Eknath Shinde (Politician), Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Eknath Shinde (Politician), Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Eknath Shinde?

Eknath Shinde is an Indian politician who is serving as the 20th and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra since 30 June 2022. In addition, he has been the House Leader of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly since July 2022 and the Leader of the Shiv Sena[2] since February 2023. In addition, he has served as the Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency’s member of the Legislative Assembly since 2009. Prior to that, he served as the Thane constituency’s MLA from 2004 to 2009.


Full NameEknath Sambhaji Shinde
ProfessionPolitician, Social Worker
Date of Birth9 February, 1964
Place of BirthDare, Maharashtra
Age (as of 2024)60
FatherSambhaji Shinde
MotherGangubai Shinde
SpouseLata Shinde
EducationBachelor Of Arts
Alma Mater Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik
Known forHe is very renowned politician and is currently serving as Chief Minister Of Maharashtra.
ResidenceThane, Mumbai
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignAquarius

Early life

Shinde is a Maratha who is originally from Dare Village in Jawali taluka in Satara, Maharashtra. His family relocated to Thane, an area outside of Mumbai.


Before joining politics, he used to drive auto rickshaw to support his family. Since his youth days, Shinde was inspired by the ideology of Balasaheb Thackeray. He entered politics in the 1980s when he joined Shiv Sena as a Sainik, introduced by Anand Dighe, his mentor and a senior leader in the party. Shinde, under Dighe’s leadership, emerged as a street-smart leader and problem solver. He participated in various agitations, including the Maharashtra-Karnataka border agitation when he was arrested and imprisoned for 40 days. His rise surprised many because of his enthusiasm, dedication, and preparedness to convert a crisis into an opportunity. Dighe was impressed by Shinde’s work and brought him into electoral politics by giving him a party ticket in 1997.His first key political position was as a corporator of Thane Municipal Corporation in 1997. In 2004 he was first elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and was appointed the Shiv Sena Thane Head in 2005. He continued his position as an MLA for 4 consecutive terms, serving as Minister of Public Works, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Minister of Urban Development and Public Works, and Minister of Home Affairs. Eknath Shinde is a true Shiv Sainik who was distraught by the unnatural political alliance that Shiv Sena sought in Maharashtra. Shinde successfully re-established alliance with BJP and was sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister, with Bharatiya Janata Party’s Devendra Fadnavis as the Deputy Chief Minister. In 2022, he was the one of the most searched politicians on Google. He was awarded Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year award in 2022 to commemorate and salute his phenomenal work over the years. His journey has been a testament to the excellent impact that he has had in promoting Maharashtra on a national and global scale.


Eknath Shinde completed his 11th from Mangala High School & Junior College in Thane, but was not able to study further due to financial strain. After a long gap of almost 20 years, he graduated from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marathi & Political Science.

Family and Affairs

Eknath Shinde’s parent’s name is Sambhaji Shinde and Gangubai Shinde. Shinde married Lata, a strong and intelligent woman who has stood by him through thick and thin. They had 3 children, a son named Shrikant, another son named Deepesh and a daughter named Shubhada. In a tragic accident in 2000 while they were on a holiday, the Shinde family lost the younger children Deepesh and Shubhada when they drowned in a lake as their boat capsized. Their surviving son Shrikant is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and an elected Lok Sabha member from the Kalyan constituency since 2014. Shrikant married Vrushali in 2016 and they have one child Rudransh.


Eknath Shinde has black coloured hair and his eyes are also black colour.


Shinde was awarded D.Litt. (Doctor of Literature) by D Y Patil University at the convocation of the university in Navi Mumbai on 28 March 2023, at the hands of Maharashtra governor Ramesh Bais and University chancellor Dr Vijay Patil.

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Trivia & Facts

He is very fond of reading books and watching movies.

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