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Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar is a famous Indian actor and filmmaker in Hindi and Marathi films. He appeared in many films which became box office hits for his outstanding acting performance. Critics say that he is one of the influential actors of Bollywood who became icons for their amazing works.

Nana Patekar born on 1 January in 1951 in Mumbai. His family was a native Marathi speaker. His childhood name was Vishwanath Patekar. Nana’s father Dinkar Patekar was a textile printing business and mother Sanjanabai Patekar was a housewife. He studied in and applied art institute in Mumbai.

Nana started his acting career by appearing in Marathi films. He made a significant sign of talent by acting the role of Nathuram Godse in the British TV serial ‘Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy’. His appearance in Marathi films was not in lead roles. Many famous directors of Bollywood film industry showed their eagerness when Nana won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Role in 1989. Gradually he turned into a director and made his own film ‘Prahaar’ in 1991. Famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit was his co-star.

Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar appeared as a villain in 1992 film ‘Angaar’ for which he achieved the Filmfare Best Villain Award. He played an amazing patriotic role in ‘Tirangaa’ in 1993 and ‘Krantiveer’ in 1994. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the 1994 film. After that he didn’t have to look backwards, and appeared in many outstanding films like Hum Dono (1995), Khamoshi (1996), Yeshwant (1997), Wajood (1998), Kohram (1999), Shakti (2002), Ab Tak Chappan (2004), Apaharan (2005) and Welcome (2007). He also achieved a huge popularity by acting in comic roles in several films.

Nana married Neelakanthi Patekar but divorced later. The couple had a son. Besides acting, Nana is also a philanthropist. He donated a huge amount of money to drought victims and flood affected people of Bihar.


  • Birthday: January 1, 1951
  • Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
  • Star Sign: Capricorn
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Profession: Film Actor, Philanthropist


  • Siblings: Ashok Patekar, Dilip Patekar


  • Sangam(1964)
  • Andhaa Yudh (1988)
  • Khamoshi (1996)
  • Tarkieb (2000)
  • Bluffmaster (2005)
  • Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
  • Bommalattam (2008)
  • Raajneeti (2010)
  • The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)
  • 26/11 India Pai Daadi (2013)

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