Ankita Lokhande is an Indian film and television actress known for portraying Archana in Zee TV‘s Pavitra Rishta and Jhalkaribai in the 2019 period drama film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi as well as participating on Colors TV‘s reality dance series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4. Lokhande is one of Indian television’s highest-paid actresses.
Ankita Lokhande was born in Indore, India, in a Maharashtrian family. Her father Shashikant Lokhande is a banker, while her mother Vandana Pandis Lokhande is a housewife and a teacher. She has a younger brother and a sister name Sooraj Lokhande and Jyoti Lokhande. Ankita was always passionate about acting. After graduating from school and university, in 2005, she left Indore and moved to Mumbai to become an actress. Ankita was a state level badminton player in her college life.