Nana Patekar is an Indian actor and writer.

 He was born on January 1, 1951, in Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India.

 He studied at the J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai and began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s.

  He made his acting debut in the Marathi film "Sinhasan" in 1979.

 Patekar gained widespread popularity and critical acclaim for his performances in films such as "Parinda," "Krantiveer," "Welcome," and "Ab Tak Chhappan."

 He has won several awards for his acting, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards.

  In addition to his acting career, Patekar is actively involved in philanthropy and social activism.

  He has supported various causes, including disaster relief efforts, education, and healthcare.

 Patekar is also known for his work as a writer and has published several books.

 It is likely that Patekar faced challenges and struggled to find roles and make a name for himself in the film industry.