Profile: Meet Dimple Yadav, the Yadav 'bahu' of Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow: Dimple Yadav, aged 35, is married to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh Yadav is the son Samajwadi Party's national president Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Dimple Yadav is a daughter of an Indian Army officer. Dimple and Akhilesh were married on November 24, 1999 in a grand wedding ceremony at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Dimple's wedding function was attended by top politicians, bollywood stars and celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna and others. The couple has three children-daughter Aditi and twins Arjun and Tina.
Dimple is a skilled painter by hobby and enjoys reading a lot.
Dimple is contesting for MP seat and appears to be a clear winner from the Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency before even contesting the by-polls as Congress and Bahaujan Samajwadi Party will not contest by-election for Kannauj seat against SP nominee Dimple Yadav.
Earlier, Samajwadi Party's Parliamentary Board in a meeting had concluded that Dimple Yadav will contest as Samajwadi Party candidate for Kannauj bypolls. The Kannauj Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after Akhilesh Yadav submitted his resignation following his election as MLC.
In 2009, Dimple Yadav had unsuccessfully contested the Firozabad by-election.