|Dimple Yadav Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||January 15, 1978|
Dimple Yadav is an Indian politician who is a 2nd-generation member, by marriage, of the Samajwadi Party. This political party is headquartered in New Delhi but mostly has a presence/impact on the politics of the neighboring northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh (the most populated state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world). Representing the constituency of Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, she has twice (2012-2014, 2014-2019) been a member of the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian Parliament). She won a 3rd Lok Sabha term in December 2022 from Mainpuri, another constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Pune, Maharashtra, India
She splits her time between Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, and Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Dimple had attended schools in her birth city of Pune, Bathinda (a city in the northern Indian state of Punjab), as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory of India consisting of 572 islands, located at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea).
She later joined the Army Public School, Nehru Road, Lucknow which is a part of the APS (Army Public Schools), a system of schools established for imparting education to the children of the Indian armed forces personnel. With more than 130 schools throughout the country, it is one of the largest school chains in India.
After her high school graduation, she joined the University of Lucknow, a public state university that is one of the oldest government-owned institutions of higher education in India. She graduated from there with a degree in commerce.
- Father – Ram Chandra ‘RC’ Singh Rawat (Colonel (Retired) in the Indian Army)
- Mother – Champa Rawat
- Siblings – She has an older sister and a younger sister.
- Others – Mewa Ram Yadav (Great Grandfather-in-Law), Sughar Singh Yadav (Grandfather-in-Law), Murti Devi (Grandmother-in-Law), Mulayam Singh Yadav (Father-in-Law) (Politician, Founder-Patron of the Samajwadi Party; Minister of Defence under the Government of India (June 1996-March 1998); Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (December 1989-June 1991, December 1993-June 1995, August 2003-May 2007)) (d. October 2022), Malti Devi (Mother-in-Law) (d. May 2003), Sadhana Gupta (Step-Mother-in-Law) (d. July 2022), Prateek Yadav (Step-Brother-in-Law) (Businessman), Aparna Yadav (Step-Sister-in-Law) (Politician), Shivpal Singh Yadav (Uncle-in-Law) (Politician, Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly since 1996, Founder of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party), Sarla Yadav (Aunt-in-Law), Aditya Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Anubha Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Abhay Ram Yadav (Uncle-in-Law), Jay Devi (Aunt-in-Law), Dharmendra Yadav (Cousin-in-Law) (Politician, Member of the Lok Sabha (2004-2009, 2009-2014, 2014-2019)), Anurag Yadav (Cousin-in-Law) (Politician), Sandhya Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Sheela Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Rahul Yadav (First Cousin-in-Law, Once Removed), Ratan Singh Yadav (Uncle-in-Law), Ranvir Singh Yadav (Cousin-in-Law) (d. 2002), Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (First Cousin-in-Law, Once Removed) (Politician, Member of the Lok Sabha (2014-2019)), Rajpal Singh Yadav (Uncle-in-Law), Abhishek Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Aryan Yadav (Cousin-in-Law), Kamla Devi Yadav (Aunt-in-Law), Bachchi Lal Yadav (Grand Uncle-in-Law), Phool Wati (Grand Aunt-in-Law), Ram Gopal Yadav (Cousin Uncle-in-Law) (Politician, Secretary-General of the Samajwadi Party, Member of the Lok Sabha (2004-2008), Member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament) (1992-1998, 1998-2004, 2008-2014, 2014-2020, 2020-Present)), Phoolan Devi (Cousin Aunt-in-Law) (d. August 2010), Asit Yadav (Second Cousin-in-Law) (d. 1999), Akshay Yadav (Second Cousin-in-Law) (Politician, Member of the Lok Sabha (2014-2019)), Geeta Devi (Cousin Aunt-in-Law) (d. August 2021), Sahab Singh (Cousin Uncle-in-Law), Arvind Pratap (Second Cousin-in-Law) (Politician, Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (2016-2022))
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dimple has dated –
- Akhilesh Yadav (1999-Present) – Dimple married Indian politician Akhilesh Yadav on November 24, 1999. They have 3 children together – 2 daughters named Aditi Yadav and Tina Yadav, and a son named Arjun Yadav. As of December 2022, Akhilesh was the national president of the Samajwadi Party. Between March 2012 and March 2017, he served as the chief minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh, the then youngest person to have held that office.
Race / Ethnicity
- Slender frame
- Center-parted, long, straight, dense hair
- Affable smile
- Gleaming face
Dimple Yadav Facts
- Although she was born in Pune, Maharashtra, Dimple’s family is originally from the northern Indian hill state of Uttarakhand. Owing to her father’s frequent transfers, a part and parcel of a career in the Indian Army, Dimple grew up and studied in multiple locations across India.
- Her political career started with a defeat in 2009 when she lost the by-election for the Firozabad (a city and district headquarter in Uttar Pradesh) Lok Sabha constituency. The by-election was a consequence of her husband, Akhilesh Yadav, winning a seat in the May 2009 Lok Sabha general elections in both Firozabad and Kannauj. He was then forced to vacate one of those seats.
- In 2012, in another by-election, caused by her husband vacating the Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency to enter the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the state of Uttar Pradesh), Dimple was elected unopposed. This made her the 44th person in independent India, and only the 4th in Uttar Pradesh, to be elected unopposed. She also became the first female candidate (and the 2nd person overall) from Uttar Pradesh to have been elected unopposed in a Lok Sabha by-election.
- She retained the Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency in the 2014 Indian general elections but lost the seat in the 2019 Indian general elections by a margin of more than 10,000 votes.
- In December 2022, Dimple won the by-election for the Mainpuri (a city and district headquarter in Uttar Pradesh) Lok Sabha constituency by a landslide. The seat was vacated in October 2022 after the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav, her father-in-law. Her victory was a foregone conclusion as many electoral pundits believed that she would ride a sympathy wave and win the seat (a stronghold of her family as well as her political party) quite easily.
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