Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar's Biography
Nana Patekar

Name: Nana Patekar

Birthday: 1st January, 1951

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: Nana Patekar was married to Neelakanthi Patekar and they have a son Malhar Patekar. But there marriage life did not go well and it resulted in a divorce later on.


1) Nana Patekar won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor in the year 1990 and 1997 for ‘Parinda’and ‘Agni Sakshi’ respectively.

2) In 1995, he again was awarded the National Film Award for the Best Actor for his role in ‘Krantiveer’.

3) He won numerous Filmfare awards throughout his career in the film industry.

4) Nana Patekar won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1990 for ‘Parinda’.

5) He won several Filmfare Best Villain Awards in the years 1992, 1995 and 2006 for ‘Angar’, ‘Krantiveer’ and ‘Apaharan’.

6)  He received the Star Screen Award for the Best Actor in 1995 for his leading role in Mehul Kumar’s ‘Krantiveer’.

7)  He also received the same award for the Best Villain category in the year 2006 for Prakash Jha’s ‘Apaharan’.

8)  He was also awarded the Bengali Film Journalists’ Association Award for the Best Actor Award category (Hindi) in the year 2004 for Shimit Amit’s ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’.


Apart from Hindi films, Nana Patekar has appeared in numerous Marathi films and plays. In 2011, he starred in Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s ‘Deol’, a Marathi film.

Nana Patekar is also known for the generous donations he makes for the poor and the needy.

He received the honorary Captain’s rank from the Indian Army after he had undergone training for his role of that of an army personnel in his own film ‘Prahar’.

Early in the 90s, Nana Patekar joined the ranks of the Territorial Army.

He had a talent in the field of rifle shooting and had even qualified for the all famous G.V Mavlankar Shooting Championship.

Biography: Nana Patekar, the Indian actor and filmmaker was born to Dinkar Patekar, who was a painter, and Sanjanabai Patekar at Murud-Janjira in the state of Maharashtra. Nana Patekar is a former student of Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. Ever since his college life, he had been active in the field of drama and had participated in numerous inter-college dramatics. Apart from dramatics, he also had a talent in sketching and has helped the Mumbai police in several occasions. He is often touted as the most controversial actor in Bollywood for his dialogues and acting styles.

Nana Patekar started his journey in the film industry in 1974 with his film ‘Garman’, directed by Muzaffar Ali. Next, he went on to appear in numerous movies such as Raghuvir Kul’s ‘Mohre’ (1987), Mira Nair’s ‘Salaam Bombay!’ (1988), but he came into the limelight after his tremendous acting as a villain in the film ‘Parinda’ (1989). This film brought him appreciation from around the industry and he went on to win the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor categories for this film.

Nana Patekar has donned various types of roles in numerous movies throughout his career in the film industry. Occasionally he played the negative role in several movies but has mostly made his appearance in positive roles in other movies of his. He acted out the role of that of a deaf father in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and the role of a gambling son in the 1994 film ‘Krantiveer’. He even played the role of a spouse beater in Partho Ghosh’s ‘Agni Sakshi’ (1996), a schizophrenic in the 1998 film ‘Wajood’, a police officer in ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’ (2005). We all are familiar with the comic role which he played in Anees Bazmee’s ‘Welcome’ (2007) where he acts out the role of a powerful and dominant crime lord and who had a desire to act in films. ‘Bluff Master’, ‘Taxi No. 9211’, ‘Horn OK Please’, ‘Rajneeti’, ‘Paathshaala’, ‘Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Ek-The Power of One’ and ‘Hu Tu Tu’ were some of his other films.

Apart from acting, Nana Patekar has also achieved recognition as a film maker. One of his first movie to hit the screens was ‘Prahar: The Final Attack’ which had the Bollywood beauty, Madhuri Dixit in its ranks.

Nana Patekar even did a little bit of playback singing in movies like ‘Aanch’ (2003), Wajood (1998) and Yeshwant (1997).

He is set to appear in Sangeeth Sivan’s upcoming film which will be a remake of ‘Athadu’ (2005), the Telugu film.

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