United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is married to Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy. The couple have two children together.
Akshata Narayana Murty has a degree in economics from Stanford University. Akshata is a director of the Murthy Classical Library of India, which was set up in 2015.
Akshata Narayana Murty is the wife of Rishi Sunak, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She is also the daughter of Indian billionaire business magnate NR Narayana Murthy, the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys.
Murthy hails from Karnataka and started Infosys with six other software engineers with just US$250 borrowed from his wife Sudha Murthy’s bank account back to provide computer services to overseas clients like General Electric (GE). Forbes magazine ranked him as the 181st richest person in the world with a net worth of US$2.6 billion as of March 2020.
Her father, NR Narayana Murthy, is one of the richest men in India, with a net worth of $2.6 billion (£1.9 billion). Akshata’s mother, Sudha Murthy, is a well-known philanthropist in India.
As per public records available, Akshata owns at least 10 flats in London worth approximately £5 million. This includes a £4.2 million apartment in Westminster and a £700,000 property in Richmond upon Thames – both bought through offshore companies based in Guernsey.
In March 2020, it was revealed that her husband had financial interests in an offshore company based in Bermuda which he did not declare on MPs’ register of interests.
Akshata’s mother, Sudha Murthy, is a well-known philanthropist in India and chairs the Infosys Foundation. Sudha has written several books, including a collection of short stories called Three Thousand Stitches.