Uddhav Thackeray Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray is an Indian politician and the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is the son of Bal Thackeray, the founder of the Shiv Sena.

Wiki/Biography

Uddhav Thackeray was born on Wednesday, 26 July 1960 (age 59 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Leo. He did his schooling from the Balmohan Vidyamandir in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He pursued graduation from the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Uddhav was not interested in politics at all, and he wanted to do something in another field. He started doing professional photography, and he has also been an author. Uddhav also started an advertising agency named “Chowrang”. However, the agency was not a success and had to be closed down after a while.

Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days as a professional photographer

Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days as a professional photographer

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Uddhav Thackeray

Family, Caste & Wife

Uddhav Thackeray belongs to the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu Caste (CKP) [1]Hindustan Times. His father, Bal Thackeray was a prominent politician and the founder of the Shiv Sena. His mother, Mina Thackeray was a homemaker. He has two elder brothers, Bindumadhav Thackeray (businessman and filmmaker) who died in a car accident on 20 April 1996, and Jaidev Thackeray. His cousin brother, Raj Thackeray is a politician and the founder of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

Uddhav Thackeray's father Bal Thackeray (right) and his mother Mina Thackeray (left)

Uddhav Thackeray’s father Bal Thackeray (right) and his mother Mina Thackeray (left)

 

Uddhav Thackeray (extreme left) with Bal Thackeray (centre) at the funeral of his elder brother Bindumadhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray (extreme left) with Bal Thackeray (centre) at the funeral of his elder brother Bindumadhav Thackeray

 

Uddhav Thackeray with his elder brother Jaidev Thackeray (right)

Uddhav Thackeray with his elder brother Jaidev Thackeray (right)

 

Uddhav Thackeray with Raj Thackeray (right)

Uddhav Thackeray with Raj Thackeray (right)

Uddhav met his wife, Rashmi Thackeray (businesswoman and member of the Shiv Sena’s women’s wing) during his college days, and he fell in love with her. They dated for a while and got married on 13 December 1988. They have two sons, Aditya Thackeray (politician) and Tejas Thackeray (wildlife researcher).

Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi Thackeray

 

Uddhav Thackeray with Aditya Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray with Aditya Thackeray

 

Uddhav Thackeray with Tejas Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray with Tejas Thackeray

Career

When Uddhav joined the Shiv Sena as a member, not many people knew about him; as he kept a low profile. He has worked in many capacities in the Shiv Sena from the grassroots level to the state level. In 2002, he was handed the responsibility of overlooking the 2002 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Elections by Bal Thackeray. He came into the limelight when the Shiv Sena did extremely well in the BMC elections under Uddhav’s leadership.

Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days

Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days

In 2003, Uddhav was appointed as the Shiv Sena’s working president. In 2013, he was elected as the Shiv Sena chief after Bal Thackeray’s death. In the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly Elections, the Shiv Sena contested the elections with the BJP as an ally. However, when the results were announced, Uddhav demanded an equal seat sharing and power-sharing for the Chief Minister’s post. He wanted a Shiv Sena member to be the Chief Minister for two and a half years. The BJP said that nothing of this sort was agreed upon before the elections, and they would not abide by it now.

Uddhav Thackeray with Narendra Modi

Uddhav Thackeray with Narendra Modi

Eventually, Uddhav allied with Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi to form the Government in Maharashtra. The Shiv Sena, NCP, and the Congress named their alliance the “Maha Vikas Aghadi.” On 28 November 2019, at 6:40 PM, Uddhav was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park, Mumbai.

Uddhav Thackeray taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Uddhav Thackeray taking oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Controversies

  • On 24 October 2011, Uddhav threatened Sanjay Nirupam and said that he will break his teeth if he causes any disturbances in Mumbai. During a rally, Nirupam had targeted Uddhav and Raj Thackeray and said- “North Indians could bring Mumbai to a halt if they chose to.” [2]DNA India
  • On 1 October 2016, Uddhav had to apologize publicly about a cartoon which was published in the 25th edition of “Saamana” and “Dopahar ka Saamana.” Reportedly, the cartoon ridiculed the Maratha community, and Uddhav being the Editor-in-Chief of Saamana had to issue an unconditional apology after facing backlash from the Maratha Community. [3]India Today

Address

  • Matoshree, Bandra, Mumbai

    Uddhav Thackeray outside Matoshree

    Uddhav Thackeray outside Matoshree

Facts/Trivia

  • Uddhav was reluctant to join politics, but his wife persuaded him to start a career in politics.
  • He loves doing wildlife photography and playing badminton.

    Uddhav Thackeray posing with a camera

    Uddhav Thackeray posing with a camera

  • Like Bal Thackeray, he only wants to work for the people of Maharashtra, and he has no interest in national politics.
  • In 2006, his cousin Raj Thackeray broke away from the Shiv Sena and formed the “Maharashtra Navnirman Sena” (MNS).

    Uddhav Thackeray with Bal Thackeray (centre) and Raj Thackeray (right)

    Uddhav Thackeray with Bal Thackeray (centre) and Raj Thackeray (right)

  • His elder son, Aditya Thackeray is the President of the Yuva Sena (youth wing of the Shiv Sena). Aditya was appointed as the President of the Yuva Wing by Bal Thackeray.
  • He has also released two photobooks titled “Maharashtra Desh” (2010) and “Pahava Vitthal” (2011). The books portray aspects of Maharashtra and the varkaris (pilgrims) during the Pandharpur Yatra.

    Uddhav Thackeray with Shankar Mahadevan at the launch of Pahava Vitthal

    Uddhav Thackeray with Shankar Mahadevan at the launch of Pahava Vitthal

  • In July 2012, Uddhav was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pain. He underwent an angioplasty, and three blockages in his arteries were removed.

References   [ + ]

1. Hindustan Times
2. DNA India
3. India Today

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