Akhilesh Yadav is the man of the times in Uttar Pradesh. He has become one of the youngest Chief Ministers in the Country after his party won the UP Assembly elections in 2012. Known as Akhilesh Bhaiyya among his followers, 39 year old Akhilesh Yadav's entry into Samajwadi Party has changed it's fortunes vastly. Akhilesh, an Engineering graduate from Mysore college, has successfully engineered votes in UP Assembly elections 2012 to sail through his party with stupendous victory. Akhilesh played a crucial role in SP's victory in UP elections 2012. Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as CM of UP with so many promises. Here is a brief profile and bio-data of Akhilesh Yadav:
Friends and family members of Akhilesh call him ‘Tipu’. But the UP Assembly elections have proved him 'Sultan' of the state. SP's landslide success is likely to take his political career to a new heights. He has emerged as an young leader of the state with these elections. In 2009, Akhilesh's wife Dimple Yadav was defeated by Congress candidate Raj Babbar in Firozabad Parliamentary Constituency. Akhilesh has taken this defeat personally and engineered Congress's defeat in UP elections. Akshilesh Yadav is serving as a Lok Sabha MP from 2000. Akhilesh steered the SP’s campaign in UP and covered 8,000 km on board his ‘Kranti Rath’.
Profile of Akhilesh Yadav:
1) Age : 38 years
2) Date of Birth : July 1, 1973
3) Father's Name: Mulayam Singh Yadav (whom Akhilesh refers to as Netaji)
4) Married to : Dimple Yadav
5) Children: Two daughters and a Son. names are Aditi (9) and twins Tina and Arjun (5)
6) Ideology: Progressive and computer-friendly face of Samajwadi party. He is a diehard socialist and trained by his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav.
7) Education: Engineering Graduate from a Mysore College. Studied Masters in Environmental Engineering from Sydney University
8) Favourite Dress: Comfortable in a Nehru jacket
9) Last vacation: Jaipur with family
10) Diet and Habits: Akhilesh loves Chinese food, Football and he is also a fitness enthusiast. He broke his nose playing right - out in engineering dasy at Mysore Engineering College.
11) Favourite Vehicle: Owns a bicycle worth over Rs 1 lakh
12) Favourite Music: Loves Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica
13) Favourite Film star: Amitabh Bachchan
14) Role in SP: Akhilesh gave SP a tech overhaul. He is the brain behind whacky ad campaigns in UP elections.
15) Popular Name: Akhilesh Bhaiyya
16) Special interests: Always accessible to people.
17) Election Work: Covered 8,000 km on his Kranti Rath, designed for campaign purpose. He also covered 250 km on his bicycle.
18) Political Career: Won Kannauj Lok Sabha seat for the first time in 2000 and retained the seat till the date.
19) Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh : 2012 -