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Nana Patekar Bio, Wife, Age, Son, Movies, Net Worth & Wiki

Nana Patekar is one of the famous Indian Actor, Filmmaker, and writer. He has given some outstanding acting performances in many Films including Krantiveer, Agni Sakshi, Parinda, and Aprahan. All these films won him several National Film Awards. Nana Patekar is also listed in the list of actors who won all 3 Film Fare award categories i.e Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor & Best Villian.

Nana Patekar was born on 01 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira, Raigad in Maharashtra, India. Patekar’s father, Gajanan Patekar was a textile businessman, and his mother’s name is Nirmala Patekar was a homemaker. Along with Nana Patekar, his father has 7 children, 5 of them passed away and 2 of his brothers’ names are Ashok and Dilip Patekar. In 1978, Nana Patekar got married to Neelkanti Patekar, a former bank officer, actress, and producer. Later, he got separated from his wife Neelkanti and then, came into a relationship with the actress Manisha Koirala. After that, he was also in a relationship with the actress, Ayesha Jhulka.  Nana Patekar has a son named Malhar Patekar. He also had one more son, who died when he was 2 years old.

Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar Wiki/Bio

Birth NameVishwanath Patekar
Nick NameNana
Age(as in 2020) 69 Years
Debut• Actor (Hindi Film): Gaman (1978)
• Actor (Marathi Film): Sinhasan (1979)
• Director (Hindi Film): Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)
ReligionAgnostic
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceMurud-Janjira, Bombay State (now, Maharashtra), India
Date of Birth1 January 1951
NationalityIndian
Residence304 Sheetal, Apna Ghar Society, Samarth Nagar, Andheri, Mumbai
Home TownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HobbiesCooking, Doing Philanthropy

Family

Mother's NameNirmala Patekar (Homemaker)
Father's NameGajanand Patekar (Businessman)
BrotherAshok and Dilip Patekar
SisterNot Known

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Manisha Koirala (Actress)
• Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseNeelakanthi Patekar (a former Bank Officer) (Separated)
Nana Patekar Wife

Nana Patekar Wife

Marriage DateYear: 1978
ChildrenMalhar Patekar & 1 More (died)
Nana Patekar Son

Nana Patekar Son

Education

School• Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai
• Bandra School of Arts (now L.S. Raheja School of Art) in Mumbai
College/UniversitySir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai
Educational QualificationA Commercial Arts diploma from J J School of Arts
ProfessionActor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker
Brands EndorsedVikram Tea
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size42 Inches
Biceps Size13.5 Inches
Waist Size33 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityMarathi
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe Size9 US

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodMutton Dishes, Malai Kabab, Prawns, Konkani Style Fish Curry, Goan Fish Curry
Favourite RestaurantApril Rain in Pune
Favourite ActressesSmita Patil, Madhuri Dixit
Favourite SingersKishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Favourite Song"Itni shakti hame dena daata, man ka vishwas kamjor ho na" from the film Ankush (1986)

Life Journey

Nana Patekar did his schooling at Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai. Thereafter, he went to Bandra School of Arts (now L.S. Raheja School of Art) in Mumbai. Nana completed a Commercial Arts Diploma from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. Patekar also did some odd jobs like painting Zebra crossings, painting movie posters to earn money.

Since the age of 5, he started acting and worked for a 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. Nana Patekar started his career as a commercial artist and visualizer at Strusa Advertising. He later quit his job to do theatres. In 1978, He made his acting debut with the Bollywood film “Gaman”.

Nana Patekar Net Worth

Currently, Nana Patekar’s total assets are around Rs 40 crore. Patekar has donated about 90% of his net worth to philanthropy. Patekar lives a very simple lifestyle. He lives in a 1 BHK apartment with his mother. Nana Patekar’s houses include a flat in Andheri.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)INR 40 corers
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker

Nana Patekar also has a farmhouse in Pune. He owns a Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle, which costs Rs 1.4 lakh. He also owns a Mahindra Scorpio priced at Rs 9.3 lakh and the only luxury car is the Audi Q7 priced at Rs 81 lakh.

Controversies

  • In 2008, during the shooting of the movie “Horn O.K. Please,” Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta leveled allegations of ‘indecent behavior’ 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 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? Humalog jo patar patar karte hain, unpe dhyan mat do. Unki aukat nahi utni.”

Career

Nana Patekar did the role of Nathuram Godse in the British television series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy. He also did some notable roles in Aaj Ki Awaz (1984), Ankush (1986), Mohre (1987), Pratighaat (1987),  Trishagni (1988). In 1988, His performance in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay was praised. Nana got huge fame in 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 also awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

In 1991, Nana Patekar turned director with his movie Prahaar 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 Territorial Army. In 1992, His role in Angaar earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award. Later in 1993, He co-starred with industry veteran Raaj Kumar in Tirangaa.

Nana Patekar played a truant, gambling son in Krantiveer in 1994, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and also won the Filmfare Award and the Star Screen Awards. Patekar also played the character of a ghost in the children’s film Abhay in 1994. Then Patekar co-starred with great Rishi Kapoor in Hum Dono in 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).

