Early life

Nikita was born in Tumsar a small town in Bhandara district, Maharashtra, India into a Gokhale Marathi family. She completed her schooling at Sharda Vidyalay, Tumsar. She graduated in Commerce from S.N. MOR College Tumsar. Since Nikita’s mother only passed 8th standard at school, as she got married at a young age, she did not want Nikita to suffer from a similar lack of education. So Nikita graduated in the commerce stream whilst also studying to be a CA. Unfortunately, she did not pass her IPCC. While studying she started working with Integrated Enterprises (India) Ltd as a Dealer. and Nikita moved to Nagpur for her job in the Stock Market. Later she did a certification in NSE, BSE, Commodity market, and Foreign exchange market. After working as the Regional Head of Punjab in Chandigarh with Integrated Enterprises (India) Ltd, she started a Sub Broking Business with IIFL. Having had a short but successful career, she then decided to try her hand at modeling. Believing herself to be too inexperienced as an actor & dancer she instead enrolled for a course at Anupam Kher’s film academy and Terence Lewis’s Dance Academy. Nikita has been married to Dutch Photographer Jeroen Gordijn since 2019.

Modeling and pageantry

Nikita is a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss India Bikini 2015 and represented India at Miss World Bikini Model 2015 in Malta on 24 October 2015. She represented India at Miss Glamour Face World 2016 in Berlin, Germany on 10 September 2016. She won the competition among 22 contestants from all over the world. The winner of the Miss Glamour Faces World 2016 Beauty pageant. The same year she represented India at Miss European Tourism 2016 in Malta on 2 October 2016. In 2017 she represented India for the World Swimsuit Model 2017. She was a finalist for the World Swim Suit Model 2017 competition which was eventually won by Brazilian Model Ana Kuya., She was on the Jury for Miss Glamourfaces Germany 2017 and Look of the Year Germany 2017 which was in Berlin.

International Film Festival and International Film Market

Nikita has attended both film festivals and film markets. She is working as a sales coordinator for Mumbai based Filmmaking and Film distribution company. She was at the American Film Festival, Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, International Film Festival of India, Pune International Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival and attended film markets too at American Film Market California, European Film Market Berlin, Marché du Film Cannes.

In the media

2014 her pictures were sent to Playboy magazine. This news brought her a lot of attention from the Indian press. In 2014 she became the second Indian to submit her portfolio for the official Playboy magazine after Sherlyn Chopra. but later Nikita canceled her final shoot due to public disapproval. She was also approached for the popular Indian reality television game show Bigg Boss in 2018 which is a Hindi (Bollywood) adaption of Big Brother created in the Netherlands.

Awards

  • Miss India Bikini 2015,
  • Miss World Bikini Model India 2015,
  • Miss Glamor face India 2016,
  • Miss Glamour Face World 2016,
  • Miss European Tourism India 2016,
  • Miss World Swimsuit Model India 2017,
  • Miss World Swimsuit Model 2017 Finalist,
  • International Women Excellence Awards, 2016 by SUNFO
  • Award Of Excellence By World Peace & Diplomacy Organization on 23rd Nov. 2016 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka.