Son of Late Shri Kunj Lal Thakur (Ex- Minister, Himachal Pradesh); born on 3rd October 1968 at Village Kanyal, Tehsil Manali, Distt. Kullu; B.A. educated at D.A.V Public School Shimla and Govt Degree College, Kullu; married to Smt. Rajni Thakur; two sons; Agriculturist, Horticulturist & Transporter.
Joined RSS as Bal Swayam Sevak Sangh; led a campaign for ‘Nasha Nivaran’; and remained Coordinator, Rastriya Sangarh Morcha to fight against corruption.
Remained Organizing Secretary, ABVP 1988; Member, National Executive Committee, ABVP; Secretary, State BJP Yuva Morcha, 1992-94; General Secretary, State BJP Yuva Morcha, 1994-95; President, State BJP Yuva Morcha, 1996-98; State Coordinator, BJP NGO Cell, 2004-05; Member, National Executive BJP Yuva Morcha; and Secretary, State BJP.
Member, Board of Directors, HPTDC, ii) FCI, iii) E.C. H.P. University, iv) Shoolini University Solan; General Secretary, Manali Hotelier Association; Chief Patron, H.P. Winter Games Federation, ii)Voice of Himalaya and iii) Winter Carnival Manali.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 2007 from Kullu Assembly Constituency; re-elected in 2012 from Manali Assembly Constituency.
Remained Member, Estimates and Human Development Committees, 2008-2012 and Public Undertakings and Subordinate Legislation Committees, 2013-2017.
Re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha (3rd term) in December, 2017 and inducted into Council of Ministers & Forest Minister along with Portfolios of Transport and Youth Services & Sports on 27th December, 2017.
Special Interest: Participation in rescue operations during natural calamities.
Favorite Pastime: Yoga, keeping interaction with masses through social networking.
Languages Known: Hindi and English.