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Who is Rishi Sunak’s billionaire wife Akshata Murthy?

RISHI SUNAK is married to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Indian billionaire and co-founder of Infosys, N. R. Narayana Murthy.

The pair got married in August 2009 after they met while studying at Stanford University.

Who is Rishi Sunak wife Akshata Murthy?

Rishi Sunak, 40, tied the knot with Akshata Murthy in 2009, in a two-day wedding in Bangalore.

Ms Murthy runs fashion label Akshata Designs and is also a director of a venture capital firm founded by her dad in 2010.

She is the daughter of the sixth richest man in India, billionaire N.R. Narayana Murthy, who is co-founder of Infosys, an IT company.

The Times of India says her father is "one of India's top entrepreneurs".

Akshata used to work in finance and marketing.

But she turned to fashion design, working with artists in isolated villages in India.

Akshata loved clothes as a child - a penchant that baffled her "no-nonsense engineer mother".

She told Vogue India in 2011: "I'm about the story behind a particular garment, its authenticity, craftsmanship and protecting a rich heritage."

Akshata was also quoted saying: "I believe we live in a materialistic society, and over the last few decades it has become easier to sell products to a wide audience, given the advent of globilisation."

The Times reported in February 2020 the couple are understood to own "at least four properties", the publication says, including a five-bedroom mews house in Kensington, valued at about £7million.

Who are Akshata Murthy's parents?

Her dad is billionaire N.R. Narayana Murthy, 74, who is co-founder of Infosys, an IT company.

He now holds the title of chairman emeritus at the company after he retired.

He started Infosys in 1981 and was the CEO from 1981 to 2002 as well as the chairman from 2002 to 2011. In 2011, he stepped down from the board.

Time magazine described him as he "father of the Indian IT sector" thanks to his contribution to outsourcing.

Her mum is Sudha Murthy, nee Kulkarni, 62, an Indian engineering teacher, author and social worker.

She is also chairperson at the Infosys Foundation which was founded in 1996.

The couple have two children Akshata and Rohan.

What is Akshata Murthy's net worth?

Reports suggest Akshata Murthy is fabulously wealthy and even richer than the Queen.

She is said to have shares in her family's tech firm that are worth £430million.

The assets make Indian-born Akshata richer than the Queen, who is estimated to be worth £350m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The information came to light amid questions over the Chancellor failing to declare them in the register of ministers' interests.

Her family are also have a joint venture with Amazon worth £900million a year and shares in the firm running Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Italian and burger chain Wendy's in India.

How many children do Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthy have?

The couple have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.

The family home is in North Yorkshire.

Not much is known of his daughters as he keeps them out of the public eye.

On his UK Parliament About Me page he says his children keep him and his wife "busy and entertained.

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