Nana Patekar

Other names of Nana Patekar: Vishwanath Patekar, Nana
Birthday: 01-01-1951
Age: 68
Star sign: Aquarius
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”.
Mehar Mittal Hindi Actor

Mehar Mittal

"Not one person in the Punjabi cinema, not even then a number of international clones, can match up to this man’s amli way of life, absolutely crazy antics and amazing sense of timing, which is the first and the last rule of comedy". These were the words used to describe the famous comedian Meher Mittal by Jaskiran Kaur in Chandigarh Newsline. He is well-known for playing comic roles in Punjabi films and worked in over a hundred Punjwood films. His total career span was of about three decades. He is a man who ruled Punjabi cinema and gave birth to unlimited laughter from his films ranging from the early seventies and mid-nineties. He was born in Bhatinda, located in Punjab state, and studied law in Chandigarh. After that, he practiced as a tax advocate for nearly eight years in that city itself. Later on, at the age of 35, he went into the acting career. Soon he became a popular Punjabi actor, mostly because of his comic roles. He is the first Punjabi actor who started comedy in Punjwood films. His popularity was so high in those days, that in the 1980s, no major Punjabi movies were made without him in a prime role, whether be it a lead role or as a comedian. Due to this popularity, he was felicitated with many awards. On the occasion of 136th anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke Jayanti, he was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award in 2013. He also attended the comedian of the year 2013 in Chandigarh. In an interview with Hindustan Times, he expressed his views regarding comedy these days. According to him, comedy has become artificial. During his time comedy was natural, and all characters he played was a real situation from various villages. That is why, even today, people have still not forgotten about him and his roles. His roles had a social message for people. He feels that there is a need to explore in more genres and more subject. Some of his popular movies are Walayati Babu(1981), Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha(1977) Kunwara Mama(1979) and more such films. His personal favourites include Madari, Walayati Babu, Jeeja Saali, Kunwara Mama and Jatti. Now that he has turned 80, he says, that age is just a state of mind. He has embraced the spiritual way of living.

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