Akhilesh Yadav (born 1 July 1973) is an Indian politician and the 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 being elected as the Member of the Lok Sabha for the Kannauj constituency.
He currently represents the constituency of Azamgarh in the Lok Sabha, being elected the Member of Parliament in the 2019 General Elections.
He is the son of veteran politician Mulayam Singh Yadav, the founder-patron of Samajwadi Party who has served as the Minister of Defence in Government of India and three terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.