Akshata Murthy Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Father: N. R. Narayana Murthy
Husband: Rishi Sunak
Age: 42 Years

Akshata Murty

Full NameAkshata Murty Sunak
Other NameAkshata Murthy
ProfessionVenture Capitalist
Famous ForBeing the daughter of Infosys co-founder, N. R. Narayana Murthy and wife of Rishi Sunak, the first person of color to become prime minister in British history
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1980
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
BirthplaceHubli, Karnataka
HometownBangalore (now Bengaluru), Karnataka
SchoolBaldwin Girls High School, Bangalore
College/University• Claremont McKenna College, California
• Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, California
• Stanford University Graduate School of Business, California
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts in Economics & French
• Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing Technology
• Master of Business Administration [1]Linkedin
ControversyOn 7 April 2022, many British neswpapers reported that Akshata Murty claimed a non-domiciled tax status in the UK. Acording to British law, this means that she does not have to pay taxes on dividend benefits received from overseas companies. Moreover, amid the Russia-Ukraine War, the opposition questioned Ms. Murthy’s income from Infosys that was still operating some of its functions in Russia; this was when her husband, Mr. Sunak, himself regularly urged British companies to exit Russia to “inflict maximum economic pain” on the Vladimir Putin administration. Later, it was reported that Infosys had decided to nwithdraw its services from Russia. [2]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRishi Sunak (a British politician of British Conservative Party)
Marriage Date30 August 2009
Husband/SpouseRishi Sunak
Akshata Murty with Her Daughters and Husband
ChildrenDaughter(s)- 2
• Krishna
• Anoushka
ParentsFather- N. R. Narayana Murthy (Co-Founder of Infosys)
Mother- Sudha Murthy (Co-Founder of Infosys Foundation)
Akshata Murty with Her Parents and Brother
SiblingsBrother- Rohan Murty (Founder of the Murty Classical Library of India)
Akshata Murthy's Father and Brother- Narayana Murthy and Rohan Murty
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 2,790 crore (2018) [3]Financial Express

Akshata Murty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Akshata Murthy

  • Akshata Murty is the daughter of Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy. Her husband, Rishi Sunak, is the first person of color to become prime minister in British history. [4]The New York Times
  • She was brought up by her grandparents in Hubli; as her parents were struggling with their professional life.
  • She spells her surname different from her father and removes ‘h’ from Murthy. [5]Economic Times
  • She completed her schooling in India and pursued her further education from California.
  • In 2007, she started working as a marketing director at Tendris, a Dutch cleantech Incubator Fund.
  • Akshata and Rishi were MBA classmates, they became good friends and dated for a few years.

  • In 2009, Akshata started her own clothing line in California. On starting her own business she said in an interview,

I understand that there may be some curiosity around what I’m doing given my parents’ achievements, but I hope that one day this business is able to stand on its own feet and I’m able to speak on its merit rather than anything else. “This is my passion and I couldn’t imagine being engaged in anything else but the business of this venture.”

  • In 2013, she started working as the Director of Catamaran Ventures in the UK.
  • From 2017, she has been working as a member of the Board of Claremont McKenna College and the San Francisco Exploratorium.
  • Akshata is one of the individual shareholders of Infosys owning 0.81 per cent of the shares. [6]Money Control
  • Her father wrote a heartwarming letter to her, which was published in Sudha Menon’s “Legacy: Letters from eminent parents to their daughters.” A few lines of the letter are,

Becoming a father transformed me in ways that I could never have thought possible. I could never go back to being the person I used to be before. Your arrival in my life brought unimaginable joy and a larger responsibility. I was no more just a husband, a son, or a promising employee of a fast-growing company. I was a father, who had to measure up to the expectations his daughter would have of him at every stage of her life.”