1 January 1951
Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India
|Alma mater||Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art|
Patekar was born as Vishwanath Patekar on 1 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira in Raigad District, Maharashtra, to Gajanand Patekar, a small textile printing businessman and his wife Nirmala Patekar, a housewife.  He is an alumnus of the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.
Late 1970s and 1980s
He acted in movies such as Gaman (1978), Mohre (1987) and Salaam Bombay! (1988) and was noticed by the mainstream Bollywood industry for his portrayal of the villain in the 1989 film, Parinda, for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was also awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the role. He won the Filmfare Best Villain Award in 1992 for Angaar.
He turned director with his movie Prahaar: The Final Attack co-starring Madhuri Dixit. He has an honorary Captain's rank from Indian Army. He underwent training for his role as an Army officer in Prahaar and was thus awarded the rank. He joined the Territorial Army in the early 1990s. He also took up the sport of rifle shooting and qualified for the G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship.
Patekar has played many types of roles. He has played the occasional villain but been a hero in most of his films. He played a truant, gambling son in Krantiveer (1994), a wife beater in Agni Sakshi (1996), a deaf father to Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and a schizophrenic in Wajood (1998). In the movie Ab Tak Chhappan (2005) he plays a police officer who is a sharpshooter. He costarred with Amitabh Bachchan in Kohram, where he played an undercover Indian Army intelligence officer chasing Bachchan's incognito. Patekar has also done comic roles in Welcome (2007) in which he plays a powerful crime lord in Dubai who once desired to be an actor in films.
Nana Patekar starred in the Marathi film Deool, released on 4 November 2011. He has also acted in Sangeeth Sivan's film EK, which is a remake of the Telugu film Athadu (2005) and as the character Anjaneya Prasad (CBI officer), which was originally played by Prakash Raj.
Nana Patekar gave his voice for the famous cartoon series The Jungle Book telecasted on Door-Darshan on Sunday. The voice was given to Sher Khan the main villain of the cartoon series.
Awards and recognition
- Nana Patekar has been awarded Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts in 2013 on the eve of 64th Republic Day.
- Nana Patekar is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.
|National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor||Parinda||1990||Won|
|National Film Award for Best Actor||Krantiveer||1995||Won|
|National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor||Agni Sakshi||1997||Won|
|Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Andha Yudh||1989||Nominated|
|Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Parinda||1990||Won|
|Filmfare Best Villain Award||Angaar||1992||Won|
|Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman||1993||Nominated|
|Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Tirangaa||1994||Nominated|
|Filmfare Best Actor Award||Krantiveer||1995||Won|
|Filmfare Best Villain Award||Shakti: The Power||2003||Nominated|
|Filmfare Best Villain Award||Apaharan||2006||Won|
|Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award||Raajneeti||2011||Nominated|
|Star Screen Award Best Actor||Krantiveer||1995||Won|
|Star Screen Award Best Villain||Apaharan||2006||Won|
|Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi)||Ab Tak Chhappan||2004||Won|
- As Director
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack|
- As Actor-
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1982||Raghu Maina||Marathi Film|
|1984||Aaj Ki Awaaz||Jagmohandas|
|1985||Gad Jejuri Jejuri||Marathi Film|
|1986||Ankush||Ravindra Kelkar 'Ravi'|
|1986||Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy||Nathuram Godse|
|1986||Maaficha Sakshidar||Rajendra Jakkal||Marathi film
based on Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders
|1986||Phansi Ka Phanda||Raghvendra|
|1987||Andhaa Yudh||S.P. Suhas Dandekar|
|1990s||Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (Hindi)||Shere Khan (Voice)|
|1990||Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen||Natwarlal aka Dhrushtadyumna Padmanabh
Prajapati Neelkant Dhumketu Barish Kar
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack||Major Chauhan|
|1991||Disha||Vasant D. Mandre|
|1992||Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman||Jai|
|1994||Krantiveer||Pratap Narayan Tilak|
|1995||Hum Dono||Vishal Saigal|
|1996||Khamoshi: The Musical||Joseph Braganza|
|1998||Yugpurush: A Man Who Comes Just Once in a Way||Anirudh|
|1998||Wajood||Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri/Col. Latti|
|1999||Hu Tu Tu||Bhau|
|1999||Kohram||Maj. Ajit Arya|
|2000||Tarkieb||CBI Inspector Jasraj Patel|
|2002||Vadh||Dr. Arjun Singh|
|2002||Shakti: The Power||Narasimha|
|2003||Bhoot||Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi|
|2003||Darna Mana Hai||John Rodrigues|
|2004||Ab Tak Chhappan||Inspector Sadhu Agashe|
|2005||Pak Pak Pakaak||Bhutya||Marathi film|
|2006||Taxi No. 9211||Raghav Shastri|
|2007||Dus Kahaniyaan||Man Carrying balloons for dead wife in the story "Gubbare"|
|2007||Welcome||Don Uday Shetty|
|2007||The Pool||Bunglow Owner|
|2008||Ek: The Power of One||CBI Officer Rane|
|2009||Horn 'Ok' Pleassss||Govinda|
|2008||Bommalattam||Film Director||Tamil Film|
|2010||Paathshaala||Principle Aditya Sahay|
|2010||Tum Milo Toh Sahi||Subramanium|
|2010||Yaksha||Police Officer||Kannada Film|
|2011||Deool||Bhau Galande||Marathi film|
|2012||Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal||brother|
|2013||The Attacks of 26/11||Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).|
|2013||It's My Life||Businessman|
|2013||Hungame Pe Hungama||Jigar Bhaiya|
|2015||Welcome Back||Uday Shetty||Filming Releasing on 29 May 2015|
|2014||Ab Tak Chhappan 2||Inspector Sadhu Agashe|
|2014||Dr. Prakash Baba Amte: The Real Hero||Dr. Prakash Amte||Marathi film|
|2014||Yashwantrao Chavan – Bakhar Eka Vaadalaachi||Pratap Deshmukh||Marathi film|
- "Nana Patekar breaks his khamoshi". The Times of India (The Times Group). Retrieved 9 October 2014.
- "Riveting persona". India Today (Living Media). Retrieved 9 October 2014.
- "About Nana Patekar". Konkan World. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
- Army set to honour actor Nana Patekar with Lieutenant Colonel title
- "Nana Patekar — the new `shooting' star". The Hindu. 5 September 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- ABHAY (The Fearless) Children's Film Society India
- "Nana Patekar is just like Salman Khan: Shaurya Chauhan". Realbollywood.com. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
- October 13, 2007 (2007-10-13). "Nana Patekar’s generosity reciprocated". Realbollywood.com. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
- "Nana Patekar gets Padma Shri". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Awards list". IMDB. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
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