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

Rishi Sunak is a British politician, and son-in-law of NR Narayana Murthy (Indian billionaire businessman and co-founder of Infosys).

He is the MP of Richmond (York) since the 2015 UK general election and took office as Finance Minister on 13 February 2020.

Indian-origin British politician Rishi Sunak is believed to be the frontrunner for the post of Prime Minister. Rishi has been serving as the Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020.

Rishi Sunak Biography & Wiki

Real Name/Full NameRishi Sunak 
Profession Politician
Businessman
Former Investment Analyst
Physical Stat
Height In Centimeter- 170 cm
In Meter- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’7”
WeightIn Kilogram- 61 kg  
In Pound- 134 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth12 May 1980
Rishi Sunak Age (2022)42 Years
Birthplace Southampton, Hampshire, South East England
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Taurus
Nationality British
Home town Kensington, Central London
College/University Winchester College
Lincoln College Oxford
.Stanford University
Religion/CastHinduism/ Bramhin
Family Member
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendAkshata Murthy
Rishi Sunak WifeAkshata Murthy
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- 2 
Krishna Sunak
Anushka Sunak
Parents Father- Yashvir Sunak
Mother- Usha Sunak
SiblingBrother- Sanjay Sunak
Sister- Raakhi Sunak
Income
Rishi Sunak Net worth (2021)4.3 Billion USD
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Family, Early Life and Education

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton to Indian Punjabi Hindu parents Yashveer Sunak and Usha Sunak. He is the eldest of three siblings.

His father Yashveer was born in Kenya and his mother Usha was born in Tanzania. His grandparents were born in Punjab province, British India, and emigrated to Britain from East Africa with their children in the 1960s. His father Yashveer was a general practitioner (GP), and his mother Usha was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy.

Sunak’s brother Sanjay is a psychologist. His sister Rakhi works in the Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development as Head of Humanitarian, Peacebuilding, United Nations Funds and Programs.

Rishi Sunak attended Winchester College, a boys’ public boarding school, where he was the head boy and editor of the school paper. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford.

During his time at the university, he interned at the Conservative campaign headquarters. In 2006, he received his MBA degree from Stanford University.

During his MBA course at Stanford University, he met his wife Akshata Murthy, whom he married in August 2009 in Bangalore city.

The couple has two daughters. His wife is the daughter of Indian billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, and serves as a director at Catamaran Ventures. She also runs her own fashion label and is one of the richest women in Britain.

Rishi Sunak Career

Rishi Sunak started his first job as an analyst in 2001 for Goldman Sachs, an American investment bank in California.

After this, in 2004, he worked for the hedge fund management firm The Children’s Investment Fund Management (TCI). In 2009, he quit his job and started an investment partnership firm, Thalem Partners, with an initial investment of $536 million in October 2010, less than a year later.

In 2013, he and his wife were appointed as directors of “Catamaran Ventures UK Limited”, the investment firm of his father-in-law and Indian businessman NR Narayana Murthy. He later resigned from the firm on 30 April 2015 but his wife still works as the director of the organisation.

Rishi stepped into the UK Parliament for the first time in October 2014, when Rishi was chosen as the Conservative MP candidate for Richmond after former MP William Hague announced he would not contest the next general election. The following year, i.e. in 2015, Sunak contested the UK general election from Richmond and won with a majority of 36.5% of the vote.

As a Member of Parliament, Sunak served as a member of the Select Committees on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2015 to 2017

In the 2017 general elections, Rishi Sunak was re-elected as the MP for Richmond (York) with a large majority of 19,550 votes (36.2%). He held the post of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State from 9 January 2018 to 24 July 2019.

In view of his actions, he was appointed as the Chief Secretary of the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019.

In the 2019 general elections, he was re-elected as an MP when he secured his third consecutive victory with a huge margin of 27,210 votes (47.2%).

Rishi’s thriving political career saw another promotion when the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, dramatically resigned his post and was elected as the UK’s finance minister on 13 February 2020.

FAQ

Who is Rishi Sunak?

Rishi Sunak is a British politician, and son-in-law of NR Narayana Murthy (Indian billionaire businessman and co-founder of Infosys).

Who is the wife of Rishi Sunak?

Akshata Murthy

What is the caste of Rishi Sunak?

Brahmin

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