Nana Patekar Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Nana Patekar

Biography / Wiki

Nana Patekar is not just an awesome actor but a very down-to-earth personality too. He used to serve the Indian Army before entering the film industry. He is the only actor to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Villian, and Best supporting role.

He is a legendary actor on screen and a simple and helpful person off-screen as he donated 90% of his income for the betterment of farmers and almost dedicated his life to the poor. He serves himself in this industry for the last 3 and half decades.

Height / Weight / Age

This veteran star is born on 1 January 1951, has turned 69 years old in the year 2020 He seems to be tall with a height of 170 cm in centimeters and 5’7” in feet and inches. He is a well-built man with body measurements of 42 inches chest, 34 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps.

He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 70 kg in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds approximately. His dark brown eye color and his salt and pepper hair make his personality even more elegant.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Nana Patekar is $ 7 Million approx.

Education / Family

Nana was born and raised up in Bombay State (now, Maharashtra), India. He claims neither faith nor disbelief in God and he considers himself as Agnostic. He is born to his father Gajanand Patekar (Businessman) and his mother Nirmala Patekar (Homemaker). He grew up with his two brothers Ashok and Dilip Patekar.

He completed his schooling at Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai, and Bandra School of Arts (now L.S. Raheja School of Art) in Mumbai. Later, he attended Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai to complete his Diploma in Commercial Arts.


Nana Patekar

Real Name Vishwanath Patekar
Nickname Nana
Birth Place Murud-Janjira, Bombay State (now, Maharashtra), India
Date Of Birth 1 January 1951
Age 72 Years
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In kilograms – 70 kg

In pounds – 154 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Profession Actor, Writer, Philanthropist, and Filmmaker
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Samarth Vidyalaya, Dadar West, Mumbai

Bandra School of Arts (now L.S. Raheja School of Art) in Mumbai

College Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai
Religion Agnostic
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Debut Actor (Marathi Film): Sinhasan (1979)

Actor (Hindi Film): Gaman (1978)

Director (Hindi Film): Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)

Fathers Name Gajanand Patekar (Businessman)
Mothers Name Nirmala Patekar (Homemaker)

Nana Patekar with his mother
Nana Patekar with his mother

Brothers Ashok and Dilip Patekar
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

He stepped into the acting field with the Bollywood film “Gaman” in 1978. In 1979, he marked his debut in Marathi film with the movie “Sinhasan”. In 1991, he entered the directorial field and made his debut “Prahaar: The Final Attack”.

In the 1980s, he worked in several notable films like Pratighaat (1987), Mohre (1987), Trishagni (1988), Aaj Ki Awaz (1984), Ankush (1986), Awam (1987), and Sagar Sangam (1988). In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role of gambling son in the film Krantiveer.

Some of his notable films are Tirangaa in 1993, Krantiveer in 1994, Angaar in 1992, Yugpurush in 1998, Tarkeib in 2000, Taxi No. 9211, and others. He appeared in the film Welcome in 2007 in which his comic role was highly acclaimed by the audience.

After that, he played Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria in Ram Gopal Verma’s The Attacks of 26/11 in 2013. He made two sequels reprising his roles in Ab Tak Chhappan 2 and Welcome Back in 2015. He also did playback singing in the films Yeshwant and Wajood.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He got married to a former Bank Officer Neelakanthi Patekar in 1978 with whom he blessed with a son Malhar Patekar and one more son, who was died when he was 2 years old. But he got separated from his wife and then got involved in a relationship with Manisha Koirala. Later, he linked up with actress, Ayesha Jhulka.

Girlfriend Manisha Koirala


Nana Patekar with his ex-girlfriend Manisha
Nana Patekar with his ex-girlfriend Manisha

Ayesha Jhulka

Nana Patekar with his ex-girlfriend Ayesha
Nana Patekar with his ex-girlfriend Ayesha

Marital Status Separated
Wife Neelakanthi Patekar (a former Bank Officer)

Nana Patekar with his ex-wife Neelakanthi
Nana Patekar with his ex-wife Neelakanthi

Children Sons – Malhar Patekar & 1 More (died)

Nana Patekar with his son Malhar
Nana Patekar with his son Malhar

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of his favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Smita Patil, Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Song “Itni shakti hame dena data”
Favorite Restaurant April Rain in Pune
Favorite Food(s) Konkani Style Fish Curry, Goan Fish Curry, Mutton Dishes, Malai Kabab, Prawns

Nana Patekar

Some Interesting Facts About Nana Patekar

  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • His real name is Vishwanath Patekar.
  • He considers himself to be Agnostic.
  • He loves to do Cooking and Doing Philanthropy.
  • He is honored by Padma Shri by the Government of India.
  • He quits smoking at the age of 56.
  • He did odd jobs like painting Zebra crossings, painting movie posters before coming into the acting.
  • Nana gives credit to the Bollywood actress Smita Patil for his entry into Bollywood.
  • He got involved with the ‘Citizen of Peace Movement’.