When Rishi Sunak took over as Chancellor after his predecessor Sajid Javid had a row with Boris Johnson's team, he had just 27 days to prepare the 2020 Budget.

While it was a massive challenge at the time, in hindsight it probably seems like a doddle compared to the 12 months of looking after the country's finances during a global pandemic that followed.

Today, the 40-year-old father of two will stand with that red box yet again setting out the 2021 Budget.

His Furlough and Eat Out to Help Out schemes were largely well-received during the challenging year, and along with his relaxed working from home hoodie photos earned him the nickname 'Dishy Rishy'.

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Rishi Sunak loves a cuppa - but his mug caused a bit of a row last year

Speaking about the nickname, he told UniLad: "I struggle to know whether to be happy with that or not. My wife has a strong view."

Here's some of the interesting things we know about Sunak (who is also a big Star Wars fan).

His super rich wife and billionaire father-in-law

Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Indian billionaire and co-founder of IT company Infosys.

He is the sixth richest man in India.

Akshata reportedly holds £430m in shares of the family's firm, which makes her richer than the Queen, reports Grazia.

Rishi Sunak MP and wife Akshata Murthy
Rishi Sunak with his wife Akshata Murthy

She now runs her own fashion label, Akshata Designs, and has appeared in Vogue.

Rishi and Akshata married in a two-day ceremony in Bangalore in 2009. 1,000 of their friends and family attended the celebrations.

Family life

Born in Southampton to a GP father and pharmacist mother Sunak is the eldest of three siblings.

His grandparents were born in Punjab, India and emigrated to the UK from East Africa in the 1960s.

Rishi Sunak with wife Akshata and daughters Krishna and Anoushka
Rishi Sunak with wife Akshata and daughters Krishna and Anoushka

He went to illustrious private school Winchester College where he rose to become head boy, before studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and later gaining an MBA from Stanford University where he was a Fulbright scholar.

It was there he met Akshata.

The couple have two daughters - Krishna and Anoushka.

They now live in a huge Georgian house in his North Yorkshire constituency.

According to The Times, the couple also own ‘at least four properties’ including a £7m house.

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Rishi Sunak has been working from home like everyone else

Political life

Sunak was fairly new to politics when he took over as Chancellor and was only elected as MP for Richmond in Yorkshire in 2015 - and making his swift rise even more impressive.

He previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the second in command to the Chancellor.

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Rishi Sunak also launched the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to help the hospitality industry

He backed Leave at the referendum but he also voted for Theresa May's Brexit deal and has a track record of voting with the government.

Sunak first emerged as a potential favourite in Number 10 when he was allowed to play a key role in the December election by representing the government in the televised debates.

He was seen as a competent media performer and succeeded in doggedly sticking to the line.

As a Hindu, he has taken his oath at the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita since 2017.

Pre-politics career

Sunak worked in the City as an analyst for Goldman Sachs and then for the hedge fund management firm The Children's Investment Fund Management.

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak
He's still fairly new to politics but had a success career before

He left in November 2009 to join other former colleagues at new hedge fund firm Theleme Partners.

Sunak was also a director of investment firm Catamaran Ventures owned by his father-in-law.

“You are highly accountable. That’s what I like about it,” he told the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast last year about his role in the city.

“You are responsible for your investments and either they’re good or they’re bad … There are not many other people to blame, there’s nowhere to hide.”

WFH life

Like everyone, Rishi was working from home throughout the pandemic.

This meant we got a peek inside his home while he's posed for photos and done video call interviews.

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£180 for a coffee cup?!

While most people loved his laid-back look, often working in hoodies, his choice of coffee mug didn't go down well.

Posing for photos ahead of his 'mini budget' in the summer, he showed off a £180 bluetooth mug.

People were quick to work out that someone on minimum wage (£6.75 an hour) would have to work for seven days if they wanted to buy one.

And it would take even longer for under-18s, who earn just £4.55 an hour.