Prateeksha Lonkar

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Brief Intro

Prateeksha Lonkar is a Marathi film and television actress. She is best known for playing the lead role in Marathi TV serial ‘Damini’ that aired on DD Sahyadri. She also works in Hindi serials and movies.

 

Early Life & Background

Prateeksha was born in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a teacher. After finishing school, Prateeksha opted for Arts and followed her interest in theatre. Later she moved to Mumbai for boosting her acting career.

 

First assignment/ First major break

Prateeksha became popular after playing a role as Damini in the DD Sahyadri’s serial ‘Damini’.

 

Journey in the industry

Prateeksha started her career with a theatre and worked in various plays before entering into television. Prateeksha started her TV career with DD National’s ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ a Hindi TV serial. However, she became popular after her role as Damini in the DD Sahyadri’s serial ‘Damini’, where she portrayed the character of female journalist.

After Damini, she acted in various Marathi serials like ‘Chaarchaughi’, ‘Pimpalpaan’, ‘Bharaari’ and ‘Purush’. Apart from Mararthi she also acted in Hindi serials like ‘Mrs.Madhuri Dixit’, ‘Duniya’ and ‘Basera’. She also appeared in the serials like Zee TV’s ‘Rishtey’ and Sony TV’s ‘CID’ for an episode. In 2001, she acted in Hindi serial ‘Kahaani Nahi…Jeevan Hai’, which was remade in Marathi in 2003 as Vasudha and Prateeksha played the lead role in both the serials.

Prateeksha’s first Hindi film movie was ‘Gudgudee’ in 1997. Her first Marathi film was ‘Sarkarnama’ in 1998. Then she acted in various Marathi films like ‘Aevdhe Se Aabhaal’, ‘Hee Porgi Kunachi’, ‘Survanta’, ‘Lek Ladki’ and many more. Prateeksha won several awards for her movies ‘Bhet’ in 2002 and ‘Aevdhe Se Aabhaal’ in 2007. In 2012, Prakeetsha portrayed the role of Kanakai the mother of Saint Tukaram in the movie ‘Tukaram’.

Prateeksha has appeared in many Bollywood movies ‘Dor’, ‘Khanna & Iyer’, ‘Hattrick’, ‘Nanhe Jaisalmer’, ‘Heros’, ‘Aashayein’, ‘Mod’ and many more. She had also played the role of Shreyas Talpade’s mother in his debut film ‘Iqbal’. She was also seen in Salman Khan’s superhit movie ‘Wanted’ in a role of Laxmi.

In 2012, Prateeksha played the role of Yashoda Vaishnav in Sony TV’s ‘Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka’.

 

Personal life
Prateeksha is married to a Marathi screenplay writer Prashant Dalvi.

 

Name of Films

Movies Role Language Year
Gudgudee

Sarkarnama

Bhet

Iqbal

Dor

Hee Porgi Kunachi

Khanna & Iyer

Aevdhe Se Aabhaal

Hattrick

Nanhe Jaisalmer

Survanta

Meerabai Not Out

Heroes

Sakkha Bhau Pakka Vairi

Wanted

Vaada Raha

The Waiting Room

Khel Saat Baatacha

Lek Ladki

Aashayein

Mumbai Cutting

Mod

Tukaram

Sunita

 

Sudha

Saida

Gowri Singh

Mrs. Patki

 

 

Mrs. Chavan

Nanhe’s Mother

 

Neelima Achrekar

Mrs. Naqvi

 

Laxmi

Dr. Kelkar

Reema

 

 

Sister Grace

 

Mrs. Raymond

Kankaee

Hindi

Marathi

Marathi

Hindi

Hindi

Marathi

Hindi

Marathi

Hindi

Hindi

Marathi

Hindi

Hindi

Marathi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Marathi

Marathi

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi

Marathi

1997

1998

2002

2005

2006

2006

2007

2007

2007

2007

2007

2008

2008

2008

2009

2009

2010

2010

2010

2010

2011

2011

2012

Name of Serials

Serials Role Channel
Byomkesh Bakshi

Damini

Mrs. Madhuri Dixit

Duniya

Kahaani Nahi… Jeevan Hai

Basera

CID

Chaarchaughi

Pimpalpaan

Bharaari

Vasudha

Purush

Rishtey

Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka

Laxmi

Damini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor

Vasudha

Ambika

 

Yashoda Vaishnav

DD National

DD Sahyadri

Zee TV

Zee TV

ETV Hindi

 

Sony TV

Star Pravah

Zee Marathi

DD Sahyadri

ETV Marathi

Zee Marathi

Zee TV

Sony TV

Name of Dramas

Yelkot

Doctor Tumhi Sudha

 

Awards

MaTa Sanmaan for ‘Bhet’ in 2003

Screen Award for Best Actress in Marathi Film for ‘Bhet’ in 2003

Pune International Film Festival for Best Actress for ‘Aevdhe Se Aabhaal’ in 2007