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Chancellor of the Exchequer
Born: May 12, 1980 (age 41 years), Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
Height: 1.7 m
Spouse: Akshata Murthy (m. 2009)
Party: Conservative Party
Books: A Portrait of Modern Britain
Education: Stanford Graduate School of Business (2006), Lincoln College (2001), Winchester College
Children: Krishna Sunak, Anoushka Sunak
Birth 12 May 1980
Yashvir Sunak (Father)
Usha Sunak (Mother)
Education Winchester College
Lincoln College, Oxford
Wife Akshata Murthy
Occupation Politician / Businessman / Former Investment Analyst
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Sunak married Akshata Murthy, the daughter of the Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, in August 2009. Akshata Murthy owns a 0.91% stake in Infosys, which is valued at about $900m (£690m), as of April 2022.
Infosys continued to operate in Russia following Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, which led to criticism of Sunak and his family, but in April Infosys announced it was closing its Russian office.
Akshata’s status as non-domiciled for tax purposes caused controversy, when The Independent revealed that she had reduced her tax burden by “around £4.4m”.
Akshata and Sunak met while studying at Stanford University; they have two daughters. Akshata is a director of her father’s investment firm, Catamaran Ventures, and also manages her own fashion label.
Her shares in Catamaran are worth £430m, making her one of the wealthiest women in Britain. They live in the village of Kirby Sigston, near to Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
They also own a house in Kensington in central London, a flat on the Old Brompton Road, London, and a penthouse apartment in Santa Monica, California.
Sunak is a Hindu, and has taken his oath at the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita since 2017. He is a teetotaller. He was previously a governor of the East London Science School.
Sunak’s brother Sanjay is a psychologist. His sister Raakhi works as the Head of Humanitarian, Peacebuilding, UN Funds & Programmes at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
He is close friends with The Spectator’s political editor James Forsyth, whom he has known since their schooldays at Winchester College.
Sunak was the best man at Forsyth’s wedding to the journalist Allegra Stratton, and they are godparents to each other’s children. In April 2022 it was reported that Sunak and his wife had moved out of Downing Street to a newly-refurbished, luxury West London home.
Indian-origin UK politician Rishi Sunak who has been speculated to be the frontrunner for the Prime Minister’s position is being widely criticized for sailing in two boats.
On one hand, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is defending Prime Minister Boris Johnson while on the other hand, he wishes to succeed him.
The 41-year-old has been serving as the Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020 and MP for Richmond (Yorks) in North Yorkshire since 2015. He previously served as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.
Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire, South East England to Indian parents Yashvir and Usha Sunak who were born in Kenya and Tanzania respectively.
His father was a general practitioner while his mother was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy.
Sunak’s grandparents were born in Punjab Province, British India, and emigrated to the UK in the 1960s from East Africa.