(born 1945), Burmese political leader, daughter of Aung San and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) since 1988. She was held under house arrest from 1989 to 1995, and the ruling military government refused to recognize her party's victory in the 1990 elections. From 2000 she was frequently detained again before being released in 2010. In the elections of 2015 her NLD party won a majority, but Aung San Suu Kyi was barred from becoming president by clauses in the constitution. Nobel Peace Prize (1991).