Sushant Singh Rajput’s death left everyone quite shocked, but it must have definitely been more unbelievable and shocking for all those who knew him personally. In the days following Sushant’s demise, his former relationship with Ankita Lokhande also came into limelight, as fans shared old pictures and videos of Sushant and Ankita from back when they were together. Sushant and Ankita had met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta, and they eventually fell in love. The two had been in a relationship for 6 long years, before they called it quits in 2016.
Ankita Lokhande is a very popular face on television and she also forayed into Bollywood with a role in the film Manikarnika. However, do you know, her real name is not actually Ankita? She is famous by this name, but her real name is Tanuja, and the story behind how she went along with the name Ankita is quite interesting. As per media reports, Ankita was actually her nickname, and people would call her by this name fondly. When she made her debut on television, she decided to stick to her nickname, and is till date known famously by the name Ankita.
However, not many know that her real name is Tanuja. Ankita Lokhande hails from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and while she was initially supposed to make her TV debut with ‘Bali Umar Ko Salam’, the show was scrapped and she got her big break with Pavitra Rishta in 2009.
Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput were once the golden couple of television, and they were also seen together in the dance-based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. It was in 2016, that Sushant and Ankita broke up, and Sushant had once put an end to all the rumours about the reason behind their split doing the rounds on the Internet. Singh Rajput had tweeted, "Neither she was an alcoholic nor I am a womaniser. People do Grow apart & its unfortunate. Period!!” ALSO READ: When Sushant Singh Rajput Couldn't Take His Eyes Off Ankita Lokhande On Jhalak Dikhla Jaa- Video
Image Source: Instagram/Ankita Lokhande
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