Aaditya Thackeray was born on June 13, 1990 to Uddhav Thackeray and Rashmi Thackeray. He is the grandson of Bal Thackeray who founded the Shiv Sena. Aaditya Thackeray currently is the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena
Aaditya Thackeray shared a picture of his younger days with his grandfather and Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray. All Pics/Aaditya Thackeray Instagram
Aaditya Thackeray studied at St Xaviers' College in Mumbai and has studied law from K.C. College, Mumbai. He started taking interest in Shiv Sena affairs in 2008
Aaditya Thackeray has a sibling named Tejas Thackeray. Tejas is still studying and it is not clear whether he will follow his brother's footsteps in joining politics. In 2014, Aaditya Thackeray adopted a five-year-old tiger at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). His younger brother Tejas has also adopted two spotted cats.
In picture: Aaditya with his brother Tejas Thackeray
Aaditya Thackeray wrote his first book of poems, 'My Thoughts in White and Black', which was published in 2007. In 2008, he turned lyricist and wrote eight songs in a private album Ummeed
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray with Micheal Jackson
In 2010, Aaditya Thackeray's made a foray in Mumbai University politics after Shiv Sena's student wing won 8 out of 10 university senate seats
In 2010, Aditya Thackeray led a campaign against the inclusion of Rohinton Mistry's Booker Prize-nominated novel 'Such a Long Journey' in the Mumbai University syllabus. The book was a part of the second year BA syllabus. His protest stemmed from the alleged portrayal of Shiv Sena in a wrong light in the book.
In October 2012, an emotional Bal Thackeray urged the Shiv Sena cadres in a recorded video to take care of Aaditya Thackeray just as they had of Uddhav. The Shiv Sena founder passed away in November 2012
In 2018, the Shiv Sena elevated Aaditya Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena's youth wing Yuva Sena, to the Ashtapradhan Mandal, a group of top Sena leaders
The Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray thanked party cadres for electing Aaditya Thackeray as one of the leaders but dismissed talk of dynastic rule. About Aaditya's elevation, Uddhav Thackeray talked about Thackeray family's tradition of serving the people of Maharashtra
In his first diktat as second-in-command, Aaditya Thackeray said terms of endearment like dada, mama, nana or bhai on Shiv Sena hoardings shouldn't be used anymore for senior or junior leaders
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray with Ranbir Kapoor
Aaditya Thackeray bonds well with Akshay Kumar. Aditya Thackeray had appreciated the initiative after Akshay's free self-defence classes for women, 100 sanitary pad vending machines and other social contributions
Aaditya Thackeray had once said that his upbringing, by his grandparents and parents, has always taught him to be one amongst the family of Sainiks.
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray with Sonam Kapoor at the inauguration of Neerja Bhanot Chowk in Mumbai
Aaditya Thackeray had proposed for the revival of night-life. He said that nightlife is for all. His idea is to have affordable eateries open to all. This will boost employment, revenue and affordable eating places for all who work at night or finish work at night.
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray with Jacky Bhagnani at 'support Kasrat' event of BMC in Mumbai
In 2017, Aaditya Thackeray won by the highest number of votes in the Mumbai District Football Association elections for the executive council. Aaditya Thackeray loves sports especially cricket and football. While heading the MFDA, he has transformed the football scenario in Mumbai
In picture: Carles Puyol, the former football captain of Spain and FC Barcelona, was in Mumbai as part of a FIFA initiative to promote the upcoming U17 World Cup to be held in India
About football, Aaditya Thackeray had once said that it is a very easy game to play and one just needs is a football and a ground. It is easier unlike other sports which require a lot of accessories for the contest
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray bonded with Thierry Henry
Aaditya Thackeray shared an Instagram post and captioned it, "Some moments with fans of football who make it a point to come and watch the game at the Mumbai Football Arena! I will also share a separate and special video of one bloc of fans that are the loudest, belting out songs and cheering our lads! What atmosphere! With such a great support team, we took the gamble to pull the games to Mumbai at the last minute and am happy that the football culture is building! Thank you AIFF and all those involved for this successful Hero Tri Nation Series in Mumbai!"
About gyms, Aaditya Thackeray had said that his fancy gyms are simple, they are free and for all. They don't take money to advertise or charge fees. He said that he will promote anyone who promotes sports and fitness for all
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray at the inauguration of Dino Morea's gym at south Mumbai. Jacqueline Fernandez was also spotted with them.
In picture: Aaditya Thackeray has a royal moment with Prince Charles
Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray position in Shiv Sena is considered next to its party president Uddhav Thackeray. Aaditya, who is known to hobnob with several Bollywood celebs has never shied away from posting pictures on Instagram. Here are few of them