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The emergence of OTT platforms has not only changed the way of the content consumed by the Indians, but has also given debutants and seasoned performers an opportunity to showcase their talent. With some standout and brilliant performances on the shows on digital platforms have made us fall for the actors, who found a permanent place in our browsing history and social media feed. Four More Shots Please fame, Ankur Rathee is one such actor, who had won our hearts as Arjun Nair and made his Bollywood debut with The Tashkent Files in 2019. (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt Reveals What He Calls Wife, Maanayata Dutt In His Wish For Her On 42nd Birthday [VIDEO])
A graduate from the Princeton University, Ankur Rathee had briefly studied filmmaking at USC School of Cinematic Arts and had trained under Tony Award winner John Rando, Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, and Academy Award nominee Christina Lazaridi. Ankur had begun his dance training at the mere age of 8 and in 2015, had become a dance faculty member at "Steps on Broadway". Ankur was also a finalist on Dance India Dance (2009).
While that was a brief about Ankur Rathee's professional front, let's take a look in his personal life too. In his personal life, Ankur is on cloud nine as he proposed to his actress-girlfriend, Anuja Joshi and she had said 'yes'! Broken But Beautiful fame, Anuja has also worked in an MX Original series, Hello Mini. Announcing the good news on their respective social media handles and sharing a picture from the proposal, Anuja and Ankur captioned their posts as "19th July 2020" followed by a ring emoticon.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, while some couples are making the most of their time together during the lockdown, some are making the long-distance relationship work as they aren't with each other. Speaking about how he and Anuja Joshi had made their relationship work in the long-distance, Ankur Rathee had shared in an IG post, "Distance makes the heart grow fonder, they say. Well, @anujabomajoshi and I have put that to the test many times in our relationship, including the 3 years we lived in different countries. While most of us tend to focus on the challenges of long-distance relationships, I also think it has its own perks." (Also Read: Mira Kapoor And Neliima Azeem Express Excitement For Ishaan Khatter's Upcoming Movie, 'Phone Bhoot')
Speaking of how love always finds its way and his quarantine take away with ladylove, Anuja Joshi, Ankur Rathee had continued, "When you can't rely on your partner’s physical presence or touch to stay connected, you are forced to communicate better, listen intently, argue respectfully, value her time, or attune to his emotional needs. You learn to love through creative gestures and express passion through words. You cherish every bit of kindness. If you can achieve emotional intimacy in the face of physical distance as a couple, you’re home! Yes, there’s a chance you might fail over and over again, as we have done, but somewhere in this process, love WILL find a way. This quarantine has led Anuja and me down that path again and we are welcoming it. Date nights are inevitably different now, but we keep finding more creative and quirky ways to make it work."
In an interview with IBTimes, Ankur Rathee had revealed if he believes in open marriage and was quoted as saying, "I believe it's a viable option for some couples, but not for me. There is so much more I could be doing to be a better partner in my current relationship, that I can't imagine trying to do right by TWO people. I would fail miserably. To be honest, my woman offers me more than enough love, growth, and adventure in my life that there isn't any room for a third party." (Also Read: Unseen Pictures Of Niti Taylor And Parikshit's Engagement Ceremony Is Cute, Goofy And All About Love)
Congratulations Ankur and Anuja!