1. Before coming to the acting profession, he did odd jobs like painting Zebra crossing, painting movie posters, to earn a living.
2. At the age of 13, he used to paint cinema posters for which he was paid Rs 35.
3. Nana loves to cook for himself and for all his friends. He not only creates compelling cuisine, he also insists on feeding everyone personally sometimes with his own hands
4. Fearless as an actor and even more fearless as an individual.
5. Nana has never worked with the big players of Bollywood like Yash Chopra or Subhash Ghai. Known to be blunt and pushy, Nana even had an altercation with the mild-mannered Akshay Kumar during No Entry.
6. For his entry into the Bollywood, he gives credit to the Bollywood actress Smita Patil.
7. His son Malhar also acted in Prahaar, as the young Nana Patekar.
8. He doesn’t believe in God, but only because his father used to do worship Ganapati he celebrates Ganapati.
9. During an interview, he confesses about his smoking habit that until he was 56 he takes 60 cigarettes per day.
10. He is the only one actor in Bollywood era, who follow Simplicity with respectfully.
11. Nana Patekar, who had undergone strict army training for three years to perfect his role for Prahaar, he was given the honorary rank of Captain in the early ‘90s. Even after the last shot for that movie, he had lent his services to the army, including a stint during the Kargil war.
5 FAMOUS QUOTES:
When the camera is on, I am an actor, otherwise, I am an ordinary person.
Stardom is temporary. Someday, it will fade away, and then it will become difficult to deal with life without it.
I started doing theatre right from school days.
I came into films because of Smita Patil, who was already doing films and knew me from Pune.
He (father) encouraged me a lot and loved seeing my plays.
5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:
Ek khatmal poori raat ko apahij kar deta hai. (Yeshwant)