Nana Patekar

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Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar snapped at the press meet for movie on Baba Amte 06.jpg
Patekar in 2012
Born
Vishwanath Patekar

1 January 1951 (1951-01) (age 70)
NationalityIndian
Alma materSir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts
OccupationActor, writer, film maker
Years active1978–present
OrganizationNaam Foundation
Spouse(s)
Neelkanti Patekar
(m. 1978)
ChildrenMalhar Patekar (son)
HonoursPadma Shri (2013)

Vishwanath Patekar (born 1 January 1951), better known as Nana Patekar, is an actor, writer, and film maker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

After acting 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 role in Parinda (1989), following with another negative role in Angaar (1992). In 1995, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as the Filmfare and the Screen awards for Best Actor for his role in Krantiveer (1994). Further acclaim came his way for Agni Sakshi, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Apaharan (2005). In 2017 he won the Filmfare Marathi award for best actor for his performance in Natsamrat.[1]

He, along with Irrfan Khan, are the only actor(s) ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. Patekar was bestowed with the fourth highest civilian honour of India, the Padma Shri award, for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.

After making his acting debut in Bollywood with the 1978 drama Gaman, Patekar acted in a few Marathi films and some Bollywood films. After these roles, he achieved his breakthrough starring as a gangster in Parinda (1989), for which he won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Later, he acted in and made his directorial debut with 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 and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor; 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) and Apaharan (2005); the latter earned him a second Best Villain award at Filmfare. Patekar's highest-grossing film releases came when he played a gangster 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 Marathi film Natsamrat.

Early life

Nana Patekar was born as Vishwanath Patekar in a Marathi family on 1 January 1951 in Murud-Janjira of present-day Raigad District, Maharashtra.[2][3] He is an alumnus of the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai.[4][5]

Career

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Patekar has played many types of roles. He has played the occasional villain, but has been a hero in most of his films. His debut film was Gaman (1978), after which he did several small roles in Marathi cinema. He did the role of Nathuram Godse in the British television series Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy. He had notable roles in Aaj Ki Awaz (1984), Ankush (1986), Pratighaat (1987), Mohre (1987), Trishagni (1988), Awam (1987) and Sagar Sangam (1988).

His performance in Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay! (1988) was praised. He was noticed by the mainstream Hindi Cinema for his portrayal of a crime lord in Parinda (1989), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and was also awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. He turned director with his movie Prahaar (1991), co-starring Madhuri Dixit, for which he underwent training for his role as an Indian Army officer. His role in Angaar (1992) earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award. He co-starred with industry veteran Raaj Kumar in Tirangaa (1993). He played a truant, gambling son in Krantiveer (1994), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor and also won the Filmfare Award and the Star Screen Awards. Patekar portrayed the character of a ghost in the children's film Abhay, which won two awards at the 42nd National Film Festival held in 1994. He co-starred with Rishi Kapoor in Hum Dono (1995). He played a sadist husband in Agni Sakshi (1996), a deaf father to Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi (1996), a gangster in Ghulam-E-Mustafa (1997), an honest, but maverick cop in Yeshwant (1997) and a schizophrenic in Wajood (1998). He co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in Kohram (1999), where he played an undercover Indian Army intelligence officer chasing Bachchan's incognito. His other notable films of this decade were Yugpurush (1998) and Hu Tu Tu (1999). He starred with Aditya Pancholi as the CBI director in the crime drama Tarkieb (2000). After a hiatus of a year he returned to acting in Shakti (2002) in which he played an extremely violent father. In Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), he played a police officer who is an encounter specialist. His performance in Apaharan (2005) earned him his second Filmfare Best Villain Award as well as the Star Screen Award Best Villain. He played a taxi driver in Taxi No. 9211 (2006). Patekar has also done comic roles, such as in Welcome (2007), in which he plays a powerful crime lord in Dubai who once desired to be an actor in films. He acted in Sangeeth Sivan's film Ek (2009). He played a school headmaster in Paathshaala (2010). He also acted in Prakash Jha's multi-star political drama film Raajneeti (2010). In 2011, he starred in the critically acclaimed Shagird and a Marathi film Deool. His next film was Ram Gopal Verma's The Attacks of 26/11 (2013) based on the events of the 2008 Mumbai Attacks in which he played Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria. In 2014, he starred in another Marathi film Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero. In 2015, he made two sequels reprising his roles in Ab Tak Chhappan 2, sequel of Ab Tak Chhappan and Welcome Back, sequel of Welcome. In 2016, he starred as Ganpatrao "Appa" Belwalkar in the film adaptation of the Drama Natsamrat which was highly successful critically and commercially. He did the voice acting for Shere Khan in the Hindi version of The Jungle Book (2016).

Singing career

Patekar did some playback singing in the films Yeshwant (1997), Wajood (1998) and Aanch (2003).

