Akhilesh Yadav, the 20th and youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is also the President of Samajwadi Party. CM Yadav assumed the office on 15 March 2012, at the age of 38. Akhilesh Yadav is the son of famous politician Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav completed his initial school years at Dholpur Military School, Rajasthan. Then, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Environmental Engineering at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) and then finished his master’s degree at the same institute.
Additionally, Akhilesh Yadav has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Akhilesh met his wife Dimple, when she was a student. Initially, Yadav’s family was against the marriage. After many feuds, his grandmother Murtidevi approved the realtion and the couple married in a grand ceremony on 24 November 1999. Bollywood celebrities attended the wedding including – Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna.
The couple has three children – two daughters and son. Dimple Yadav was elected unopposed in 2012, from Kannauj constituency. Mrs. Yadav became the 44th person in India and 4th individual in Uttar Pradesh to be elected unopposed.