|Other names||Pratiksha Lonkar|
Lonkar moved to Mumbai for boosting her acting career. She worked in various TV serials both in Marathi and Hindi language. After playing the lead role of Damini on the TV show of same name on DD Sahyadri, she came to be known for it. Her Hindi TV serial Kahaani Nahi.... Jeevan Hai was remade as Vasudha in Marathi. She played the lead role in both serials. Since June 2012 she appearing as Yashoda Vaishnav in Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka.
Along with TV serials, she has also worked in many Marathi and Hindi films. Her portrayal of Sudha, a mother who is separated from her son after her divorce, in the Marathi film Bhet (2002) won her awards and appreciation. She played a mother of a young boy in 2007 film Aevdhe Se Aabhaal where her son is not able to cope up with his parent's divorce and his mother's remarriage. She has acted in several Bollywood film, including four films directed by Nagesh Kukunoor viz. Iqbal, Dor, Aashayein and Mod.
She has also worked in few Marathi plays.
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|2006||Hee Porgi Kunachi||Mrs. Patki||Marathi|
|2007||Khanna & Iyer||Hindi|
|2007||Aevdhe Se Aabhaal||Marathi|
|2007||Nanhe Jaisalmer||Nanhe's mother||Hindi|
|2008||Meerabai Not Out||Neelima M. Achrekar||Hindi|
|2008||Sakkha Bhau Pakka Vairi||Marathi|
|2009||Vaada Raha||Dr. Kelkar||Hindi|
|2010||The Waiting Room||Reema||Hindi|
|2010||Khel Saat Baaracha||Marathi|
|Byomkesh Bakshi||Laxmi||Hindi||DD National|
|Mrs. Madhuri Dixit||Hindi||Zee TV|
|2001||Kahaani Nahi.... Jeevan Hai||Hindi||ETV Hindi|
|Pimpalpaan||Marathi||Alpha Marathi||In story Octopus|
|2003||Bharaari ||Anchor||Marathi||DD Sahyadri||Chat show|
|Rishtey (season 1)||Hindi||Zee TV||Episode 7, "Be-Car Ka Chakkar"|
|2012 - present||Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka||Yashoda Vaishnav||Hindi||Sony TV|
|Yelkot||Marathi||Play by Shyam Manohar and directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni|
|Doctor Tumhi Sudha...||Marathi||Play directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni|
- 2003 - Maharashtra Times (MaTa) Sanmaan for Bhet
- 2003 - Star Screen Award for Best Actress in Marathi film for Bhet.
- 2007 - Best Actor at Pune International Film Festival for Aevdhe Se Aabhaal.
- 2008 - Best Actress for Aevdhe Se Aabhaal.
- Vaibhav Purashkar by Print View Publications and Lions club.
- Aparna Nair (Jan 23, 2012). "National Youth Festival starts at Nagpur varsity". Times of India. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Shabdagandha Kulkarni (July 7, 2003). "सक्सेस स्टोरी - प्रतीक्षा लोणकर - मुंबईने संघर्ष शिकवला" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "प्रेक्षकांनीच कंटाळवाण्या मालिका पाहू नयेत" (in Marathi). Sakal. Jan 17, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "'वसुधा'च्या जीवनाची कहाणी" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. April 15, 2003. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "A new bond". The Pioneer. June 3, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Aarti Kulkarni (Mar 8, 2003). "अंधुक रेषा जपताना... : प्रतीक्षा लोणकर" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "Marriage mantra". Mid Day. 31 Jan 2006. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "विवाहसंस्था" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. March 9, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "Hedging his bhets". Mid Day. June 18, 2002. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- "पणती आहे की…" (in Marathi). Navshakti. May 11, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "सेटवरुन - खरोखरच 'फेअर अॅण्ड लव्हली भरारी'" (in Marathi). Maharashtra Times. Jan 14, 2003. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "Alpha Marathi to air Jaywant Dalvi's 'Purush' on Monday". Indiantelevision.com. Apr 5, 2003. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Shanta Gokhale (2000). Playwright at the centre: Marathi drama from 1843 to the present. Seagull Books. p. 318. ISBN 9788170461579.
- "Drama Details". Mumbai. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Ambarish Mishra (Mar 3, 2003). "Marathi stars rock and roll on Mata night". Mumbai: Times of India. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- "Pune International Film Festival witnesses star-studded closing ceremony". Indiantelevision.com. Jan 18, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- "Award-winning Marathi film in Dharwad". Dharwad: The Hindu. Mar 14, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- "डॉ. श्री बालाजी तांबे यांना वैभव पुरस्कार जाहीर" (in Marathi). Sakal. Oct 12, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- "वैभव पुरस्काराचे आज फलटण येथे वितरण" (in Marathi). Dainik Aikya. Oct 14, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
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