ANKITA LOKHANDE
Women Fitness India|October 2021
On Cancel Culture, Martial Arts, And Fitness!

Ankita Lokhande Is An Indian Actress, who earned fame with her debut award-winning role in Balaji Telefilms' daily show Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV. She was one of the highest-paid television actors until she retired in 2018 to foray into films.

She also participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2011) and Comedy Circus as a partner of Kapil Sharma.

She started her Movie career in 2019 from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi along with Kangana Ranaut. After that, she also appeared in Baaghi 3(2020) along with Shraddha Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, and Riteish Deshmukh.

Women Fitness India gets in a candid conversation with Ankita Lokhande over films, journeys, and fitness!

Ankita, you came from a non-entertainment background family and become a household name with your role in Pavitra Rishta and now you ventured into Bollywood as well, Tell us now that you look back how would you describe your journey as

Yes, I came from a non- filmy background, but of course, I came with a lot of dreams and passion to make something in this world, and then I got Pavitra Rishta and I actually never thought that, that Pavitra Rishta will become such a big hit and, Archana will be such a big character that people will appreciate I Definitely feel fortunate that balaji gave me this opportunity. And, I became part of one of the biggest shows of Balaji and Indian television. So I've been fortunate and if I look at my journey, I feel very proud of myself, and I definitely realize I have a very long journey to go, and I'm working towards that and I'm hoping to make it there also!

You have been part of Manikarnika, which was a period role, of Jhalkaribai, how did you prepare yourself for the role, and how was your experience working on the big screen

Manikarnika was my first film, and Mr. Kamal Jain, who approached me for the role of Jhalkaribai and it has been a great experience, And I think I took a training for about one and a half months where I learned the sword fighting horse-riding, It was really something which I always wanted to do. Because when you are coming on big screen. You have so many things in your mind that you want to look at and give your best to it. And I definitely tried my best.

Oh yes! The role was definitely shorter than what I expected but I feel it's more about how you leave your mark. what you put in your character, that is more important and I think I gave my best to it and it became my first debut film and I got nominated for the film, and, that's a very big thing for me and I feel good about it.

Besides, acting ventures you have also been part of Does reality show what is your take on that? Do you plan to do any reality shows in future?

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