Akshata Murty rose to popularity after her husband Rishi Sunak became the prime minister of the United Kingdom. Likewise, she is an Indian heiress, businesswoman, fashion designer, and venture capitalist.

Akshata Murthy with her spouse Rishi Sunak
Caption: Akshata Murthy with her spouse Rishi Sunak (Photo: leeds)

Akshata Murthy Nationality

In Hubli, India Akshata Murty was born in April 1980. However, she was raised by her maternal grandparents. Akshata is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy (father) and Sudha Murty. Her mom Sudha was the first female engineer to work for the TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company, then India's largest car maker. Later she became a philanthropist. Having Indian Nationality, Akshata is of Asian ethnicity. Also, she has a sibling brother Rohan Murty

She along with her brother Rohan brought up in Jayanagar, a suburb of Bangalore. Akshata's maternal grandparents R. H. Kulkarni, a surgeon & Vimala Kulkarni, a school teacher. She enrolled in Baldwin Girls' High School, Bangalore in the 1990s. Then she joined Claremont McKenna College in California in 1998 and studied economics and French. Also, Akshata has a diploma in clothes manufacturing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Likewise, she has a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.


She joined the Dutch cleantech firm Tendris in 2007, as its marketing director. Akshata worked for two years, before leaving to start her own fashion firm. Unfortunately, her fashion label closed in the year 2012. Murthy became the director of the venture capital fund Catamaran Ventures in 2013. She became co-founder of the the London branch of the Indian firm owned by her father, N. R. Narayana Murthy.

Picture of Akshata Murthy
Caption: Picture of Akshata Murthy (Photo: Instagram)

In 2015, her spouse Sunak transferred his shares to her shortly before being elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond. She has owned a 0.91% or 0.93% share of her father's technology firm Infosys, valued at around £700 million in April 2022.  Also, Akshata shares in two of Jamie Oliver's restaurant businesses, Wendy's in India, and Koro Kids. She was a director at Digme Fitness, and also Sococo, the digital transformation company that her brother Rohan Murty co-founded.

What's Akshata Murthy Net Worth? 

She is richer than late Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III. As per reports, Akshata Murthy has an estimated net worth of around £730 million (US$830 million). As reported by 'The Guardian' to have not declared a significant amount of here and family's financial interests on the register of ministers' interests, including a combined £1.7 billion shareholding in the Indian company Infosys.

Picture of Akshata Murthy sitting inside the car
Caption: Picture of Akshata Murthy sitting inside the car (Photo: mirror)

She and her spouse Sunak own Kirby Sigston Manor in the village of Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire, & a mews house in Earl's Court in central London, a flat on the Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, and a penthouse apartment on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California.

About Akshata Murthy Wealth Controversy

Akshata's weath became the focus of British media discussion that noted her non-domiciled resident of the United Kingdom, which entitled her to pay no tax on her income outside Britain, subject to an annual payment of £30,000 in April 2022. Akshata announced that she would give up her non-domiciled status and pay UK taxes on her worldwide income voluntarily. 

If she pays UK taxes on her worldwide income, but retains her non-domiciliary status, Murty can benefit from a provision in a 1956 treaty that was designed to help avoid double taxation of Indian citizens in India as well as the UK.

Akshata Murthy Married Life

Akshata Murthy is living a blissful married life with her husband Rishi Sunak. Before their marriage, they met at Stanford University Graduate School of Business while studying an MBA. The duo became friends while studying inthe same class and their friendship turned into a relationship. In August 2009, Akshata Murthy tied the wedding knot in Indian wedding ceremony. 

Akshata Murthy with her husband Rishi Sunak
Caption: Akshata Murthy with her husband Rishi Sunak (Photo: Daily Mail)

The duo lavish wedding ceremony held at Leela Palace Hotel, in Bangalore. Apart from their friends and family members, other renowned persons at the ceremony included Azim Premji, Anil Kumble, and Nandan Nilekani. She is the mother of two kids, both daughter, Krishna Sunak and Anoushka Sunak.

What is the Height of Akshata Murthy?

Akshata Murthy has a height of 1.63 m or 5 feet 4 inches tall. While her body weighs around 58 kg or 128 pounds. Also, Murthy has black hair with dark brown eyes. Likewise, she is a successful and respected woman.