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|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Alma mater||Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, filmmaker, Social Worker, philanthropist,|
|Awards||Padma Shri (2013)|
He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Parinda (1989). He then won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Angaar (1992). In 1995, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as the Filmfare and the Screen awards for Best Actor for his role in Krantiveer (1994). He also won his second Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Apaharan (2005). In 2017 he won the Filmfare Marathi award for best actor for his performance in Natsamrat.
He is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. He was bestowed with the fourth highest civilian honour of India, the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.
He went through a tough childhood. He married Neelkanti at the age of 27. He is an atheist but continues to celebrate the Ganesh festival due to tradition. His father died of a heart attack when Nana Patekar was 28 and later Patekar also lost his first son. Patekar was a chain smoker until the age of 56 after which he quit. In an interview, he said that his father loved plays and encouraged him to watch them. This is how he developed love for acting. Vijaya Mehta directed his first play.
Patekar has played many types of roles. He has played the occasional villain, but has been a hero in most of his films. His debut film was Gaman (1978), after which he did several small roles in Marathi cinema. He did the role of Nathuram Godse in the British television series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy. He had notable roles in Aaj Ki Awaz (1984), Ankush (1986), Pratighaat (1987), Mohre (1987), Trishagni (1988), Awam (1987) and Sagar Sangam (1988).
His performance in Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay! (1988) was praised. He was noticed by the mainstream Hindi Cinema for his portrayal of a crime lord in Parinda (1989), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and was also awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. He turned director with his movie Prahaar (1991), co-starring Madhuri Dixit, for which he underwent training for his role as an Indian Army officer. His role in Angaar (1992) earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award. He co-starred with industry veteran Raaj Kumar in Tirangaa (1993). He played a truant, gambling son in Krantiveer (1994), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and also won the Filmfare Award and the Star Screen Awards. Patekar portrayed the character of a ghost in the children's film Abhay, which won two awards at the 42nd National Film Festival held in 1994. He co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in Hum Dono (1995). He played a sadist husband in Agni Sakshi (1996), a deaf father to Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi (1996), a gangster in Ghulam-E-Mustafa (1997), an honest, but maverick cop in Yeshwant (1997) and a schizophrenic in Wajood (1998). He co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in Kohram (1999), where he played an undercover Indian Army intelligence officer chasing Bachchan's incognito. His other notable films of this decade were Yugpurush (1998) and Hu Tu Tu (1999). He starred with Aditya Pancholi as the CBI director in the crime drama Tarkieb (2000). After a hiatus of a year he returned to acting in Shakti (2002) in which he played the role of an extremely violent father. In Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), he played a police officer who is an encounter specialist. His performance in Apaharan (2005) earned him his second Filmfare Best Villain Award as well as the Star Screen Award Best Villain. He played a taxi driver in Taxi No. 9211 (2006). 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. He acted in Sangeeth Sivan's film Ek (2009). He played the role of a school headmaster in Paathshaala (2010). He also acted in Prakash Jha's multi-star political drama film Raajneeti (2010). In 2011, he starred in the critically acclaimed Shagird and a Marathi film Deool. His next film was Ram Gopal Verma's The Attacks of 26/11 (2013) based on the events of the 2008 Mumbai Attacks in which he played the role of Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria. In 2014, he starred in another Marathi film Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero. In 2015, he made two sequels reprising his roles in Ab Tak Chhappan 2, sequel of Ab Tak Chhappan and Welcome Back, sequel of Welcome. In 2016, he starred as Ganpatrao "Appa" Belwalkar in the film adaptation of the Drama Natsamrat which was highly successful critically and commercially. He did the voice acting for Shere Khan in the Hindi version of The Jungle Book (2016).
Patekar is known for his simple lifestyle and his generosity 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 hashtag IcareIsupport, Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra drought victims.
Awards and recognition
- Patekar was given the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts in 2013 on the eve of 64th Republic Day.
- 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|
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack|
|Denotes films that have not been released yet.|
|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||Raghavendra||Marathi film|
based on Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders
|Phansi Ka Phanda||Raghvendra|
|Andhaa Yudh||S.P. Suhas Dandekar||Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Avam||Colonel Mustafa Ali Zahidi|
|1990s||Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (Hindi)||Sher Khan (voice)|
|1990||Parinda||Anna Seth||Won - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen||Natwarlal aka Dhrushtadyumna Padmanabh
Prajapati Neelkant Dhumketu Barish Kar
|1991||Prahaar: The Final Attack||Major Chauhan||Also director
Nominated - Filmfare Best Story Award
|Disha||Vasant D. Mandre|
|1992||Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman||Jai||Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Angaar||Majid Khan||Won - Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|1993||Tirangaa||Shivajirao Wagle||Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|1994||Krantiveer||Pratap Narayan Tilak||Won - National Film Award for Best Actor|
|1995||Hum Dono||Vishal Saigal|
|1996||Agni Sakshi||Won - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Khamoshi: The Musical||Joseph Braganza|
|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||Nominated - Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|2003||Bhoot||Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi|
|Darna Mana Hai||John Rodrigues|
|2004||Ab Tak Chhappan||Inspector Sadhu Agashe||Won - Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi)|
|2005||Apaharan||Tabrez Alam||Won - Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|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||Vadh|
|2010||Paathshaala||Principal Aditya Sahay|
|Raajneeti||Brij Gopal||Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Nominated - Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actor Award
|Tum Milo Toh Sahi||Subramanium|
|Yaksha||Police Officer||Kannada Film|
|Deool||Bhau Galande||Marathi film|
|2012||Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal||Kallu|
|2013||The Attacks of 26/11||Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime)|
|It's My Life||Businessman|
|Hungame Pe Hungama||Jigar Bhandan|
|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
Won - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Marathi)
|The Jungle Book (Hindi)||Shere Khan (voice)|
|2017||Wedding Anniversary||Nagarjun||Hindi film|
|2017||Golmaal Again||Nana Patekar||Hindi film guest appearance|
|2018||Aapla Manus||Maruti Nagargoje||Marathi film|
|2018||Kaala||Haridev Abhayankar||Tamil film|
In 2008, Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the movie Horn 'Ok' Pleassss. In March 2008, she filed a complaint with 'CINTAA'(Cine & TV Artists Association) but no action was taken then. This allegation was repeated in an interview in 2013 and again made in 2018. In late 2018, CINTAA apologized to Tanushree admitting that the "chief grievance of sexual harassment wasn't even addressed (in 2008)" but added that since the case was more than three years old, they could not reopen it.
In 2018, Dutta restated her accusation of being sexually harassed by Nana Patekar in 2018 in interviews to various media outlets and her accusations led to the Me Too movement coming to Bollywood. Subsequently, she complained to the Maharashtra Women Commission and demanded an investigation into the allegations of harassment levelled by Ms Dutta against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang, and several Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers. In the late hours of October 10, 2018, An FIR was registered against actor Nana Patekar and three others at Oshiwara police station following a complaint by actress Tanushree Dutta late on Wednesday night. Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang, producer Samee Siddiqui were booked for molestation and obscenity under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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