1 January 1951
Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art|
Vishwanath "Nana" Patekar (Marathi: नाना पाटेकर, born 1 January 1951) is an Indian actor, writer and filmmaker.
Early and personal life
Patekar was born in a Marathi family as Vishwanath Patekar on 1 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira in Raigad District, Maharashtra, to Dinkar Patekar, a small textile printing businessman, and Sanjanabai Patekar, a housewife. He is an alumnus of the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. Nana Patekar was married to Neelakanthi Patekar and they have a son Malhar Patekar. But their marriage life did not go well and it resulted in a divorce later on.
In September 2015, Nana Patekar established an organisation, Naam Foundation, with fellow Marathi actor Makarand Anaspure, which works to provide aid to farmers to overcome by drought conditions in Maharashtra, India.
Patekar has played many types of roles. He has played the occasional villain but been a hero in most of his films.
Early 1970s and 1980s
He acted in movies such as Gaman (1978), notable role in Sujata Mehta-led Pratighaat (1987), 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 turned director with his movie Prahaar: The Final Attack co-starring Madhuri Dixit. He underwent training for his role as an Indian Army officer in Prahaar and was awarded honorary Captain's rank. He joined the Territorial Army in the early 1990s.
He took up the sport of rifle shooting and qualified for the G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship.
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 an encounter specialist . 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, such as in Welcome (2007), in which he plays a powerful crime lord in Dubai who once desired to be an actor in films.
His other films as an actor include Hu Tu Tu and Bluffmaster!.His Notable performance as an actor include Taxi 9211 where he portrays as Taxi driver. For his performance in Apaharan, he received the Filmfare Best Villain Award as well as the Star Screen Award Best Villain.
Nana Patekar starred in the Marathi film Deool, released on 4 November 2011. He 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.
In 2014 Nana starred in another Marathi film, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero, directed by Samrudhi Porey. Starring Sonali Kulkarni, it was based on a true story.
In the 2016 Nana starred as Ganpatrao 'Appa' Belwalkar in the film adaptation of the Drama 'Natsamrat' by V.V Shirwadkar
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|
|Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Marathi)||Natsamrat||2015||Won|
- As director
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack|
- As actor
|1982||Raghu Maina||Marathi film|
|1984||Aaj Ki Awaaz||Jagmohandas|
|1985||Gad Jejuri Jejuri||Marathi film|
|1986||Ankush||Ravindra Kelkar 'Ravi'|
|Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy||Nathuram Godse|
|Maaficha Sakshidar||Rajendra Jakkal||Marathi film
based on Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders
|Phansi Ka Phanda||Raghvendra|
|Andhaa Yudh||S.P. Suhas Dandekar|
|1990s||Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (Hindi)||Shere Khan (Voice)|
|Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen||Natwarlal aka Dhrushtadyumna Padmanabh
Prajapati Neelkant Dhumketu Barish Kar
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack||Major Chauhan|
|Disha||Vasant D. Mandre|
|Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman||Jai|
|1994||Krantiveer||Pratap Narayan Tilak|
|1995||Hum Dono||Vishal Saigal|
|Khamoshi: The Musical||Joseph Braganza|
|1998||Yugpurush: A Man Who Comes Just Once in a Way||Anirudh|
|Wajood||Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri/Col. Latti|
|1999||Hu Tu Tu||Bhau|
|Kohram||Maj. Ajit Arya|
|Tarkieb||CBI Inspector Jasraj Patel|
|2002||Vadh||Dr. Arjun Singh|
|Shakti: The Power||Narasimha|
|2003||Bhoot||Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi|
|Darna Mana Hai||John Rodrigues|
|2004||Ab Tak Chhappan||Inspector Sadhu Agashe|
|Pak Pak Pakaak||Bhutya||Marathi film|
|2006||Taxi No. 9211||Raghav Shastri|
|Dus Kahaniyaan||Man Carrying balloons for dead wife in the story "Gubbare"|
|Welcome||Don Uday Shetty|
|The Pool||Bunglow Owner|
|2008||Ek: The Power of One||CBI Officer Rane|
|Bommalattam||Film Director||Tamil Film|
|2009||Horn 'Ok' Pleassss||Govinda|
|2010||Paathshaala||Principal Aditya Sahay|
|Tum Milo Toh Sahi||Subramanium|
|Yaksha||Police Officer||Kannada Film|
|Deool||Bhau Galande||Marathi film|
|2012||Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal||brother|
|2013||The Attacks of 26/11||Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).|
|It's My Life||Businessman|
|Hungame Pe Hungama||Jigar Bhaiya|
|2014||Dr. Prakash Baba Amte: The Real Hero||Dr. Prakash Amte||Marathi film|
|Yashwantrao Chavan– Bakhar Eka Vaadalaachi||Pratap Deshmukh||Marathi film|
|2015||Ab Tak Chhappan 2||Inspector Sadhu Agashe|
|Welcome Back||Uday Shetty|
|2016||Natsamrat||Ganpatrao Ramchandra Belwalkar||Marathi film|
|The Jungle Book (Hindi)||Shere Khan (Voice)|
|Tadka (film)||Tukaram||Hindi film|
Nana Patekar known for his simple lifestyle has been generous in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organisation Anubhuthi. All the monetary remuneration he obtained for his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organisations. When he was awarded the Raj Kapoor award which carries a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000, he donated the entire amount towards drought relief activities in Maharashtra. He also provided financial aid to families of farmers who committed suicide due to indebtedness brought about by drought. He distributed cheques worth Rs 15,000 to 62 families of farmers from Vidarbha region in August 2015 and another 113 families from Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada in September 2015.
Using a Twitter campaign with the hash tag I care I support, Nana Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra Drought victims.
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