 as she was very good at dancing. In 2011, she worked with Kapil Sharma in Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur.

Ankita made her Bollywood debut as ‘Jhalkari Bai’ in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. In Baaghi 3 she played the role of elder sister of Shraddha Kapoor. In 2021, she appeared in Pavitra Rishta: It’s Never Too Late, web series. Now the actress is in Big Boss House as a contestant. Moreover, she is playing well and doing a great job.

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Her drama Pavitra Rishta is considered one of the best dramas in the history of television. People loved her innocence and beauty in the role of Archana. Below is the list of notable works of Ankita on TV. 

Pavitra Rishta2009
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 42011
Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur2011
Ek Thhi Naayka2013
Smart Jodi2022
Big Boss 172023
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Filmmakers offered her different roles because of her tremendous acting skills. She made her debut in the Bollywood movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in 2019. The film did a great job at the box office. For her acting performance, she was nominated as Best Female Debut at Zee Cine Awards.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi 2019
Baaghi 32020
The Last Coffee2023
Swatantra Veer Savarkar2023
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Her beauty and mature acting skills made her a nomination for many awards. Also, she received many awards for her performance in Pavitra Rishta. Here is the complete list of her awards and nominations.

Indian Television Academy AwardsBest Actress Popular (Nominated in 2009)
Indian Telly AwardsFresh New Face Female (Nominated in 2009)
Indian Telly AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role (Nominated in 2010)
Gold AwardsDebut in a Lead Role Female (Won in 2010)
Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role (Nominated in 2010)
Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role (Won in 2011)
Indian Telly AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role (Nominated in 2012)
Indian Telly AwardsBest Television Personality of the Year (Won in 2012)
Gold AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role (Won in 2012)
Star Guild AwardsBest Actress in a Drama Series (Won in 2014)
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The estimated net worth of Ankita is 25 crores. She charges 1 to 2 lakhs for an episode. For Big Boss 17, she is charging 12 lakhs per week. Ankita is the highest-paid contestant of this season.

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The actress mainly earns from photoshoots, films, television, Web Series, brand promotions, and Reality Shows. 


On the set of Pavitra Rishta, she met Sushant Singh Rajput. Initially, she did not like him. But after some time, they started dating each other. Their fans loved their on and off-screen chemistry. They lived in a relationship for six years. In 2016, they got separated by mutual decision.  

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In 2019, Ankita revealed that she was dating Vicky Jain, because fans were curious about their relationship after the media spotted them together on Holy Bash. They tied the knot on December 14, 2021. The couple tied the knot again at a beautiful location and shared pictures and videos. According to netizens, they are an ideal couple. The couple has won the Smart Jodi Season 1 TV show. They also received the Most Stylish Couple of the Year from the Global Excellence Award 2023.

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Here are some controversies about Ankita.

  • Ankita once slapped Sushant Singh Rajput at a party for drinking and misbehaving with‌ girls.
  • During Manikarnika’s shooting, news spread about the clashes between her and Kangana. Although they posed together happily during film promotion. However, there were reports that Ankita did not like her attitude.
  • After the suicidal death of Sushant Singh Rajput, she faced a backlash from netizens for leaving him alone.
  • People also called her a gold digger for marrying Vicky Jain.
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Ankita has shared some of her favorites with fans. Please have a look at Tanuja’s favorites.

Favorite ActorPaul Walker
Simon Helberg
Salman Khan
Favorite ActressSridevi
Shilpa Shetty
Madhuri Dixit Nene
Favorite PlaceLadakh
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite VegetableBhindi
Favorite Indian FoodButter Chicken
Favorite Indian RestaurantUrban Tadka, Mumbai
Favorite SingerAsha Bhosle
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  • Ankita is the highest-paid contestant in Big Boss 17.
  • The actress was a badminton player at the state level.
  • Furthermore, her pet dog’s name is Hatchi.
  • According to reports, filmmakers offered her several films like Padmaavat, Sultan, and Happy New Year.
  • She and her husband won the title of Smart Jodi in 2022 and a cash prize of 25 lakhs.
  • ranked her 7th as the Top 10 actress in 2014.
  • Besides this, her first salary was 10,000 rupees.
Ankita Lokhande amazing facts

When did Sushant leave Ankita?

He left her in 2016.

What is the weekly salary of Ankita Lokhande in Big Boss 17?

Her weekly salary is estimated to be 12 lakhs.

Who is Ankita Lokhande?

She is among the most beautiful actresses in India, famous for her role in the drama Pavitra Rishta.

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