|Real Name||Vishwanath Patekar|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker|
|Physical Stats & More|
|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
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||1 January 1951|
|Age (as in 2018)||67 Years|
|Birthplace||Murud-Janjira, Bombay State (now, Maharashtra), India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai
Bandra School of Arts (now L.S. Raheja School of Art) in Mumbai
|College/Institute||Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||A Commercial Arts diploma from J J School of Arts|
|Debut||Actor (Hindi Film): Gaman (1978)
Actor (Marathi Film): Sinhasan (1979)
Director (Hindi Film): Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)
|Address||304 Sheetal, Apna Ghar Society, Samarth Nagar, Andheri, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Doing Philanthropy|
|Awards/Honours||National Film Award
1990: Best Supporting Actor for Parinda
1995: Best Actor for Krantiveer
1997: Best Supporting Actor for Agni Sakshi
1990: Best Supporting Actor for Parinda
1992: Best Villain for Angaar
2013: Padma Shri by the Government of India
|Controversies||• 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."
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Manisha Koirala (Actress)
Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
|Marriage Date||Year, 1978|
|Wife/Spouse||Neelakanthi Patekar (a former Bank Officer)
|Children||Sons- Malhar Patekar & 1 More (died)
|Parents||Father- Gajanand Patekar (Businessman)
Mother- Nirmala Patekar (Homemaker)
|Siblings||Brothers- Ashok and Dilip Patekar
Sister- Not known
Note: He had 6 siblings out of which 5 passed away.
|Favourite Food(s)||Mutton Dishes, Malai Kabab, Prawns, Konkani Style Fish Curry, Goan Fish Curry|
|Favourite Restaurant||April Rain in Pune|
|Favourite Actress||Smita Patil, Madhuri Dixit|
|Favourite Singer(s)||Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar|
|Favourite Song||"Itni shakti hame dena daata, man ka vishwas kamjor ho na" from the film Ankush (1986)|
|Salary (approx.)||₹4 Crore/Film|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nana Patekar
- Does Nana Patekar smoke?: No (quit at the age of 56)
- Does Nana Patekar drink alcohol?: Yes
- He was born to a textile businessman in Murud-Janjira (in the then Bombay State).
- When Nana was in his seventh standard, his mother sent him to her sister’s house in Mumbai as he was very mischievous. A year later, his aunt packed his bags and sent him back to Murud because she felt that her children were getting spoilt under Nana’s influence.
- Before coming into the acting profession, he did odd jobs like painting Zebra crossings, painting movie posters, etc., to earn a living.
- 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.
- When he was 13-year-old, he used to paint cinema posters; for which, he was paid ₹35 and one meal.
- In the begging of his career, Nana worked as a commercial artist and visualizer at Strusa Advertising.
- He also worked in an advertising agency for some time.
- 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.”
- 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.
- When Nana was 28-year-old, he lost his father, and within two-and-a-half years of that, he lost his first son.
- 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.
- Despite his close links with the Shiv Sena, Nana got involved with the ‘Citizen of Peace Movement’ during the 1992 riots in Bombay.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nana has done playback singing in the films “Yeshwant” (1997), “Wajood” (1998) and “Aanch” (2003).
- His son Malahar also acted in Prahaar, as the young Nana Patekar.
- Nana counts himself among the modest citizens of India, and he substantiates it by living in a 1 BHK apartment with his mother.
- He met his wife, Neelkanti, for the first time while doing theatre. They acted in many plays together. Her debut film as an actress was “Atmavishwas (1989).”
- Even after becoming a famous actor, he used to hang out with his old friends in a Mahim bar and drink himself silly.
- During an interview, he revealed that he celebrates his son’s birthday in an orphanage.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.”
- Nana had a narrow escape from getting burned during the filming of the last scene of the film Parinda.
- 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.
- In 2016, he made his debut as a producer with the film “Natsamrat.”
- He loves culinary and can cook for more than 150 people at a time. He also has a signature dish to his name- ‘Nana Prawns.’
- He credits his mother for teaching him cooking and acting.
- Nana is the only actor to have won the Filmfare Supporting Actor, Best Actor, and Best Villian.
- During the talk show “Aap Ki Adalat,” Nana confessed his one-sided love for Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit. He even recited a long poem for her from the film “Wajood (1998).”
- Around 40 years after making his acting debut, in 2017, he did his first commercial for ‘Vikram Tea.’