Popularly known for her role of ‘Archana’ in the daily soap Pavitra Rishta, Ankita Lokhande is an Indian television actress who made headlines in the recent past when a long-term relationship with co-actor Sushant Singh ended mysteriously in 2016. Having been in a serious committed relationship since 2009, the Indore-born actress was rumored to have secretly married Sushant but nothing has been cleared out on the subject yet.
She first debuted on television with Zee Cine Stars Ki Khoj (Season 1), a popular talent-hunt show.
Ankita Lokhande in Controversy
Ankita Lokhande-Sushant Singh Rajput Spat
So, what causes the unfortunate alleged break-up? Though both Ankita and Sushant denied it then ascertaining that all is well between them, soon the whole fiasco caught more attention of the media with a revelation. This particular incident baffled us as the story of the night was speculated in the industry. Most B-Town break-ups are loathed but when the weird controversy of Ankita slapping then boyfriend Sushant at a night party in the year 2013 went rounds, it was heart-breaking.
It was unexpected and no one saw it coming.
Ankita is now in love with Vikas Jain, who is a businessman from Raipur. Quite a popular in the TV industry and co-owns the Mumbai team of the Box Cricket League, Vikas and Ankita met through common friends and have known each other for the past few years.
Ankita Lokhande Biography
Anki, Minti, Puja
Date of Birth
19 December 1984
Place of Birth
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
5’5″ (1.68 m)
Dancing, Swimming, Playing badminton and Enjoys Soft music. In fact, she was a state level badminton player.
- Zee CineStars Ki Khoj on Zee Tv
- Pavitra Rishta on Zee Tv
- Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa-4 on Sony Tv
- Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega on Sony TV
- Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur on Sony TV
Ankita who was born in a Maharashrian family finished her schooling and college from Indore. She was passionate about making her career in acting since childhood and in her quest to do so, she left studies half way and headed to Mumbai in 2005.
Born to a businessman father and a housewife mother, Ankita has a brother and is the elder of the two siblings.
Ankita convinced her parents and went ahead in the acting fraternity. After years of struggle, she finally got a big break only in June 2009 in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta, starring opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. The show aired on Zee TV for almost five years. The role in the serial garnered her anecdotes and she was praised for her stellar acting. Soon she became the perfect on-screen bahu every mother-in-law adores and have been bestowed numerous awards as well. She is now a well-established actress in the television industry.
Highlights of Ankita’s Career
Besides the reckoned soap, Ankita had performed as a celebrity contestant on the show ‘Entertainment ke liye kuch bhi karega’ in 2009. In the year 2010, the Dance reality show Jhalak Dhikhla Jaa was offered her along with her then co-star Sushant. In 2011, she became a part of comedy circus. And also was invited to be a celebrity guest on Movers and shakers hosted by Shekhar Suman. She even starred in a mini serial just for promotion of the film – Ek Thi Daayan in 2013. In her diverse career Ankita won many awards for acting and dancing including Zee Rishtey Awards, New Talent awards, Boroplus Glden awards, Lions Gold etc.
Ankita was approached for Shah Rukh khan’s Happy New Year
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Lately, per news reports, Ankita with Karan Patel will be starred as the leads in an upcoming Indonesian Musical, to be held at the Indonesia Karen 24. While Karan (who plays leading man in Star Plus’ popular show, ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’) will be seen playing the character of Ken Arok and Ankita will essay the character of Ken Dedes in the musical.
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