Akshata Murthy Biography

Akshata Murthy is an India-born British personality, famously known as a British-based fashion designer. Her full name is Akshata Narayan Murthy who is now more famous as the wife of Rishi Sunak, who is now believed to be the next Prime Minister of the UK. In 2011, She got the chance to appear for Vogue India where she spoke about philosophy and her story about fashion designs. She stated that “I’m about the story behind a particular garment,……protecting the heritage of India….. She cares about doing something in India, for India because it’s part of our family’s DNA.” Her wealth is now the major concern for the British media in 2022. She is getting highlighted because she is known to be wealthier than Elizabeth II and yet not paying tax in the UK, making her income from Infosys dividends, £11.5m for the tax year 2021/2022.

Early Life

Akshata Murthy was born in April 1980 in Hubli, the city in the Indian state of Karnataka. She received her schooling and education from Baldwin Girls’ High School, Bangalore. Later, she went to California, where she studied economics and French at Claremont McKenna College. Her father’s name is N. R. Narayana Murthy, and her mother’s name is Sudha Murthy. Her father is a known Indian businessman, the founder of Infosys, and holds a 0.93% share in the company. Her mother is a famous Indian personality known for her professional line of being an educator, author, social worker, and philanthropist. Akshata’s mother is also a chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and is also holding a position as a member of the public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation.

Akshata was brought up along with her brother, whose name is Rohan Narayana Murthy, and worked as an Indian technical officer. Despite this, Rohan is also a known junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Additionally, her brother Rohan Narayan Murthy is the founder of the Murthy Classical Library of India and is also holding the position of the chief technical officer “Soroco- the digital transformation company”. Akshata Murty has received a diploma in clothes manufacturing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She is a graduate student of Stanford University, where she studied MBA- Masters of Business Administration.

Akshata Murthy Career

Akshata Murty began her professional life with a career in finance and marketing, but she was distracted by fashion design and labels. She also worked for Deloitte and Unilever before proceeding with education for an MBA at Stanford University. In 2007, Akshata Murty joined Tendris- a Dutch cleantech firm, as its marketing director, where she stretched her work for two years.

In 2013, Akshata Murty co-founded a capital fund company named Catamaran Ventures along with her husband Rishi Sunak and became the director of the self-funded company. Since 2015, Akshata Murty has owned a 0.93% share of her father’s technology firm Infosys, valued at £700 million. Additionally, she also has owned shares in two of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant businesses, Wendy’s in India, Koro Kids, and Digme Fitness. Akshata Murty is also holding the position of director of Digme Fitness and the Soroco that her brother Rohan Murthy co-founded.

Akshata Murthy Biography

Real Name Akshata Narayan Murthy
Birth Date 1980
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
Birth Place Hubballi, Karnataka, India
Profession Fashion Designer
College Stanford University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father N.r. Narayana Murthy
Mother Sudha Murthy
Brother Rohan Murthy

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Rishi Sunak
Children Two (Krishna & Anoushka)

Personal Life

Murthy is a happily living married woman with a small extended family of four members including herself. She is married to Rishi Sunak, whom she met at Stanford University, in California in August 2009. The pair dated for around four years and later exchanged the ritual of marriage with a two-day ceremony in Bengaluru and started their new life.

The pair has produced two daughters, Anoushka and Krishna. Akshata Murty is known to own a flat on Old Brompton Road and a Grade-II listed mansion in Kirby Sigston, Yorkshire. She is also known to be living with her small extended family at 11 Downing Street in London. In 2020, her husband, Rishi became the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Both the partners are known for their fitness and start their work together every day.

Akshata Murthy Net Worth

Akshata Murty is a 42-year-old fashion designer, who has been residing in the UK for the past nine years. In 2020, Akshata Murty estimated net worth of £350 million and is known to be the richest Indian person. She has a position with the holdings of shares in her father’s company Infosys, is the co-founder of her brother’s company, and is a founder or director of her self-made company. As per various sources, she is known to have a net worth of around £430 million from her profession.

Akshata Murthy is an Indian citizen and a non-domiciled UK resident, which temporarily entitles her to pay no tax on her income outside Britain, subject to an annual payment of £30,000. In 2022, Akshata Murty and her husband Rishi Sunak were ranked at 222nd position with a net worth of 730 million pounds which lists them among the UK’s wealthiest people.

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