Nana Patekar : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Nana Patekar, born on January 1, 1951, is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and former Indian Territorial Army officer. The Bollywood actor he is regarded as one of the finest and influential actors in Indian cinema. Patekar is the recipient of three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards Marathi for his acting performances.

He was bestowed with the Padma Shri award in 2013 for his contribution to cinema and arts.

Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar

Early Life and Upbringing

Nana Patekar was born as Vishwanath Patekar in a Marathi family on January 1, 1951, in Murud-Janjira, present-day Raigad District, Maharashtra. His father, Dinakar Patekar, was a businessman in the textile industry who died of a heart attack when Nana was only 28 years old.

Nana Patekar completed his schooling from Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai, and later graduated from the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.

Nana Patekar - Early Life And Upbringing
Nana Patekar – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Nana Patekar - Personal Life
Nana Patekar – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameVishwanath Patekar
NicknameNana
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Nana Patekar
Date of Birth1 January 1951
Age (as of 2023)72 years
ReligionAgnostic
Zodiac SignCapricorn
NationalityIndian
BirthplaceMurud-Janjira, Bombay State (now, Maharashtra), India
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Current Address304 Sheetal, Apna Ghar Society, Samarth Nagar, Andheri, Mumbai
Education QualificationA Commercial Arts diploma from J J School of Arts
Hobbies and InterestsCooking, Doing Philanthropy
Languages KnownHindi, Marathi, English
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkNana Patekar
IMDb Profile linkNana Patekar
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Nana Patekar - Physical Appearance
Nana Patekar – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeAverage
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)N/A
Height in feet, inches, cm5’ 7”, 170 cm
Weight in kg, lbs70 kg, 154 lbs
ChestN/A
WaistN/A
BicepsN/A
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
HairstyleShort and Curly
Distinctive FeaturesIntense Eyes, Expressive Voice
TattoosN/A

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Nana Patekar married Neelkanti Patekar in 1978, and the couple has a son named Malhar Patekar. However, due to personal issues, the couple separated, and Nana Patekar has been living alone since then.

Nana Patekar - Family And Relationships Girlfriendwife, Affairs
Nana Patekar – Family And Relationships Girlfriendwife, Affairs
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusSeparated
Spouse – WifeNeelakanthi Patekar (a former Bank Officer)
FatherGajanand Patekar (Businessman)
MotherNirmala Patekar (Homemaker)
Children Malhar Patekar (Son)
Siblings Ashok and Dilip Patekar (Brothers)
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Manisha Koirala (Actress), Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
Significant RelationshipsMakarand Anaspure (Friend and Co-founder of Naam Foundation)

Rise to Stardom

Nana Patekar made his acting debut in Bollywood with the 1978 drama Gaman. He then acted in a few Marathi films and some Bollywood films.

After starring in the Academy Award-nominated Salaam Bombay in 1988, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the crime drama Parinda (1989), which he followed-up with another negative role in Angaar (1992). He then starred in his directorial debut, Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991).

Patekar subsequently starred in and received critical acclaim for his performance in several commercially successful films of the 1990s, including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992); Angaar (1992), for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Villain; Tirangaa (1993); Krantiveer (1994), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Further acclaim came his way for Agni Sakshi (1996), for which he won his second National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Khamoshi: The Musical (1996). During the early 2000s, he received praise for his performances in Shakti: The Power (2002), Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), and Apaharan (2005); the latter of which earned him his second Filmfare Award for Best Villain, and Taxi No. 9211 (2006).

Patekar received widespread praise for playing a good-hearted gangster Uday Shetty in the comedy Welcome (2007) and its sequel Welcome Back (2015), and a politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010). In 2016, he starred in the critically and commercially successful Marathi film Natsamrat; in which he portrayed a retired stage actor.

He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Marathi) for his performance in the film.

