Nana Patekar

Profession: Actor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker


Brothers of Nana Patekar

Ashok and Dilip Patekar

Father of Nana Patekar

Gajanand Patekar (Businessman)

Mother of Nana Patekar

Nirmala Patekar (Homemaker)

Wife/Spouse of Nana Patekar

Neelakanthi Patekar (a former Bank Officer)

Affairs/Girlfriends of Nana Patekar

Manisha Koirala (Actress)
Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)

Favourite Actress of Nana Patekar

Smita Patil

Favourite Food(s) of Nana Patekar

Mutton Dishes, Malai Kabab, Prawns

Favourite Restaurant of Nana Patekar

April Rain in Pune

Favourite Singer(s) of Nana Patekar

Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Favourite Song of Nana Patekar

"Itni shakti hame dena daata, man ka vishwas kamjor ho na" from the film Ankush (1986)

Filmfare Award of Nana Patekar

1990: Best Supporting Actor for Parinda
1992: Best Villain for Angaar

National Film Award of Nana Patekar

1990: Best Supporting Actor for Parinda
1995: Best Actor for Krantiveer
1997: Best Supporting Actor for Agni Sakshi

Controversies of Nana Patekar

In 2008, during the shooting of the movie "Horn O.K. Pleassse," Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta levelled allegations of 'indecent behaviour' against Nana Patekar. After 10 years, she re-erupted the incident during the MeToo campaign and filed an FIR against "Nana Patekar" on 6 October 2018.   In 2014, he slammed the extension of parole to the jailed actor Sanjay Dutt and vowed to never work with the convicted star.   In 2016, he supported the ban of Pakistani artists in the Bollywood and said, "Pakistan, artistes come later. My nation comes first. I don't know anyone except my country and don't want to know anything else. Artistes are small insects in front of the nation, we are worth nothing compared to the country. I don't want to know what Bollywood says. I was in the army for two years. Our jawans are the real heroes. We are ordinary, useless people. Do not pay attention to what we say. Do you understand whom am I talking about? Humlog jo patar patar karte hain, unpe dhyan mat do. Unki aukat nahi utni."  

Information about Nana Patekar

To perfect his role for Prahaar, he had undergone strict army training for 3 years, and in the early 90s, he was given the honorary rank of Captain. Nana has also lent his service to the Indian Army, including a stint during the Kargil War.  During an interview, he revealed that, during his initial days in the Bollywood, he had to face discrimination for not being a handsome hunk. To this, he says, 'Mein jaanta hoon ki mein khoobsurat nahin hoon (I know I am not beautiful). But I wanted to make my performances beautiful. They should talk for you. Always let your work talk for yourself. No matter how much you give interviews, or how much you are written about, it is always the performance which counts.'  Nana has admitted that Bal Thackeray was very close to him who asked him to stand for elections on a party ticket. However, Nana denies being associated with any political party.  He was born to a textile businessman in Murud-Janjira (in the then Bombay State).  Even after becoming a famous actor, he used to hang out with his old friends in a Mahim bar and drink himself silly.  Nana Patekar is an ardent follower of simplicity. He says, 'I have not increased my needs at all. My needs are the same. If you come to my house, you will be shocked. My house is 750 sq ft., we had bought it for '?1.1 lakhs, but even today I stay there only.'  When he was 13-year-old, he used to paint cinema posters; for which, he was paid ?35 and one meal.  Despite his close links with the Shiv Sena, Nana got involved with the 'Citizen of Peace Movement' during the 1992 riots in Bombay.  Since the age of 5, he started acting and worked for long on the Marathi stage, acting in various award-winning plays including Hamidabaichi Kothi and Purush before moving to Marathi films and television and then making his foray into Bollywood.  He is very popular for his quintessential laughing and dialogue delivery.  Does Nana Patekar drink alcohol?: Yes  In 2015, Nana Patekar, along with actor Makarand Anaspure, started a non-governmental organization- Naam Foundation. The foundation works for the welfare of farmers in the drought-prone areas Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra. In 2015, he also distributed cheques of ?15,000 to the families of farmers from Vidarbha region and from Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada.  Once, he used to criticise the Filmfare Jury for its awards management. However, when he won the best actor award for Krantiveer in 1995, he accepted the award, cried in public and told that he had thought the awards were a farce till he himself won one.  He also worked in an advertising agency for some time.  Nana had a narrow escape from getting burned during the filming of the last scene of the film Parinda.  Does Nana Patekar smoke?: No (quit at the age of 56)  When Nana was 28-year-old, he lost his father, and within two-and-a-half years of that, he lost his first son.  Nana counts himself among the modest citizens of India, and he substantiates it by living in a 1 BHK apartment with his mother.  During an interview, he revealed that he celebrates his son's birthday in an orphanage.  Nana has also revealed about his smoking habit and said, 'I used to smoke 60 cigarettes per day till I was 56. But then I just threw it and left it.'  For his entry into the Bollywood, he gives credit to the Bollywood actress Smita Patil, as she knew him from Pune and took him to Ravi Chopra for a role.  His son Malahar also acted in Prahaar, as the young Nana Patekar.  Even though he doesn't believe in God, he celebrates Ganapati because his father used to do that, and after his demise, his mother insisted him to carry forward the same.  Before coming into the acting profession, he did odd jobs like painting Zebra crossings, painting movie posters, etc., to earn a living. 


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