Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, also known as Lokhandwala, is a large upmarket and affluent residential and commercial neighborhood in Mumbai, India. It is approximately 5 km from Andheri station. The name Lokhandwala comes from the name of the developer with the construction firm being Lokhandwala Constructions Pvt. Ltd. It was the primary developer of the suburb of Versova, which was previously basically a marshland.
When Siraj Lokhandwala, proprietor of Lokhandwala Constructions, spotted the vast marshland in the area of Versova in 1968 he decided to purchase the area for development. He was discouraged by every broker in Mumbai from buying the land, simply because they felt that no one would wish to live at a comparative distance from the old center of Mumbai. Today, however, Lokhandwala Complex is one of the most eagerly aspired to and most desirable suburbs of Mumbai.
A veritable who’s who of Bollywood stars live in Lokhandwala, which has become home to many movie stars over the last twenty years. The list includes some of the finest actors, film directors, film writers, producers and most of the people who are working in Indian Film and Television Industry. Many of the NRIs Non-Resident Indians also have second homes here. Lokhandwala has many shopping malls, large cinemas, clubs, parks, fitness centers, small to very large luxurious apartments and it is well connected to the rest of the city with excellent public transport facilities. It is 10 km from the airport, 5km from Andheri Station. Trains from Andheri Station to Churchgate reach in 33 minutes. Lokhandwala complex is also equidistant from Versova Metro Station & DN Nagar Metro Station at 2.1km each. Both metro stations making the reach to Ghatkopar, accessible in about 22 mins.
Some of the famous residential landmarks of Lokhandwala include Mayfair Page 3, Golden Heights, Royal Accord, Samartha Krupa, Green Acres, Oberoi Sky Gardens, Royal Resorts and Oberoi Sky Heights. There are several gardens in Lokhandwala which reserve a green patch in the middle. They also serve as venues for a yoga club, comedy club, senior citizens activities, sports meetings for children, etc. Developer Vikas Walavalkar has developed Walavalkar Park which is adjudged by him as the best park of 5000 meters and more. This is very popular among health-conscious residents of an area. There is a jogging track adjoining the Lokhandwala back road.