Nana Patekar is a popular Indian actor who was born in 1st January in 1951. He is also a successful filmmaker and writer simultaneously. He was born in the place named Murud-Janjira which is located in Raigad district in Maharashtra. His parents are Dinkar Patekar and Sanjana Patekar. Nana Patekar studied Applied Arts at the Sir J.J Institute in Mumbai. From his college life, he was attracted to acting and he did attend the inter-college dramatics. He also loved to sketch.
His journey in the film industry started in 1974 with the film named ‘Garman’. After that, he acted on several movies like “Mohre(1987)”, “Salaam Bombay(1988)” and so on. But, he came to the gossip headline by his acting in the film “
Parinda” which was released in 1989. He appeared as a villain in that movie. As the recognition of the fabulous acting in that movie he won the National Film Award as well as the Filmfare Award as best Supporting Actor. He acted as villain in some movies, but most of the cases, he acted in positive roles. Most glamorous movies acted by him are – “Khamoshi (acted as a deaf father)”, “Krantiveer (acted as a gambling son)”,“Ab Tak Chhappan (acted as a police officer)”, “
Paathshaala”, “Rajneeti (acted as a political leader)”,“Wajood (acted as a schizophrenic)”, “Welcome (acted as a powerful,but funny don)”, “It’s My Life” and so on. His natural acting is always entertaining to the people. As a successful filmmaker, he is the creator of the famous film “Prahar: The Final Attack” in which the glamour queen
Madhuri Dixit was the leading heroine. He is also a little bit involved in playback music. His upcoming movies are “Saamna”, “
Welcome Back” and “
Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar”.