Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik is an Indian politician from Kolhapur district in Maharashtra state.[1] He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Maharastra as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was elected to the 16-th Lok Sabha (2014-2019) from Kolhapur as an NCP candidate.

Dhananjay Mahadik
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
1 July 2022
Preceded byVinay Sahasrabuddhe
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded bySadashivrao Dadoba Mandlik
Succeeded bySanjay Mandlik
Personal details
Born (1972-01-15) 15 January 1972 (age 50)
Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Arundhati Mahadik
(m. 1994)
Children3 sons
  • Bhimrao Mahadik (father)
EducationBachelor of Commerce
Alma materShivaji University
Source: [1]

Political career

In 2004, Mahadik had contested the Lok Sabha election as a candidate of Shiv Sena from Kolhapur against NCP's Sadashivrao Mandlik but lost. After that he parted ways with Shiv Sena and joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). But NCP did not consider him as the party's candidate for the 2009 Indian general election. He then unsuccessfully contested the election as an Independent candidate.

He entered Lok Sabha as member of NCP in 2014.[2] On 10 January 2017, Mahadik, along with NCP MLA Hasan Mushrif, former NCP MP Nivedita Sambhajirao Mane, Kolhapur mayor Hasina Faras, and 400 others were arrested for blocking traffic on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway as part of a protest against the effects of demonetization.

He received Sansad Ratna Award for his outstanding performance in 2017 and 2018.[3] [4]

After representing Kolhapur in Lok Sabha (2014-2019) he unsuccessfully contested from the same seat in 2019 elections. He lost 2019 Loksabha election against Shivsena leader Sanjay Mandalik.

In September 2019 he along with his NCP colleagues joined BJP.[5]

In 2022, he became a Rajyasabha Member from Kolhapur Constituency, Maharashtra


  1. ^ "Dhananjay Mahadik(Independent(IND)):Constituency- Kolhapur South(KOLHAPUR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  2. ^ Lok Sabha (2019). "Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik". Archived from the original on 12 June 2022. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Nine best performing Parliamentarians to get 'Sansad Ratna' award". Deccan Herald. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  4. ^ Sansad Ratna Award 2018
  5. ^ "Ready to accept responsibility, says Maharashtra BJP vice president Dhananjay Mahadik". The Times of India. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2021.