|Full Name||Akhilesh Yadav|
Akhilesh Yadav (born 1 July 1973) is an Indian politician and the current President of the Samajwadi Party. He served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017. Having assumed office on 15 March 2012 at the age of 38, he is the youngest person to have held the 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.
In the 2017 Assembly elections, the SP-Congress Alliance headed by Yadav won 55 seats and was defeated by the BJP. He submitted his resignation to Governor Ram Naik on 11 March.
Since Yadav became chief minister, the family was divided into two feuding groups, one siding with him and the other with his father. Yadav had the support of his father's cousin, Ram Gopal. His father was supported by Shivpal (Mulayam Singh's brother) and friend Amar Singh.