Uddhav Thackeray is the son of Bal Thackeray, founder of the Shiv Sena who became the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 28 November 2019.He was a published author and a professional photographer before entering politics, and he was also reluctant to join politics. Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days as a professional photographer.His wife, Rashmi Thackeray is from Dombivali, Mumbai. They met in college, fell in love, and got married on 13 December 1988.Uddhav had started an advertising agency named Chowrang; before getting into politics. However, the agency was not a success and it was soon closed down. The Quint.His wife, Rashmi Thackeray convinced him to join politics. She has been a part of many important decisions of the Shiv Sena. Reportedly, she was the one who had proposed that the Shiv Sena should part ways with the BJP if they were not offered an equal seat share and power if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won in the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly Elections. Mid Day Uddhav Thackeray with his wife Rashmi Thackeray.He has worked in the Shiv Sena in many capacities and he is considered as a Shiv Sainik who has worked in Maharashtra at the grassroots level. He is also credited to help the Shiv Sena secure many political victories.Its still not clear that when did Uddhav enter into politics, and it was in 2002 that people noticed him for the first time when the Shiv Sena won the BMC elections under his leadership. Uddhav Thackeray during his younger days.Like his father, he has refrained from working at the national level and is only concerned with working for the welfare of the people of Maharashtra.Uddhavs cousin Raj Thackeray, broke away from the Shiv Sena in 2006 and founded the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). Uddhav Thackeray with Bal Thackeray (centre) and Raj Thackeray (right).Since June 2006, he has been the Editor in Chief of Shiv Senas political mouthpiece, Saamana. Uddhav Thackeray during a Saamana interview.