Nana Patekar

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Nana Patekar
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Nana Patekar
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 66)
Murud-Janjira, Bombay State, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Other names nana
Alma mater Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art
Occupation Actor, Filmmaker, Philanthropist
Years active 1978–present
Organization Naam Foundation
Spouse(s) Neelakanthi Patekar
Children Malhar Patekar
Parent(s) Gajanan Patekar
Nirmala Patekar
Awards Padma Shri (2013)

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

He won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and a 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 filmfare marathi award for best actor for his performance in Natsamrat

He is also the only actor ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. He was bestowed the fourth highest civilian honour of India when he was awarded the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.

Early life[edit]

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


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) and Trishagni (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 and was awarded honorary Captain's rank in the Territorial Army. 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 wife beater 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 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).

Singing career[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Patekar married Neelakanthi Patekar and they have a son Malhar Patekar. But, their married life did not go well and it resulted in a divorce later on.[5][6] He joined the Signals Regt in the early 1990s.[7] He took up the sport of rifle shooting and qualified for the G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship.[8]


Patekar is known for his simple lifestyle[9][10] and is known for his generosity in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organisation Anubhuthi.[11] All the monetary remuneration he obtained for his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organisations.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14][15] In September 2015, Patekar established an organisation, Naam Foundation, with fellow Marathi actor Makarand Anaspure, which works to provide aid to farmers overcome by drought conditions in Maharashtra, India.[16]

Using a Twitter campaign with the hashtag IcareIsupport, Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra Drought victims.[17]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Padma Shri Award - India's fourth highest civilian honour
  • 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.[18]
  • Patekar is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.[19]
Award Film Year Status
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[20]



Year Film
1991 Prahaar: The Final Attack


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 Rajendra Jakkal Marathi film
based on Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders
Phansi Ka Phanda Raghvendra
1987 Sutradhar Kumar
Mohre Abdul
Andhaa Yudh S.P. Suhas Dandekar
Pratighaat Ex-Constable Karamveer
1988 Trishagni
Salaam Bombay! Baba
1990s Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (Hindi) Sher Khan (Voice)
1990 Parinda Anna Seth
Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen Natwarlal aka Dhrushtadyumna Padmanabh
Prajapati Neelkant Dhumketu Barish Kar
1991 Prahaar: The Final Attack Major Chauhan
Disha Vasant D. Mandre
Diksha Koga Pandit
1992 Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Jai
Angaar Majid Khan
1993 Tirangaa Shivajirao Wagle
1994 Krantiveer Pratap Narayan Tilak
Abhay Ghost
1995 Hum Dono Vishal Saigal
1996 Agni Sakshi
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
2003 Bhoot Inspector Liyaqat Qureshi
Darna Mana Hai John Rodrigues
Aanch Mahadev
2004 Ab Tak Chhappan Inspector Sadhu Agashe
2005 Apaharan Tabrez Alam
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
2010 Paathshaala Principal Aditya Sahay
Raajneeti Brij Gopal
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).[21][22]
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
2017 Wedding Anniversary (film) Nagarjun Hindi film
2017 Golmaal Again Nana Patekar Hindi film Guest Appearance


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  14. ^ "Nana Patekar gives aid to kin of farmers who committed suicide". 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 
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