Nana Patekar – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nana Patekar Indian Actor, filmmaker

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Nickname Nana
Gender Male
Age 73 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth January 1, 1951
Real Name Vishwanath Patekar
Profession Actor, filmmaker
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India
Religion Agnostic
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 40-33-13 inches
Height 4 feet 11 inches (1.52 m)
Weight 76 kg (168 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hobbies rifle shooting, acting, reading, writing, trekking and workout

Nana Patekar is a famous Indian movie actor, philanthropist; filmmaker, writer who predominantly appears in Marathi and Hindi cinema. He was born in Murud-Janjira Fort, India on 1st January, 1951. Nana Patekar was born to Dankar Patekar who is a painter by profession and his wife named Sangana Patekar who is a housewife.

Nana is a former student of Sir J.J. institute of Applied Arts located in Mumbai city.  All through his college days, he was extremely passionate about inter collegial dramatics. After successfully earning his graduation degree, he appeared in numerous Bollywood films with a few of the most noticeable Bollywood film directors. Nana Patekar was married to Neelakanti Patekar, and the couple was blessed with a baby boy named Malhar Patekar.

Whilst he starred in movies such as Salaam Bombay and Mohre, he was noted by the majority of Bollywood industry as well as audience for his depiction of the villain in 1989 movie titled Parinda. Nana Patekar was bestowed with Best Supporting Actor Filmfare Award for his role. In the year 1992, he was also bestowed with Filmfare Best Villain Award for the movie Angaar.

Nana Patekar is extremely recognized for his role in the film titled Ab Tak Chappan wherein he portrayed the role of a police officer. In the year 1994, Nana was honored with National Filmfare Award for the Best Actor for his remarkable performance in the movie titled Krantiveer. He also received Star Screen Awards as well as Filmfare Award under the best actor category.

Nana Patekar has investigated with his roles once it comes to movies. He has starred in an occasional villain role, though has also portrayed the role of a hero in numerous of his movies. He also portrayed the role of a truant, a wife beater in the movie titled Agni Sakshi, a gambler in Krantiveer, a deaf father in Khamoshi: The Musical as well as a schizophrenic in Wajood.

All through his career, it was observed that nana was an archetype of “angry young man” character and that he was perfectly suited for these types of roles and would convey it on as a portent of Mithun Chakraborty and Amitabh Bachchan.

Nana Patekar turned into a film director through his movie “Prahaar: The Final Attack” co-featuring Madhuri Dixit. His other movies as an actor comprise off Bluff Master, Hu Tu Tu, Apaharan, Wajood, Aanch and Yeshwant.

Check out exclusive ➡facts about Nana Patekar.


Nana Patekar Education

Qualification: Graduated

School: Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai

College: Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai

Nana Patekar Career

Profession: Actor, filmmaker


  • Gaman (1978)

Net Worth: 137 INR crores (USD 20 Million)

Family & Relatives

Father: Gajanand Patekar (Businessman)

Mother: Nirmala Patekar (Housewife)

Brother: Ashok and Dilip Patekar

Sister: None

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Neelkanti Patekar

Son: Malhar Patekar

Daughter: None

Past Relationships:

Sanjanabai Patekar
Manisha Koirala

Facts You Never Knew About Nana Patekar

  • Is Nana Patekar addicted to smoking?: No
  • Is Nana Patekar alcoholic?: Yes
  • He was born to Murud-Janjira who was a successful textile businessman.
  • Prior emerging into acting field, Nana Patekar did a number of unusual jobs like painting movie posters, painting Zebra crossings etc. in order to earn something.
  • He was only 13 years old once he used to paint film posters; for which, he earned ₹35 along with a meal.
  • Nana Patekar also worked with an advertising agency.
  • He lost his father when he was 28 years old, and after two years of that, he lost his son.
  • His son named Malahar also starred in Prahaar, in the role of young Nana Patekar.


Who is Nana Patekar?

Nana Patekar is an Indian actor, filmmaker, born on 01 January, 1951 in Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India.

How old is Nana Patekar?

Nana Patekar is 73 years old as of April 2024.

How tall is Nana Patekar?

Nana Patekar is 4 feet 11 inches (1.52 m).

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