Uddhav Thackeray was born on 27 July 1960 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was educated at Kirti College in Dadar, Mumbai and studied Arts. He is married to Rashmi Thackeray and the couple has two sons, Aditya and Tejas. Uddhav Thackeray began his political career in the early 1980s when he joined the Shiv Sena. He was appointed as the party's General Secretary in 1995 and led the Shiv Sena's youth wing from 1996 to 2000. In 2004, he was elevated to the post of Executive President of the Shiv Sena. Uddhav Thackeray was appointed as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in November 2019 after the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party formed a coalition government in the state.