Sanjay Raut is a 3 time Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra. He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra in 2004, and he has been a member of the house since then.He is the executive editor of the Shiv Sena political mouthpiece, Saamana. He has been writing articles for Saamana for more than 15 years. Sanjay Raut during a Saamna press conference.He was a close aide of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Sanjay Raut with Bal Thackeray.The 2019 Bollywood film “Thackeray“, a film based on the life story of Bal Thackeray, was grossly based on the inputs given by Sanjay Raut and his name was also credited in the film as “Story By Sanjay Raut.” Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the role of Bal Thackeray in the film while Amrita Rao appeared in the film as his wife. Sanjay Raut with Uddhav Thackeray, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Amrita Rao at the trailer launch of Thackeray.Once, in an interview, Uddhav Thackeray said-.In an interview, Raut said that he chose Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the role of Bal Thackeray in just five minutes; as he knew that he would be perfect for the role. Sanjay Raut with Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackeray.Sanjay Raut is a close confidante of the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Sanjay Raut with Uddhav Thackeray.In November 2019, following the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, there was a dispute between the BJP and the Shiv Sena regarding the seat-sharing formula, the formation of Government in Maharashtra, and who will be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut was one of the most strong voices from the Shiv Sena to demand a Shiv Sena Chief Minister for Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut during a press conference.