Who is Akshata Murthy? Rishi Sunak’s wife and daughter of billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy – The Sun

AKSHATA Murthy is the daughter of Indian billionaire N.R Narayana Murthy – and believes we "live in a materialistic society".

She's married to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, but what else do we know about their family life?

Who is Rishi Sunak wife Akshata Murthy?

Rishi Sunak, 39, tied the knot with Akshata Murthy in 2009, in a two-day wedding in Bangalore, after the pair met at Stanford University.

The couple have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.

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 that she has a stake in her dad's IT firm that is reportedly worth £185million.

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.

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