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Rishi Sunak, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rishi Sunak

Bio/Wiki
Real NameRishi Sunak
Nicknames"Maharaja of the Dales"
Profession(s)Politician, Businessman, Author
Famous forAffiancing to Bill Gates' eldest daughter Jennifer Gates
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyThe Conservative Party
Conservative Party logo
Political Journey• Member of Parliament
for Richmond (Yorks) (7 May 2015- Present)
• Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government (9 January 2018 – 24 July 2019)
• Chief Secretary to the Treasury (24 July 2019 – 13 February 2020)
• Chancellor of the Exchequer (13 February 2020 - Present)
Biggest RivalThe Labour party
Books• A Portrait of Modern Britain
• The Free Ports Opportunity: How Brexit Could Boost Trade, Manufacturing and the North
• A New Era for Retail Bonds: How Our Savings Could Help SMEs Grow
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 May 1980 (Monday)
Age (as in 2020) 39 Years
BirthplaceSouthampton, Hampshire
Zodiac signTaurus
NationalityBritish Indian
HometownSouthampton, Hampshire
School• Winchester College
College/University• Oxford University
• Stanford University
Educational Qualification(s)• A degree in Electrical engineering & physics (Oxford University)
• An advanced degree in MBA (Stanford University)
ReligionHinduism [1]BBC
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Rishi Sunak bbq
AddressKirby Sigston, North Yorkshire
Hobbies keeping fit, Playing cricket, Football and Watching movies
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateAugust 2009
Family
WifeAkshata Murthy
Akshata Murthy
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Anoushka Sunak, Krishna Sunak
ParentsFather- Yashvir Sunak
Mother- Usha Sunak
Favourite Things
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesA 12-acre mansion in Downing Street, North Yorkshire
Rishi Sunak's mansion
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)For MP of Richmond- £79,468 per annum [2]parliament.uk
For Chancellor of the Exchequer [3]gov.uk

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rishi Sunak

  • Rishi Sunak was born in a Hindu family, his grandparents migrated from East Africa to the UK in circa 1960, making him first-generation immigrant in the UK.
  • His father was a General Practitioner and mother ran a local medical store. During childhood, he would often lend her a hand at the pharmacy.
  • In an interview, he said he was fortunate not to face much racism during his growing days in the UK. But there was one incident he narrated-

    I was just out with my younger brother and younger sister, and I think, probably pretty young, I was probably a mid-teenager, and we were out at a fast-food restaurant and I was just looking after them. There were people sitting nearby, it was the first time I had experienced it, just saying some very unpleasant things. The ‘P’ word. And it stung. I still remember it. It seared in my memory. You can be insulted in many different ways, certainly in this job, but that stings in a way that is hard to explain.”

  • He met his wife Akshata Murthy (Daughter of Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy), in California, while he was pursuing MBA at Stanford University. The duo lived there together for a couple of years before returning to London.
Rishi Sunak with wife Akshata

Rishi Sunak with wife Akshata Murthy

They later tied the knot in 2009, in Banglore, India.

Narayana Murthy with Her Daughter- Akshata Murthy and Son-in-Law- Rishi Sunak

A picture of Rishi Sunak and his wife with his in-laws – N. R. Narayana Murthy (father-in-law) and Sudha Murthy (mother-in-law)

  • Rishi Sunak is a father of two daughters- Anoushka Sunak & Krishna Sunak.

    Akshata Murthy with Her Daughters and Husband

    Rishi Sunak with wife Akshata Murthy and his daughters

  • Sunak is a sports and fitness enthusiast. His favourite football club is “Southampton Football Club,” and Matt le Tissier was his childhood hero.
  • Sunak is a Coca-Cola addict, during an interview, he said-

    I’m a total Coke addict, Coca-Cola addict to be totally clear. I have seven fillings to show for it” [4]theday

  • Before entering politics, Sunak enjoyed a successful business career. He co-founded a large investment firm “Theleme Partners” in 2010 and also was the director of another large investment company “Catamaran Ventures,” owned by his father-in-law N.R. Narayana Murthy.
  • He regards himself as a Hindu and has taken oath on Bhagavad Geeta at the House of Commons since 2017. [5]News18
  • Rishi Sunak is the first Indian-origin British politician to take charge of “Chancellor of the Exchequer”, the 2nd most high-profile post in the UK government. Moreover, he is the UK’s second youngest person to be appointed for this position.
  • Before joining the Conservative Party in the year 2014, he used to volunteer for their election campaigns.
  • Sunak has been a rising star since entering the UK politics in 2014. Due to his enterprising personality, he has come a long way in a short time span, from becoming the Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) in 2015, to winning the same seat consecutively for another two times with an increased majority in the 2017 & 2019 UK general elections. He was also “Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government” before getting appointed as “Chief Secretary to the Treasury,” and now, has occupied the second most fundamental post the “Chancellor of the Exchequer” in the UK government.

  • The young, dynamic and talented Rishi Sunak, is one of PM Johnson’s closest and favourite ministers and is also deemed by many experts to be a Prime-Minister-in-waiting.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak

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