In 1999, Patekar apeared with Amitabh Bachchan in Kohram, where he played an undercover Indian Army intelligence officer chasing Bachchan’s incognito. His other notable films of this decade were Yugpurush and Hu Tu Tu.

In between Patekar did many movies but he got huge fame after playing a comic role in the ‘Welcome’ movie in 2007, he played the role of a powerful crime lord in Dubai. He was seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s The Attacks of 26/11 in the year 2013 which was based on the events of 2008 Mumbai Attacks in which he played the role of Joint Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria.

Movies List

1978Gaman
1979Sinhasan
1980Bhalu
1982Raghu Maina
1983Savitri
1984Aaj Ki Awaaz
1984Giddh
1985Gad Jejuri Jejuri
1986Ankush
Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy
Maaficha Sakshidar
Phansi Ka Phanda
1987Sutradhar
Mohre
Andha Yudh
Pratighaat
Awam
1988Trishagni
Salaam Bombay!
1990sJungle Book Shōnen Mowgli
1990Parinda
Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaayen
1991Prahaar: The Final Attack
Disha
Diksha
1992Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
Angaar
1993Tirangaa
1994Krantiveer
Abhay
1995Hum Dono
1996Agni Sakshi
Khamoshi: The Musical
1997Ghulam-E-Mustafa
Yeshwant
1998Yugpurush
Wajood
1999Hu Tu Tu
Kohram
2000Gang
Tarkieb
2002Vadh
Shakti: The Power
2003Bhoot
Darna Mana Hai
Aanch
2004Ab Tak Chhappan
2005Apaharan
Pak Pak Pakaak
Bluffmaster!
2006Taxi No. 9211
Phir Hera Pheri
2007Hattrick
Dus Kahaniyaan
Welcome
Yatra
The Pool
2008Ek: The Power of One
Bommalattam
2009Horn 'Ok' Pleassss
2010Paathshaala
Raajneeti
Tum Milo Toh Sahi
Yaksha
2011Shagird
Deool
2012Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
2013The Attacks of 26/11
It's My Life
Hungame Pe Hungama
2014Dr. Prakash Baba Amte: The Real Hero
Yashwantrao Chavan– Bakhar Eka Vaadalaachi
2015Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Welcome Back
2016Natsamrat
The Jungle Book
2017Wedding Anniversary
Golmaal Again
2018Aapla Manus
Kaala

Facts About Nana Patekar

  • Does Nana Patekar drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Does Nana Patekar smoke?: No (quit at the age of 56)
  • Nana Patekar gives all credit to the actress Smita Patil for making him successful, as she knew him from Pune and took him to Ravi Chopra for a role.
  • During 1992, Despite his close links with the Shiv Sena, Nana got involved with the ‘Citizen of Peace Movement’ riots in Bombay.
  • Nana’s son Malahar also acted in Prahaar, as the role of young Nana Patekar.
  • He did not leave his old friend, he used to hang out with them in a Mahim bar and drink himself silly.
  • In an interview he said, “I used to smoke 60 cigarettes per day till I was 56. But then I just threw it and left it”.
  • Nana Patekar loves culinary and can cook for more than 150 people at a time. He also has a signature dish to his name- ‘Nana Prawns.’
  • Around 40 years after making his acting debut, he did his first commercial for ‘Vikram Tea’ in 2017.

FAQs

Was Nana Patekar a soldier?

Nana had done a three-year army training program for his film ‘Prahaar’ and was given the honorary rank of Captain. Post his film’s shoot, he reportedly went back and served in the army during the Kargil war.

What are Nana Patekar’s best movies?

Nana Patekar Is one of the best actors to have been born on Indian soil in the last century. He has excelled in all spheres of acting we as an audience have to come to love and appreciate. Here are the top 5 Nana performances- Bluffmaster, Welcome, Shagird, Ab Tak Chhappan, Prahar.

What will be the outcome of Tanushree Dutta #MeToo against Nana Patekar?

The only reason Tanushree Dutta’s case has taken off this far is that she has accused Nana Patekar who is not an A-lister. Had it been SRK, Aamir, Akshay, or Salman, nobody from the Bollywood fraternity would have put forward a single tweet. It is always easier to target the one, not in power. For #MeToo to become a success in Bollywood, the so-called (faux) feminists (PC, Sonam, Aish, Anushka, Deepika, etc) need to take a stand and name-and-shame those who indulge in such activities rather than just tweeting #IStandWithTanushree.

Is Nana Patekar an underrated actor?

No, he is not at all an underrated actor. The problem with Nana Patekar’s acting is he has to repeat himself many times for a similar kind of role so people are not amused by him for every movie like he has done many films very loudly and the same way he has done challenging roles also but he has created certain boundaries. There are many actors in Bollywood who has done this kind of thing and that is the reason they don’t get many films.

Why do people respect Mr. Nana Patekar?

Mr. Nana Patekar is a very down-to-earth personality and he doesn’t have infinite egos like the fake heroes like SRK have. He is not like the retards like Anurag Kashyap and other pseudo-Indians who have no better jobs than displaying infinite egos. He is also very friendly with people, although he has a bit of a short-tempered attitude sometimes. But that’s just it. He is downright patriot. You should have seen how he slammed those actors of Bollywood who were against banning Pakistani actors.

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