Sheila Dikshit (née Kapoor; occasionally anglicised Dixit; born 31 March 1938) is an Indian politician who was the longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhis chief minister.
Subsequently, she was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014. However, she resigned on 25 August 2014. She had been declared as Chief Ministerial candidate for the Indian National Congress in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017; however she later withdrew. She was appointed as president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on January 10, 2019.