Udayanraje Bhonsle
Udayraje Bhosale.jpg
Bhosale on 21 April 2012
Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2020
Preceded byAmar Shankar Sable
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
In office
May 2009 – September 2019
Preceded byLaxmanrao Pandurang Jadhav (Patil)
Succeeded byShriniwas Patil
Minister of State for Revenue, Government of Maharashtra
In office
Member of legislative Assembly
In office
05 June 1998[1] – 07 October 1999
Preceded byAbhaysinh Raje Bhosale
Succeeded byAbhaysinh Raje Bhosale
Personal details
Born (1966-02-24) 24 February 1966 (age 56)
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (since 2019)
Other political
Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Damayanti Raje Bhosale
Residence(s)Satara, Maharashtra, India
EducationProduction Engineering (DIBM)[2]

Udayanraje Bhosale (born 24 February 1966) is an Indian politician serving as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, from Maharashtra since 2020. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3]

Bhosale is the 13th holder of the title of Chhatrapati which was founded by the Maratha king Shivaji on his coronation in 1674.[4]

Personal life

Bhosale was born in Nashik to Pratapsingh and Kalpanaraje. He studied Production Engineering. He married Damayantiraje on 20 November 2003. They have a son and a daughter.[2]

He is the grandson of Shahu III of Satara, who was adopted by the widow of Pratapsinh Raje-II, who was the younger son of Rajaram Maharaj-III, who was adopted by the widow of Pratapsinh Raje, who was adopted by Venkata Raje, who was adopted by Shahaji II of Satara, who was the adopted son of Chhatrapati Pratap Singh (1808–1818).

Political career

Bhosale was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1998-1999) and the Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra in the Sena-BJP Maharashtra government.[5][6] In 2009, 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections he was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate from Satara (Lok Sabha constituency).[7] In September 2019, he resigned from NCP and announced his return from NCP to the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra legislative assembly elections.[8] He lost the Lok Sabha by-poll in October 2019. In 2020 he was elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.[3]


  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra Code - S13 Assembly Constituency - 264-Satara". Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Udayanraje Pratapsingh Bhosale". Loksabha. Government of India. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale, Udayanraje Bhosale among seven elected to Rajya Sabha". Pune Mirror. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ Anandan, Sujata (20 September 2009). "Chhatrapati's children". Outlook. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ Datta, Saikat (28 November 2008). "350 years on, Afzal Khan is back in the news". Indian Express. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Verdict in high-profile murder trial on Friday". Times of India. 28 June 2001. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  7. ^ Press Trust of India (21 June 2009). "NCP's problem; How to discipline maverick Udayan". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  8. ^ "In setback for Sharad Pawar's NCP, Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP". The Indian Express. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.