Nana Patekar

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Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar snapped at the press meet for movie on Baba Amte 06.jpg
Patekar in 2012
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 68)
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma materSir J.J. Institute of Applied Art
OccupationActor, writer, filmmaker, Social Worker, philanthropist,
Years active1978–present
OrganizationNaam Foundation
Spouse(s)Neelkanti Patekar
ChildrenMalhar Patekar
Parent(s)Gajanan Patekar
Nirmala Patekar
AwardsPadma Shri (2013)

Nana Patekar (born 1 January 1951) is an Indian film actor and writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

He is best known for his role in the film Agni Sakshi (1996 film) written by Ranbir Pushp for which he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also 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.[1]

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.

After making his acting debut in Bollywood with the 1978 drama Gaman, Patekar acted in a few Marathi films and some Bollywood films. After these roles, he achieved his breakthrough by starring as a gangster in Parinda (1989), for which he won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Later, he acted in and made his directorial debut with Prahaar: The Final Attack (1994). Patekar subsequently starred in and received critical acclaim for his performance in several commercially successful films of the 1990s, including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992); Angaar (1992), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain; Tirangaa (1993); Krantiveer (1994), for which he won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor; Agni Sakshi (1996), for which he won his second National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). During the early 2000s, he received praise for his performances in Shakti: The Power (2002) and Apaharan (2005); the latter earned him a second Best Villain award at Filmfare. Patekar's highest-grossing film releases came when he played a gangster in the comedy Welcome (2007) and its sequel Welcome Back (2015), and a politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010). In 2016, he starred in the Marathi film Natsamrat, which garnered him the Filmfare Marathi Award for Best Actor.

Family life[edit]

Patekar was born as Vishwanath Patekar on 1 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira of Raigad District, Maharashtra.[2][3] He is an alumnus of the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

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 his love for acting. Vijaya Mehta directed his first play.[2]


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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 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 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 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).

Singing career[edit]

Patekar did some playback singing in the films Yeshwant (1997), Wajood (1998) and Aanch (2003).


Patekar is known for his simple lifestyle[6][7] and his generosity in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organisation Anubhuthi.[8] All the monetary remuneration he obtained for his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organisations.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11][12]

In September 2015, Patekar established the Naam Foundation, with fellow Marathi actor Makarand Anaspure, which works to provide aid to farmers overcome by drought conditions in Maharashtra.[13]

Using a Twitter campaign with the hashtag IcareIsupport, Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra drought victims.[14]

The actor, who also runs the NGO Naam Foundation, announced that he would be building 500 houses for the 2019 Flood victims in the region of Shirol, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Awards and recognition[edit]

The President, Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Nana Patekar, at an Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 20 April 2013
  • 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.[15]
  • Patekar is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.[16]
Year Award Film Status
1990 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Parinda Won
1995 National Film Award for Best Actor Krantiveer Won
1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Agni Sakshi Won
1989 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Andha Yudh Nominated
1990 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Parinda Won
1992 Filmfare Best Villain Award Angaar Won
1993 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Nominated
1994 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Tirangaa Nominated
1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award Krantiveer Won
2003 Filmfare Best Villain Award Shakti: The Power Nominated
2006 Filmfare Best Villain Award Apaharan Won
2011 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raajneeti Nominated
1995 Star Screen Award Best Actor Krantiveer Won
2006 Star Screen Award Best Villain Apaharan Won
2004 Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi) Ab Tak Chhappan Won
2015 Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Marathi) Natsamrat Won[17]



Year Film
1991 Prahaar: The Final Attack


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not been released yet.
Year Film Role Notes
1978 Gaman Vasu
1979 Sinhasan Marathi film
1980 Bhalu Marathi film
1982 Raghu Maina Marathi film
1983 Savitri 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
1987 Sutradhar Kumar
Mohre Abdul
Andha Yudh S.P. Suhas Dandekar Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Pratighaat Ex-Constable Karamveer
Awam Colonel Mustafa Ali Zahidi
1988 Trishagni
Salaam Bombay! Baba
1990s Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli Shere Khan (voice) Hindi dub
1990 Parinda Anna Seth Won - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor

Won - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award

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
Diksha Koga Pandit
1992 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Jai Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Angaar Majid Khan Won - Filmfare Best Villain Award

Won - Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Supporting Actor (Hindi)

1993 Tirangaa Shivajirao Wagle Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
1994 Krantiveer Pratap Narayan Tilak Won - National Film Award for Best Actor

Won - Filmfare Best Actor Award

Won - Star Screen Award Best Actor

Abhay Ghost
1995 Hum Dono Vishal Saigal
1996 Agni Sakshi Won - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Khamoshi: The Musical Joseph Braganza
1997 Ghulam-E-Mustafa Ghulam-E-Mustafa
Yeshwant Yeshwant Lohar
1998 Yugpurush Anirudh
Wajood Malhar Gopaldas Agnihotri/Col. Latti
1999 Hu Tu Tu Bhau
Kohram Maj. Ajit Arya
2000 Gang Abdul
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
Aanch Mahadev
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

Won - Star Screen Award Best Villain

Pak Pak Pakaak Bhutya Marathi film
Bluffmaster! Chandru Parekh
2006 Taxi No. 9211 Raghav Shastri
2007 Hattrick Doctor
Dus Kahaniyaan Man carrying balloons for dead wife in the story "Gubbare"
Welcome Don Uday Shetty
Yatra Dasrath Joglekar
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
2011 Shagird Hanumant Singh
Deool Bhau Galande Marathi film
2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Kallu
2013 The Attacks of 26/11 Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime)[18][19]
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 Shere Khan (voice) Hindi dub
2017 Wedding Anniversary Nagarjun Hindi film
2017 Golmaal Again Himself Hindi film guest appearance
2018 Aapla Manus Maruti Nagargoje[20][21] Marathi film[22]
2018 Kaala Haridev Abhayankar[23] Tamil film
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Villain — Male
2019 TadkaFilms that have not yet been released Tukaram Hindi film

MeToo Controversy[edit]

In 2008, Tanushree Dutta accused 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[24] and again made in 2018.[25][26] 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.[27][28][29]

In 2018, Dutta restated her accusation of being sexually harassed by Patekar in 2018 in interviews to various media outlets and her accusations led to the Me Too movement coming to Bollywood.[30][31][32] 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.[33][34] In the late hours of October 10, 2018, An FIR was registered against actor Patekar and three others at Oshiwara police station following a complaint by 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).[35]

In June 2019, Patekar was cleared of the sexual harassment charges by the police. The B-Summary report filed by the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai said that the complaint filed by Tanushree could be "malicious" and "out of revenge".[36][37] Dutta's lawyers will approach the Bombay High Court for reopening the case.[38]


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