Nana Palsikar was an Indian film actor, who appeared in over 80 Hindi films. He made his film debut in 1935 with Dhuwandhar, and went on to play character roles in both Hindi mainstream and arthouse films. He was also cast in small parts in a few international productions such as Maya, The Guru, and Gandhi. His brother "Shankar Palsikar" was well known painter of his time and also worked as Dean in J.J.School of Arts Bombay. Palsikar was awarded the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award twice, in 1962 and 1965. He was recognised with an award in the same category by the Bengal Film Journalists' Association in 1965.