Nihar Thackeray is an Indian lawyer and founder-member of Vis Legis Law Practice Advocates. He is the grandson of Bal Thackeray.
Nihar Thackeray was born on Monday, 24 April 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He attended Bombay Scottish School in Maharashtra from 1993 to 2005. He did his junior college at Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics affiliated with the University of Mumbai from 2005 to 2007. He completed a course on International Commercial Litigation at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2011. He pursued a Bachelor of Legal Science & Bachelor of Legislative Law (BLS LLB) course at the Government Law College (GLC), Mumbai, Maharashtra from 2007 to 2012. He is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2012.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Bindumadhav Thackeray, and his mother’s name is Madhavi Thackerey. His father died in a road accident on 20 April 1996 at the age of 42. His father owned restaurants, an audio company known as Bindatone, and a film company, Neha Films, which produced the film Agnisakshi starring Nana Patekar, Jackie Shroff, and Manisha Koirala. His sister’s name is Neha Thackeray, who is married to Dr. Manan Thakkar. Neha is a painter and jewellery designer.
Wife & Children
He is married to Ankita Patil, the daughter of Harshvardhan Patil. She is a member of the Congress party. They got married on 28 December 2021. He has no children.
His paternal grandfather’s name is Bal Thackeray and his paternal grandmother’s name is Meena Thackeray. His uncles are Jaidev Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray, and Raj Thackeray. Uddhav Thackeray is married to Rashmi Thackeray. Raj Thackeray is married to Sharmila Thackeray. Aaditya Thackeray is his cousin.
He follows Hinduism.
He worked as an attorney in the law firmfrom September 2010 to October 2014. He worked as an Attorney in the law firm Legasis Partners from January 2015 to April 2017. In August 2017, he founded Vis Legis Law Practice Advocates, a law firm based in Mumbai with advocates as members from all over India. He specializes in Civil & Criminal, Real Estate, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Arbitration, Securities and Company Law Litigation, and Documentation. He has represented SEBI before the Securities Appellate Tribunal and also worked in international commercial arbitrations involving companies like Al Jabriah Metals Trading Limited (UAE) and CQM Ltd. (Israel). He represented Eknath Shinde’s group in a Supreme Court hearing for deciding the side to which group Shivsena’s name belongs. He is the director of Ssterling Workforce Enterprises Private Limited along with Supriya Anil Shete and Rahul Narendra Hingmire. He is the co-director of 2 companies along with his mother Madhavi Thackeray acting as director which is Bombay Motels Pvt Ltd and Bindatone Private Limited.
Human Trafficking Case
On 10 March 2011, Mumbai police lodged a case against Nihar Thackeray on charges of illegal human trafficking. Police raided the Sangeet bar in western Santacruz and rescued 9 women from the bar. Police alleged that these women are prostitutes, and they are working at the bar on the property of Nihar Thackeray. Police also alleged that Nihar was running bars in other areas of the city as well. However, he was later cleared of any charges. The Telegraph
- Nihar Thackeray supported Eknath Shinde when Eknath revolted against Uddhav Thackeray. Nihar said that he felt that Eknath Shinde was following Bal Thackeray’s ideology. Nihar said that he might also join politics. While talking to the media, he said,
“If required, I will keep myself available for the bypoll and BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) polls. I will continue to extend support to Shinde ji. Balasaheb had clearly said that he will never join hands with the Congress under any circumstances. For whatever reasons, things happened and Maha Vikas Aghadi government (of the Sena, Congress and NCP) came to power, and then…Shinde saheb decided to walk away.” The Economic Times
- Nihar’s mother, Madhavi Thackeray, left their paternal home Matoshri with Nihar and Neha after the untimely death of Nihar’s father in 1996. His family is living independently since then. The Telegraph
- Nihar and his family did not get any share of property in his grandfather Bal Thackeray’s will declared in 2012 after Bal Thackeray’s death. The Pioneer
- He also plays football occasionally.