Nana Patekar - Rise To Stardom
Nana Patekar – Rise To Stardom

Debut Film – Gaman

Nana Patekar - Debut Film
Nana Patekar – Debut Film

Successful Film – Ab Tak Chhappan

Nana Patekar - Successful Film
Nana Patekar – Successful Film

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Nana Patekar is the recipient of three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards, and two Filmfare Awards Marathi for his acting performances. He was bestowed with the Padma Shri award in 2013 for his contribution to cinema and arts.

He has also been awarded the Raj Kapoor Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Maharashtra Government.

Nana Patekar - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Nana Patekar – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker
Debut FilmGaman (1978)
Notable Roles Baba Golub in Salaam Bombay! (1988), Anna in Parinda (1989), Pratap in Krantiveer (1994), Vishwanath in Agni Sakshi (1996), Joseph in Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Uday Shetty in Welcome (2007) and Welcome Back (2015), Ganpatrao Belvalkar in Natsamrat (2016)
Recent Films – New Movies Tadka (2019), Kaala (2018), Golmaal Again (2017)
Upcoming Films N/A
Popular Television Series N/A
Awards and Achievements Padma Shri (2013), Three National Film Awards, Four Filmfare Awards, Two Filmfare Awards Marathi
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations N/A
Philanthropy/Charity Work Naam Foundation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Farmers’ Welfare
Professional Associations Indian Territorial Army, Cine and TV Artists Association
Training and EducationSir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai
Production CompanyN/A
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Welcome, Welcome Back, Raajneeti, Krantiveer, Parinda
Critical Acclaim Movies Salaam Bombay!, Agni Sakshi, Khamoshi: The Musical, Natsamrat

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Nana Patekar - Assets And Finances
Nana Patekar – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and DollarsRs. 40 Crore, $5.4 Million
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 4 Crore, $0.54 Million
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and DollarsN/A
Sponsorship Deals N/A
Business Ventures N/A
Investments N/A
Real Estate Holdings A bungalow in Pune, A farmhouse in Murud-Janjira
Luxury Items/Properties Owned N/A
Cars Collection Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Fortuner

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Nana Patekar - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Nana Patekar Favorite Things, Likes – And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favorite ActressSmita Patil
Favorite FilmMughal-e-Azam
Favorite Music BandsN/A
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite BooksN/A
Favorite ColorWhite
Favorite FoodMutton Dishes, Malai Kabab, Prawns, Konkani Style Fish Curry, Goan Fish Curry
Things s/he likeHonesty, Simplicity, Patriotism
Things s/he dislikeCorruption, Violence, Injustice

Top 5 Best Films – Nana Patekar

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Parinda1989Anna
Krantiveer1994Pratap Narayan Tilak
Agni Sakshi1996Vishwanath
Ab Tak Chhappan2004Sadhu Agashe
Natsamrat2016Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar

Controversies – Nana Patekar

  • Accused by actress Tanushree Dutta of alleged harassment on the sets of a film in 2008.
  • Slammed the extension of parole to the jailed actor Sanjay Dutt and vowed to never work with the convicted star.
  • Supported the ban of Pakistani artists in Bollywood.
  • Smacked a fan seeking a selfie on the sets of his film.
  • Accused of indecent behavior on the sets of the movie ‘Horn O.K. Pleassse’.
Nana Patekar - Controversies
Nana Patekar – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Nana Patekar

  1. Patekar painted zebra crossings and movie posters to earn a living during his early day.
  2. He underwent a three-year army training programme for his film ‘Prahaar’ and was given the honorary rank of Captain.
  3. Patekar is an efficient cook and loves to whip up different cuisines.
  4. He refused to offer his son any help to establish himself in the industry, believing in self-made success.
  5. Patekar maintains a farm where he cultivates wheat, rice, etc., and donates the money to needy farmers.
  6. He had a narrow escape from getting burned during the filming of the last scene of the film ‘Parinda’.
Nana Patekar - Interesting Facts
Nana Patekar – Interesting Facts

Nana Patekar’s journey is a testament to his indomitable spirit and relentless pursuit of excellence. His contribution to Indian cinema is immense, and his legacy continues to inspire many aspiring actors


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