|Born:||13 June 1990 (age 30) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education:||BA: St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
LLB: K C Law College
|Political Party:||Shiv Sena|
|Profession:||Politician, Writer, Poet|
Aaditya Thackeray: Early Life
Aditya was born to Rashmi Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray in Bombay (now Mumbai). He is their elder son, Tejas Thackeray being the younger son. He completed his schooling from an unaided Christian minority school named, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai and earned a BA History degree while studying at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He did his post-graduation from K C Law College, Mumbai where he earned his LLB degree.
His first book of poems, ‘My Thoughts in White and Black‘, was published in 2007. The following year, he turned lyricist and released a private album Ummeed, for which he wrote all the eight songs.
He was involved in or initiated a book burning agitation against inclusion of Rohinton Mistry’s book ‘Such a Long Journey’, which was critical of his party’s violent actions, in Mumbai University’s reading list in 2010. Thackeray alleged that the book included insulting language against his family and Marathis.
Aaditya Thackeray: Political Career
In October 2019, he contested for the MLA seat in the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election from the Worli constituency of Mumbai and subsequently emerged victorious. In doing so, he became the first member of the Thackeray Family to contest the elections and also the first member of the family to win the elections. He became the Cabinet Minister for tourism, protocol and environment on 30th December 2019 in Shiv Sena Government.
- 2010: Appointed as President of Yuva Sena
- 2017: Elected as President of Mumbai District Football Association
- 2018: Appointed as Leader of Shiv Sena Party
- 2019: MLA from Worli constituency
- 2019: Cabinet Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra
- 2020: Appointed as guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban district