Akhilesh Yadav (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); born 1 July 1973) is an Indian politician who is the current President of Samajwadi Party.He was also the 20th Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Assuming office on 15 March 2012 at the age of 38, he is the youngest person to have held this office. His first significant success in politics was his election as a member of the Lok Sabha for the Kannauj constituency.
Yadav was born in Saifai, Etawah District, Uttar Pradesh. He was born to Malti Devi and Mulayam Singh Yadav, later Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was schooled at the Dholpur Military School in Rajasthan, then obtained his Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Environmental Engineering at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE).He also has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Yadav is a vegetarian and is married Dimple Rawat on 24 November 1999 and has two daughters and a son. Dimple is also a politician.Since Yadav became chief minister, the family has been divided into two feuding groups with him against his father. Yadav has the support of his father’s cousin, Ram Gopal. His father is supported by Shivpal (Mulayam Singh’s brother) and friend Amar Singh. On 30 December 2016, Akhilesh was fired from the party by his father one day after he released a separate list of candidates for the upcoming elections, only to be readmitted within a day. The following day he was elected as the national head of Samajwadi party by his party’s national convention in Lucknow, replacing his father who termed it as illegal. The matter appeared to be settled on 18 January when Mulayam recognised the decision of the Election Commission of India to accept Akhilesh as party president