Akshata Murthy biography: age, parents, education, net worth, husband 

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Akshata Murthy is a renowned entrepreneur. She is known for being the daughter of N.R. Narayana Murthy, one of the wealthiest Indians. She is also the wife of Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Akshata Murthy
Akshata Murthy, her husband and two children. Photo: @Kiranasis
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Akshata Murthy is a hardworking and determined woman. She owns a fashion label and shares in her father’s businesses, and she is one of the richest women in the world. So, who much do you know about her?

Profile summary

  • Full name: Akshata Murthy Sunak
  • Year of birth: 1980
  • Age: 41 years (as of 2021)
  • Place of birth: Hubli, Bangalore (presently Bengaluru)
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Profession: Venture Capitalist
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Black
  • Marital status: Married

Akshata Murthy biography

Akshata was born in 1980 in Hubli, Bangalore, in India. She the daughter of N.R. Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty. Her father is the co-founder of Infosys, while her mother is an Engineering teacher, English author, and social worker.

Sudha Murthy’s daughter was raised by her grandparents in Hubli because her parents were busy with their professions. She has a brother called Rohan, who is the organizer of Murthy Classical Library of India.

Educational background

Narayana Murthy’s daughter attended Baldwin Girls High School of Bangalore and then pursued further studies in California.

She studied Economics and French at Claremont McKenna College and studied Apparel Manufacturing Technology at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California. She further earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.



Narayana’s daughter runs her own fashion label – Akshata Design. She is also a director of a venture capital firm founded by her father in 2010.

What is Akshata Murthy net worth?

Narayana Murthy’s daughter has a net worth of a whopping £430 million, which makes her richer than the Queen, whose wealth is £430.

In 2020, The India Times reported that she had a stake in her father’s IT company worth £185million.

Akshata Murthy’s wealth controversy

The Guardian revealed that Akshata owns shares in a firm known as International Market Management (IMM) that funnelled money through Mauritius. According to the report, Akshata bought a 5% share in the company for £500,000.

Who is Akshata Murthy’s husband?

Her husband is Rishi Sunak. He is a popular British politician (member of the Conservative Party) who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since February 2020.


Sunak was previously the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from July 2019 to February 2020. He has also been the Member of Parliament for Richmond in North Yorkshire since 2015.

Rishi was born on May 12th, 1980, in Hampshire, United Kingdom. He is 41 years as of 2021.

Akshata Murthy and Rishi Sunak’s relationship and marriage

How did Rishi Sunak meet his wife? Akshata was pursuing an MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business when she met Rishi Sunak. They attended the same class, became friends, and their friendship turned into a relationship.

The couple dated for a while before tying the knot in August 2009. Their wedding was held at Leela Palace Hotel, in Bangalore. Apart from Sudha Murthy’s family members and the groom’s family, other renowned persons at the ceremony included Azim Premji, Anil Kumble, and Nandan Nilekani.

Akshata Murthy’s daughters

Akshata and her husband are blessed with two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.

Akshata Murthy height and weight

Akshata has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm), and her body weighs 128 pounds (58kg).

Akshata Murthy is a respected woman. She successfully founded and runs her fashion label. She is a role model to numerous people worldwide, and many entrepreneurs look up to her.

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