अखिलेश यादव (जन्म: 1 जुलाई 1973) वर्तमान में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमन्त्री हैं। इससे पूर्व वे लगातार तीन बार सांसद भी रह चुके हैं।समाजवादी पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष मुलायम सिंह यादव के पुत्र अखिलेश ने 2012 के उत्तर प्रदेश विधान सभा चुनाव में अपनी पार्टी का नेतृत्व किया। उनकी पार्टी को राज्य में स्पष्ट बहुमत मिलने के बाद, 15 मार्च 2012 को उन्होंने उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्य मन्त्री पद की शपथ ग्रहण की।
Akhilesh Yadav (born 1 July 1973) is an Indian politician and as of March 2012 is the youngest person to hold the office of Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj in by-election of 2000 and retained his seat in the 2004 and 2009 general elections.
Early life and education
Akhilesh Yadav was born to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Malti Devi on 1 July 1973 in Saifai village, Etawah district, India. He studied at Dholpur Military School in Dholpur, Rajasthan and subsequently was awarded a degree in environmental engineering while studying in Mysore. He went to Australia to study for a master's degree in the same subject. Akhilesh gives credit to Janeshwar Mishra who intiated him to join politics.
2012 UP assembly elections
He was given credit for the party's rise from a meager 97 seats in the 2007 Vidhan Sabha to a total of 224 and was subsequently elected the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by the existing MLAs of his party. He became the youngest Chief Minister of this state at the age of 38 years.
There have been suggestions that his government is in fact driven by his father behind the scenes. In July 2012, Yadav's father, who is president of the Samajwadi Party, addressed government ministers and criticised the progress made during their first four months in office.