Nana Patekar

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Nana Patekar
Vishwanath Patekar

(1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 73)
Murud-Janjira, Bombay, India
  • Actor
  • Philanthropist
  • film maker
Years active1978 – present
Neelkanti Patekar (m. 1978)
HonoursPadma Shri (2013)

Vishwanath Patekar (born January 1, 1951), better known as Nana Patekar, is an Indian philanthropist, writer, flim actor and film maker, who primarily working in Hindi and Marathi cinema industry.[1] He began his career acting debut in Bollywood with the drama named Gaman (1978). In late 1980s, he starring as a gangster in Parinda (1989), for which he won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Subsequently, Patekar starred in and received critical acclaim for his performance in several commercially successful films of the 1990s, including including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Angaar (1992), Tirangaa (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Agni Sakshi (1996), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) etc. In the early 2000s, he received praise for his performances in Shakti: The Power (2002) and Apaharan (2005). For his contribution of the field of arts, Patekar was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2013.

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  1. "Some Of The Interesting Facts About Nana Patekar". The Times of India. 12 July 2018. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 28 March 2022.