Raj Thackeray Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Controversies, Biography & More

Raj Thackeray

Real NameRaj Shrikant Thackeray but born as Swararaj Shrikant Thackeray
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician and Illustrator
Political PartyMaharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Political Journey• Raj Thackeray had been in his Uncle's Party, Shiv Sena until January 2006.
• On 9 March 2006 in Mumbai, Thackeray founded a new party named "Maharashtra Navnirman Sena".
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 June 1968 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)56 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolBal Mohan Vidya Mandir School, Dadar, Mumbai
CollegeSir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art, University of Mumbai
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Shrikant Thackeray
Mother- Kunda Thackeray
Raj Thackeray with his mother Kunda Thackeray
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
Uncle- Bal Thackeray
Balasaheb Thackeray
Cousins- Uddhav Thackeray,
Uddhav Thackeray
Jaidev Thackeray, Bindumadhav Thackeray
CasteChandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP)
HobbiesPlaying Musical Instruments and Writing Blogs
Major Controversies• In early 2008, Raj Thackeray led a violent movement in Maharashtra against the dominance of North Indians(especially against UP and Bihar).
• His party along with Shiv Sena banned Australian cricketers participating in IPL 3 from playing in Mumbai as a protest against the attacks on Indian students in Australia.
• In September 2008, MNS workers started blackening English signboards to enforce Marathi signboards to be used.
• In 2008, Raj Thackeray threatened to ban all Bachchan films unless Jaya apologized (Jaya said that we are the people of UP so we will speak Hindi, not Marathi) in a public forum for hurting Maharashtrians. MNS workers started to attack theaters featuring films affiliated to her.It was only after Amitabh apologized for it.
• On 2 October 2009, MNS workers disrupted the screening of the film Wake Up Sid on its release in a few Pune and Mumbai theaters after Thackeray objected to references in the movie to "Bombay" rather than "Mumbai". Mumbai was referred to as "Bombay" in many scenes.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSharmila Thackeray
Raj Thackeray with his Wife Sharmila
ChildrenSon- Amit Thackeray
Daughter- Urvashi Thackeray
Raj Thackeray with his wife Sharmila, Son Amit, Daugher Urvashi
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)50 Crore INR

Raj Thackeray

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raj Thackeray

  • Does Raj Thackeray smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Raj Thackeray drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Raj Thackeray is the son of  Shrikant Thackeray, younger brother of Bal Thackeray. His Mother Kunda Thackeray also is the younger sister of Bal Thackeray’s wife Meena Thackeray.
  • As a child, he learned the tabla, the guitar, and the violin.
  • He also contributed cartoons to Marmik, the weekly magazine of Bal Thackeray.                                                         Marmik Magazine Coverpage
  • After resigning from Shiv Sena in 2006, Thackeray stated that he does not want to have hostilities with his uncle who “was, is and always will be (his) mentor”.
  • Raj Thackeray praises Narendra Modi and his work in Gujrat.                                                                                           Narendra Modi
  • Raj Thackeray always remains in controversies for his activities. Once Raj labeled Chhath Puja, a festival popular in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand calling it a “drama” and a “show of numerical strength”. He stated that the Chhath Puja was a political gimmick by some parties to attract the north Indian vote.
  • His wife Sharmila Wagh is a daughter of Marathi Cinema Photographer, producer-director Mohan Wagh.            Mohan Wagh