Sanjay Raut

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Sanjay Raut

NameSanjay Rajaram Raut
DOB15 November 1961
(Age 61 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education Bachelor of Commerce
Caste Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Profession Politician, Journalist, Writer, Film Producer
Birth Place Alibag,  Maharashtra, India

Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 7 inch
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black



Father- Rajaram Raut
Mother- Savita Rajaram Raut

Marital Status Married

Varsha Raut


Daughters- Purvashi Raut, Vidhita Raut


Brother- Sunil Raut

Sanjay Rajaram Raut is an Indian politician from Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party. He is a member of the Parliament of India representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is the Executive Editor of Marathi newspaper Saamana, published by Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena party leader.

Sanjay Raut is also the writer of Thackeray, a biopic about Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena, released in 2019.


After the arrest of the two girls who posted and liked a comment on Facebook about their view of Mumbai shutting down after the death of Bala Saheb Thackeray, he justified saying “We support the police's action, the Facebook comments could have led to a law and order situation.”

In April 2015, he made controversy by saying the voting rights of Muslims should be revoked for some years to ensure the community is not used for vote bank politics. In the newspaper Saamna, he wrote in a column, “Till Muslims are used as vote-banks, they have no future. This is why Bal Thackeray had demanded that Muslims' voting rights be taken away." Raut was taken into custody and detained by the ED in the Patravala Chaal scam case. Sanjay Raut allegedly perceived funds from Pravin Raut, the main accused of the Rs. 60,000 crores scam. The later is said to have gained access to high levels in the government due to his close relationship with Sanjay Raut, who is a relative, close aide, and also business partner.

In 2022, in the middle of the political turmoil in Maharashtra, Raut was served notice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for interrogation.

Member of Rajya Sabha (2004-2010) and Leader of Shiv Sena in Rajya Sabha. (2004-2009)

Parliamentary Committee assignments

Member of Committee on Home Affairs Member
Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (2005-2009)
Member of Rajya Sabha (Second term) (2010-2016)

Parliamentary Committee assignments

Member of Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member
Member Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power (2010)
Member of Rajya Sabha (Third term) (2016-2022)

Parliamentary Committee assignments

13 Sept. 2021 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee, Committee on External Affairs
Member of Rajya Sabha (fourth term) (2022–present) representing Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) after Shiv Sena split in June 2022.