Meet Ankita Lokhande ‘BB 17 Contestant’ – Everything About Smart Jodi Winner & New Member Of Bigg Boss House

Ankita Lokhande Jain is an Indian actress who mainly works in Hindi films and television. She started as an actress with a part that won an award in Pavitra Rishta (2009–2014). She has won three Gold Awards, one Indian Television Academy Award, and two Indian Telly Awards. She is one of the highest paid TV actresses in India.

Lokhande’s first role was in Kangana Ranaut’s 2019 movie Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The movie was nominated for the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. Anikka gets the best Jodi show in 2022 with her husband, Vicky Jain. Since then, she was in Baaghi 3 (2020). She is a contestant on the reality TV show Bigg Boss 17. In this article we tell you everything about BB 17 contestant Ankita Lokhande.

Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande: Wiki/Bio

Name Ankita Lokhande
Date of Birth 19 December 1984 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 38 Years
Birthplace Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
School She did her schooling from Indore.
College/University She did her graduation from Indore.
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Hinduism

Ankita Lokhande: Early Life And Education

Lokhande was born in Indore on December 19, 1984, as Tanuja Lokhande. She was born into a Marathi family to a teacher named Shashikant Lokhande and his wife, Vandana Phadnis Lokhande. Her brother Sooraj and sister Jyoti are also her family. She came to Mumbai in 2005 to try to make a living as an actress after she graduated. In her younger years, she was a badminton winner.

Ankita Lokhande: Early Life And Education

Ankita Lokhande: Career

Debut And Rise To Stardom

Ankita Lokhande got the major role of Archana Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap Pavitra Rishta after being on India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj (2007–2009). Between 2009 and 2014, she played Archana opposite Sushant Singh Rajput and Hiten Tejwani.  Lokhande competed in fifth place in Nikah Dikhhla Jaa 4 and Comedy Circus ka Naya Daur. She worked with Sachin Shroff in two episodes of Ek Thhi Naayka.

News spread that Lokhande would make her movie comeback in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat, two years after she stopped acting and split up with Rajput. She said she wasn’t ready for the film and left the movie. Thoughts spread the following year that she and Sanjay Dutt had been cast in Girish Malik’s movie Torbaaz.

Film Debut

In 2018, Lokhande announced that she would make her film debut and would appear in the role of Jhalkaribai, a warrior in Krish and Kangana Ranaut’s joint directorial venture Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, an epic drama based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai.  Next, Lokhande was in Sajid Nadiadwala’s action-thriller Baaghi 3, which came out in 2020 and was the third movie in the Baaghi series.

On February 20, 2022, Lokhande and her husband, Vicky Jain, competed on Star Plus Smart Jodi and won the season. In the 2023 movie The Last Coffee, she played a woman who was getting a divorce.

Lokhande and her husband Vicky Jain win Smart Jodi

Ankita Lokhande In Bigg Boss Season 17

Pavitra Rishta’s famous Ankita Lokhande enter as a contestant in Bigg Boss 17 with her husband Vicky Jain. Salman Khan welcomed him and asked him what he was doing on air. The pair made a grand entrance on Bigg Boss 17 with a romantic dance. The couple’s  performance of “Tum Kya Mile” from “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani” made fans happy.

After reminding Ankita-Vicky of their lavish wedding and vows in Italy, Salman Khan made them take ‘saat vachan’ again but this time for the Bigg Boss 17 house. Salman even joked that as he is not married, he doesn’t know anything about vows and he runs away when he sees a mandap on stage.

Bigg Boss 17 Contestant Ankita

Ankita Lokhande: Personal life

Ankita Lokhande is currently married with businessman Vicky jain. Lokhande got married to Jain in Mumbai on December 14, 2021. Vicky Jain is an Indian businessman.

Ankita Lokhande Personal life

Ankita Lokhande Physical Stats

Height (approx.) centimeters– 165 cm
meters– 1.65 m
feet inches– 5 feet 5 Inch
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 55 Kg
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
Body Measurement 34-28-35

Ankita Lokhande: Favourites Things

Food Bhindi, Dal Fry, Butter Chicken
Actor(s) Paul Walker, Simon Helbert
Actress(es) Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty
Restaurant Urban Tadka in Mumbai
Music Soft Romantic Songs, Ghazals
Colour White
Travel Destination Ladakh

Some Interesting Facts Ankita Lokhande

  • Ankita Lokhande is an Indian actress who rose to fame by playing the role of ‘Archana Deshmukh’ in the TV serial, “Pavitra Rishta.”
  • Ankita was born into a middle-class Marathi family residing in Indore; with no film background.
  • She always wanted to become an actress but had to give up her acting dreams and had to join Frankfinn academy, but her acting aspirations took her to Mumbai in 2005.
  • In 2006, while she was struggling in Mumbai, she took part in the talent hunt reality show ‘Idea Zee Cinestars,’ where she couldn’t reach the top 5, however, she made a mark in the show with her dancing skills.
  • She was supposed to make her TV debut with NDTV Imagine’s serial ‘Bali Umar Ko Salaam,’, but the show got shelved.
  • Her first salary was ₹10,000.

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