Son of Late Shri Jethu Ram Thakur; born on 6th January, 1965 at Tandi, Distt. Mandi; Graduate, educated at Govt. College, Mandi; married to Dr. Sadhna Thakur; two daughters; Agriculturist/ Horticulturist.
Remained Joint Secretary, State ABVP, 1986; Organizing Secretary, ABVP (J&K), 1989-93; Secretary, State Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha, 1993-95; President: State BJYM,ii) B.J.P. District Mandi, 2000-03;Vice President, State Bharatiya Janata Party, 2003-05; and President, State Bharatiya Janata Party, 2006-09.
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly in 1998; re-elected in 2003, 2007 from Chachiot Assembly Constituency and in 2012 from Seraj Assembly Constituency; Before delimitation in 2007, Seraj Assembly segment was known as Chachiot.
Remained Chairman, Rural Planning Committee and Member of various other House Committees from January, 2008 to July, 2009; Chairman, General Development Committee & Education Committee; Vice-Chairman, State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. ; Panchayati Raj & Rural Development Minister from 09th July, 2009 to December, 2012; and Member, Estimates, Public Undertakings, Ethics and Human Development Committees, 2013-17.
Re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha (5th term) in December, 2017; assume the office of Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 27th December, 2017.