Uddhav Thackeray

Apr 25, 2014 18:13 IST


Uddhav Thackeray is the present Chief of Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena is the popular political party in Maharashtra. Uddhav is the son of former leader & Shiv Sena founder, late Mr. Balasaheb Thackeray.

Uddhav Thackeray was born on July 27th, 1960 in Mumbai.

Family details

Uddhav Thakrey’s father was late Mr. Balasaheb Thackeray. His father is an eminent figure in India. Uddhav Thakey is married to Rashmi Thackeray. They have 2 sons, Aditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackeray.


Before Uddhav Thackeray was affirmed as the successor apparent for Shiv Sena, barely anyone outside the party knew him. Within the party, it was eminent that Uddhav Thackeray did not have any attention in active politics & favored wildlife photography. Uddhav Thackeray is a keen photographer & annual exhibitions showcasing his effort are quite common. He was handed the accountability of managing the party during 2002 BMC elections & Shiv Sena performed really sound. It was the 1st time that anyone saw Uddhav Thackeray’s headship qualities & panache for politics.


  • Uddhav Thackeray unexpectedly gained the limelight when he was proclaimed the next Chief of Shiv Sena. After he secured the triumph of his party in 2002 BMC elections, his father hard - pressed for his augmented participation with Shiv Sena.
  • In the year 2003, Uddhav Thackeray was declared as the functioning president of party & he has been in control of Shiv Sena.
  • The Marathi newspaper Saamana which was the mouthpiece for Balasaheb Thackeray is managed by Uddhav Thackeray. Since June 2006, Uddhav Thackeray has been the Editor – in - Chief of this newspaper.
  • Since the passing away of Balasaheb Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray is the sole person in charge of the Shiv Sena party. Raj Thackeray left the party in the year 2006.


  • Secured win for Shiv Sena in 2002 BMC elections while working as Shiv Sena chief campaigner.
  • Organizing a triumphant debt relief campaign for farmers of Vidarbha, Maharashtra
  • Uddhav Thackeray led Shiv Sena to a win in BMC elections again in 2012.
  • Uddhav Thackeray succeeded in altering the image of Shiv Sena from a aggressive & often militant outfit, to that of a regimented unit that is run by someone who concerns about the state & its welfare.

Books and documentaries   

Uddhav Thackeray is the author of Maharashtra Desha; Pahava Vitthal books.

Current News

Uddhav Thackeray took a rapid tour of Marathwada, Vidarbha & northern Maharashtra, apparently logging over 1,700 kilometers in 6 days while campaigning for the Shiv Sena candidates.



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