Nana Patekar is an extremely talented veteran artist of Indian cinema. He is one of the most versatile actors and is renowned for his unique dialogue delivery. Having earned widespread accolades for his talented acting, Nana Patekar has appeared in not only Hindi and Marathi cinema, but is also one of the most popular faces on-screen in the Assamese and Nepali cinema as well.
Nana Patekar is recognized by fans and critics as being one of the very few actors who can carry action, comic and serious roles with equal smoothness. Having had large-scale success as an actor, Nana Patekar is the recipient of numerous awards, apart from being the only actor to win Filmfare Awards’ Best Actor, Best Villain and Best Supporting Actor awards, ever.
Apart from his acting talent, Nana Patekar is also one of the most renowned writers and filmmakers, as well as being a huge philanthropist.
About Nana Patekar
|Real Name||Vishwanath Patekar|
|Date of Birth||1st January 1951|
|Age (as in July 2018)||67 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||Diploma in Commercial Arts from J J School of Arts (Mumbai)|
|Height||5 ft 7"|
(170 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Income (Annual)||INR 20,00,00,000|
(USD 3 Million)
|Famous for||Salaam Bombay! (1988), Parinda (1990), Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Tirangaa (1993), Lrantiveer (1994), Ghulam-E-Mustafa, Yeshwant (1997), Darna Mana Hai (2003), Ab Tak Chappan (2004), Apharan (2005), Taxi No. 9211 (2006), Welcome (2007), Rajneeti (2010), Shagird, Deool (2011), The Attacks of 26/11 (2013), Ab Tak Chappan 2, Welcome Back (2015), Golmaal Again (2017) and Kaala (2018)|
|First Movie||Gaman (1978)|
|Net Worth (2018)||INR 137,00,00,000 (USD 20 Million )|
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Malai Kebaab, Mutton dishes and Prawns|
|Favorite Actress||Smita Patil|
|Hobbies||Cooking and doing philanthropic work|
Nana Patekar is popular in Hindi cinema for his impressive and natural acting skills. Be it a serious role, or a comic and even action, Nana Patekar has proven his acting talents in all genres of movies. Nana Patekar’s work in Marathi cinema is also significant and he is a veteran actor in the Marathi film industry.
Nana Patekar’s age is 67 years, as Nana Patekar’s birth date is 1st of January, 1951. Nana Patekar was born in Murud-Janjira village, in the outbacks of west Maharashtra. Nana Patekar’s father was Gajanand Patekar, a businessman and his mother was Nirmala Patekar.
Nana Patekar’s height is around 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) while Nana Patekar’s weight is around 70 kg (154 lbs). In his spare time, Nana Patekar’s hobbies include cooking, and he also loves to do philanthropic work as much as he can. Before getting married, Nana Patekar was rumored to have had affairs with two different actresses in Bollywood – Manisha Koirala and Ayesha Jhulka. Nana Patekar’s wife is Neelakanthi Patekar, whom he married in 1978, however the couple is now separated.
Nana Patekar’s success as an actor has also resulted increasing his commercial worth as well. Nana Patekar’s salary per film is around INR 20 crores (USD 3 Million), while Nana Patekar’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 137 crores (USD 20 Million), ranking him amongst one of the most successful and popular veteran actors in Indian film industry.
Owing to his impressive and natural acting talent, Nana Patekar is the recipient of numerous awards for his various roles.
The list of National Film Awards won by Nana Patekar include the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Parinda’ (1990), the National Film Award for Best Actor for ‘Krantiveer’ (1995) and a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Agni Sakshi’ (1997).
Although he has been nominated several times, Nana Patekar has won 4 Filmfare Awards. The list includes the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Parinda’ (1990), the Filmfare Best Villain award for ‘Angaar’ (1992), the Filmfare Best Actor award for ‘Krantiveer’ (1995), and the Filmfare Best Villain Award for ‘Apharan’ (2006).
Nana Patekar is also the winner of the Star Screen Best Actor award for his role in ‘Krantiveer’ (1995) and the Star Screen Best Villain award for his role in ‘Apharan’ (2006). Apart from these, Nana Patekar has also won the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association’s Best Actor Award (Hindi) for his role in ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’ (2004) as well as the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Marathi) for his role in the movie ‘Natsamrat’ (2015).
Interesting Facts About Nana Patekar
- Nana Patekar was a smoker till a decade ago but he has quit the habit, however Nana Patekar does drink alcohol.
- Before getting a break as an actor in movies, Nana Patekar had to do odd jobs, such as painting movie posters and zebra-crossings on roads, to live in Mumbai.
- Even before entering Bollywood, Nana Patekar was an excellent actor since the age of 5 as he acted in numerous award-winning Marathi stage plays as well as TV serials.
- Nana Patekar also has experience working for an advertisement agency.
- For his impressive role of an Army officer in his directorial debut ‘Prahaar’ (1991), Nana Patekar underwent military training for over 3 years to prepare for it and was eventually awarded the rank of an honorary captain by the Indian Army.
- Although a millionaire, Nana Patekar loves simplicity and shares a 1BHK flat with his mother.
- Nana Patekar revealed that he celebrates his son, Malhar’s birthday in an orphanage.
- Nana Patekar is recognized and loved for his peculiar laugh and dialogue delivery.
- Nana Patekar is an avid cook and can whip up a feast for around 150 people, his specialty being ‘Nana Prawns.