Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. She was born on 19 June 1945.
In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 1990 until her release on 13 November 2010.
Aung San Suu Kyi was the recipient of the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the Government of Venezuela. Aung San Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.