Personal life

Patekar went through a tough childhood. He married Neelkanti at age 27. It is unclear whether Patekar is a theist or not, but he continues to celebrate the Ganesh festival due to tradition. His father died of a heart attack when Nana Patekar was 28 and later Patekar also lost his first son. Patekar was a chain smoker until the age of 56 after which he quit. In an interview, he said that his father loved plays and encouraged him to watch them. This is how he developed his love for acting. Vijaya Mehta directed his first play.[2] Patekar lives simple life in Andheri, Mumbai in 1BHK apartment. He also owns 27 acres farmhouse in Pune[citation needed].

Patekar was commissioned as an honorary Captain in the Indian Army in 1990, after undergoing a 3 year training period to prepare for the movie Prahaar, and worked with General V. K. Singh, who had the rank of Colonel at that time and had a cameo appearance. During the Kargil War in 1999, Patekar also lent his services in the Maratha Light Infantry regiment as an honorary Major.[6][7]

In 2008, Tanushree Dutta accused Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the movie Horn 'Ok' Pleassss. In March 2008, she filed a complaint with 'CINTAA' (Cine & TV Artists Association) but no action was taken then. This allegation was repeated in an interview in 2013[8] and again made in 2018.[9][10] In late 2018, CINTAA apologized to Dutta admitting that the "chief grievance of sexual harassment wasn't even addressed (in 2008)" but added that since the case was more than three years old, they could not reopen it.[11][12][13]

Nana Patekar considers Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar as his inspiration. In 2017, actor Nana Patekar attended the 'Guest Lecture Series' organized by Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai. At the event, Nana Patekar was asked by a person, "Nana, who is the 'inspiration' for you? You are the inspiration for us." Patekar immediately replied - "Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Babasaheb Ambedkar used in the suit (as a best clothe). He worked for everyone all his life. He has not only worked for Dalits. It is a misconception about Babasaheb Ambedkar that he is only a Dalit leader. He has worked for all societies. Babasaheb gave his whole life for them." B. R. Ambedkar has worked for all, for all societies, so Nana Patekar has considered him as his role model.

In 2018, Dutta restated her accusation of sexual harassment by Patekar in 2018, and her accusations led to the Me Too movement coming to Bollywood.[14][15][16] Subsequently, she complained to the Maharashtra Women Commission and demanded an investigation into the allegations of harassment levelled by her against Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang, and several Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers.[17][18] In the late hours of 10 October 2018, An FIR was registered against Patekar and three others at Oshiwara police station following a complaint by Dutta late on Wednesday night. Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Samee Siddiqui were booked for molestation and obscenity under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).[19]

In June 2019, Patekar was cleared of the sexual harassment charges. The B-Summary report filed by the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai said that the complaint filed by Dutta could be "malicious" and "out of revenge".[20][21] Dutta said that her lawyers may approach the Bombay High Court to reopen the case.[22][23]

Philanthropy

Patekar is known for his simple lifestyle[24][25] and his generosity in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organisation Anubhuthi.[26] All the monetary remuneration he obtained for his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organisations.[27] When he was awarded the Raj Kapoor award which carries a cash prize of Rs 1,000,000, he donated the entire amount towards drought relief activities in Maharashtra.[28] He also provided financial aid to families of farmers who committed suicide due to indebtedness brought about by drought. He distributed cheques worth Rs 15,000 to 62 families of farmers from Vidarbha region in August 2015 and another 113 families from Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada in September 2015.[29][30]

In September 2015, Patekar established the Naam Foundation, with fellow Marathi actor Makarand Anaspure, which works to provide aid to farmers overcome by drought conditions in Maharashtra.[31]

Using a Twitter campaign with the hashtag IcareIsupport, Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra drought victims.[32]

Awards and recognition

The President, Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Nana Patekar, at an Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 20 April 2013
  • Patekar was given the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts in 2013 on the eve of 64th Republic Day.[33]
  • Patekar, along with Irrfan Khan, is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.[34]
Year Award Film Status
1990 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Parinda Won
1995 National Film Award for Best Actor Krantiveer Won
1997 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Agni Sakshi Won
1989 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Andha Yudh Nominated
1990 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Parinda Won
1992 Filmfare Best Villain Award Angaar Won
1993 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Nominated
1994 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Tirangaa Nominated
1995 Filmfare Best Actor Award Krantiveer Won
2003 Filmfare Best Villain Award Shakti: The Power Nominated
2006 Filmfare Best Villain Award Apaharan Won
2011 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raajneeti Nominated
1995 Star Screen Award Best Actor Krantiveer Won
2006 Star Screen Award Best Villain Apaharan Won
2015 Best Actor Dr. Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero Won[35]
2017 Best Actor Natsamrat
2004 Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi) Ab Tak Chhappan Won
2017 Zee Cine Award for Best Actor (Marathi) Natsamrat Won[36]
2018 Best Villain – Male Kaala Won[36]

Filmography

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