Malhar Patekar is the son of veteran actor Nana Patekar. He is active in the film industry since 2014 and is working in Nana Patekar Productions since 2014.

Malhar has shown more interest towards direction rather than acting. He started with assisting Ram Gopal Varma in the movie titled 'The Attacks of 26/11.' Later on, his son was helping Nana Patekar in his project which Nana was writing-directing-acting.

Before working as a filmmaker, Malhar worked in Genesis advertising agency from 2002 to 2003.He studied commerce at D.G. Ruparel College, Matunga. Although his father married Neelakanthi Patekar, and they were divorced, his father Nana is most attached to his mother and him at this point of time in his life.

It is said that Ram Gopal Varma wanted Malhar to make his debut as an actor for his proposed film 'The Attacks of 26/11,' but his dad had other thoughts. It seems that even Ram offered Malhar a chance again for his debut in the sequel 'Ab Tak Chappan,' which Nana was directing. But Nana felt that Malhar should learn the crafts of direction. So, his son Malhar assisted Ram in the direction of this movie based on 26/11 attacks.

However, in 2009, Malhar approached his father and told that he wanted to act. Hence, Nana Patekar took again a decision to direct him. Meanwhile, Prakash Jha was considered to be the producer of the film which Nana wanted to produce.

Unfortunately, Jha and Nana had a fall-out, and the film was stalled and did not move ahead. Hence, Malhar went to assist his father in the 'Ab Tak Chappan' sequel. But Nana had opted out of his son's proposal and felt that his son would be nervous to assist his father. Hence, Nana Patekar himself suggested that his son should become an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma, and that is how Malhar grew up being an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma.

It is noted that Nana too, wasn't confident that his son could ever be an actor because he is shy and nervous in front of the camera. And his son also has accepted the fact that he could learn every aspect of filmmaking with Ram Gopal Varma. Hence, Malhar felt he could learn direction, editing etc. working with the association of Ram.

It is said that Malhar always wanted to be part of cinema but didn't have the courage to tell his thoughts to his father. But now that Nana Patekar understood his son’s idea, he might one day direct a Marathi or Hindi movie himself. Quite some time back, we have heard about a film ' Little Godfather' which was supposed to be directed by Joy Augustine. Producer of this project was Ekta Kapoor and Suneil Shetty.

Later, Nana planned to launch his production house soon. It is then Nana felt his son would turn into producer under the banner and would come out with some serious cinema. Hope Nana’s dream would get finally fulfilled.

Makarand Anaspure Hindi Actor

Makarand Anaspure

Makarand Anaspure is an actor who works majorly in Indian Marathi cinema. He is famous for his comic timing in the roles that he plays. He usually portrays either comedy or intelligent characters. He was born on 22nd July 1973 in the city of Pune in Maharashtra. He completed college from Saraswati Bhuvan College in Aurangabad. He is married to Shilpa Anaspure and blessed with two children from the marriage. His entry into the movie industry was because of the well-known actor Nana Patekar. His initial days in this career were in the spotlight due to his proficiency and expertise in the Marathwada accent of the Marathi language which continues to be among his most desired and appreciated specialties. He rose to fame after his roles in Saatchya Aat Gharat and Kaydyacha Bola. He has appeared in numerous Marathi films beginning in the year 1997 when the movie Sarkarnama release. In the 2000’s he worked in Saatchya Aat Gharat and Savarkhed: Ek Gaav in 2004, Kay Dyache Bola in 2005, Khabardar, Shubhamangal Savadhan, Nana Mama and Bagh haat dakhvun in 2006. He was part of the movies Zabardast, Tula Shikwin Chaanglach Dhada, Are Deva, Jau Tithe Khau, and Gadhvache Lagna in the year 2007. Further, he appeared in Uladhal and Full 3 Dhamaal in 2008, Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy, Gallit Gondhal Dillit Mujra and Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi in 2009, Tukya Tukvila Nagya Nachvila in 2010. HE contributed in Teen Bayka Fajeti Aika and, Mala Ek Chanas Hava in 2012, Gadya Aapla Gaon Bara and We are on - Houn jau dya in 2013 and many more. In the domain of Hindi movies, he has acted in Hello Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain and My Friend Ganesha 3 in 2010, Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye in 2003, Jis Desh Mei Ganga Rehti Hai in 2000, Vaastav: The Reality in 1999 and Wajood in 1998. He hosted the second season of the Marathi show called Hapta Band and Changbhal. He was a judge in the show, Fu Bai Fu. He acted in Marathi television serials likeShejaar, Tisra Dola, Gangubai Non-Matric, Bedhund Manachya Lahari, Aamcha Sakhe Aamhich, Comedy chi- Bullet Train, etc. He has produced Goshta Choti Dongraevadhi and Gallit Gondhal Dillit Mujara in 2009. He directed Dambis in the year 2011 and also worked as a second unit director on the project Yeshwant in 1997. In the year 2015, He laid the foundation for an organization called the Naam Foundation which helps the Maharashtra farmers overcome drought situations.

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