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Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar

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Name:Nana Patekar
Address:304 Sheetal, Apna Ghar Society, Samarth Nagar, Andheri, Mumbai 400 058
Debut Film:Aaj Ki Awaaz
Nana Patekar's Profile

An actor with a difference. Versatility is second nature to this talented multi-faceted actor. Making his debut with Aaj Ki Awaaz he went on to Ankush which catapulted him to fame.

Nana Patekar

He then did Parinda and Krantiveer for which he won the Best Actor Award. Nana Patekar's range of roles varied from a jealous-sadistic husband to a deaf and dumb parent in Khamoshi to an underworld don. To each role, he imparts a very distinctive Nana Patekar style, which is unimitable. Other films include Aziz Mirza's Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Partho Ghosh's Agnisakshi and N Chandra's Wajood.

'Ankush' (1985): N Chandra's directorial debut was Nana Patekar's first major Hindi film. A product of Marathi theatre and an actor with a fiery personality, Nana was perfectly cast in the role of a disgruntled, unemployed youth who, along with his gang of friends, takes the law in his hands at will, till a new tenant in the neighbourhood (Nisha Singh) reforms them. Eventually, they resort to violence one last time to punish the men who rape her. An impressive beginning by the unlikely star.

Parinda' (1989): So chilling was Nana's portrayal of Anna, the unscrupulous underworld don, his mother apparently begged him to stop playing such vicious characters. As the maniacal gangster who's ruthless in his dealings, but mortally terrified of fire, Nana carried a mad glint in his eyes throughout the film. His stunning act also fetched a cartload of awards and earned him a well-deserved spot amongst Bollywood's most sought-after actors.

Prahar' (1991): A film that had 'Nana' written all over it. The star-cum-writer-cum-director actually underwent Commando training to prepare for the part of Major Chouhan who browbeats young cadets through a rigorous training regimen to make them tough officers. But when he's forced to fight a different enemy in the big city, he finds himself constantly at loggerheads with the system. Nana's vision brought forth the moral corruption of urban India, the failure of the law-enforcing bodies and the utter helplessness of common folk who are unable to fight a rotten system.

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