There are multifaceted people in the film industry at Bollywood. Amongst them Mr. Vishwanath Patekar is the most inspiring person. Amazed! Don’t know him? Yes all don’t know him by this name but know him popularly as Nana Patekar.
Nana Patekar is an actor, writer and filmmaker, was born in Murud-Janjira in Raigad District, Maharashtra, India. His father was a painter. He has worked in Hindi as well as Marathi film industry.
The below facts makes him the most inspiring person in Bollywood
The only actor to win awards in various segments
He is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. A true all rounder in film industry, isn’t it.
Training as Army officer
He underwent training for his role as an Indian Army officer in Prahaar and was awarded honorary Captain's rank. He joined the Territorial Army in the early 1990s.
He took up the sport of rifle shooting and qualified for the G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship.
He lives very simple life off screen. Nana Patekar is known for his humble and kind nature. He likes living a simple life and enjoys farming at his farm near Pune.
He still lives like a simple farmer life when he is not working. He cares for people who suffer. He doesn't only talk he has always helped people in every way he could.
He has been generous in donating to charities. He contributed money towards rebuilding of the flood ravaged villages in Bihar through the charitable organization Anubhuthi.
All the monetary remuneration he obtained for his performance in the movie Paathshaala was donated by him to five different charitable organizations.
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 is the most humble and down to earth person bollywood has ever seen.
In Marathi families, we call fatherly figure as 'Nana'. He's truly a father for people suffering in Marathwada.