Amir Mohammad Akhundzada, son of Mohammad Rassoul Akhundzada was born in Zamindawar district of southern Helmand province in 1977. He is graduated from high school in Zamindawar district and completed college in the neighboring Pakistan when he was living there as a refugee.
Akhundzada has worked as district chief of Musa Qala in 2002 and as deputy governor of Helmand in 2006.
He was appointed as an adviser to the President in tribal affairs in 2007, and also has worked as political deputy minister in borders and tribal affairs ministry in 2011. He was appointed as governor of Uruzgan in 2012, who can speak Pashto, Dari and Arabic languages.
His father had membership of Harkat-i-Inqialb Islami party of Afghanistan, but he had no any political affiliation.