Rishi Sunak was born on 12th May 1980 to Indian origin grandparents who migrated to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s.
His father, Yashvir Sunak, was born and raised in Kenya and is a general practitioner in the National Health Service. His mother, Usha Sunak, born in Tanzania is currently the director and pharmacist at the Sunak Pharmacy in Southampton and has a degree from Aston University. They married in 1977 in Leicester.
Rishi Sunak is the eldest of three siblings. His brother Sanjay is a psychologist and his sister Rakhi Williams is working in New York as chief of strategy and planning at the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies.
He was educated at Winchester College, studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, and earned an MBA from Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar. While at Stanford, he met his future wife Ms. Akshatha Murthy daughter of Indian billionaire Sri. N. R. Narayana Murthy and Smt. Sudha Murthy of Infosys.
Rishi Sunak is very health conscious. When it comes to food, he always opts for healthy home food. He keeps himself fit. He is a go-getter. Consuming the right healthy food at right time is his mantra and secret of health. A healthy life style matters a lot. Pure and chemical-free essentials are really good support.
He is the present Prime minister of U.K. since 25th October 2022 leading the Conservative party. Member of the House of Commons representing North Yorkshire since 2015 he had served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Boris Johnson’s cabinet from 2020 to 2022. After Johnson became Prime Minister, Sunak was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. As Chancellor, Sunak was prominent in the government’s financial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, including the Coronavirus Job Retention. He resigned as chancellor in July 2022, followed by Johnson’s resignation amid a government crisis.
Sunak stood in the Conservative party leadership election to replace Johnson and lost the members’ vote to Liz Truss. After Truss’s resignation amid a credibility crisis, Sunak was elected unopposed as Leader of the Conservative Party. He was appointed Prime Minister by King Charles III, the first to be appointed during his reign, on 25 October 2022, becoming the first British Asian and Hindu to hold that position.
Sunak supported Brexit in June 2016. That year, he wrote a report for the Centre for Policy Studies supporting the establishment of free ports after Brexit, and the following year wrote a report advocating the creation of a retail bond market for small and medium-sized enterprises.
In the year 2017, he was re-elected in the general election with a big margin of more than 23000 votes. He served as parliamentary under-secretary of state for local government between January 2018 and July 2019. He supported Boris Johnson in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election. Sunak was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2019