Akbaruddin Owaisi


Akbaruddin Owaisi is a politician based in Hyderabad, Telangana and MLA of the Telangana Legislative Assembly. He belongs to All India Majlis-e Ittihad al-Muslimeen and is its floor leader in the Telangana Legislative Assembly. Akbaruddin is a member of the Owaisi family, the son of Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi and the younger brother of Asaduddin Owaisi.

He studied in the Hyderabad Public School till tenth grade and completed his intermediate from St. Mary’s Junior College in Hyderabad. Owaisi studied medicine for two years in Gulbarga but quit during his second year of MBBS course to enter politics. In 1995, Owaisi married a Christian woman (Sabina), who reverted to Islam and took the name of Sabina Farzana. The couple has one daughter Fatima and son Nooruddin Owaisi.

Akbaruddin has been elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Chandrayangutta constituency on four consecutive occasions, in 1999, 2004,2009 and 2014. He served as a deputy to his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi, who was leading the MIM in the House. In 2004, Akbaruddin became the floor leader of MIM in the Assembly upon Asaduddin’s election to Lok Sabha from Hyderabad. He was re-elected in 2009 and lead the seven-member MIM in the House.