Born in 1980 to Indian immigrants in Southampton, England, Rishi Sunak was the eldest of three siblings.

His parents, a doctor and a pharmacist, instilled in him a strong work ethic and a passion for public service.

Educated at prestigious Winchester College and Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Sunak later earned an MBA from Stanford as a Fulbright Scholar.

A self-described "Coca-Cola addict," Sunak ditched the sugary beverage after acquiring seven dental fillings in his youth.

Before entering politics, he built a successful career in finance, working at Goldman Sachs and hedge funds like TCI.

A teetotaler with a love for fitness, Sunak enjoys Peloton workouts and is a cricket and horse racing enthusiast.

In 2009, he met his future wife, Akshata Murthy, daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, while at Stanford.

He entered politics in 2015 by winning the safe Conservative seat of Richmond (Yorks), quickly rising through the party ranks.

A devout Hindu, Sunak took his oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita, becoming the UK's first chancellor of Asian descent.

His early political positions focused on local government and housing, before being appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2019.

Title 1Thrust into the limelight by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunak's furlough scheme and other economic measures gained him widespread popularity.

However, he faced criticism for his handling of the cost-of-living crisis and accusations of failing to understand the plight of ordinary Britons.

He is blessed with two daughters Krishna born in 2011 and Anoushka born in 2013

His wife's non-domiciled tax status and his own wealth, estimated at over £700 million, also generated controversy and accusations of hypocrisy.

Despite the challenges, Sunak remained a key figure in Boris Johnson's government, becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2020.

He resigned from the position in July 2022 amidst a series of scandals that rocked the Johnson government, but remained an influential figure within the Conservative Party.

In October 2023, after a tumultuous leadership race, Sunak emerged as the victor, becoming the UK's first Prime Minister of Indian origin.

His premiership faces multiple challenges, including the ongoing economic crisis, political division, and the legacy of previous scandals.

Sunak's supporters laud his intelligence, economic expertise, and charisma, while his detractors question his commitment to social justice and his ability to unify a divided nation.

Whether he can overcome these challenges and become a successful Prime Minister remains to be seen, but his journey from investment banker to the highest office in British politics is undoubtedly remarkable.