Sanjay Raut is an Indian politician from Shiv Sena. He is a Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson of Shiv Sena. He is a member of the Parliament of India, representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is also the executive editor of Saamana, a Marathi newspaper published by Shiv Sena party leader Uddhav Thackeray.
Sanjay Raut is also the writer of Thackeray, a biopic about Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena, released in 2019.
Sanjay Raut Biography/ Wiki
|Sanjay Raut Full Name||Sanjay Rajaram Raut|
|Profession||Politician, Journalist, Writer, Film Producer|
|Political Party||Shiv Sena|
|Sanjay Raut Height||In Centimeter- 170 cm|
In Meter- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’7”
|Date Of Birth||15 November 1961 (Wednesday)|
|Sanjay Raut Age (2022)||61 Years|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Scorpio|
|Home town||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|College/University||Dr. Ambedkar College of Commerce and Economics in Wadala, Mumbai.|
|Caste||Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare|
|Sanjay Raut Wife||Varsha Raut|
|Marriage Date||16 February 1993|
|Parents||Father– Rajaram Raut|
Mother– Savita Rajaram Raut
|Sibling||Brother– Sunil Raut (Younger) (Politician)|
|Hobbies||Watching Sports, Watching Bollywood Movies|
|Sanjay Raut Net Worth (2022)||₹ 14.22 Crore (2016)|
|Salary||1 Lakh + Other Allowances|
Family, Early Life and Education
Sanjay Raut was born on Wednesday, 15 November 1961 in Alibaug, Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut belongs to the Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare caste. His parents are Rajaram Raut and Savita Rajaram Raut. His younger brother Sunil Raut is also a politician from Shiv Sena.
He did his Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Dr. Ambedkar College of Commerce and Economics in Wadala, Mumbai.
She married Varsha Raut (teacher) on 16 February 1993. They have two daughters, Purvashi Raut and Vidhita Raut.
Sanjay Raut Career
Sanjay Raut is an Indian politician from Shiv Sena Party, Maharashtra. He became the leader of Shiv Sena party in 2005.
He was a member of the Committee on Home Affairs and the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation from October 2005 to May 2009.
He is a Member of Parliament representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra in 2000.
He not only handles politics but is also a writer. He is the executive editor of Marathi newspaper “Saamana” published by the leader of Shiv Sena party.
As a Rajya Sabha member, his salary is Rs 1 lakh and other allowances. So the net worth for the full year from 2016 is 14.22 INR.
Sanjay Raut Controversy
- On 20 November 2012, two women were arrested after they commented on a Facebook post about the closure of Mumbai after Bal Thackeray’s death. Both the women were 21 years old and one of them had commented on a post and the other liked the comment. In an interview, Sanjay Raut said that the Shiv Sena supports the arrest of women as the Facebook comment could have created a law and order situation. He was criticized a lot for this statement of his.
- • In an article in Saamana on 13 April 2015, Raut said that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked to ensure that they are not used for vote bank politics. He faced opposition from all sections of the society for making such a suggestion. Opposition members said they were disgusted to hear such remarks and that India is a democratic country and not a Talibani state.
- On 24 August 2017, a Jain monk, Nayapadmasagarji Maharajsaheb, said that Jains should support the BJP and move towards a meat-free society. Responding to the monk’s statement, Raut threatened him by saying that he would file a complaint against him for violating the election code of conduct, and also compared him to Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The All India Jain Minorities Cell condemned his statement and said that they were deeply hurt and saddened by Raut’s remarks.
- On 25 October 2019, when the results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections showed that the BJP was getting lower numbers than the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Raut wearing a tiger watch locket (NCP’s emblem) and lotus flowers Tweeted a picture while sniffing at (BJP’s symbol). He also wrote- “Bura na mano Diwali hai.” BJP members criticized him for the picture and said it was in bad taste.
- After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, there was a rift between Sanjay Raut and Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. The entire row started after Kangana termed Mumbai unsafe after Rajput’s death on 14 June 2020. After his remarks, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that he has no right to stay in Mumbai. Later, Kangana accused Sanjay Raut of threatening her and commented, “Why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.” This comment further escalated between Shiv Sena and Kangana Ranaut. Amidst the escalating dispute between Kangana Ranaut and the Maharashtra government, the central government approved her “Y-plus” security cover.
Some Facts About Sanjay Raut
- Sanjay Raut loved doing social service, watching sports and watching Bollywood movies.
- He has been the executive editor of Shiv Sena’s political mouthpiece- “Saamana”. He has been writing articles for Saamana for 15 years.
- The 2019 Bollywood film “Thackeray”, a film based on the life story of Bal Thackeray, was based on the inputs given by Sanjay Raut and his name in the film was also credited 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.
- In an interview, when Raut was asked why he chose Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the role of Bal Thackeray, he replied- It didn’t take me even five minutes to finalize him because no one can play a better role than him.
- In November 2019, after the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena and the BJP were unable to decide on the government formation, the seat-sharing formula and the appointment of the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut being the spokesperson of Shiv Sena expressed his opinion against the BJP and said that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra would be from Shiv Sena and if the BJP did not agree, then Shiv Sena had other options to form the government and a Shiv Sainik would be appointed as the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra.