Nana Patekar is an Indian actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi films.
He won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his
role in Parinda (1989). He then won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his 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). He also won his second Filmfare Best
Villain Award for his role in Apaharan (2005). In 2017 He won filmfare marathi award for best actor for his
performance in Natsamrat.
He is also the only actor ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.
He was bestowed the fourth highest civilian honour of India when he was awarded the Padma Shri award for his
dedication in the field of Films and Arts.
He is also the only actor ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. He was bestowed the fourth highest civilian
honour of India when he was awarded the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.
Patekar did some playback singing in the films Yeshwant (1997), Wajood (1998) and Aanch (2003).
Patekar is known for his simple lifestyle and is known for his generosity in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organisation Anubhuthi. All the monetary remuneration he obtained for
his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organisations.
When he was awarded the Raj Kapoor award which carries a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000, he donated the entire amount towards drought relief activities in Maharashtra. 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. In September 2015, Patekar established an organisation, Naam Foundation, with fellow Marathi actor Makarand Anaspure, which works to provide aid to farmers overcome by drought conditions in Maharashtra, India. Using a
Twitter campaign with the hashtag IcareIsupport, Patekar was able to obtain funds to help Maharashtra Drought victims.